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Feb 2, 2023

In March 2022, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (“CITT”), pursuant the Special Import Measures Act (“SIMA”), initiated an expiry review of its May 3, 2017 findings, concerning the dumping of certain concrete reinforcing bar originating or exported from Belarus, the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu (Chinese Taipei), the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China, Japan, Portugal, and Spain.

Max Aicher North America Ltd. (“MANA”), a Canadian producer of hot rolled steel bar products to the North American marketplace, participated in the CITT’s investigation. In February 2023, the CITT issued its decision in favour of MANA to extend the anti-dumping duties for another five years. The decision signifies the continuation of imposed tariffs on MANA’s foreign competitors in the listed countries and ensures MANA will be able to benefit from fair competition and higher prices.

McMillan successfully represented MANA, with a team led by Peter Jarosz and Tayler Farrell, in connection with filing extensive witness evidence, case briefs, reply briefs and attended the CITT hearing on behalf of our client.

McMillan’s International Trade Practice Group advises companies ranging from multinationals to small and growing businesses located in Canada and around the world, helping them steer through unfamiliar laws and regulations, treaties, customs, tariffs, language barriers and bureaucracy. Bringing a combination of real-time business solutions and tactical excellence, McMillan’s lawyers are also frequently called upon to represent provincial, national and multinational organizations in international trade tribunals. Likewise, governments turn to our firm for assistance with complex legal issues that require an understanding of political sensitivities. Whether revising laws for a country’s entry into the World Trade Organization (WTO), advising on delicate negotiations affecting regulated or trade protected sectors, or counseling officials on trade rules applicable to major industrial projects, McMillan is invested in understanding and accelerating the business climate to help clients stay ahead.