Canada Finds Dumping of Heavy Plate from Chinese Taipei & Germany
The Canadian International Trade Tribunal found that the dumping of certain heavy plate, originating in or exported from the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen, and Matsu (Chinese Taipei) and the Federal Republic of Germany has caused material injury to the domestic industry. Anti dumping duties will therefore be collected by the Canada Border Services Agency. Tribunal found that the volume of dumped goods originating in or exported from the Republic of Turkey is negligible. As such, the Tribunal terminated its inquiry regarding the dumping of the above‑mentioned goods originating in or exported from the Republic of Turkey. The Tribunal will issue the reasons for its findings on February 22, 2021.
Hot rolled carbon steel plate and high strength low-alloy steel plate, not further manufactured than hot‑rolled, heat-treated or not, in cut lengths, in widths greater than 72 inches (+/‑ 1,829 mm) to 152 inches (+/‑ 3,860 mm) inclusive, and thicknesses from 0.375 inches (+/‑ 9.525 mm) up to and including 4.5 inches (+/‑ 114.3 mm), but excluding:
Plate in coil form
Plate having a rolled, raised figure at regular intervals on the surface also known as floor plate
1. Hot-rolled carbon steel plate manufactured to the following specifications and grades:
ASME SA-285/SA-285M or ASTM A-285/A-285M
ASME SA-299/SA-299M or ASTM A-299/A-299M
ASME SA-515/SA-515M or ASTM A-515/A-515M
ASME SA-516/SA-516M or ASTM A-516/A-516M (including, but not limited to, SA/A516 Grade 70)
ASME SA-537/SA-537M or ASTM A-537/A-537M
ASME SA-841/SA-841M or ASTM A-841/A-841M
2. Hot-rolled carbon steel plate in grade ASME SA‑516 Grade 70 or ASTM A‑516 Grade 70 normalized (heat treated) with a thickness greater than 3.28 inches.
3. Hot-rolled carbon steel plate produced to the following specifications and grades:
ASME SA-516/SA-516M or ASTM A-516/A-516M, normalized
ASME SA-299/SA-299M or ASTM A-299/A-299M, normalized
ASME SA-537/SA-537M or ASTM A-537/A-537M, normalized
4. Heavy plate imported by Irving Shipbuilding Inc for use in the Arctic and Offshore Patrols Ships shipbuilding project.
The complainant in this case was Algoma Steel Inc of Sault Ste Marie in Ontario. The other manufacturers of like goods in Canada are Janco Steel Ltd, SSAB Central Inc, Samuel, Son & Co Ltd, Tidy Steel‑Fab Ltd and Varsteel Ltd.
The Canadian International Trade Tribunal, pursuant to the provisions of section 42 of the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA), has conducted an inquiry to determine whether the dumping of certain