Ukrainian trade commission revised definitive anti-dumping (AD) measures imposed on seamless steel hot-deformed pipes imported into Ukraine from China on Sep 4. The decision comes after Chinese steelmakers agreed for voluntary price commitments to terminate the dumping duty.
Ukraine’s Interdepartmental Commission on International Trade (ICIT) had in May extended the probe on import of steel pipes originating from China by 13 months. The investigation was initiated on a complaint filed by domestic producer Interpipe Niko Tube under Ukraine’s law on Protection of National Commodity Producers from Dumped Imports. The complaint involved imports of drill pipes under Ukrainian Commodity Coding System (UKTZED) code 7304 23 00 00; steel seamless hot-rolled pipes (hot-deformed, external dia. over 473 mm) 7304 19, 7304 39, 7304 59; casing and pump-compressor pipes 7304 29 30 00 and 7304 29 90 00.
Following consultation with stakeholders, the Ukrainian Trade Commission has decided to accept voluntary price undertakings from Chinese manufacturers for the termination of AD in accordance with the Ukrainian law for a period of three years from May 22. The companies’ who written price commitments were accepted by ICIT include:
* Shanxi Fenglei Drilling Tools, Shanxi
* DP-Master Manufacturing, Jiangsu,
* Tianjin Pipe Corporation Group, Tianjin
The commission has rejected the price undertaking submitted by Hubei Xinyegang Steel and Jingjiang Special Steel and found them inadmissible in accordance with the country’s trade law. On May 28, Ukraine’s ICIT had imposed a levy of 0-51.52pc on seamless hot-rolled steel pipes from China for five years.