EC Keeps AD Duty on Steel Pipe Import from Belarus, China & Russia
The European Commission has extended duties of between 10.1% and 90.6% on imports of steel welded tubes and pipes from Belarus, China and Russia for five years. Chinese producers face the highest rate of 90.6%. The rate for manufacturers in Belarus is 38.1%, while Russia’s OMK Group and TMK Group pay 10.1% and 16.8% respectively. Other Russian companies, such as PAO Severstal CHMF.MM, face tariffs of 20.5%. The Commission concluded that China, Belarus and Russia have significant spare production capacity and that dumping is likely if measures are removed.
The duties, in place since 2008, followed a complaint by a group representing 50% of EU production. The investigation cites ArcelorMittal, Spain’s Celsa Atlantic and Italy’s Arvedi Tube Acciaio as EU producers.