Synopsis: The UK Government has heeded the recommendation of the Trade Remedies Authority to extend anti-dumping and countervailing measures on imports of Hot Rolled Flat and Coil steel until 2027. This decision aims to shield the domestic steel industry from unfair competition, considering that Hot Rolled Flat and Coil steel constitutes a significant portion of global steel production. While the measures will persist for imports from China, Brazil, Iran, and Russia, the TRA suggested revoking anti-dumping measures for imports from Ukraine, citing factors such as production capacity and the nation's rebuilding needs.Article: In a move to fortify the resilience of the UK's steel sector, the Government has embraced the counsel of the Trade Remedies Authority to extend anti-dumping and countervailing measures on imports of Hot Rolled Flat and Coil steel. This strategic maneuver, effective until at least 2027, underscores the nation's commitment to safeguarding its steel industry from the perils of unfair competition.Hot Rolled Flat and Coil steel, widely used as a foundational material for various steel types, constitutes a substantial segment of global steel production. Acknowledging its significance, the TRA proposed in March that anti-dumping and countervailing measures on imports from China and anti-dumping measures on imports from Russia, Brazil, and Iran remain in effect until 2027.However, the TRA's recommendation carries nuanced considerations. It advocates the revocation of anti-dumping measures for imports from Ukraine, grounded in a comprehensive analysis. The TRA's evaluation emphasizes Ukraine's diminished production capacity and export limitations resulting from the ongoing conflict with Russia. This assessment aligns with Ukraine's pivotal requirement to reconstruct steel production facilities and cater to domestic steel demand for infrastructure revitalization.The retention of anti-dumping and countervailing measures will follow a timeline. For Hot Rolled Flat and Coil steel imports from China, the existing rates of measures will persist until 7 April 2027. Similarly, the anti-dumping measures on imports from Brazil, Iran, and Russia will be maintained at the existing rates until 7 October 2027. Importantly, the UK's export ban on all imports from Russia, prompted by the conflict in Ukraine, also extends to Hot Rolled Flat and Coil steel.This decision takes its roots from the transition of trade remedy investigations from the EU Commission to the UK following its departure from the EU. Over 40 trade remedy measures of relevance to UK producers were smoothly integrated into UK law during this transition. The TRA, as part of its ongoing responsibilities, continues to assess the suitability of each measure to meet the unique needs of the UK.Conclusion: The extension of anti-dumping and countervailing measures for Hot Rolled Flat and Coil steel imports underscores the UK's resolute commitment to maintaining a level playing field for its steel industry. By heeding the guidance of the Trade Remedies Authority, the UK ensures that its domestic steel sector remains shielded from unfair competition, thus fostering an environment conducive to sustainable growth and stability.