The Canadian government is considering granting a duty remission to LNG Canada (with one of its partners being Petro China) on fabricated steel, allowing the entire project to go to China at the expense of Canadian construction jobs and tax payers’ money. The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) levied trade duties against China in June 2017 after China was proven to be illegally dumping fabricated steel into Canada at up to 48 per cent, in addition to illegally subsidizing its industry up to $2,300 per metric tonne.
Canadian trades and FISC producers have a proven track record of producing the best and most complex industrial facilities in the world, with the highest quality and safety records. It is imperative that the Canadian government stands behind our industry to prevent $40 billion of free and fair construction contracts from going offshore to a proven dumping and subsidizing nation.
The CISC is actively advocating the importance of maintaining the integrity of the CITT’s original ruling and urging the federal government to recognize the importance of keeping construction in Canada.