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Canada Gives Border Security Extra Powers to Crack Down on Cheap Steel, Aluminum

(Canadian Press)

The federal government is taking extra steps to crack down on companies that try to ship cheap foreign steel and aluminum through the Canadian market.

The Canada Border Services Agency is being granted extra powers to identify businesses that try to dodge import duties and more flexibility to determine whether prices in countries of origin are reliable or distorted.

“We want to protect our steel and aluminum industries and these measures are to ensure that there is no circumvention of Canadian border rules or regulations,” Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said Tuesday. Click here to read more.

Related: Notice of Initiation of a Safeguard Investigation Concerning Imports of Steel Products (EU Official Journal)