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Reminder: Upcoming Comment Period Deadline re Steel Safeguard TRQs

Posted December 02, 2019

The Government of Canada established final safeguards on imports of two categories of steel products—heavy plate and stainless steel wire tariff rate quotas (TRQs). From May 13 to June 2, 2019, the TRQ quantities were administered on a first-come, first-served basis.

During the period of June 3, 2019, to January 31, 2020, the TRQ quantities are being administered through two pools:

  • an allocation pool, available to eligible applicants based on their historical import activities during a reference period
  • a residual pool, available on a first-come, first-served basis to applicants that did not receive an allocation

To ensure continued efficiency and effectiveness in administering Canada’s steel safeguards, the Government of Canada is seeking the views of stakeholders with an interest in the administration of these TRQs.

Comment Period Deadline

Stakeholders have until 11:59 pm (PST) on Sunday, December 8, 2019 to submit responses, comments and suggestions concerning the administration of heavy plate and stainless steel wire TRQs for the period of February 1, 2020, to October 24, 2021.

How to Participate

Interested parties are encouraged to provide feedback through the Government of Canada's online questionnaire.

Should you encounter problems accessing the online questionnaire, please contact Global Affairs Canada for assistance. 


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