UK Extends AD Duty on Welded Pipe Import from China & Belarus
UK government has agreed with the Trade Remedies Authority’s recommendation on the UK trade remedy measure on welded tubes and pipes. On 9 August, the TRA published its recommendation on the UK’s trade remedy measure on imports of welded tubes and pipes from China, Belarus and Russia. Trade Remedies Authority is recommending that the UK continue to apply the anti-dumping duties to imports from China and Belarus but not to imports from Russia. The Trade Remedies Authority also recommended that the scope of the measure be changed to exclude one of the four types of product covered by the measure, as it’s not manufactured within the UK. The Secretary of State for International Trade has upheld the Trade Remedies Authority’s recommendation, which will now take effect.
Trade Remedies Authority’s analysis found that, if the measures were removed, producers in Belarus and China would be likely to dump these products in the future and cause harm to UK industry, but that Russian producers would not.
The measure covers welded tubes and pipes of non-alloy steel commonly used for heating and plumbing systems in the construction industry. The review concerned an anti-dumping measure which applies to welded tubes and pipes of iron or non-alloy steel, of circular cross-section and of an external diameter not exceeding 168.3 mm, excluding line pipe of a kind used for oil or gas pipelines, casing and tubing of a kind used in drilling for oil or gas, precision tubes and tubes and pipes with attached fittings suitable for conducting gases or liquids for use in civil aircraft.
This anti-dumping measure was inherited from the EU system and the Trade Remedies Authority is tasked with reviewing all the EU measures which have been transitioned to assess whether they are still needed.