IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Public procurement localisation

On 10 February 2009, MP Bruce Hyer of the opposition New Democratic Party introduced Bill C-312 to the House of Commons. Known as the Made in Canada Act, the Bill seeks to impel the government to favour Canadian products in procurement decisions related to infrastructure development. For the purposes of the Act, Canadian products are those goods of which at least 50% of content is produced in Canada. The Act applies both to government procurement in infrastructure projects (including roads, railways, sewage systems, water infrastructure and tourism and urban development) and to government transfers of CAD100 000 or more for regional economic development. The restrictions would also apply to purchases of ships, planes and aerospatial equipment for use outside of Canada. Exceptions to the requirements of the Act include purchases from NAFTA countries (the United States and Mexico), goods purchased for use in provision of humanitarian supplies, and goods procured from countries party to the WTO Agreement on Government Procurement.
 
MP Hyer is not a member of the Federal Government and Bill C-312 has not received the support of the Government of Canada. Despite its introduction in February 2009, MPs have yet to vote on the First Reading of the Bill.
 
The New Democratic Party currently holds 36 seats in the House of Commons, out of a total of 308 seats. In December 2008, the New Democratic Party formed a coalition with the Liberal Party (77 seats) and the Bloc Québécois (48 seats) in order to topple the Conservative Party's minority government (143 seats). Parliament was prorogued until late January 2009, at which point the coalition agreement ceased to function. Opposition parties effectively control a majority of seats in Parliament, but do not have a formal understanding on the passage of Private Member's Bills introduced by opposition members.
 
The House of Commons is in recess until 14 September 2009. Speculation of a general election in fall 2009 is rife, but has not been confirmed by the Government. The last general election was held on 14 October 2008, before the worst of the global recession had become apparent and protectionist measures had been adopted by some of Canada's trading partners.

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

371 Glass & glass products
7007 Safety glass, consisting of toughened (tempered) or laminated glass.
700711 Of size and shape suitable for incorporation in vehicles, aircraft, spacecraft or vessels
700719 Other
700721 Of size and shape suitable for incorporation in vehicles, aircraft, spacecraft or vessels
700729 Other
7008 Multiplewalled insulating units of glass.
700800 Multiplewalled insulating units of glass.
7013 Glassware of a kind used for table, kitchen, toilet, office, indoor decoration or similar purposes (other than that of heading 70.10 or 70.18).
701322 Of lead crystal
701328 Other
701337 Other
701349 Other
701391 Of lead crystal
701399 Other
7016 Paving blocks, slabs, bricks, squares, tiles and other articles of pressed or moulded glass, whether or not wired, of a kind used for building or construction purposes; glass cubes and other glass smallwares, whether or not on a backing, for mosaics or si
701610 Glass cubes and other glass smallwares, whether or not on a backing, for mosaics or similar decorative purposes
701690 Other
373 Refractory products & structural non-refractory clay products
6901 Bricks, blocks, tiles and other ceramic goods of siliceous fossil meals (for example, kieselguhr, tripolite or diatomite) or of similar siliceous earths.
690100 Bricks, blocks, tiles and other ceramic goods of siliceous fossil meals (for example, kieselguhr, tripolite or diatomite) or of similar siliceous earths.
6902 Refractory bricks, blocks, tiles and similar refractory ceramic constructional goods, other than those of siliceous fossil meals or similar siliceous earths.
690210 Containing by weight, singly or together, more than 50 % of the elements Mg, Ca or Cr, expressed as MgO, CaO or Cr2O3
690220 Containing by weight more than 50 % of alumina (Al2O3), of silica (SiO2) or of a mixture or compound of these products
690290 Other
6905 Roofing tiles, chimneypots, cowls, chimney liners, architectural ornaments and other ceramic constructional goods.
690590 Other
374 Plaster, lime & cement
2523 Portland cement, aluminous cement, slag cement, supersulphate cement and similar hydraulic cements, whether or not coloured or in the form of clinkers.
252310 Cement clinkers
252321 White cement, whether or not artificially coloured
252329 Other
252330 Aluminous cement
252390 Other hydraulic cements
375 Articles of concrete, cement & plaster
6808 Panels, boards, tiles, blocks and similar articles of vegetable fibre, of straw or of shavings, chips, particles, sawdust or other waste, of wood, agglomerated with cement, plaster or other mineral binders.
680800 Panels, boards, tiles, blocks and similar articles of vegetable fibre, of straw or of shavings, chips, particles, sawdust or other waste, of wood, agglomerated with cement, plaster or other mineral binders.
6809 Articles of plaster or of compositions based on plaster.
680911 Faced or reinforced with paper or paperboard only
680919 Other
680990 Other articles
6810 Articles of cement, of concrete or of artificial stone, whether or not reinforced.
681011 Building blocks and bricks
681019 Other
681091 Prefabricated structural components for building or civil engineering
681099 Other
6811 Articles of asbestoscement, of cellulose fibrecement or the like.
681182 Other sheets, panels, tiles and similar articles
681189 Other articles
379 Other non-metallic mineral products n.e.c.
6807 Articles of asphalt or of similar material (for example, petroleum bitumen or coal tar pitch).
680710 In rolls
680790 Other
412 Products of iron or steel
7302 Railway or tramway track construction material of iron or steel, the following : rails, checkrails and rack rails, switch blades, crossing frogs, point rods and other crossing pieces, sleepers (crossties), fishplates, chairs, chair wedges, sole plates
730210 Rails
730230 Switch blades, crossing frogs, point rods and other crossing pieces
730240 Fishplates and sole plates
730290 Other
7303 Tubes, pipes and hollow profiles, of cast iron.
730300 Tubes, pipes and hollow profiles, of cast iron.
7304 Tubes, pipes and hollow profiles, seamless, of iron (other than cast iron) or steel.
730411 Of stainless steel
730419 Other
730422 Drill pipe of stainless steel
730423 Other drill pipe
730424 Other, of stainless steel
730429 Other
730431 Colddrawn or coldrolled (coldreduced)
730439 Other
730441 Colddrawn or coldrolled (coldreduced)
730449 Other
730451 Colddrawn or coldrolled (coldreduced)
730459 Other
730490 Other
7305 Other tubes and pipes (for example, welded, riveted or similarly closed), having circular crosssections, the external diameter of which exceeds 406.4 mm, of iron or steel.
730511 Longitudinally submerged arc welded
730512 Other, longitudinally welded
730519 Other
730520 Casing of a kind used in drilling for oil or gas
730531 Longitudinally welded
730539 Other
730590 Other
7306 Other tubes, pipes and hollow profiles (for example, open seam or welded, riveted or similarly closed), of iron or steel.
730611 Welded, of stainless steel
730619 Other
730621 Welded, of stainless steel
730629 Other
730630 Other, welded, of circular crosssection, of iron or nonalloy steel
730640 Other, welded, of circular crosssection, of stainless steel
730650 Other, welded, of circular crosssection, of other alloy steel
730661 Of square or rectangular crosssection
730669 Of other noncircular crosssection
730690 Other
7307 Tube or pipe fittings (for example, couplings, elbows, sleeves), of iron or steel.
730711 Of nonmalleable cast iron
730719 Other
730721 Flanges
730722 Threaded elbows, bends and sleeves
730723 Butt welding fittings
730729 Other
730791 Flanges
730792 Threaded elbows, bends and sleeves
730793 Butt welding fittings
730799 Other
421 Structural metal products & parts
7308 Structures (excluding prefabricated buildings of heading 94.06) and parts of structures (for example, bridges and bridgesections, lockgates, towers, lattice masts, roofs, roofing frameworks, doors and windows and their frames and thresholds for doors,
730810 Bridges and bridgesections
730820 Towers and lattice masts
730830 Doors, windows and their frames and thresholds for doors
730840 Equipment for scaffolding, shuttering, propping or pitpropping
730890 Other
429 Other fabricated metal products
7317 Nails, tacks, drawing pins, corrugated nails, staples (other than those of heading 83.05) and similar articles, of iron or steel, whether or not with heads of other material, but excluding such articles with heads of copper.
731700 Nails, tacks, drawing pins, corrugated nails, staples (other than those of heading 83.05) and similar articles, of iron or steel, whether or not with heads of other material, but excluding such articles with heads of copper.
7318 Screws, bolts, nuts, coach screws, screw hooks, rivets, cotters, cotterpins, washers (including spring washers) and similar articles, of iron or steel.
731812 Other wood screws
731813 Screw hooks and screw rings
731814 Selftapping screws
731815 Other screws and bolts, whether or not with their nuts or washers
731819 Other
731821 Spring washers and other lock washers
731822 Other washers
731823 Rivets
731824 Cotters and cotterpins
731829 Other
7324 Sanitary ware and parts thereof, of iron or steel.
732410 Sinks and wash basins, of stainless steel
732421 Of cast iron, whether or not enamelled
732429 Other
732490 Other, including parts
448 Domestic appliances & parts
7322 Radiators for central heating, not electrically heated, and parts thereof, of iron or steel; air heaters and hot air distributors (including distributors which can also distribute fresh or conditioned air), not electrically heated, incorporating a motor
732219 Other
732290 Other
493 Ships
8901 Cruise ships, excursion boats, ferryboats, cargo ships, barges and similar vessels for the transport of persons or goods.
890110 Cruise ships, excursion boats and similar vessels principally designed for the transport of persons; ferryboats of all kinds
890120 Tankers
890190 Other vessels for the transport of goods and other vessels for the transport of both persons and goods
8902 Fishing vessels; factory ships and other vessels for processing or preserving fishery products.
890200 Fishing vessels; factory ships and other vessels for processing or preserving fishery products.
496 Aircraft & spacecraft; parts
8802 Other aircraft (for example, helicopters, aeroplanes); spacecraft (including satellites) and suborbital and spacecraft launch vehicles.
880211 Of an unladen weight not exceeding 2,000 kg
880212 Of an unladen weight exceeding 2,000 kg
880220 Aeroplanes and other aircraft, of an unladen weight not exceeding 2,000 kg
880230 Aeroplanes and other aircraft, of an unladen weight exceeding 2,000 kg but not exceeding 15,000 kg
880240 Aeroplanes and other aircraft, of an unladen weight exceeding 15,000 kg

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