CBSA launches dumping probe of imported rebar
Investigation targets Belarus, Taipei, Hong Kong, Japan, Portugal and Spain.
OTTAWA — The Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) is initiating an investigation into complaints from Canadian steel producers of dumped concrete reinforcing bar (rebar) from jurisdictions in Asia and Europe.
The compliant targets rebar originating in or exported from Belarus, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, Japan, Portugal and Spain.
The complaint filed by Canadian steel producers ArcelorMittal Long Products Canada, GP, Gerdau Ameristeel Corp. and AltaSteel Ltd.
“It is vital for domestic steel producers and their employees that market-based competition in Canada is preserved. This is an important investigation for the 22,000 Canadians employed directly and the 100,000 employed indirectly in steel,” said Joseph Galimberti, president of the Canadian Steel Producers Association (CSPA) in a release.
It’s the second investigation into unfairly traded rebar in Canada in the past two years. A previous investigation involving China, Korea and Turkey resulted in the imposition of duties against these countries last year.
And a recent decision by the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) extended its antidumping and countervailing duty finding on imports of hot-rolled steel sheet and strip from China, Brazil, India and Ukraine.