The European Union has launched an investigation into whether to renew anti-dumping duties on corrosion-resistant steel imports from China.

18/02/2023

On February 8, 2023, the European Union (EU) initiated a review of the anti-dumping measures applied to certain corrosion-resistant steels imported from China. This review comes as a response to a request made by the European Steel Association (EUROFER) on November 8, 2022. EUROFER claimed that if the existing anti-dumping measures were to expire, it could potentially result in a recurrence of dumping and harm the EU industry.

The products subject to this review are flat-rolled steel products made of iron or alloy steel, non-alloy steel, aluminum killed, and coated by hot-dip galvanization with zinc and/or aluminum, excluding any other metal. These products are typically in the form of coils, cut-to-length sheets, or narrow strips, and they fall under specific CN codes, including ex 7210 41 00, ex 7210 49 00, ex 7210 61 00, ex 7210 69 00, ex 7212 30 00, ex 7212 50 61, ex 7212 50 69, ex 7225 92 00, ex 7225 99 00, ex 7226 99 30, and ex 7226 99 70 (TARIC codes 7210410020, 7210490020, 7210610020, 7210690020, 7212300020, 7212506120, 7212506920, 7225920020, 7225990022, 7225990092, 7226993010, 7226997094).

It’s important to note that the review excludes flat-rolled products of stainless steel, silicon-electrical steel, and high-speed steel, as well as products that have not undergone further processing beyond hot-rolled or cold-rolled (cold-reduced).

The investigation period for this review was from January 1, 2022, to December 31, 2022. Additionally, the injury assessment period considered was from January 1, 2019, up to the conclusion of the investigation review period.

The EU aims to conclude this review within a timeframe of 12 months, and it must not exceed 15 months from the date of the publication of the notice (February 8, 2023).

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