Expiry No. LE-2017-004




The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (the Tribunal) hereby gives notice, pursuant to subsection 76.03(3) of the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA), that its order made on January 8, 2013, in Expiry Review No. RR-2012-001, concerning the dumping of hot-rolled carbon steel plate and high‑strength low-alloy plate not further manufactured than hot-rolled, heat-treated or not, in cut lengths, in widths from 24 in. (+/‑ 610 mm) to 152 in. (+/- 3,860 mm) inclusive, and thicknesses from 0.187 in. (+/‑ 4.75 mm) to 4.0 in. (+/- 101.6 mm) inclusive, but excluding plate for use in the manufacture of pipe and tube (also known as skelp), plate in coil form, plate having a rolled, raised figure at regular intervals on the surface (also known as floor plate) and plate produced to American Society for Testing and Materials specifications A515 and A516M/A516, grade 70 (also known as pressure vessel quality plate) in thicknesses greater than 3.125 in. (+/- 79.3 mm), originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China, is scheduled to expire on January 7, 2018.

The Tribunal will allow the order to expire unless it initates an expiry review.

Any firm, organization, person or government wishing to comment on whether an expiry review is warranted must first file a notice of participation with the Tribunal on or before August 30, 2017. Each counsel who intends to represent a party in these proceedings must also file a notice of representation, as well as a declaration and undertaking, with the Tribunal on or before August 30, 2017.On August 31, 2017, the Tribunal will distribute the list of participants.

Parties requesting or opposing the initiation of an expiry review shall file written public submissions containing relevant information, opinions and arguments with the Tribunal, counsel and parties of record, no later than September 8, 2017. Where there are opposing views, each party that filed a submission in response to the notice of expiry will be given an opportunity to respond in writing to the representations of other parties. Parties wishing to respond to the submissions must do so no later than September 19, 2017.

Submissions should be filed electronically with the Tribunal through its Secure E-filing Service at The information is fully encrypted from the sender to the Tribunal.

Counsel and parties are required to serve their respective submissions on each other. Public submissions are to be served on counsel and those parties who are not represented by counsel. Confidential submissions are to be served only on counsel who have access to the confidential record and who have filed an undertaking with the Tribunal. This information will be included in the list of participants. One electronic copy of all submissions must be served on the Tribunal.

In accordance with section 46 of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal Act, a person who provides information to the Tribunal and who wishes some or all of the information to be kept confidential must, among other things, submit a non-confidential edited version or summary of the information designated as confidential, or a statement indicating why such a summary cannot be made.

The Tribunal will issue a decision on October 3, 2017, on whether an expiry review is warranted. If the Tribunal decides that an expiry review is not warranted, the order will expire on its scheduled expiry date. If the Tribunal decides to initiate an expiry review, it will issue a notice of expiry review.

Written submissions, correspondence and requests for information regarding this notice should be addressed to the Registrar, Secretariat to the Canadian International Trade Tribunal, 15th Floor, 333 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0G7, 613-993-3595 (telephone), 613-990-2439 (fax), (e-mail). Written and oral communication with the Tribunal may be in English or in French.

Further details regarding this proceeding, including the schedule of key events, are contained in the documents entitled “Additional Information” and “Expiry Schedule” appended to the notice of expiry of order available on the Tribunal’s Web site at

Dated at Ottawa, Ontario,
this 14th day of August 2017



Submissions shall include evidence, e.g. documents and sources that support the factual statements in the submissions, and argument concerning all relevant factors, pursuant to rule 73.2 of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal Rules (CITT Rules), including:

  • the likelihood of continued or resumed dumping of the goods;
  • the likely volume and price ranges of dumped imports if dumping were to continue or resume;
  • the domestic industry’s recent performance (data for the past three years and for the most recent interim period), including supporting data and statistics showing trends in production, sales, market share, domestic prices, costs and profits;
  • the likelihood of injury to the domestic industry if the order were allowed to expire, having regard to the anticipated effects of a continuation or resumption of dumped imports on the industry’s future performance;
  • any other developments affecting, or likely to affect, the performance of the domestic industry;
  • changes in circumstances, domestically or internationally, including changes in the supply of or demand for the goods, and changes in trends in, and sources of, imports into Canada; and
  • any other matter that is relevant.


If the Tribunal determines that and expiry reveiw is warranted, the President of the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) first determines whether the expiry of the order or finding is likely to result in the continuation or resumption of dumping or subsidizing of the goods. If the CBSA determines that the expiry of the order or finding in respect of any goods is likely to result in the continuation or resumption of dumping or subsidizing, the Tribunal will then conduct an expiry review to determine if the continued or resumed dumping or subsidizing is likely to result in injury or retardation. The Tribunal’s Expiry Review Guidelines can be found on its Web site at


August 14, 2017 - Distribution of notice of expiry of order and schedule

August 30, 2017 - Notices of participation and representation, declarations and undertakings

August 31, 2017 - Distribution of the list of participants

September 8, 2017 - Submissions requesting or opposing the initiation of an expiry review

September 19, 2017 - Reply submissions

October 3, 2017 - Decision issued

October 18, 2017 - Statement of reasons issued (if required)


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le2r004_e.pdf (68.05 KB)


Publication Date

Monday, August 14, 2017

Modification Date

Monday, August 14, 2017