HOT-ROLLED STEEL SHEET AND STRIP
Expiry Review No. RR-2015-002
Friday, May 20, 2016
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IN THE MATTER OF an expiry review, pursuant to subsection 76.03(3) of the Special Import Measures Act, of the order made by the Canadian International Trade Tribunal on September 10, 2010, in Expiry Review No. RR-2015-002, continuing, without amendment, its order made on August 15, 2011, in Expiry Review No. RR-2010-001, continuing its order made on August 16, 2006, in Expiry Review No. RR-2005-002, continuing its finding made on August 17, 2001, in Inquiry No. NQ 2001-001, concerning the dumping of flat hot-rolled carbon and alloy steel sheet and strip, including secondary or non-prime material, in various widths from 0.75 in. (19 mm) and wider, and (a) for product in coil form, in thicknesses from 0.054 in. to 0.625 in. (1.37 mm to 15.875 mm) inclusive, and (b) for product that is cut to length, in thicknesses from 0.054 in. up to but not including 0.187 in. (1.37 mm up to but not including 4.75 mm), excluding (i) flat-rolled stainless steel sheet and strip and (ii) flat hot-rolled, cut-to-length alloy steel products containing no less than 11.5 percent manganese, in thicknesses from 0.12 in. to 0.19 in. (3 mm to 4.75 mm), originating in or exported from Brazil, the People’s Republic of China, Chinese Taipei, India and Ukraine, and the subsidizing of such products originating in or exported from India (the subject goods).
WHEREAS the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (the Tribunal) is required, pursuant to subsection 76.03(10) of the Special Import Measures Act, to determine whether the expiry of the above‑mentioned order is likely to result in injury;
AND WHEREAS, based upon information available to the Tribunal, it appears that Varsteel Ltd. (Varsteel) is a service centre which sells and/or produces the goods that are the subject of the Tribunal’s expiry review;
AND WHEREAS Varsteel was directed to respond to the Tribunal’s Integrated Steel Mill/Steel Service Centre Questionnaire (Questionnaire), available online, on or about April 7, 2016;
AND WHEREAS the Secretariat to the Canadian International Trade Tribunal subsequently attempted to contact or contacted Varsteel via telephone and electronic mail on several occasions, including on April 13, 19, 26, 28 and May 5 and 11, 2016, with respect to the completion of the Questionnaire;
AND WHEREAS Varsteel has not provided the information requested by the Tribunal in its Questionnaire request;
AND UPON being satisfied that Varsteel has or is likely to have information in its possession or control relevant to the Tribunal’s expiry review;
AND WHEREAS the Tribunal considers such information to be relevant and important to the conduct of its expiry review;
AND WHEREAS, pursuant to subsection 17(2) of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal Act, the Tribunal has, as regards the production and inspection of documents, the enforcement of its orders and other matters necessary or proper for the due exercise of its jurisdiction, all such powers, rights and privileges as are vested in a superior court of record;
THE TRIBUNAL ORDERS THAT:
- A duly authorized representative of Varsteel shall deliver to the Tribunal a certified written return of information in fulfilment of the information requirements listed in the attached schedule.
- Unless Varsteel satisfies the Tribunal in writing before 12:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) on May 27, 2016, that this order should not have been issued or that the required information cannot reasonably be provided, the required information is to be received no later than 12:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) on May 30, 2016. The information may be filed via the Tribunal’s secure E‑filing service at https://apps.citt-tcce.gc.ca/sftapp/CITT/html/transfer_e.html or by e‑mail at email@example.com, should the risks associated with this method of transmission be accepted by Varsteel, or by sending a hard copy or copy on digital media by courier to the following address:
Canadian International Trade Tribunal Secretariat
333 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0G7
- The information provided by Varsteel in fulfilment of the information requirements in the Tribunal’s Integrated Steel Mill/Steel Service Centre Questionnaire may be designated as confidential by Varsteel in accordance with sections 43 to 49 of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal Act.
Information as requested in Schedules 2, 4, 9 and 11 of the Integrated Steel Mill/Steel Service Centre Questionnaire.