Toronto, December 21, 2018
The Government of Canada has provided additional relief for Canadian manufacturers who now have to pay more for U.S. steel and aluminum because of tariffs Canada imposed in response to U.S. tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum. The relief, known formally as the United States Surtax Remission Order, covers certain steel, aluminum and other goods as identified in the list provided by the Department of Finance.
A second form of relief allows Canadian importers of seven steel products to apply for remission of "provisional safeguard surtaxes" imposed by the Canadian government on October 25, 2018. The applicable products include heavy plate, concrete reinforcing bar, energy tubular products, hot-rolled sheet, pre-painted steel, stainless steel wire and wire rod that was in transit to Canada prior to October 25, 2018. Please refer to CBSA's Customs Notice 18-24 "Provisional Safeguards – In-transit Steel Goods Remission Order" for additional details.
Learn more by reading the following pages on our website:
For more information please call Brian Rowe, Director – Customs Compliance & Regulatory Affairs at (905) 882-4880, ext. 213.