Canadian politician calls for stiffer steel trade rules

The Canadian government must wake up to the threat posed by steel imports and adopt stricter trade policies, an Ontario politician urged in a call for action.

“We cannot continue to allow Canadian steelworkers’ jobs to be put at risk by a weak and outdated federal trade remedy system,” David Orazietti, member of the Provincial Parliament for Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, said in a statement. Orazietti is pushing for measures backed by the Canadian Steel Producers Assn, including higher penalties for companies that evade anti-dumping duties or give inaccurate information to trade officials. He also lobbied for policies that would see...


This article was first published by AMM

February 09, 2016

21:32 GMT