Canada Escapes Provisional Duties to the U.S
On September 4, 2019, the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) announced the findings of the preliminary anti-dumping (AD) investigation that was petitioned by the AISC on imported fabricated structural steel (FSS) from Canada. We are pleased that their assessment of Canadian companies found little to no evidence of dumping into the U.S., indicating that our Canadian steel exporters operate at fair market price all while trading fairly in U.S. markets.
Canada was assessed at 0.69 percent and is found to be de minimis. Therefore, Canada has been given a provisional rate of a 0% duty in the preliminary AD investigation. Meanwhile, Mexico was given 10.58 percent and China was given 55.76%. Attached you will find more details in the DOC‘s fact sheet regarding the anti-dumping rates along with the upcoming estimated timelines and milestones for this investigation to come to completion.
Please note that the Department of Commerce is scheduled to announce its final determination approximately around January 24, 2020.
The CISC will continue to provide our membership updates and important information on this ongoing investigation. As it stands, Canada has no provisional duties in both countervailing (CVD) and anti-dumping (AD) investigations. We are confident the final determinations will further uncover that Canada has and continues to practise fair trade within the rules of the World Trade Organization (WTO).