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Canada Initiates Anti Dumping Investigation on Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Plate and High-Strength Low-Alloy Steel Plate
12 September 2013

On 5 September 2013, The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) initiated an anti dumping investigation on certain hot-rolled carbon steel plate and high-strength low-alloy steel plate originating in or exported from Brazil, Chinese Taipei, Denmark, Indonesia, Italy, Japan and the Republic of Korea.

The complainant, Essar Steel Algoma Inc., of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, alleges that the dumping of these goods is harming Canadian production by causing price depression/suppression, lost market share, lost sales, reduced profits, reduced utilization of production capacity and reduction in employment. Potential exporter from Indonesia, as submitted by the complainant, are: PT. Krakatau Steel, PT. Krakatau Posco and Gunung Raja Paksi.

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal has begun a preliminary inquiry to determine whether the imports are harming Canadian producers and will issue a decision by November 4, 2013. At the same time, the CBSA is investigating whether the imports are being dumped, and will issue preliminary determination by December 4, 2013.

Should the CBSA make a preliminary determination of dumping, the investigation will be continued for the purpose of making a final decision within 90 days after the date of the preliminary determination. On the other hand, if CBSA found that the subject goods have not been dumped, the dumping margin is insignificant or that the actual and potential volume of dumped goods is negligible, the investigations will be terminated.