Interim Review No. RD-2016-002



The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (the Tribunal) hereby gives notice that, pursuant to subsection 76.01(1) of the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA), it has initiated an interim review of its order made on January 7, 2014, in Expiry Review No. RR-2013-002, its order made on January 30, 2015, in Expiry Review No. RR‑2014‑002, and its finding made on May 20, 2014, in Inquiry No. NQ‑2013‑005, concerning the dumping of certain hot-rolled carbon steel plate and high-strength low-alloy steel plate, as defined in each of the aforementioned proceedings. The aforementioned proceedings involve certain plate originating in or exported from the Republic of Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Romania, Ukraine, the Federative Republic of Brazil, the Kingdom of Denmark, the Republic of Indonesia, the Italian Republic, Japan and the Republic of Korea.

On August 8, 2016, the Tribunal informed parties to the aforementioned proceedings that it had determined that an interim review is warranted on the basis of facts related to the role and performance of service centres in the domestic industry that were not put into evidence in the original proceedings and that were not discoverable by the exercise of reasonable due diligence. The interim review was then held in abeyance pending resolution of the judicial review of Inquiry No. NQ‑2015‑001. The judicial review having now been resolved, the Tribunal will commence the interim review.

Each person or government wishing to participate in the interim review must file a notice of participation with the Tribunal on or before noon on July 6, 2018. Each counsel who intends to represent a party in the interim review must file a notice of representation, as well as a declaration and undertaking, with the Tribunal on or before noon on July 6, 2018.

On August 10, 2018, the Tribunal will distribute the public information to all parties that have filed notices of participation and the confidential information to counsel who have filed a declaration and undertaking with the Tribunal.

Interested parties are invited to file written submissions with the Tribunal no later than noon on August 24, 2018. Each person or government that files a submission in response to the notice of commencement of interim review will be given an opportunity to respond in writing to the representations of other persons or governments. Persons or governments wishing to respond to the submissions must do so no later than noon on September 7, 2018. Once written submissions are filed, the Tribunal will determine whether an oral hearing will be held or if it will proceed by way of written submissions. Submissions should be based exclusively on public information. However, relevant confidential information may be filed, if necessary, along with a comprehensive public summary or public edited version of the confidential information. Confidential submissions will be made available to counsel who have filed the relevant declarations and undertakings.

Parties are required to serve each other. Public submissions are to be served on counsel and those parties who are not represented by counsel. Confidential submissions are to be served only on counsel who have access to the confidential record and who have filed an Undertaking with the Tribunal. This information will be included in the List of Participants which will be distributed to counsel and parties no later than noon on July 11, 2018. Submissions are to be served in accordance with the directions below:

1.    It is recommended that submissions that contain protected information that is confidential to your company/government or your clients be submitted using the Tribunal’s Secure E-Filing Service. Submissions that contain confidential information may be served by electronic mail provided you are willing to accept the associated risks.

2.    Submissions that contain third-party confidential information, meaning confidential information belonging to a company/government that is not your own or that is not represented by you must be served by courier. Service must be effected so that the said submissions arrive on the stated due dates as set out above.

Please note that proof of service must be filed with the Tribunal at the same time as the submissions are served on the Tribunal. Please see the Tribunal’s Guideline on the Designation, Protection, Use and Transmission of Confidential Information found at for additional information.

Written submissions, correspondence and requests for information regarding this notice should be addressed to the Registrar of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal, 15th Floor, 333 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0G7, 613-993-3595 (telephone), (e-mail).

Parties and the public may file documents electronically with the Tribunal through its Secure E‑filing Service at The information is fully encrypted from the sender to the Tribunal.

At the end of these proceedings, the Tribunal will issue a decision supported by a summary of the case, a summary of the arguments and an analysis of the case. The decision will be posted on its Web site and distributed to the parties and interested persons, as well as to organizations and persons that have registered to receive decisions of the Tribunal.

Written and oral communication with the Tribunal may be in English or in French.

Dated at Ottawa, Ontario
this 22nd day of June 2018

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Publication Date

Friday, June 22, 2018

Modification Date

Friday, June 22, 2018