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Ontario Erectors Association

US has Initiated Trade Case on Fabricated Structural Steel Imports

Dear Members & Associates,

It has come to our attention that the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) has initiated a trade case on imports of fabricated structural steel from Canada, Mexico and China into the United States.

AISC will be filing Petitions with the Commerce Department and the International Trade Commission (ITC) by the end of 2018, alleging that imports of fabricated structural steel from these three countries are being illegally dumped and subsidized causing injury to the U.S. industry. Once the Petitions have been filed, a full investigation by the ITC will begin.

If the ITC is successful in finding evidence of dumping and subsidization by Canada, China and Mexico, we could eventually face duties on all fabricated structural steel going into the U.S.

The CISC is currently reviewing the matter with legal council in the interest of advocating for our Members and Associates. We will continue to keep our membership advised as this situation evolves.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Ed Whalen, President & CEO of the CISC, directly at

Best Regards,

Ed Whalen, P.Eng.
President & CEO
Canadian Institute of Steel Construction (CISC)