Relief Is Coming for Some Canadian Importers

October 2018

On October 11, 2018, the U.S. Surtax Remission Order (the Remission Order) granted relief in response to an overwhelming number of requests from Canadian importers facing difficulties in sourcing steel and aluminum products from domestic producers. This is good news for importers who have seen their duty costs increase since July 1, 2018 and have felt the impact on their bottom line.

Of importance, the Remission Order provides relief for imported steel and aluminum products deemed of “on-going short supply” or of “temporary short supply” in Canada and lists these items in two separate schedules.