Canada finalizes duties on plate from Taiwan and Germany, Turkey excused

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) ruled Feb. 5 that heavy plate imports from Taiwan and Germany have caused material injury to Canadian producers.

The affirmative injury determinations finalize antidumping duties set Jan. 7 by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) of 7.0% for Taiwan’s China Steel Corp. and 80.6% for all other Taiwan exporters, and 6.3% for AG der Dillinger Huttenwerke and 68.6% from all other German exporters.

The CITT terminated its inquiry into dumped heavy plate imports from Turkey, saying that “the volume of dumped goods originating in or exported from Turkey is negligible.”

The CBSA launched the dumping investigation on May 27, 2020 and in preliminary duty findings in October dismissed cases against producers from two other countries, South Korea and Malaysia.

On April 6, 2020 Canada’s Algoma Steel filed a complaint with the CBSA alleging imports of heavy plate from the five countries were being dumped into Canada and injuring domestic producers.

— Tom Balcerek