The Mexican Secretariat of Economy has extended anti-dumping duties on wrought carbon steel pipe fitting imports from China for five years after receiving a complaint from a Mexican importer.

 

The AD duties were set at $1.05/kg or $1,005/mt on Chinese steel pipes exported to Mexico, the economy ministry said in a resolution published in the country’s official gazette (Dof) on August 19.

 

The probe was opened following a request from Mexico’s Tubos de Acero de México (Tamsa).

 

The steelmaker argued that steel pipes exported by China were 37pc cheaper, at $994.45/mt, compared with $1,585.18/mt from other southeast Asian steelmakers, according to Dof data.

 

The anti-dumping duties will be valid from August 5, 2019, to August 5, 2024, according to the country’s official gazette.

 

The product affected is classified under tariff 7307.93.01.

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