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Evraz North America commends Canada Border Services Agency

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EVRAZ North America has praised the Canada Border Services Agency’s (CBSA) announcement that it has initiated an investigation into allegations by EVRAZ of dumping and subsidisation of large dia. (greater than 24 in. outer diameter) welded line pipe products from China, and allegations of dumping from Japan.

“The support of the Canadian government regarding unfair trade complaints like ours is critical,” said Conrad Winkler, President and CEO of EVRAZ North America. “EVRAZ, and specifically our steel operations in Camrose, Alberta and Regina, Saskatchewan, continues to be detrimentally impacted by the flood of unfairly traded line pipe imports into Canada. We are eager to compete globally on a level playing field based on actual economics and capabilities, not government subsidies and dumping practices.”

“Unfortunately, our employment numbers have decreased approximately 25% over the past two years due to today’s difficult commodity price environment and unfairly traded imports,” said Winkler. “We continually invest in our operations, and research and development to ensure the quality and safety of our product. However, unfairly traded and subsidised imports present significant challenges."

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