The Canadian Steel Producers Association has welcomed the Canada Border Services Agency’s self initiated investigation of injurious dumping of concrete reinforcing bar from Oman and Russia. CSPA President Ms Catherine Cobden said “The Canadian Steel industry is feeling the impact of higher levels of unfairly traded foreign steel in our marketplace at a time when we have been deeply impacted by COVID-19. We cannot allow foreign producers to take advantage of the disruption of the pandemic and we expect our government to use all the tools at its disposal to address this situation. This new rebar investigation is therefore an important and welcomed effort to help ensure Canadian steel can compete on a fair basis.”
This is the fourth investigation into dumping of reinforcing bar over the last 6 years and the second investigation undertaken in the last 3 months on unfairly traded reinforcing bar. Another investigation on this product was launched against 7 other countries in September 2020.