Safeguard Inquiries

International trade rules allow Canada to temporarily restrict imports to allow Canadian producers to adapt. These temporary measures are called safeguards. The Canadian International Trade Tribunal has the authority to inquire into safeguard complaints from Canadian producers, as well as safeguard references from the Government of Canada. Complaints from Canadian producers can cover imports from all countries (global safeguards) or just imports from countries with which Canada has signed a free trade agreement (bilateral safeguards). When specifically directed by the Government, the Tribunal may also recommend appropriate remedies to offset the harmful effects of import surges, as is the case with the recently announced safeguard reference on certain steel goods

Case Number(s) Case Name Description
GC-2018-001 CERTAIN STEEL GOODS Notice
GS-2005-001 UNMANUFACTURED TOBACCO Decision
CS-2005-001 BARBEQUES Report
GS-2004-001 BICYCLES Decision
GS-2004-002 FINISHED PAINTED BICYCLE FRAMES Decision
GS-2004-001, GS-2004-002 BICYCLES AND FINISHED PAINTED BICYCLE FRAMES Report
GC-2001-001 STEEL Report
GC-2001-001 STEEL Decision
GC-93-001 BONELESS BEEF Report
SR-91-001 RUBBER FOOTWEAR Report
SR-90-001 SPANDEX YARN Report
SR-90-002 PNEUMATIC INNER TUBES Report
SE-90-002 HOT-FORGED SCISSORS AND SHEARS Report