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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Inception date: 13 Jun 2018 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import-related non-tariff measure, nes

The Office of the Prime Minister announced on March 27, 2018, in conjunction with the U.S. imposition of additional import tariffs on steel and aluminum, that the Government of Canada will try to prevent these products from being transshipped from Canada to the United States or diverted into the Canadian market from the United States. The following regulatory changes will be subject to a 15-day consultation period.

  • New anti-circumvention investigations will allow the Canada Border Services Agency to identify and stop companies that try to dodge duties (for example, by slightly modifying products or assembling them in Canada or a third country).
  • In calculating duties, the Canada Border Services Agency will have greater flexibility in determining whether prices charged in the exporter’s domestic market, which we use for comparison, are reliable or distorted.
  • Unions will gain standing to participate in trade-remedy proceedings, including at the Canadian International Trade Tribunal, into whether foreign exports are hurting domestic producers.
  • The government will also (a) coordinate more closely with the United States and Mexico to strengthen border enforcement, (b) urgently undertake a review to ensure enforcement agencies have all necessary resources to combat unfair trade, (c) look to meet more often with the United States and Mexico on issues that harm all three countries, including transshipment, diversion, and global overcapacity, and (d) participate in new stakeholder committees that will meet regularly to monitor steel and aluminum trade.

On May 30, 2018, the Government of Canada announced further measures to support Canadian steel and aluminum workers and industries by bolstering efforts to prevent transshipment and diversion of unfairly priced foreign steel and aluminum into the North American market. This entailed aligning its country of origin marking regime for steel and aluminum products with that of the United States. These regulatory changes expand the scope of steel and aluminum products that need to be marked with their country of origin, and amend the criteria used to determine the country of origin for marked goods. According to a press release, "Better aligning the marking regime with that of the United States builds on new funding of more than $30 million over five years, starting immediately, and $6.8 million per year thereafter to hire 40 new officers to investigate trade-related complaints, including those related to steel and aluminum, and to improve the accuracy and timeliness of published steel import data. This is in addition to recent regulatory changes that allow the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) to identify and stop companies that try to avoid duties, and that give the CBSA greater flexibility in responding to situations where prices charged in the exporter's domestic market are distorted." 

On June 13, 2018, the Canada Gazette published the Regulations Amending the Determination of Country of Origin for the Purpose of Marking Goods (Non-NAFTA Countries) Regulations and the Determination of Country of Origin for the Purposes of Marking Goods (NAFTA Countries) Regulations (SOR 2018-116). The regulations amend country of origin marking rules to align with U.S. requirements for certain steel and aluminum products. The aim is to address the transhipment and diversion of foreign steel and aluminum into the North American market. The Regulatory Impact Analysis for the rules states that,

The transhipment and diversion of unfairly cheap foreign steel and aluminum products is a threat to Canadian jobs and the North American market. Among other measures taken by the Government to address this threat, Canada is amending its country of origin marking regime to align with United States (U.S.) requirements on certain steel and aluminum products.

The regulations expand the scope of goods that need to be marked for both NAFTA and non-NAFTA countries and the criteria used to determine the country of origin marking purposes for imports from NAFTA countries. Canada requires that goods specifically identified in the regulations be marked with the country of origin while the U.S. regime requires that all goods of foreign origin be marked. The amendments expand the scope of goods that must be marked to align with the treatment of certain steel and aluminum products under the U.S. regime.

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

393 Metal wastes or scraps
7204 Ferrous waste and scrap; remelting scrap ingots of iron or steel.
720410 Waste and scrap of cast iron
720421 Of stainless steel
720429 Other
720430 Waste and scrap of tinned iron or steel
720441 Turnings, shavings, chips, milling waste, sawdust, filings, trimmings and stampings, whether or not in bundles
720449 Other
7602 Aluminium waste and scrap.
760200 Aluminium waste and scrap.
411 Basic iron & steel
7201 Pig iron and spiegeleisen in pigs, blocks or other primary forms.
720110 Nonalloy pig iron containing by weight 0.5 % or less of phosphorus
7202 Ferroalloys.
720211 Containing by weight more than 2 % of carbon
720219 Other
720221 Containing by weight more than 55 % of silicon
720230 Ferrosilicomanganese
720241 Containing by weight more than 4 % of carbon
720249 Other
720270 Ferromolybdenum
720291 Ferrotitanium and ferrosilicotitanium
720292 Ferrovanadium
720293 Ferroniobium
720299 Other
7205 Granules and powders, of pig iron, spiegeleisen, iron or steel.
720510 Granules
720521 Of alloy steel
720529 Other
7206 Iron and nonalloy steel in ingots or other primary forms (excluding iron of heading 72.03).
720610 Ingots
7207 Semifinished products of iron or nonalloy steel.
720711 Of rectangular (including square) crosssection, the width measuring less than twice the thickness
720712 Other, of rectangular (other than square) crosssection
720719 Other
720720 Containing by weight 0.25 % or more of carbon
7218 Stainless steel in ingots or other primary forms; semifinished products of stainless steel.
721810 Ingots and other primary forms
721899 Other
7224 Other alloy steel in ingots or other primary forms; semifinished products of other alloy steel.
722410 Ingots and other primary forms
722490 Other
412 Products of iron or steel
7208 Flatrolled products of iron or nonalloy steel, of a width of 600 mm or more, hotrolled, not clad, plated or coated.
720810 In coils, not further worked than hotrolled, with patterns in relief
720825 Of a thickness of 4.75 mm or more
720826 Of a thickness of 3 mm or more but less than 4.75 mm
720827 Of a thickness of less than 3 mm
720836 Of a thickness exceeding 10 mm
720837 Of a thickness of 4.75 mm or more but not exceeding 10 mm
720838 Of a thickness of 3 mm or more but less than 4.75 mm
720839 Of a thickness of less than 3 mm
720840 Not in coils, not further worked than hotrolled, with patterns in relief
720851 Of a thickness exceeding 10 mm
720852 Of a thickness of 4.75 mm or more but not exceeding 10 mm
720853 Of a thickness of 3 mm or more but less than 4.75 mm
720854 Of a thickness of less than 3 mm
720890 Other
7209 Flatrolled products of iron or nonalloy steel, of a width of 600 mm or more, coldrolled (coldreduced), not clad, plated or coated.
720915 Of a thickness of 3 mm or more
720916 Of a thickness exceeding 1 mm but less than 3 mm
720917 Of a thickness of 0.5 mm or more but not exceeding 1 mm
720918 Of a thickness of less than 0.5 mm
720926 Of a thickness exceeding 1 mm but less than 3 mm
720990 Other
7210 Flatrolled products of iron or nonalloy steel, of a width of 600 mm or more, clad, plated or coated.
721011 Of a thickness of 0.5 mm or more
721012 Of a thickness of less than 0.5 mm
721020 Plated or coated with lead, including terneplate
721030 Electrolytically plated or coated with zinc
721049 Other
721061 Plated or coated with aluminiumzinc alloys
721069 Other
721070 Painted, varnished or coated with plastics
721090 Other
7211 Flatrolled products of iron or nonalloy steel, of a width of less than 600 mm, not clad, plated or coated.
721114 Other, of a thickness of 4.75 mm or more
721119 Other
721123 Containing by weight less than 0.25 % of carbon
721129 Other
721190 Other
7212 Flatrolled products of iron or nonalloy steel, of a width of less than 600 mm, clad, plated or coated.
721210 Plated or coated with tin
721220 Electrolytically plated or coated with zinc
721230 Otherwise plated or coated with zinc
721240 Painted, varnished or coated with plastics
721250 Otherwise plated or coated
7213 Bars and rods, hotrolled, in irregularly wound coils, of iron or nonalloy steel.
721310 Containing indentations, ribs, grooves or other deformations produced during the rolling process
721320 Other, of freecutting steel
721391 Of circular crosssection measuring less than 14 mm in diameter
721399 Other
7214 Other bars and rods of iron or nonalloy steel, not further worked than forged, hotrolled, hotdrawn or hotextruded, but including those twisted after rolling.
721410 Forged
721420 Containing indentations, ribs, grooves or other deformations produced during the rolling process or twisted after rolling
721430 Other, of freecutting steel
721491 Of rectangular (other than square) crosssection
721499 Other
7215 Other bars and rods of iron or nonalloy steel.
721510 Of freecutting steel, not further worked than coldformed or cold finished
721550 Other, not further worked than coldformed or coldfinished
721590 Other
7216 Angles, shapes and sections of iron or nonalloy steel.
721610 U, I or H sections, not further worked than hotrolled, hotdrawn or extruded, of a height of less than 80 mm
721621 L sections
721631 U sections
721632 I sections
721633 H sections
721640 L or T sections, not further worked than hotrolled, hotdrawn or extruded, of a height of 80 mm or more
721650 Other angles, shapes and sections, not further worked than hot rolled, hotdrawn or extruded
721661 Obtained from flatrolled products
721691 Coldformed or coldfinished from flatrolled products
721699 Other
7217 Wire of iron or nonalloy steel.
721710 Not plated or coated, whether or not polished
721720 Plated or coated with zinc
721730 Plated or coated with other base metals
721790 Other
7219 Flatrolled products of stainless steel, of a width of 600 mm or more.
721912 Of a thickness of 4.75 mm or more but not exceeding 10 mm
721913 Of a thickness of 3 mm or more but less than 4.75 mm
721914 Of a thickness of less than 3 mm
721921 Of a thickness exceeding 10 mm
721922 Of a thickness of 4.75 mm or more but not exceeding 10 mm
721923 Of a thickness of 3 mm or more but less than 4.75 mm
721924 Of a thickness of less than 3 mm
721931 Of a thickness of 4.75 mm or more
721932 Of a thickness of 3 mm or more but less than 4.75 mm
721933 Of a thickness exceeding 1 mm but less than 3 mm
721934 Of a thickness of 0.5 mm or more but not exceeding 1 mm
721935 Of a thickness of less than 0.5 mm
721990 Other
7220 Flatrolled products of stainless steel, of a width of less than 600 mm.
722011 Of a thickness of 4.75 mm or more
722012 Of a thickness of less than 4.75 mm
722020 Not further worked than coldrolled (coldreduced)
722090 Other
7221 Bars and rods, hotrolled, in irregularly wound coils, of stainless steel.
722100 Bars and rods, hotrolled, in irregularly wound coils, of stainless steel.
7222 Other bars and rods of stainless steel; angles, shapes and sections of stainless steel.
722211 Of circular crosssection
722219 Other
722220 Bars and rods, not further worked than coldformed or coldfinished
722230 Other bars and rods
722240 Angles, shapes and sections
7223 Wire of stainless steel.
722300 Wire of stainless steel.
7225 Flatrolled products of other alloy steel, of a width of 600 mm or more.
722511 Grainoriented
722519 Other
722530 Other, not further worked than hotrolled, in coils
722540 Other, not further worked than hotrolled, not in coils
722550 Other, not further worked than coldrolled (coldreduced)
722591 Electrolytically plated or coated with zinc
722592 Otherwise plated or coated with zinc
722599 Other
7226 Flatrolled products of other alloy steel, of a width of less than 600 mm.
722611 Grainoriented
722619 Other
722620 Of high speed steel
722691 Not further worked than hotrolled
722692 Not further worked than coldrolled (coldreduced)
722699 Other
7227 Bars and rods, hotrolled, in irregularly wound coils, of other alloy steel.
722790 Other
7228 Other bars and rods of other alloy steel; angles, shapes and sections, of other alloy steel; hollow drill bars and rods, of alloy or nonalloy steel.
722810 Bars and rods, of high speed steel
722820 Bars and rods, of silicomanganese steel
722830 Other bars and rods, not further worked than hotrolled, hotdrawn or extruded
722840 Other bars and rods, not further worked than forged
722850 Other bars and rods, not further worked than coldformed or cold finished
722860 Other bars and rods
722870 Angles, shapes and sections
722880 Hollow drill bars and rods
7229 Wire of other alloy steel.
722920 Of silicomanganese steel
722990 Other
414 Copper, nickel, aluminium, alumina, lead, zinc & tin, unwrought
7601 Unwrought aluminium.
760110 Aluminium, not alloyed
760120 Aluminium alloys
415 Unfinished products of copper, nickel, aluminium, lead, zinc or tin
7603 Aluminium powders and flakes.
760310 Powders of nonlamellar structure
7604 Aluminium bars, rods and profiles.
760410 Of aluminium, not alloyed
760421 Hollow profiles
760429 Other
7605 Aluminium wire.
760511 Of which the maximum crosssectional dimension exceeds 7 mm
760519 Other
760521 Of which the maximum crosssectional dimension exceeds 7 mm
760529 Other
7606 Aluminium plates, sheets and strip, of a thickness exceeding 0.2 mm.
760611 Of aluminium, not alloyed
760612 Of aluminium alloys
760691 Of aluminium, not alloyed
760692 Of aluminium alloys
7607 Aluminium foil (whether or not printed or backed with paper, paperboard, plastics or similar backing materials) of a thickness (excluding any backing) not exceeding 0.2 mm.
760711 Rolled but not further worked
760719 Other
760720 Backed
7608 Aluminium tubes and pipes.
760810 Of aluminium, not alloyed
760820 Of aluminium alloys
7609 Aluminium tube or pipe fittings (for example, couplings, elbows, sleeves).
760900 Aluminium tube or pipe fittings (for example, couplings, elbows, sleeves).
421 Structural metal products & parts
7610 Aluminium structures (excluding prefabricated buildings of heading 94.06) and parts of structures (for example, bridges and bridgesections, towers, lattice masts, roofs, roofing frameworks, doors and windows and their frames and thresholds for doors, bal
761010 Doors, windows and their frames and thresholds for doors
761090 Other
422 Tanks, reservoirs & containers of iron, steel or aluminium
7611 Aluminium reservoirs, tanks, vats and similar containers, for any material (other than compressed or liquefied gas), of a capacity exceeding 300 l, whether or not lined or heatinsulated, but not fitted with mechanical or thermal equipment.
761100 Aluminium reservoirs, tanks, vats and similar containers, for any material (other than compressed or liquefied gas), of a capacity exceeding 300 l, whether or not lined or heatinsulated, but not fitted with mechanical or thermal equipment.
7613 Aluminium containers for compressed or liquefied gas.
761300 Aluminium containers for compressed or liquefied gas.
429 Other fabricated metal products
7612 Aluminium casks, drums, cans, boxes and similar containers (including rigid or collapsible tubular containers), for any material (other than compressed or liquefied gas), of a capacity not exceeding 300 l, whether or not lined or heatinsulated, but not f
761210 Collapsible tubular containers
761290 Other
7614 Stranded wire, cables, plaited bands and the like, of aluminium, not electrically insulated.
761410 With steel core
761490 Other
7615 Table, kitchen or other household articles and parts thereof, of aluminium; pot scourers and scouring or polishing pads, gloves and the like, of aluminium; sanitary ware and parts thereof, of aluminium.
761510 Table, kitchen or other household articles and parts thereof; pot scourers and scouring or polishing pads, gloves and the like
761520 Sanitary ware and parts thereof
7616 Other articles of aluminium.
761610 Nails, tacks, staples (other than those of heading 83.05), screws, bolts, nuts, screw hooks, rivets, cotters, cotterpins, washers and similar articles
761691 Cloth, grill, netting and fencing, of aluminium wire
761699 Other

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