Trade Remedies Authority Implements Steel Safeguard Measures in UK
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Trade Remedies Authority Implements Steel Safeguard Measures in UK

Following a review, UK’s Trade Remedies Authority has applied safeguard measures to certain steel imports entering free circulation

Following a review, UK’s Trade Remedies Authority has applied safeguard measures to certain steel imports entering free circulation in the UK, for 3 years. This Notice takes effect from 1 July 2021.

The following products remain subject to safeguard measures until 30 June 2024:

Category 1 ― non-alloy and other alloy hot rolled sheets and strips

Category 2 ― non-alloy and other alloy cold rolled sheets

Category 4 (4A and 4B have been merged) ― metallic coated sheets

Category 5 ― organic coated sheets

Category 13 ― rebars

Category 19 ― railway material

Category 20 ― gas pipes

Category 21 ― hollow sections

Category 25A ― large welded tubes

Category 25B ― large welded tubes

Category 26 ― other welded pipes

The following products will remain subject to safeguard measures until 30 June 2022:

Category 6 ― tin mill products

Category 7 ― non-alloy and other alloy quarto plates

Category 12 ― non-alloy and other alloy merchant bars and light sections

Category 16 ― non-alloy and other alloy wire rod

Category 17 ― angles, shapes and sections of iron and non-alloy steel

Products that will not be subject to safeguard measures

Safeguard measures on the following product categories will be terminated from 1 July 2021:

Category 14 ― stainless bars and light sections

Category 15 ― stainless wire rod

Category 27 ― non-alloy and other alloy cold finished bars

Category 28 ― non-alloy wire

Amendments have been made to country and commodity code coverage. Details can be obtained from Notices 2021 number 1 and 2021 number 2.

The quota numbers will remain the same for each quarter of the year. In quarter 4 (April to June), when a country specific quota has exhausted, there will be access to the appropriate ‘other countries’ (residual) quota (providing it has not also exhausted). Although the TRA has allotted quota amounts in tonnes, when declaring imports on Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (or Customs Declaration Service the ‘net mass’ should be declared in kilogrammes.

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