CISC welcomes investigation into dumped and subsidized fabricated steel

The Canadian Institute of Steel Construction (CISC) has welcomed a decision by the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) to initiate an investigation into dumped Fabricated Industrial Steel Components (FISC) from China, South Korea, the United Kingdom, Spain, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and subsidized FISC from China.

The CBSA initiated investigations on September 12, 2016, under the Special Import Measures Act respecting the alleged injurious dumping of certain fabricated industrial steel components originating in or exported from these locations. The investigations follow a complaint filed by Supermetal Structures Inc. (Lévis, Québec), Supreme Group LP (Edmonton, Alberta) and Waiward Steel LP (Edmonton, Alberta).

“The Canadian Institute of Steel Construction and its member companies believe that Canada’s economy functions best when there is fair, market-based competition,” said CISC President Ed Whalen. “We are concerned about the impact of unfairly traded goods entering the Canadian market and view the CBSA’s investigation as an important step to promote a fairly traded Canadian market.”

The CISC is Canada’s voice for the steel construction industry. The CISC promotes dialogue, collaboration and commerce between industry stakeholders – advancing the benefits of steel to the consulting community, builders and buyers, academia and government. The CISC represents a diverse community of steel manufacturers, service centres, fabricators and constructors, detailers, suppliers, engineers and architects, owners and developers, and educators and students, offering a wide span of products and services to enhance capabilities and grow businesses.

Additional information about the investigation is expected in a Statement of Reasons that will be available on the CBSA’s website.

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