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EU imposes definitive AD duty on certain HR flat product imports from China

The European Commission has announced that it has decided to impose definitive antidumping (AD) duty on imports of certain hot-rolled flat products of iron, non-alloy or other alloy steel from China.

Accordingly, the definitive antidumping duty rates applicable to the above mentioned products range between 18.1 percent and 35.9 percent for Chinese companies.

The investigation was launched on February 13, 2016, following the application filed by the European Steel Association (EUROFER). On October 7, 2016, the commission imposed provisional duties on the mentioned imports ranging between 13.2 percent and 22.6 percent.

The products in question currently fall under Customs Tariff Statistics Position Numbers 7208 10 00, 7208 25 00, 7208 26 00, 7208 27 00, 7208 36 00, 7208 37 00, 7208 38 00, 7208 39 00, 7208 40 00, 7208 52 99, 7208 53 90, 7208 54 00, 7211 14 00, 7211 19 00, 7225 19 10, 7225 30 10, 7225 30 30, 7225 30 90, 7225 40 12, 7225 40 15, 7225 40 60, 7225 40 90, 7226 19 10, 7226 20 00, 7226 91 20, 7226 91 91 and 7226 91 99.

Country Exporter/Producer Definitive dumping margin Definitive AD duty rate
China Bengang Steel Plates Co., Ltd 97.3% 28.1%
Hesteel Group Co., Ltd 95.5% 18.1%
Jiangsu Shagang Group 106.9% 35.9%
Other cooperating companies 100.5% 27.3%
All other companies 106.9% 35.9%

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