Safeguard Inquiry into the Importation of Certain Steel Goods, Inquiry No. GC-2018-001
On October 10, 2018, Her Excellency the Governor in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Finance, pursuant to paragraph 20(a) of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal Act, directed the Canadian International Trade Tribunal, by Order in Council P.C. 2018-1275, to inquire into and report on the importation of certain steel goods.
The purpose of this inquiry was to determine whether seven classes of steel goods were being imported into Canada in such increased quantities and under such conditions as to be a principal cause of serious injury or threat of serious injury to domestic producers of like or directly competitive goods. The Tribunal was directed, if it made an affirmative finding for any class of goods, to recommend the most appropriate remedy to address the injury or threat thereof.
The Tribunal was directed to submit to the Governor in Council, by April 3, 2019, a report including the Tribunal’s determination, reasons and any recommendations. Accordingly, the Tribunal is pleased to submit the following report.
This inquiry is one of the most complex inquiries ever conducted by the Tribunal. There were 119 participants, including Canadian and foreign steel producers, steel importers, trade unions and governments. Over 38,000 pages of documents were submitted. The Tribunal conducted hearing sessions for each class of steel goods covered by the above Order in Council. The Tribunal heard submissions on injury and remedy together.
The Final Report is available in its entirety on the CITT website.