Canada Customs Latest SIMA Updates [Nov 21]

Trade Update • Nov. 21, 2023

CBSA initiates expiry review of certain Cold-rolled steel case

On November 14, 2023, The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT), in partnership with the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), initiated an expiry review of the Cold-rolled steel SIMA case currently in force.

Expiry reviews are conducted jointly by CBSA and CITT to determine if a SIMA measure will be rescinded after 5 years in force or will be continued for another 5 years. These reviews must be initiated before the scheduled expiry date of the measure.

Product Affected

Cold-reduced flat-rolled sheet products of carbon steel (alloy and non-alloy), in coils or cut lengths, in thicknesses up to 0.142 inches (3.61 mm) and widths up to 73 inches (1854 mm) inclusive, originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China, the Republic of Korea, and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, and excluding:

  • organic coated (including pre-paint and laminate) and metallic coated steel;
  • steel products for use in the manufacture of passenger automobiles, buses, trucks, ambulances or hearses or chassis therefor, or parts thereof, or accessories or parts thereof;
  • steel products for use in the manufacture of aeronautic products;
  • perforated steel;
  • stainless steel;
  • silicon electrical steel; and
  • tool steel.

– Complete details regarding CITT’s decision are available here.
– The CBSA Expiry Review Determination can be reviewed here.
– A detailed schedule for the expiry review investigation is available here.

A reminder to importers that if using the services of a customs broker to clear their importations, the brokerage firm should be advised whether or not the goods are subject to anti-dumping and countervailing duties, and be provided with sufficient information necessary to accurately assess SIMA if applicable.

Have Your Say

As part of its expiry review investigation, the CBSA forwarded questionnaires to Canadian producers, importers, exporters/foreign producers and to each of the Government of China, the Government of South Korea and the Government of Vietnam. Any Canadian producers, importers or exporters/foreign producers who have not received a letter from the CBSA who wish to provide a response to the questionnaire are advised to contact the CBSA SIMA Registry and Disclosure Unit via:

Sean Robertson: 343-553-1584

Responses to all questionnaires are due at the CBSA SIMA Registry and Disclosure Unit’s email address by December 21, 2023.

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