Preliminary DeterminationCBSA Issues Preliminary Determination on Fabricated Industrial Steel Components for use in Oil, Gas or Mining Industries 

Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has issued a Preliminary Determination pursuant to subsection 38(1) of the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA) as part of their investigation into the unfair pricing practices of numerous fabricated steel products being imported from China, Korea, Spain, United Arab Emirates, Northern Ireland and the United Kingdom into Canada.

The list of tariffs and products involved is extensive. Examples include: columns, pillars, post, beams, girders, angles, shapes, scaffolding equipment, staircases, rods, fabricated building components, certain types of conveyor structures & feeders, etc.

The dumping investigation in respect to these goods from the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom of Great Britain, and Northern Ireland has been terminated.

Provisional duties are applicable to all goods released January 25, 2017 and thereafter in respect to the subjects goods from the People’s Republic of China (China), the Republic of Korea (Korea), and the Kingdom of Spain (Spain).

This table lists affected tariffs and is for reference only. Full product definition and details may be viewed on CBSA’s website.


The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) launched its investigation into the alleged injurious dumping of certain fabricated industrial steel components (FISC) for use in the Oil, Gas or Mining Industries on September 12, 2016. For more information, please refer to our previous notices:

September 15, 2016 – Notice to Importers of Fabricated Industrial Steel for Use in Oil, Gas, or Mining

September 16, 2016 – Update – CBSA Investigations Into Fabricated Industrial Steel Components

December 9, 2016 – CBSA Extends Investigations into Fabricated Industrial Steel

For more information on this Preliminary Determination or how it may impact your past and future imports, please contact the PF Collins office near you or our Customs Consulting Department at (709) 726-7596 or [email protected].