Announcement on the Final Safeguard Measures for Certain Steel Goods

This message pertains to Surtax and Tariff Rate Quotas (TRQ) on imports of certain steel goods as listed in the Order Imposing a Surtax on the Importation of Certain Steel Goods.

The purpose of this message is to inform importers that a new Customs Notice 19-08 Final Safeguard Measures Imposed on the Importation of Certain Steel Goods has been published reflecting amendments to the Order. The substantive changes are as follows:

  • Heavy plate remains subject to TRQ or surtax
    • As of May 13, 2019, the surtax rate is reduced to 20%
    • As of May 13, 2020, the surtax rate is reduced to 15%
    • As of May 13, 2021, the surtax rate is reduced to 10%
    • As of October 25, 2021, the surtax expires (i.e. no longer applies)
  • Stainless steel wire remains subject to TRQ or surtax
    • As of May 13, 2019, the surtax rate remains at 25%
    • As of May 13, 2020, the surtax rate is reduced to 15%
    • As of May 13, 2021, the surtax rate is reduced to 5%
    • As of October 25, 2021, the surtax expires (i.e. no longer applies)
  • TRQ Administration
    • From May 13 to June 2, 2019 TRQ will be on a first-come, first-served basis as follows:
      • stainless steel wire, 161,000 kg;
      • heavy plate, 5,738,000 kg.
    • From June 3, 2019 to January 31, 2020 TRQ will be allocated as follows:
      • stainless steel wire, 1,866,667 kg;
      • for heavy plate, 66,666,667 kg.
    • Applications for TRQ must be submitted to Global Affairs by May 24, 2019.<
    • February 1, 2020 to October 24, 2021 the Government will launch public consultations seeking input on the allocation and administration of TRQ.
  • The following steel goods are no longer subject to TRQ or surtax:
    • Concrete Reinforcing Bar
    • Energy Tubular Products
    • Hot-rolled Sheet
    • Pre-painted Steel
    • Wire rod

Please see separate notice pertaining to refunds of surtax on the above goods.

Should you required additional information, please do not hesitate to contact the undersigned.

Contact:

Robert Doyle, Senior Consultant

Customs Consulting

Tel: 514-849-9377

Email: robert.doyle@axxessintl.com

www.axxessintl.com

 

Arnaud Lizé, Intermediate Consultant, CCS

Customs Consulting

Tel: 514-849-9377

Email: arnaud.lize@axxessintl.com

www.axxessintl.com

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