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GAC Extends Steel Import Monitoring Program

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Global Affairs Canada Announces That It Will Extend the Steel Import Monitoring Program Until November 2020 2017-11-28

On November 2, 2017, Global Affairs Canada (“GAC”) issued Notice to Importers Serial No.907 were it was announced that the steel import monitoring program, covering items 80 (Carbon Steel) and 81 (Specialty Steel) of the Import Control List (ICL), has been extended to November 1, 2020.
Carbon steel products (ICL item 80) include semi-finished products (ingots, blooms, billets, slabs and sheet bars), plate, sheets and strip, wire rods, wire and wire products, railway-type products, bars, structural shapes and units, pipes and tubes made of carbon steel. These items are covered by HS headings 7206-7229.
Specialty steel products (ICL item 81) include stainless flat-rolled products (sheet, strip and plate), stainless steel bar, stainless steel pipe and tube, stainless steel wire and wire products, alloy tool steel, mold steel and high-speed steel. These items are covered by HS headings 7301-7302, 7304-7306, 7308, 7312-7313 and 7317.
The Order and accompanying Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement was published in the November 15, 2017 edition of the Canada Gazette, Part II.
The steel import monitoring program does not limit the quantity of carbon and specialty steel products that may be imported into Canada.
The programs objectives are to provide the Canadian steel-producing industry with accurate and timely statistics on imports into Canada to facilitate early detection of the dumping of goods on the Canadian market, allowing early investigation by the CBSA and remedial action if required.

Source: Global Affairs Canada


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