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Tariffs on steel, aluminum, and other products

May 31, 2018 – From the Department of Finance Website:

Notice of intent to impose countermeasures action against the United States in response to tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum products

Background

On May 31, 2018, the United States (U.S.) announced the imposition of tariffs on imports of certain steel and aluminum products from Canada (at the rates of 25% and 10%, respectively).

In response to these measures, Canada intends to impose surtaxes or similar trade-restrictive countermeasures against up to C$16.6 billion in imports of steel, aluminum, and other products from the U.S., representing the value of 2017 Canadian exports affected by the U.S. measures.  The Government is also considering whether additional measures may be required.

Scope of countermeasures

The products subject to countermeasures will be drawn from those listed in Tables 1 and 2 below.  Goods selected from Table 1 will be subject to a 25 per cent surtax or similar trade-restrictive measures.  Goods selected from Table 2 will be subject to a 10 per cent surtax or similar trade-restrictive measures.

These countermeasures will only apply to goods originating from the U.S., which shall be considered as those goods eligible to be marked as a good of the U.S. in accordance with the Determination of Country of Origin for the Purposes of Marking Goods (NAFTA Countries) Regulations.

These countermeasures will take effect on July 1, 2018 and will remain in place until the U.S. eliminates its trade-restrictive measures against Canada.  The countermeasures will not apply to U.S. goods that are in transit to Canada on the day on which these countermeasures come into force.

The list of products outlined at the heading, subheading or tariff item level in Tables 1 and 2 should be read in conjunction with the Schedule to Canada’s Customs Tariff.

Comments

Written comments should be provided no later than June 15, 2018. Submissions, at a minimum, should include the following information:

  1. Canadian company/industry association name, address, telephone number, and contact person.
  2. Relevant eight-digit tariff item(s) and description of the goods of particular interest.
  3. Reasons for the expressed support for, or concern with, the proposed countermeasures, including detailed information substantiating any expected beneficial or adverse impact.
  4. If concern is expressed with respect to the proposed countermeasures for one or more eight-digit tariff item(s), please provide views on ways to alleviate such concerns.
  5. Please identify if information provided in the submissions is commercially sensitive.

Address for comments

Comments and general inquiries should be sent to the following address: International Trade Policy Division (U.S. 232 Retaliation Consultations), Department of Finance, James Michael Flaherty Building, 14th Floor,
90 Elgin Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0G5, 613-369-4024 (fax), (email).

72.06Iron and non-alloy steel in ingots or other primary forms (excluding iron of heading 72.03)
72.07Semi-finished products of iron or non-alloy steel
72.08Flat-rolled products of iron or non-alloy steel, of a width of 600 mm or more, hot-rolled, not clad, plated or coated
72.09Flat-rolled products of iron or non-alloy steel, of a width of 600 mm or more, cold-rolled (cold-reduced), not clad, plated or coated
72.10Flat-rolled products of iron or non-alloy steel, of a width of 600 mm or more, clad, plated or coated
72.11Flat-rolled products of iron or non-alloy steel, of a width of less than 600 mm, not clad, plated or coated
72.12Flat-rolled products of iron or non-alloy steel, of a width of less than 600 mm, clad, plated or coated
72.13Bars and rods, hot-rolled, in irregularly wound coils, of iron or non-alloy steel
72.14Bars and rods of iron or non-alloy steel, not further worked than forged, hot-rolled, hot-drawn or hot-extruded, but including those twisted after rolling.
72.15Other bars and rods of iron or non-alloy steel
72.17Wire of iron or non-alloy steel
72.18Stainless steel in ingots or other primary forms; semi-finished products of stainless steel
72.19Flat-rolled products of stainless steel, of a width of 600 mm or more
72.20Flat-rolled products of stainless steel, of a width of less than 600 mm
72.21Bars and rods, hot-rolled, in irregularly wound coils, of stainless steel
72.22Other bars and rods of stainless steel; angles, shapes and sections of stainless steel
72.23Wire of stainless steel
72.24Other alloy steel in ingots or other primary forms; semi-finished products of other alloy steel
72.25Flat-rolled products of other alloy steel, of a width of 600 mm or more
72.26Flat-rolled products of other alloy steel, of a width of less than 600 mm
72.27Bars and rods, hot-rolled, in irregularly wound coils, of other alloy steel
72.28Other bars and rods of other alloy steel; angles, shapes and sections, of other alloy steel; hollow drill bars and rods, of alloy or non-alloy steel
72.29Wire of other alloy steel.
7216.10U, I or H sections, of iron or non-alloy steel, not further worked than hot-rolled, hot-drawn or extruded, of a height of less than 80 mm
7216.21L sections, of iron or non-alloy steel, not further worked than hot-rolled, hot-drawn or extruded, of a height of less than 80 mm
7216.22T sections, of iron or non-alloy steel, not further worked than hot-rolled, hot-drawn or extruded, of a height of less than 80 mm
7216.50Other angles, shapes and sections, of iron or non-alloy steel, not further worked than hot-rolled, hot-drawn or extruded
7216.99Other angles, shapes and sections, of iron or non-alloy steel
73.05Other tubes and pipes (for example, welded, riveted or similarly closed), having circular cross-sections, the external diameter of which exceeds 406.4 mm, of iron or steel
73.06Other tubes, pipes and hollow profiles (for example, open seam or welded, riveted or similarly closed), of iron or steel
7301.10Sheet piling of iron or steel, whether or not drilled, punched or made from assembled elements
7302.40Railway or tramway track construction material of iron or steel: Fish-plates and sole plates
7302.90Other railway or tramway track construction material of iron or steel
7304.11Line pipe of a kind used for oil or gas pipelines: Of stainless steel
7304.19Line pipe of a kind used for oil or gas pipelines: Other
7304.24Casing or tubing, of a kind used in drilling for oil or gas: Of stainless steel
7304.29Other casing or tubing, of a kind used in drilling for oil or gas
7304.31Tubes and pipes, of circular cross-section, of iron or non-alloy steel: Cold-drawn or cold-rolled (cold-reduced)
7304.39Other tubes and pipes, of circular cross-section, of iron or non-alloy steel
7304.41Tubes and pipes, of circular cross-section, of stainless steel: Cold-drawn or cold-rolled (cold-reduced)
7304.49Other tubes and pipes, of circular cross-section, of stainless steel
7304.51Tubes and pipes, of circular cross-section, of other alloy steel: Cold-drawn or cold-rolled (cold-reduced)
7304.59Other tubes and pipes, of circular cross-section, of other alloy steel
7304.90Tubes, pipes and hollow profiles, seamless, of iron (other than cast iron) or steel.
OTHER PRODUCTS
0403.10Yogourt
0901.21Coffee, roasted: Not decaffeinated
1602.32.11Prepared meals: Of spent fowl; Specially defined mixtures
1602.32.92Other: Specially defined mixtures, other than in cans or glass jars; Spent fowl other than in cans or glass jars
1602.50.10Prepared meals, of bovine
1602.50.99Other prepared or preserved meat of bovine, other than in cans or glass jars
1702.20Maple sugar and maple syrup
1704.90.20Liquorice candy; Toffee
1704.90.90Other sugar confectionery (including white chocolate), not containing cocoa.
1806.31Other chocolate, in blocks, slabs or bars: Filled
1806.32Other chocolate, in blocks, slabs or bars: Not filled
1905.90.51Pizza and quiche
2001.10Cucumbers and gherkins
2007.99.10Strawberry jam
2007.99.90Nut purées and nut pastes, berry purées, other fruit purées other than banana purée, other jams, jellies
2009.12Orange juice: Not frozen, of a Brix value not exceeding 20
2103.10Soya sauce
2103.20Tomato ketchup and other tomato sauces
2103.30.20Prepared mustard
2103.90Mayonnaise, salad dressing, mixed condiments and mixed seasonings, other sauces
2104.10Soups and broths and preparations therefor
2202.10Waters, including mineral waters and aerated waters, containing added sugar or other sweetening matter or flavoured
2208.30Whiskies
3304.30Manicure or pedicure preparations
3305.30Hair lacquers
3307.10Pre-shave, shaving or after-shave preparations
3307.49Preparations for perfuming or deodorizing rooms, including odoriferous preparations used during religious rites, nes
3401.30Organic surface-active products and preparations for washing the skin, in the form of liquid or cream and put up for retail sale, whether or not containing soap
3402.20.10Automatic dishwasher detergents
3406.00.90Other candles and tapers and the like not including those for birthdays, Christmas or other festive occasions
3506.10Products suitable for use as glues or adhesives, put up for retail sale as glues or adhesives, not exceeding a net weight of 1 kg
3808.91.10Insecticides: In packages of a gross weight not exceeding 1.36 kg each
3808.92.10Fungicides: In packages of a gross weight not exceeding 1.36 kg each
3808.93.10Herbicides, anti-sprouting products and plant-growth regulators: In packages of a gross weight not exceeding 1.36 kg each
3923.21.90Other sacks and bags (including cones) of polymers of ethylene
3923.29.90Other sacks and bags (including cones) of other plastics, nes
3924.10Tableware and kitchenware
3924.90Household articles and hygienic or toilet articles, of plastics
4412.39Plywood, consisting solely of sheets of wood (other than bamboo), each ply not exceeding 6 mm thickness: Other, with both outer plies of coniferous wood
4412.99.90Other plywood, veneered panels and similar laminated wood
4802.56Other paper and paperboard, not containing fibres obtained by a mechanical or chemi-mechanical process or of which not more than 10% by weight of the total fibre content consists of such fibres: Weighing 40 g/m² or more but not more than 150 g/m², in sheets with one side not exceeding 435 mm and the other side not exceeding 297 mm in the unfolded state
4811.59Other paper and paperboard coated, impregnated or covered with plastics (excluding adhesives)
4818.10Toilet paper
4818.20Handkerchiefs, cleansing or facial tissues and towels
4818.30Tablecloths and serviettes
4822.10Bobbins, spools caps and similar supports of a kind used for winding textile yarn, of paper pulp, paper or paperboard (whether or not perforated or hardened)
4822.90Other bobbins, spools caps and similar supports of paper pulp, paper or paperboard (whether or not perforated or hardened)
4909.00Printed or illustrated postcards; printed cards bearing personal greetings, messages or announcements, whether or not illustrated, with or without envelopes or trimmings.
7310.10Beer kegs, of iron or steel, of a capacity of 50 litres or more
7310.29Beer kegs, of iron or steel, of a capacity of less than 50 litres
7321.90Parts of iron or steel, of stoves, ranges, grates, cookers (including those with subsidiary boilers for central heating), barbeques, braziers, gas-rings, plate warmers and similar non-electric domestic appliances
76.04Aluminum bars, rods and profiles
76.05Aluminum wire
76.06Aluminum plates, sheets and strip, of a thickness exceeding 0.2 mm
76.07Aluminum foil (whether or not printed or backed with paper, paperboard, plastics or similar backing materials) of a thickness (excluding any backing) not exceeding 0.2 mm
76.08Aluminum tubes and pipes
76.09Aluminum tube or pipe fittings (for example, couplings, elbows, sleeves)
76.10Aluminum structures (excluding prefabricated buildings of heading 94.06) and parts of structures (for example, bridges and bridge-sections, towers, lattice masts, roofs, roofing frameworks, doors and windows and their frames and thresholds for doors, balustrades, pillars and columns); aluminum plates, rods, profiles, tubes and the like, prepared for use in structures
76.11Aluminum reservoirs, tanks, vats and similar containers, for any material (other than compressed or liquefied gas), of a capacity exceeding 300 litres, whether or not lined or heat-insulated, but not fitted with mechanical or thermal equipment
76.12Aluminum casks, drums, cans, boxes and similar containers (including rigid or collapsible tubular containers), for any material (other than compressed or liquefied gas), of a capacity not exceeding 300 litres, whether or not lined or heat-insulated, but not fitted with mechanical or thermal equipment
76.13Aluminum containers for compressed or liquefied gas
76.14Stranded wire, cables, plaited bands and the like, of aluminum, not electrically insulated
76.15Table, kitchen or other household articles and parts thereof, of aluminum; pot scourers and scouring or polishing pads, gloves and the like, of aluminum; sanitary ware and parts thereof, of aluminum
76.16Other articles of aluminum
8418.10Combined refrigerator-freezers, fitted with separate external doors
8419.19Instantaneous or storage water heaters, non-electric: Other than instantaneous gas water heaters
8422.11.90Other dish washing machines, other than of the household type
8433.11Mowers for lawns, parks or sports-grounds: Powered, with the cutting device rotating in a horizontal plane
8450.11Household or laundry-type washing machines, each of a dry linen capacity not exceeding 10 kg: Fully-automatic machines
8450.20Household or laundry-type washing machines, each of a dry linen capacity exceeding 10 kg
85.37Boards, panels, consoles, desks, cabinets and other bases, equipped with two or more apparatus of heading 85.35 or 85.36, for electric control or the distribution of electricity, including those incorporating instruments or apparatus of Chapter 90, and numerical control apparatus, other than switching apparatus of heading 85.17
8903.10Inflatable boats
8903.91Sailboats, with or without auxiliary motor
8903.92Motorboats, other than outboard motorboats
8903.99.90Outboard motorboats, other vessels for pleasure or sports, nes
90.32Automatic regulating or controlling instruments and apparatus
9401.61Other seats, with wooden frames: Upholstered
9404.21Mattresses of cellular rubber or plastics, whether or not covered
9404.29Mattresses of other materials
9404.30Sleeping bags
9404.90Other bedding and similar articles, nes
9504.40Playing cards
9608.10Ball point pens
9608.20Felt tipped and other porous-tipped pens and markers