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  • Sitemap | Canadian Steel Producers Association
    Supporting Documentation Steel Facts Links Blog Sitemap pagelist depth 2 exclude 486 135 Latest Blog Posts PRESS RELEASE Canadian Steel Producers Welcome CITT Decision Regarding Public Interest Inquiry on Imported Rebar JOINT PRESS RELEASE NAFTA steel groups urge TPP negotiators to retain higher auto value content CSPA PRESS RELEASE Statement on Current Trans Pacific Partnership Negotiations Latest Tweets RT TerrySheehanMP We re strengthening our response to unfair trade Steel SaultSteMarie

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  • Federal Budget 2015 Provides Important Measures for Canada’s Steel Industry and Manufacturing Sector | Canadian Steel Producers Association
    thus improving the ability of the government and domestic manufacturers to challenge unfairly traded imports to help ensure that market based competition prevails in Canada s own market This is an essential domestic dimension of Canada s ambitious pro trade agenda The 10 year extension of the Accelerated Capital Cost Allowance ACCA that CSPA and other Canadian manufacturing sectors have strongly supported as a means to strengthen the ability of Canadian producers to invest in new machinery and equipment thus improving productivity innovation and environmental performance The establishment of specific accelerated tax depreciation rates to strengthen the investment case for developing a liquefied natural gas LNG industry and exports from British Columbia to global markets Because steel is the material backbone of the LNG supply chain the fiscal provisions to stimulate the LNG sector can generate strong economic benefits across Canada as these projects proceed A multi year commitment to major funding support for investments in infrastructure creating additional market opportunity for multiple types of high quality Canadian steel products We commend the Minister for proceeding with the promised improvements to Canada s trade remedy system to counter the injury to Canadian manufacturers from dumped and subsidized steel imports from abroad said Watkins These changes are absolutely timely as we face growing levels of unfairly traded imports massive and growing overcapacity in the global steel industry and increased efforts to evade duties on dumped and subsidized imports CSPA looks forward to working further with the government on the specific means by which the Budget commitments to strengthen the trade remedy system can be effectively implemented CSPA also expressed its keen interest to work with the oil and gas industry including LNG project proponents and with the federal and provincial governments to contribute to the viability and cross Canada supply chain

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  • CSPA Joins Several Regional Steel Trade Groups in Responding to China's New "Steel Adjustment Policy" | Canadian Steel Producers Association
    Post navigation Previous Next CSPA Joins Several Regional Steel Trade Groups in Responding to China s New Steel Adjustment Policy Posted on April 20 2015 by CSPA April 20 2015 Today the Canadian Steel Producers Association CSPA joined several regional steel trade groups in responding to China s new Steel Adjustment Policy You can read our joint news release here http goo gl 7i9XFF About CSPA CSPA is the national voice of Canada s primary steel producing industry which has annual shipments of approximately 13 billion and employs some 18 thousand people Canadian steel producers are integral to the automotive energy construction and other demanding industrial supply chains For more information about the CSPA please visit us at www canadiansteel ca and follow us on Twitter CSPA ACPA This entry was posted in General News Releases Trade Economics Trade Remedies by CSPA Bookmark the permalink Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published Required fields are marked Name Email Website Comment You may use these HTML tags and attributes a href title abbr title acronym title b blockquote cite cite code del datetime em i q cite strike strong Categories Environment Energy General Manufacturing Member Companies

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  • Ontario’s New Cap and Trade Policy Will Require Balanced Measures and Collaborative Policy Development to Ensure Industrial Competitiveness for Steel Producers | Canadian Steel Producers Association
    1990 levels In making the announcement the government confirmed that Ontario will establish a cap and trade policy tied to that in Quebec and linked to other partners in the Western Climate Initiative WCI which includes these two provinces plus British Columbia Manitoba and the State of California It must be recognized noted Watkins that some 90 percent of Canada s primary steel production will thus be subject to some form of climate change policy And within the WCI the covered Canadian provinces represent a very high percentage of total steel production including all producers that use the integrated process for steelmaking This means that Ontario s policy design must be very sensitive to multiple competitive and structural realities and the unique weight of its steel industry in the overall policy framework added Watkins This will require specific consideration of steel producers investment and technological needs and opportunities along with recognition of factors specific to our industry And it must recognize the trade pressures we face from other jurisdictions where producers will not face similar obligations and which have already grown their penetration of the Canadian steel market Watkins added that the steel industry will continue to improve its emissions performance while stressing that a policy to address climate change must include a balance of actions by all sectors including individuals as well as businesses Ontario s detailed plan to reduce GHG emissions further must include provisions that sustain our regional global economic competiveness address factors specific to the steel sector and drive demand for green innovative infrastructure solutions Ontario s steel producers are committed to working with the provincial Government to develop GHG policies that balance achievable environmental performance improvements while encouraging future investment in the industry CSPA has already met with provincial officials to initiate these discussions and

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  • CSPA Welcomes Positive Determination by Canadian International Trade Tribunal on Dumped OCTG | Canadian Steel Producers Association
    imported from China would be likely to result in injury to the Canadian steel industry if the finding for that country were rescinded Because of the dumping practices of the subject countries anti dumping duties will be in place for the next five years on OCTG originating in or exported from them The ruling does not apply to other OCTG imported into Canada nor does it prevent imports from those nine countries that are priced fairly at normal values Today s decision also follows a complaint filed in June 2014 with the Canadian Border Services Agency CBSA by two CSPA members Evraz North America facilities in Regina Calgary Camrose Red Deer and Tenaris Canada facilities in Sault Ste Marie Nisku and Calgary On March 2 2015 the CBSA established final dumping duties against all nine countries ranging from 4 2 to 37 4 including duties for South Korea at 19 1 and Turkey at 18 9 These determinations are important to Canadian employment and investment CSPA and its member companies consistently advocate for effective trade remedy laws which serve to restore market based competition in Canada This enables Canadian producers to compete fairly against imports under the WTO rules thus benefitting production jobs and investment in Canada Jobs related to OCTG production are a notable segment of the value which is derived from Canada s domestic development of oil and gas resources OCTG is a vital part of the energy supply chain beginning with raw materials and other inputs and ending with customers in the energy industry About CSPA CSPA is the national voice of Canada s primary steel producing industry which has annual shipments of approximately 13 billion and employs some 18 thousand people Canadian steel producers are integral to the automotive energy construction and other demanding industrial supply

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  • Canada’s Steel Industry Fully Supports Minister Fast’s Action on Prince Rupert Port Project | Canadian Steel Producers Association
    situation came about has received widespread attention in British Columbia and beyond The basics it s a 15 million project being undertaken by an agency of the Government of Alaska under a lease agreement with the Prince Rupert Port Authority The Alaskan agency said it will apply the Buy America provisions that stipulate only American iron and steel When this situation earlier came to light the Government of Canada properly expressed its opposition and asked Alaska to seek a waiver to this extraterritorial application of Buy America But to date the Alaska state government has refused to do so Hence to defend Canada s economic and sovereign interests the Minister has invoked FEMA So now an important capital project serving port users in both countries is jeopardized Given these circumstances we fully support Minister Fast s action in defending Canadian economic sovereignty and the right of Canadian industry and its workers to compete for work within their own country One can only imagine the outcry in the United States if this table were turned It should not have come to this nor should it end there So as not to place this particular project in limbo we call on the government of Alaska to take the necessary steps to remove these unwarranted conditions so that this project can proceed on the basis of competitive bidding that includes fair opportunity for Canadian steel to be used To be clear we are not calling for Buy Canada on this project If in the end U S made steel proves to be more competitive on a fair and open basis then so be it There are broader principles at play In our December 2 Globe and Mail article we proposed a reciprocity principle for government procurement to assure each country similar access to

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  • CSPA Welcomes Decision of Canadian International Trade Tribunal on Rebar Imports | Canadian Steel Producers Association
    the announcement today by the Canadian International Trade Tribunal CITT of its determination that dumped imports of concrete reinforcing bar rebar from China South Korea and Turkey and subsidized imports of rebar from China are threatening to cause material injury to Canadian rebar manufacturers in Alberta Ontario and Quebec CSPA and its member companies consistently advocate effective trade remedy laws which serve to restore market based competition in Canada This enables Canadian producers to compete fairly against imports under the WTO rules thus benefitting production jobs and investment in Canada Because of the dumping and subsidization practices of these three countries anti dumping and countervailing duties will be in place for the next five years on rebar originating in or exported from them The ruling does not apply to other rebar imports into Canada nor does it prevent imports from those three countries that are priced fairly The decision follows a complaint filed on April 24 2014 with the Canadian Border Services Agency CBSA by three CSPA members AltaSteel Edmonton ArcelorMittal Contrecoeur Quebec and Gerdau Whitby Ontario On December 10 2014 the CBSA established final dumping duties ranging from 3 8 to 41 and countervailing duties for subsidies up to 90 Canadian per tonne The CSPA further welcomed the CITT s decision not to grant a regional exclusion in British Columbia as had been requested This maintains the national scope of the finding to ensure open and market based competition between domestic and imported products throughout the country About CSPA CSPA is the voice of Canada s primary steel producing industry which has annual shipments of approximately 13 billion and employs some 18 thousand people Canadian steel producers are integral to the automotive energy construction and other demanding industrial supply chains For more information about the CSPA please visit us

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  • The problem is Buy America. The cure is equal treatment | Canadian Steel Producers Association
    face in global government procurement markets A recent bridge project in Colorado was another Fortunately a more sensible outcome finally prevailed But with relatively minor exceptions Canadian steel products are prohibited in American infrastructure projects while U S steel suppliers compete freely in our domestic market The Canadian Institute of Steel Construction points to the growing scope of Buy America provisions as largely responsible for Canada s annual 1 billion plus trade deficit in fabricated steel products with the U S Such provisions are included in a growing list of U S legislation The astounding situation in Prince Rupert takes this negative economic reach to an even higher level and latitude by shutting out Canadian steel from use on a project in our own country The lack of reciprocity in government procurement opportunities illustrates the need for a more integrated North American economy International Trade Minister Ed Fast said the Canadian government remains opposed to these kinds of restrictions and is exploring options to address the situation The extraterritorial application of these protectionist restrictions on trade within Canada by a foreign government is unreasonable he said Taxpayers on both sides of the border would benefit from dismantling the trade barriers and inefficiencies created by U S protectionist policies such as Buy America Canadian opposition parties have joined the debate backing the legitimate interests of Canadian industry We agree And to be clear in doing so we do not advocate that Canada put in place its own version of Buy America Our view goes the opposite direction Instead we ask that the U S and Canada negotiate reciprocal procurement conditions that are consistent with trade liberalization are reasonable and sensible creating the same market access and conditions we allow in our own market The prosperity of Canada s steel industry is vitally important to the nation s economic health It employs some 20 000 people directly with the steel fabrication industry adding thousands more Indirectly a further 100 000 jobs are supported by domestic steel production Ensuring better access to international markets for Canadian steel helps to strengthen the industry not to mention the countless jobs that use or rely on Canadian steel daily As we see in so many industrial sectors the North American economy is strengthened when both the Canadian and U S economies are strong and when supply chains for both private and public sector uses are highly integrated and efficient It is counterproductive when either country seeks to limit trade with the other We support the government s efforts at international trade liberalization including fair competition and increased market access in government procurement Our economy can only reach its potential if Canadian producers are able to compete fairly for international and domestic business This holds particularly true with our neighbour to the south or in the case of Prince Rupert to the north our largest and closest trading partner Ensuring we are competing on a substantially equal basis as our major trading partners will increase industrial production

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