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Canada Tribunal Finds Threat from Imported Steel Plate

Written by Sandy Williams

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal has decided that imports of hot-rolled carbon steel plate from six countries “has not caused but is threatening to cause injury to the domestic industry.” The complaint was issued by Essar Steel Algoma against plate steel originating in or exported from Brazil, Denmark, Indonesia, Italy, Japan and the Republic of Korea.

As a result of the finding, anti-dumping duties will be collected by the Canada Border Services Agency. 

“We are gratified by the Tribunal’s recognition of dumping in the Canadian marketplace and we appreciate the actions they have taken to prevent injury and ensure fair trade practices are upheld,” said Kalyan Ghosh, CEO, Essar Steel Algoma Inc. “This finding is particularly important in light of the rise in low-priced plate imports we are now seeing from other sources.”

The Tribunal will issue the reasons for its findings on June 4, 2014.

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