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IMPORTATION OF CERTAIN STEEL GOODS

Global Safeguards


IMPORTATION OF CERTAIN STEEL GOODS
Reference No. GC-2001-001


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Ottawa, Thursday, July 4, 2002

Reference No. GC-2001-001

IN THE MATTER OF a safeguard inquiry, under paragraph 20(a) of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal Act, respecting:

THE IMPORTATION OF CERTAIN STEEL GOODS

NOTICE OF DETERMINATIONS

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal, under the provisions of paragraph 20(a) of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal Act, has conducted a safeguard inquiry to determine whether any of the goods subject to the inquiry is being imported into Canada from all sources in such increased quantities since the beginning of 1996, and under such conditions, as to be a principal cause of serious injury or threat thereof to domestic producers of like or directly competitive goods.

This matter was referred to the Canadian International Trade Tribunal on March 21, 2002, by the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Finance and the Minister for International Trade, under the terms of the Order Directing the Canadian International Trade Tribunal to Inquire and Report on the Importation of Certain Steel Goods, P.C. 2002-448. This order was amended by P.C. 2002-647, on April 18, 2002.

Pursuant to subsection 21(1) and sections 20.01, 20.02 and 20.03 of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal Act and pursuant to the terms of the Order Directing the Canadian International Trade Tribunal to Inquire and Report on the Importation of Certain Steel Goods, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal hereby makes the determinations that are outlined in the following pages.

Flat-rolled Carbon and Alloy Steel Discrete Plate

1. From All Sources

a) Flat-rolled carbon and alloy steel discrete plate is being imported into Canada from all sources in such increased quantities since the beginning of 1996, and under such conditions, as to be a principal cause of serious injury to domestic producers of like or directly competitive goods.

2. From the United States

a) The quantity of flat-rolled carbon and alloy steel discrete plate imported from the United States accounts for a substantial share of total imports of goods of the same kind.

b) Flat-rolled carbon and alloy steel discrete plate imported from the United States alone contributes importantly to the serious injury.

3. From Mexico

a) The quantity of flat-rolled carbon and alloy steel discrete plate imported from Mexico does not account for a substantial share of total imports of goods of the same kind.

b) Flat-rolled carbon and alloy steel discrete plate imported from Mexico alone does not contribute importantly to the serious injury.

4. From Israel or Another Beneficiary of the Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement

a) The quantity of flat-rolled carbon and alloy steel discrete plate imported from Israel or another beneficiary of the Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement does not account for a substantial share of total imports of goods of the same kind.

b) Flat-rolled carbon and alloy steel discrete plate imported from Israel or another beneficiary of the Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement does not contribute importantly to the serious injury.

5. From Chile

a) The quantity of flat-rolled carbon and alloy steel discrete plate imported from Chile does not account for a substantial share of total imports of goods of the same kind.

b) Flat-rolled carbon and alloy steel discrete plate imported from Chile does not contribute importantly to the serious injury.

6. From All Sources not Covered by Determinations 3, 4 and 5

a) Flat-rolled carbon and alloy steel discrete plate is imported from all sources not covered by determinations 3, 4 and 5, in such increased quantities and under such conditions as to be a principal cause of serious injury to domestic producers of like or directly competitive goods.

Flat-rolled Carbon and Alloy Steel Hot-rolled Sheet and Coil

1. From All Sources

a) Flat-rolled carbon and alloy steel hot-rolled sheet and coil is not being imported into Canada from all sources in such increased quantities since the beginning of 1996, and under such conditions, as to be a principal cause of serious injury or threat thereof to domestic producers of like or directly competitive goods.

Flat-rolled Carbon and Alloy Steel Cold-rolled Sheet and Coil

1. From All Sources

a) Flat-rolled carbon and alloy steel cold-rolled sheet and coil is being imported into Canada from all sources in such increased quantities since the beginning of 1996, and under such conditions, as to be a principal cause of serious injury to domestic producers of like or directly competitive goods.

2. From the United States

a) The quantity of flat-rolled carbon and alloy steel cold-rolled sheet and coil imported from the United States accounts for a substantial share of total imports of goods of the same kind.

b) Flat-rolled carbon and alloy steel cold-rolled sheet and coil imported from the United States alone contributes importantly to the serious injury.

3. From Mexico

a) The quantity of flat-rolled carbon and alloy steel cold-rolled sheet and coil imported from Mexico does not account for a substantial share of total imports of goods of the same kind.

b) Flat-rolled carbon and alloy steel cold-rolled sheet and coil imported from Mexico alone does not contribute importantly to the serious injury.

4. From Israel or Another Beneficiary of the Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement

a) The quantity of flat-rolled carbon and alloy steel cold-rolled sheet and coil imported from Israel or another beneficiary of the Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement does not account for a substantial share of total imports of goods of the same kind.

b) Flat-rolled carbon and alloy steel cold-rolled sheet and coil imported from Israel or another beneficiary of the Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement does not contribute importantly to the serious injury.

5. From Chile

a) The quantity of flat-rolled carbon and alloy steel cold-rolled sheet and coil imported from Chile does not account for a substantial share of total imports of goods of the same kind.

b) Flat-rolled carbon and alloy steel cold-rolled sheet and coil imported from Chile does not contribute importantly to the serious injury.

6. From All Sources not Covered by Determinations 3, 4 and 5

a) Flat-rolled carbon and alloy steel cold-rolled sheet and coil is imported from all sources not covered by determinations 3, 4 and 5, in such increased quantities and under such conditions as to be a principal cause of serious injury to domestic producers of like or directly competitive goods.

Flat-rolled Carbon and Alloy Steel Corrosion-resistant Sheet and Coil

1. From All Sources

a) Flat-rolled carbon and alloy steel corrosion-resistant sheet and coil is not being imported into Canada from all sources in such increased quantities since the beginning of 1996, and under such conditions, as to be a principal cause of serious injury or threat thereof to domestic producers of like or directly competitive goods.

Carbon and Alloy Hot-rolled Steel Bars

1. From All Sources

a) Carbon and alloy hot-rolled steel bars are not being imported into Canada from all sources in such increased quantities since the beginning of 1996, and under such conditions, as to be a principal cause of serious injury or threat thereof to domestic producers of like or directly competitive goods.

Carbon and Alloy Steel Angles, Shapes and Sections

1. From All Sources

a) Carbon and alloy steel angles, shapes and sections are being imported into Canada from all sources in such increased quantities since the beginning of 1996, and under such conditions, as to be a principal cause of serious injury to domestic producers of like or directly competitive goods.

2. From the United States

a) The quantity of carbon and alloy steel angles, shapes and sections imported from the United States accounts for a substantial share of total imports of goods of the same kind.

b) Carbon and alloy steel angles, shapes and sections imported from the United States alone contribute importantly to the serious injury.

3. From Mexico

a) The quantity of carbon and alloy steel angles, shapes and sections imported from Mexico does not account for a substantial share of total imports of goods of the same kind.

b) Carbon and alloy steel angles, shapes and sections imported from Mexico alone do not contribute importantly to the serious injury.

4. From Israel or Another Beneficiary of the Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement

a) The quantity of carbon and alloy steel angles, shapes and sections imported from Israel or another beneficiary of the Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement does not account for a substantial share of total imports of goods of the same kind.

b) Carbon and alloy steel angles, shapes and sections imported from Israel or another beneficiary of the Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement do not contribute importantly to the serious injury.

5. From Chile

a) The quantity of carbon and alloy steel angles, shapes and sections imported from Chile does not account for a substantial share of total imports of goods of the same kind.

b) Carbon and alloy steel angles, shapes and sections imported from Chile do not contribute importantly to the serious injury.

6. From All Sources not Covered by Determinations 3, 4 and 5

a) Carbon and alloy steel angles, shapes and sections are imported from all sources not covered by determinations 3, 4 and 5, in such increased quantities and under such conditions as to be a principal cause of serious injury to domestic producers of like or directly competitive goods.

Carbon and Alloy Steel Cold-drawn and Finished Bars and Rods

1. From All Sources

a) Carbon and alloy steel cold-drawn and finished bars and rods are not being imported into Canada from all sources in such increased quantities since the beginning of 1996, and under such conditions, as to be a principal cause of serious injury or threat thereof to domestic producers of like or directly competitive goods.

Carbon and Alloy Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bars

1. From All Sources

a) Carbon and alloy steel concrete reinforcing bars are being imported into Canada from all sources in such increased quantities since the beginning of 1996, and under such conditions, as to be a principal cause of serious injury to domestic producers of like or directly competitive goods.

2. From the United States

a) The quantity of carbon and alloy steel concrete reinforcing bars imported from the United States accounts for a substantial share of total imports of goods of the same kind.

b) Carbon and alloy steel concrete reinforcing bars imported from the United States alone do not contribute importantly to the serious injury.

3. From Mexico

a) The quantity of carbon and alloy steel concrete reinforcing bars imported from Mexico does not account for a substantial share of total imports of goods of the same kind.

b) Carbon and alloy steel concrete reinforcing bars imported from Mexico alone do not contribute importantly to the serious injury.

4. From Israel or Another Beneficiary of the Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement

a) The quantity of carbon and alloy steel concrete reinforcing bars imported from Israel or another beneficiary of the Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement does not account for a substantial share of total imports of goods of the same kind.

b) Carbon and alloy steel concrete reinforcing bars imported from Israel or another beneficiary of the Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement do not contribute importantly to the serious injury.

5. From Chile

a) The quantity of carbon and alloy steel concrete reinforcing bars imported from Chile does not account for a substantial share of total imports of goods of the same kind.

b) Carbon and alloy steel concrete reinforcing bars imported from Chile do not contribute importantly to the serious injury.

6. From All Sources not Covered by Determinations 2, 3, 4 and 5

a) Carbon and alloy steel concrete reinforcing bars are imported from all sources not covered by determinations 2, 3, 4 and 5, in such increased quantities since the beginning of 1996, and under such conditions, as to be a principal cause of serious injury to domestic producers of like or directly competitive goods.

Welded and Seamless Carbon and Alloy Tubular Steel Standard Pipe to 16" O.D.

1. From All Sources

a) Welded and seamless carbon and alloy tubular steel standard pipe to 16" O.D. is being imported into Canada from all sources in such increased quantities since the beginning of 1996, and under such conditions, as to be a principal cause of serious injury to domestic producers of like or directly competitive goods.

2. From the United States

a) The quantity of welded and seamless carbon and alloy tubular steel standard pipe to 16" O.D. imported from the United States accounts for a substantial share of total imports of goods of the same kind.

b) Welded and seamless carbon and alloy tubular steel standard pipe to 16" O.D. imported from the United States alone contributes importantly to the serious injury.

3. From Mexico

a) The quantity of welded and seamless carbon and alloy tubular steel standard pipe to 16" O.D. imported from Mexico does not account for a substantial share of total imports of goods of the same kind.

b) Welded and seamless carbon and alloy tubular steel standard pipe to 16" O.D. imported from Mexico alone does not contribute importantly to the serious injury.

4. From Israel or Another Beneficiary of the Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement

a) The quantity of welded and seamless carbon and alloy tubular steel standard pipe to 16" O.D. imported from Israel or another beneficiary of the Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement does not account for a substantial share of total imports of goods of the same kind.

b) Welded and seamless carbon and alloy tubular steel standard pipe to 16" O.D. imported from Israel or another beneficiary of the Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement does not contribute importantly to the serious injury.

5. From Chile

a) The quantity of welded and seamless carbon and alloy tubular steel standard pipe to 16" O.D. imported from Chile does not account for a substantial share of total imports of goods of the same kind.

b) Welded and seamless carbon and alloy tubular steel standard pipe to 16" O.D. imported from Chile does not contribute importantly to the serious injury.

6. From All Sources not Covered by Determinations 3, 4 and 5

a) Welded and seamless carbon and alloy tubular steel standard pipe to 16" O.D. is imported from all sources not covered by determinations 3, 4 and 5, in such increased quantities and under such conditions as to be a principal cause of serious injury to domestic producers of like or directly competitive goods.

The Tribunal's reasons for the above determinations will be set out in the report to be submitted to the Governor in Council on August 19, 2002.

Pierre Gosselin
Pierre Gosselin
Presiding Member

James A. Ogilvy
James A. Ogilvy
Member

Ellen Fry
Ellen Fry
Member

Michel P. Granger
Michel P. Granger
Secretary


Case Number(s)

GC-2001-001

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Publication Date

Friday, April 23, 2004

Modification Date

Thursday, February 10, 2005