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Item 80 - Carbon Steel, and Item 81 - Specialty Steel

Notice to Importers
Export and Import Permits Act

Serial No. 683
Date: August 31, 2005

Table of Contents

1.0 Purpose
2.0 Authority
3.0 Further information

1.0 Purpose

1.1 The purpose of this Notice is:

To inform importers that the steel import monitoring programme has been extended to August 31, 2008.

1.2 This Notice extends previous notices to importers concerning the steel import monitoring programme, including the Notice to Importers of March 12, 2001.

1.3 The steel import monitoring program does not limit the quantity of carbon and speciality steel products that may be imported into Canada.

1.4 This Notice should be read with the Export and Import Permits Act (EIPA) and the EIPA Regulations, as well as previous notices, in particular the Notice to Importers of March 12, 2001 which outlines the requirements and identifies covered commodities.

2.0 Authority

2.1 The steel import monitoring programme has been extended to August 31, 2008 under the authority of Subsection 5.1(1) and Section 6 of the Export and Import Permits Act. Subsection 5.1(1) provides that monitoring may be initiated when steel is being traded in circumstances of world surplus supply and depressed prices and where a significant proportion of world trade is subject to control through the use of non-tariff barriers. Pursuant to the provisions of Section 6, the Governor in Council has the discretion to revoke, amend, vary or re-establish the Import Control List.

3.0 Further Information

Enquiries may be addressed to:

Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
Trade Controls Policy Division (TIC)
125 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0G2

Frédéric Laberge (Policy): 613-944-0773
Johanne Gauthier (Permits and Information): 613-944-0778
Facsimile: 613-995-5137