The European Commission has imposed a definitive anti-dumping (AD) duty on certain welded pipes and tubes of iron or non-alloyed steel imported into the European Union (EU) originating from Belarus, China, and Russia after an expiry review, the commission informed in a notification on April 19, 2021.
The products under review are welded tubes and pipes of iron or non-alloy steel, of circular cross-section and an external diameter not exceeding 168.3mm.
The said products currently fall under CN codes ex 7306 30 41, ex 7306 30 49, ex 7306 30 72 and ex 7306 30 77 and TARIC codes 7306 30 41 20, 7306 30 49 20, 7306 30 72 80 and 7306 30 77 80.
The anti-dumping measure excludes line pipes 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
The anti-dumping duty on imports of the said products ranges between 10.1pc and 90.6pc, depending on the country.
The anti-dumping duty imposed on Chinese producers is 90.6pc, while on Belarusian companies, it is 38.1pc.
On Russian company TMK Group, the commission has imposed a duty of 16.8pc, while it has imposed an anti-dumping duty of 10.2pc on the OMK Group. The commission has imposed an anti-dumping duty of 20.5pc of all other Russian producers of welded tubes and pipes of iron or non-alloy steel.
The request for review of the anti-dumping measure was lodged on October 25, 2019, by the Defence Committee of the welded steel tubes industry of the European Union on behalf of domestic producers representing more than 25pc of the total local producers of certain welded pipes and tubes of iron or non-alloy steel.
The investigation period of continuation or recurrence of dumping is from January 1, 2019, to December 31, 2019.