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Statement by Minister Ng on United States International Trade Commission determination on tin mill steel products from Canada

“Canada is pleased with this decision. Canadian tin mill steel producers are a critical part of our cross-border steel industry. They are reliable partners to the United States and contribute to our deeply integrated North American supply chains. “Today, the USITC determined that imports of Canadian tin mill steel products did not cause or threaten to cause injury to domestic U.S. producers. The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Export Promotion, International Trade and Economic Development, today issued the following statement regarding the United States International Trade Commission’s (USITC’s) determination on tin mill steel imports from Canada: “A negative finding was the only justifiable outcome for the Canadian steel industry and its workers. Today’s announcement will further strengthen the unique Canada-United States trade relationship, built on a historical alliance and steadfast friendship.  February 6, 2024 – Ottawa, Ontario – Global Affairs Canada

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  • Canadian tin mill steel is commonly used to manufacture various everyday items, including cans for food, aerosol products and paint. Canadian producer ArcelorMittal Dofasco, based in Hamilton, Ontario, is 1 of only 4 tin mill producers in North America, playing a critical role in North American supply chains.
  • In February 2023, the United States Department of Commerce (Commerce) initiated an anti-dumping (AD) investigation on imports of tin mill steel from Canada and 7 other countries, further to a petition filed by Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. and the United Steelworkers. When conducting an AD investigation, Commerce examines whether non-U.S. companies are exporting their products to the United States at a price lower than what is charged in the exporting country, or below the cost of production.
  • In January 2024, Commerce made an affirmative final determination of dumping on tin mill steel from Canada and announced a final AD duty rate of 5.27% on these imports.
  • Final AD duties are only applied if the USITC determines that the allegedly dumped tin mill steel imports have caused, or threaten to cause, material injury to the U.S. industry. Since the USITC’s determination was negative, the investigations will be terminated, and any provisional AD duties collected from Canadian tin mill steel producers since August 17, 2023 will be refunded.

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