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EICS Bulletin: Steel Safeguard Tariff Rate Quotas

This message pertains to imports of certain steel goods (heavy plate and stainless steel wire) subject to the Order Imposing a Surtax on the Importation of Certain Steel Goods.

The purpose of this message is to inform importers that applications for a quota allocation for the May 13, 2020 to May 12, 2021 quota period will be accepted by Global Affairs Canada between April 8 and April 29, 2020. Said quota allocation, if granted, may be used only during this period.

Applications must be submitted by April 29, 2020. Application Form 3145 must be submitted by e-mail to

The Notice to Importers, serial no. 983, provides information on the allocation methodology for the next allocation period. It may be found on the Global Affairs website.

If you have any questions, please contact Global Affairs Canada by e-mail:

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COVID-19 is a global challenge. Keeping our supply chains moving is important for maintaining the health and wellbeing of citizens and businesses. While the Canada - U.S. border is now closed to non-essential traffic, it is still open for trade and commerce. We are committed to doing our part for global supply chains.

We are protecting the health and safety of our employees. They are working from home, except for critical functions that require certain equipment or managing paper/courier flow. In those cases we are following social distancing guidelines.

We are open and available to assist you, and key players in your supply chains. Our dedicated staff are available 24/7 and our brokerage and logistics experts are available to help you make adjustments to your supply chain, if necessary.

We encourage you to check out the government programs available to families, businesses, exporters and importers. And, while respecting the need for social distancing we encourage everyone, including our staff, to reach out and remain connected to family, friends, colleagues and customers.

Stay safe.

Peter Willson
Chairman & CEO
Willson International

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