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Canada Initiates Dumping Investigation on HR Plate from India and Russia

Written by Sandy Williams

An investigation into dumping and subsidizing of hot rolled steel plate imports from India and Russia was been initiated by the Canadian International Trade Tribunal on Sept. 9. The investigation follows a preliminary determination of dumping and subsidization from the Director General of the Trade and Anti-dumping Programs Directorate at the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) on Sept. 8.

The products to be investigated include hot-rolled carbon steel plate and high-strength low-alloy steel plate not further manufactured than hot-rolled, heat-treated or not, in cut lengths, in widths from 24 inches (+/‑ 610 mm) to 152 inches (+/‑ 3,860 mm) inclusive, and thicknesses from 0.187 inches (+/- 4.75 mm) up to and including 3.0 inches (76.2 mm). The investigation excludes plate for use in the manufacture of pipe and tube (also known as skelp), plate in coil form, and plate having a rolled, raised figure at regular intervals on the surface

The original complaint was filed by Essar Steel Algoma on April 20, 2015. A final decision by the Tribunal is scheduled to be released on January 6, 2016.

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