CITT has not recommended final safeguard duty for rebar or wire rods

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) has recommended final safeguard duties for only two steel products, i.e., heavy plate and stainless steel wire, from among the seven steel products that have already been subject to provisional safeguard duties since October 2018. For the remaining five products, the CITT has either found no increase in imports or found that imports have not harmed the Canadian steel industry.

In October 2018, Canada had announced provisional safeguard measures on seven steel products, namely heavy plate, concrete reinforcing bar, energy tubular products, hot rolled sheet, pre-painted steel, stainless steel wire and wire rod. Imports of these seven steel products were subject to a 25 percent duty, in cases where the level of imports from trading partners exceeded historical norms. The provisional measures entered into force for a period of 200 days.

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