Safeguard Inquiries

International trade rules allow Canada to temporarily restrict imports to allow Canadian producers to adapt. These temporary measures are called safeguards. The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (the Tribunal) has the authority to inquire into safeguard complaints from Canadian producers, as well as safeguard references from the Government of Canada. Complaints from Canadian producers can cover imports from all countries (global safeguards) or just imports from countries with which Canada has signed a free trade agreement (bilateral safeguards). When specifically directed by the Government, the Tribunal may also recommend appropriate remedies to offset the harmful effects of import surges. For more information, see the Safeguard Inquiry Guidelines.

Case Number(s) Case Name Descriptionsort ascending
GC-93-001 BONELESS BEEF Report
GC-2001-001 SAFEGUARD INQUIRY ON CERTAIN STEEL PRODUCTS Report
GS-2004-001, GS-2004-002 BICYCLES AND FINISHED PAINTED BICYCLE FRAMES Report
SE-90-002 HOT-FORGED SCISSORS AND SHEARS Report
SR-90-001 SPANDEX YARN Report
SR-90-002 PNEUMATIC INNER TUBES Report
SR-91-001 RUBBER FOOTWEAR Report
GS-2004-001 BICYCLES AND FINISHED PAINTED BICYCLE FRAMES Decision
GS-2004-002 FINISHED PAINTED BICYCLE FRAMES Decision
GS-2005-001 UNMANUFACTURED BRIGHT VIRGINIA FLUE-CURED TOBACCO Decision
GC-2001-001 IMPORTATION OF CERTAIN STEEL GOODS Decision