Consultations Begin to Further Strengthen Response to Unfair Trade


Yesterday the Government of Canada began consultations on further potential changes to the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA), which deals specifically with trade remedy modernization.

“Our government has already introduced specific legislative amendments which strengthen the Government of Canada’s response to unfair trade and now we are opening the conversation to stakeholders. This is a chance for companies like Essar Steel Algoma, Tenaris Algoma Tubes and other important industries to tell us what they feel will be most effective to continue combatting unfair trade practices,” stated Sheehan.

This consultation was announced in Budget 2016 as part of the Government’s commitment to strengthen Canada’s response to unfair trade.

Canada’s trade remedy system provides recourse for domestic producers injured by unfairly traded goods entering the Canadian market. A modern and effective trade remedy system ensures Canadian producers can operate on a level playing field and have the appropriate tools to respond to changing global trade conditions.

The Government is interested in hearing from a wide range of stakeholders for this initiative.

Further details on the consultation, including how to provide comments, can be found by visiting:


  1. This federal liberal government has got to stop doing things at a snail’s pace. 1000’s of jobs are at stake, Alberta and Saskatchewan are joining Ontario and Quebec, swimming in red ink and Canadians want to get back to work, and not wondering about their EI government check. The steel industry is hurting and these liberals want to study things to death. Stop worrying about votes and start worrying about Canadians who want to get back to work. Seriously folks…………………….

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