On September 22, 2020, pursuant to subsection 31(1) of the Special Import Measures Act, the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced the initiation of an antidumping investigation on concrete reinforcing bar, exporting or originating from Algeria, Egypt, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam. CBSA indicates that there is evidence that the products have been dumped and evidence that discloses a reasonable indication that the dumping has caused injury or is threatening to cause injury to the Canadian industry.

The plaintiffs are ArcelorMittal Long Products Canada G.P, AltaSteel Inc., Gerdau Ameristeel Corporation and the petition was lodged on August 25, 2020. In which, ArcelorMittal Long Products Canada G.P is considered the largest concrete reinforcing bar producer in Canada.

Accordingly, the subject product is under the following HS code: 7213.10, 7214.20, 7215.90, 7727.90, including: all hot rolled deformed bar, rolled from billet steel, rail steel, axle steel, low alloy‑steel and other alloy steel that does not comply with the definition of stainless steel, uncoated rebar and rebar that has a coating or finish.

– The Investigation period: June 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020. 

– The Profitability analysis period: April 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020.

A Statement of Reasons, which summarizes the information on which this decision was based and which describes, in general terms, the future activities related to the investigation, will be available within 15 days since the day of initiation.

CBSA requires enterprises, as soon as they receive initiation information and investigation questionnaires, to contact CBSA by email to confirm participation in responding the Questionnaire and provide contact information. Enterprises have to respond the Questionnaire fully and in accordance with regulations and send it on time to CBSA at the email address: simaregistry-depotlmsi@cbsa-asfc.gc.ca or send a secure file transfer link/portal to the above email address. 

The deadline for responding the Questionnaire is October 29, 2020. The Questionnaire response can be presented in English or French. It should be noted that CBSA does not allow any additional information, so the Response should be complete and accurate.

In case the enterprise does not provide sufficient information to CBSA or does not agree with CBSA on-site verification, CBSA will use available data to calculate the dumping margin, which is often detrimental to enterprises. Therefore, to ensure the legitimate interests of the business, the exporting/producing enterprises shall:

– Read carefully the instructions, respond fully and strictly according to regulations and submit the Questionnaire response on time.

– Submit comments and arguments about the investigative contents to CBSA.

– Comprehensive cooperation with CBSA throughout the course of the incident, including on-site investigation to verify the contents of the Questionnaire Response.

As expected, the CBSA will make a preliminary decision within 90 days of the date of initiation after considering the Question Response.

To better understand about trade remedies or need any supports, please feel free to contact us at:

Ms. Gracie –  Juridical Executive of MRS Steel

Email: gracie@mrs.com.vn

WhatsApp: + 84 833 407 559.

 

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