EU import duty on organic coated flat steel from China to expire March 2018

EU import duty on organic coated flat steel from China to expire March 2018

Europe’s anti-dumping duty on imports of certain organic coated flat steel products from China will expire on March 15, 2018, unless a review is initiated, the European Commission said on Tuesday June 13.

The European Commission (EC) set definitive anti-dumping duties of 13.70-44.70% for the products China on March 15, 2013.

Definitive duties were imposed on imports of organic coated flat-rolled products of non-alloy and alloy steel, not including stainless steel, which are painted, varnished or coated with plastics on at least one side, excluding so-called ‘sandwich panels’ of a kind used for building applications and consisting of two outer metal sheets, excluding those products with a final coating of zinc-dust, and excluding those products with a substrate with a metallic coating of chromium or tin.

The products from China currently subject to the import tariffs fall under the following :

To initiate a review, European producers should lodge a request containing sufficient evidence that the expiry of the measures would result in a continuation or recurrence of dumping and injury to domestic steelmakers, the EC said.

The notice was published in the Official Journal of the European Union on Tuesday, and review requests can be filed up until December 15, 2017.

The EC announced the start of an anti-dumping probe into hot dipped galvanized coil (HDG) originating from China on December 9, 2016.

The EC could impose provisional anti-dumping measures as early as September 9 2017 – nine months from the start of the investigation.