Trade Regulation Updates

Steel Importer ‘Country of Melt and Pour’ Regulatory Update

March 8, 2024

Dear Steel Importers, 

The Government of Canada has announced that beginning November 5th, 2024, steel importers will be required to report “country of melt and pour” information to the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) when completing their Customs declarations under Canada’s Steel Import Monitoring Program. If you use the services of a customs broker, you will need to begin to include this information in your document submissions to them, so they can report the necessary information on your behalf.

This change is a significant departure from the previous declaration rules, which did not require this information.

In an effort to encourage a smooth transition, steel importers can begin to optionally report the country of melt and pour before the enactment date. For more details, we encourage you to read the news release from Global Affairs Canada

As a valued PCB client, you benefit from our proactive release process, which ensures your imports are declared appropriately with the additional requirements detailed above. Should additional documents be required, we will reach out to you, your carrier, or your vendor.

Please reach out to your account manager with any questions you have about these new requirements at any time by emailing or calling 604.538.1566.