Consultation on the administration of steel safeguard tariff rate quotas

The Government of Canada established final safeguards on imports of two categories of steel products-heavy plate and stainless steel wire-in the form of 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.

Note that stakeholders have until 11:59 pm on December 8, 2019 to submit their responses, comments and suggestions.

Link: Public consultation

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