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Canadian Steel Producers Association Welcomes New Measures Strengthening Canada’s Trade Remedy System

OTTAWA, Aug. 23, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Canadian Steel Producers Association (CSPA) welcomes the federal government’s response to the Industry-Government Joint Trade Remedy Working Group recommendations on strengthening Canada’s trade remedy system and import monitoring regime. Today’s announcement comes after extensive consultations with the steel and aluminium industries, labour union representatives and other manufacturers and stakeholders.

“This announcement demonstrates the federal government’s strong commitment to enhancing Canada’s trade regime’s effectiveness in response to unfair trade practices in a highly unpredictable international trade environment.” said Catherine Cobden, President of the Canadian Steel Producers Association. “These improvements are necessary to respond to injurious dumped and subsidized steel imports.”

While Canada has a robust trade remedy regime, the CSPA believes that it is critical that its trade tools continuously be upgraded to be as effective as possible to better respond to changing trade practices and market conditions. The CSPA has appreciated the government’s expedited efforts to review Canada’s trade remedy system – and to take every legal action at its disposal – in response to current challenges the steel sector is facing from producers operating outside of North America.

Moving forward, the CSPA will continue to work with Government and other stakeholders to ensure a robust and effective Canadian trade remedy and import monitoring system.

À propos de l’association canadienne des producteurs d’acier

L’Association canadienne des producteurs d’acier est le porte-parole national de l’acier primaire et du secteur des tuyaux et des produits tubulaires du Canada. Elle s’emploie à garantir un environnement commercial compétitif et durable à ses membres et aux parties prenantes de la chaîne d’approvisionnement. Les producteurs d’acier canadiens font partie intégrante de l’économie canadienne et sont un fournisseur vital pour de nombreux segments de l’industrie nord-américaine, notamment les secteurs de l’automobile, de l’énergie, de la construction et des transports.