End of Steel Safeguard Tariff Rate Quotas

blog | Oct 18, 2021

End of Steel Safeguard Tariff Rate Quotas

The Government of Canada imposed safeguards in the form of tariff rate quotas on imports of certain heavy plate and stainless steel wire goods effective May 13, 2019. These safeguard measures will expire on October 24, 2021. 

As of October 24, importers will no longer be required to apply for shipment-specific import permits to import subject goods free of the safeguard surtax and are to use General Import Permit No. 80 or 81, as applicable, for their shipments. 

Importers are reminded that the Government of Canada has added reporting and recordkeeping requirements to General Import Permits No. 80 and 81. Providing complete and accurate information in customs declaration forms will enhance the reliability of the data and reduce the burden of post-clearance auditing. Importers may refer to the Notice to Importers – Serial No. 1032 for detailed information on these import requirements and procedures. 

A copy of the Notice to Importers – No.1032 can be found here: