The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has announced it will launch an investigation into unfair pricing practices related to fabricated industrial steel products being imported from China, Korea, Spain, United Arab Emirates, Northern Ireland, and the United Kingdom into Canada.

The list of tariff classifications and products affected is extensive. Examples include: columns, pillars, post, beams, girders, angles, shapes, equipment for scaffolding, staircases, rods, fabricated building components, certain types of conveyor structures, and feeders.

Some of the tariff classifications affected include, but are not limited to:


Important Investigation Schedule Dates

October 3, 2016 – Importer responses to CBSA’s Request for Information due

October 19, 2016 – Exporter and Government responses to Request for Information due

December 12, 2016 – Preliminary Determination or termination of investigation

March 13, 2017 – Final Determination if Preliminary Determination was made

Further details may be found in CBSA’s Notice of Initiation of Investigations.

For more information on how this may impact your past and future importations, please contact us.