NEW YORK Essar
Steel Algoma Inc. has filed an anti-dumping duty complaint with
the Canadian government regarding certain hot-rolled carbon
steel plate and high-strength low-alloy steel plate imports
from Brazil, Taiwan, Denmark, Indonesia, Italy, Japan and South
The Sault Ste. Marie,
Ontario-based steel producers petition comes on the heels
of the company posting its sixth consecutive quarterly loss.
The flat-rolled producer at the time said it was considering
plans to file a trade complaint citing price suppression and a
surge of "low-priced plate imports" from those countries (
amm.com, Aug. 14).
During its most recent
quarter, the company saw a 7-percent fall in plate sale prices
offset by an 8.4 percent rise in plate shipments to 90,000 tons
from 83,000 tons in the previous quarter.
The Canadian International Trade Tribunal will begin its
preliminary inquiry and issue a decision by Nov. 4. In a
separate investigation, the Canada Border Services Agency will
investigate whether imports are being dumped and will make a
preliminary determination by Dec. 4.