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Canada Border Services Agency continues to demonstrate Canada’s steadfast commitment to fair trade and using the tools at its disposal.

November 23, 2023 – OTTAWA, ON – The Canadian Steel Producers Association (CSPA) applauds the Government of Canada and the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) for the decision to apply retroactive duties on concrete reinforcing bar from Turkey.

The Canadian steel industry continues to experience high levels of offshore steel imports flooding the Canadian market. The Government of Canada must consistently use trade tools such as retroactive duty assessments and particular market situation to ensure fair conditions for Canadian steel, workers, and communities.

“Retroactive duty assessments are critical to demonstrating Canada’s commitment to fair trade. The consistent and timely use of retroactivity and other key trade tools by the Canada Border Service Agency sends the important message that there will be significant consequences to unfair trading practices.” says Catherine Cobden, President & CEO of CSPA.

“While we are pleased that Canada continues to crack down on unfair trade, the magnitude and frequency of these challenges demands that more must be done. We continue to seek the application of retroactive assessments against dumped imports in other recently concluded normal value proceedings as well as further developments of additional trade tools to more effectively enforce anti-dumping measures.” adds Cobden.

Canadian steel is amongst the greenest in the world and announced investments by steel producers will cut the industry’s emissions by a further 45% by 2030. As the Canadian steel industry continues its path to decarbonization the need to maintain our rigorous trade defences becomes all the more urgent. Creating these fair conditions for Canadian steel contributes to both Canada’s competitiveness and climate ambitions.

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.