EU starts AD review of welded pipes from Belarus, China and Russia

Monday, 27 January 2020 16:58:42 (GMT+3)   |   Brescia

The European Commission has initiated an expiry review of the antidumping (AD) measures applicable to imports of certain welded pipes and tubes of iron or non-alloyed steel originating in Belarus, China and Russia. The Commission has accepted the request made on October 25, 2019, by the Defense Committee of the welded steel tubes industry of the European Union.

The investigation of a continuation or recurrence of dumping will cover the period from January 1, 2019, to December 31, 2019. The examination of trends relevant for the assessment of the likelihood of a continuation or recurrence of injury will cover the period from January 1, 2016, to the end of the investigation period.

The current measures, which entered into force in January 2015, consist of a definitive antidumping duty with rates of 90.6 percent for all Chinese companies, and 38.1 percent for all Belarusian companies. As for Russia, the rates amount to 16.8 percent in the case of TMK Group, 10.1 percent for OMK Group and 20.5 percent for all other companies.

The product subject to this review is welded tubes and pipes, of iron or non-alloy steel, of circular cross-section and of an external diameter not exceeding 168.3 mm, excluding line pipe of a kind used for oil or gas pipelines, casing and tubing of a kind used in drilling for oil or gas, precision tubes and tubes and pipes with attached fittings suitable for conducting gases or liquids for use in civil aircraft, currently falling under CN codes ex 7306 30 41, ex 7306 30 49, ex 7306 30 72 and ex 7306 30 77 and originating in Belarus, China and Russia.

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