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Unfair steel imports continue to negatively impact Canadian steel producers.

Following the announcement that EVRAZ North America is expecting to layoff Canadian employees as a result of unfairly traded imports saturating the Canadian market, Catherine Cobden, President & CEO of the Canadian Steel Producers Association (CSPA) released the following statement:

“The news of layoffs at EVRAZ North America’s facility in Regina, Saskatchewan is deeply concerning for the community, its employees and the Canadian steel industry as a whole.

“Foreign imports continue to enter into the Canadian market at an alarming rate. Currently 41% of steel used in Canada is coming from carbon intensive offshore producers.

“Today’s unfortunate announcement of layoffs reminds us that when Canadian producers are not able to meaningfully participate in our domestic market there are real world consequences.

“Going forward, the Government of Canada must continue to enhance our trade remedy system and ensure timely enforcement and use of trade tools — such as normal values and retroactive duties — to stop unfair trade practices that hurt the domestic industry, its employees and communities.”

About the Canadian Steel Producers Association

The Canadian Steel Producers Association is the national voice of Canada's primary steel and the pipe and tube 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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