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EU slaps more anti-dumping duties on Chinese steel, iron

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EU slaps more anti-dumping duties on Chinese steel, iron

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(BRUSSELS) - The EU is to impose provisional anti-dumping duties on seamless pipes and tubes of iron and steel from China - typically used in power plants and in the oil and gas industry.

The Commission says its investigations confirmed that the Chinese products had been sold in Europe at heavily dumped prices.

The EU executive has imposed duties which range between 43.5% and 81.1%, to provide EU companies with "necessary breathing space".

It says this should prevent damage to European companies involved in the production of the steel tubes and pipes.

The Commission says its investigations confirmed that the Chinese products had been sold in Europe at heavily dumped prices.

The investigation was initiated on 13 May this year following a complaint submitted by the industry.

The Commission says its investigations confirmed that the Chinese products had been sold in Europe at heavily dumped prices.

These are provisional measures, and the Commission will make a decision within the coming six months whether they measures would become definitive and apply for a period of five years.

The Commission says its investigations confirmed that the Chinese products had been sold in Europe at heavily dumped prices.

The EU currently has an unprecedented number of trade defence measures in place targeting unfair exports of steel products from third countries, with a total of 40 anti-dumping and anti-subsidy measures, 18 of which on products originating from China.

The Commission says its investigations confirmed that the Chinese products had been sold in Europe at heavily dumped prices.

14 more investigations concerning steel products are still ongoing, including three cases for which duties are being provisionally applied.

The Commission says its investigations confirmed that the Chinese products had been sold in Europe at heavily dumped prices.

Commission Regulation (EU) 2016/1977 of 11 November 2016 imposing a provisional anti-dumping duty on imports of certain seamless pipes and tubes of iron (other than cast iron) or steel (other than stainless steel), of circular cross-section, of an external diameter exceeding 406,4 mm, originating in the People's Republic of China - full details of decision


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