UK Drops AD Duty on PC Wire Imports from China
UK’s Trade Remedies Authority has published its final recommendation on the PSC wire transition review. Anti-dumping duties on PSC wires and strands from China no longer apply, following the publication on 2 August 2021 of a Trade Remedies Authority report recommending that the duties be removed. The measures have been removed for PSC wires and strands imported from China after 30 January 2021, 30 days after the date the measure transitioned from the EU into UK law, as specified by the legislation. The Secretary of State for International Trade has decided to uphold the TRA’s recommendation and the duties have accordingly been removed. This means importers of these products from China will no longer have to pay duties of up to 46%.
Trade Remedies Authority assessed the trade remedies measure on PSC wire as part of its work to assess a number of measures which the UK inherited from the EU system. The domestic industry for this product also confirmed that they did not want the measure to continue.
This review concerned an anti-dumping measure applying to certain pre and post stressing wires and wire strands of non-alloy steel originating in the People’s Republic of China which began on 30 July 2020. The period of investigation was 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2019. In order to assess injury, the TRA examined the period from 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2019.