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Canada impose safeguard on heavy plate and stainless steel wire

Steel News - Published on Tue, 14 May 2019

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Canada Border Services Agency vide Customs Notice 19-08 dated May 10th 2019 announced amending the earlier Order Imposing a Surtax on the Importation of Certain Steel Goods (Final Safeguards), SOR/2019-127, imposing final safeguard measures on subject Heavy Plate and Stainess Steel Wire, effective May 13, 2019. The amendment replaces the provisonal safeguard measures on imports of certain Heavy Plate and Stainless Steel Wire with final safeguard measures, effective May 13, 2019 from goods originating from all countrie except in Chile, Columbia, Mexico, Panama, Peru, the Republic of Korea, the United States or Israel or another CIFTA beneficiary and World Trade Organization Member country as long as the share of imports from such a country does not exceed 3% of total imports of each good, provided that imports from countries accounting for less than 3% of import share do not collectively account for more than 9% of total imports of each good.

Heavy Plate
Hot-rolled carbon steel plate and high-strength low-alloy steel plate not further manufactured than hot rolled, heat-treated or not, in widths from 80 inches (± 2,030 mm) to 152 inches (± 3,860 mm, and thicknesses from 0.375 inches (± 9.525 mm) to 4.0 inches (101.6 mm), with all dimensions being plus or minus allowable tolerances contained in the applicable standards. For greater certainty, these dimensional restrictions apply to steel plate, which contains alloys greater than required by recognized industry standards provided that the steel does not meet recognized industry standards for an alloy-specification steel plate.

The following goods are excluded
All plate in coil form; all plate having a rolled, raised figure at regular intervals on the surface (also known as floor plate)

HS Codes - Heavy plate is commonly imported under the following 10-digit HS numbers 7208.51.00.10; 7208.51.00.93; 7208.51.00.94; 7208.51.00.95; 7208.52.00.10; 7208.52.00.93; 7208.52.00.96

Stainless Steel Wire
Cold drawn and cold drawn and annealed, stainless steel round wire, up to 0.256 inches (6.50 mm) in maximum solid cross-sectional dimension; and cold drawn, and cold drawn and annealed, stainless steel cold-rolled profile wire, up to 0.031 square inches (0.787 sq. mm) in maximum solid cross-sectional area.

HS Codes - Stainless steel wire is commonly imported under the following 10-digit HS numbers: 7223.00.00.10; 7223.00.00.20

As per the Schedule in the Final Safeguards Order, safeguard surtax at the rates outlined

Heavy Plate
PeriodDurationSurtax RateTRQ (tonnes)
1One-year period beginning on May 13, 2019 and ending after May 12, 2020.20%100,000
2One-year period beginning on May 13, 2020 and ending after May 12, 2021.15%110,000
3165 day period beginning on May 13, 2021 and ending after October 24, 2021.10%54,699
 


Stainless Steel Wire
PeriodDurationSurtax RateTRQ (tonnes)
1One-year period beginning on May 13, 2019 and ending after May 12, 2020.0.252800
2One-year period beginning on May 13, 2020 and ending after May 12, 2021.0.153080
3165 day period beginning on May 13, 2021 and ending after October 24, 2021.0.051532
 

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Tue, 14 May 2019
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