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The CSPA Welcomes the Canada Border Services Agency’s Investigation into Reinforcing Bar Dumping

OTTAWA, December 7, 2020-- The Canadian Steel Producers Association (CSPA) welcomes the Canada Border Services Agency’s (CBSA) self-initiated investigation of injurious dumping of concrete reinforcing bar from Oman and Russia.

Canada has an effective trade remedy system and a strong commitment to rules-based trade. The December 4, 2020 announcement from the CBSA demonstrates the Agency’s strong commitment to Canada’s trade regime’s effectiveness in response to unfair trade practices.

“The Canadian Steel industry is feeling the impact of higher levels of unfairly traded foreign steel in our marketplace at a time when we have been deeply impacted by COVID-19.” said Catherine Cobden, President of the CSPA. “We can not allow foreign producers to take advantage of the disruption of the pandemic and we expect our government to use all the tools at its disposal to address this situation. This new rebar investigation is therefore an important and welcomed effort to help ensure Canadian steel can compete on a fair basis.”

This is the fourth investigation into dumping of reinforcing bar over the last 6 years and the second investigation undertaken in the last 3 months on unfairly traded reinforcing bar. Another investigation on this product was launched against 7 other countries in September 2020.

Please see CBSA’s release: https://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/sima-lmsi/i-e/rb42020/rb42020-ni-eng.html

About the Canadian Steel Producers Association

The Canadian Steel Producers Association is the national voice of Canada's primary steel industry, dedicated to ensuring a competitive and sustainable business environment for its members and supply chain stakeholders. Canadian steel producers are integral to Canada's economy and a vital supplier to many segments of North American industry, including the automotive, energy, construction and transportation sectors.

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