INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
06 Mar 2018 Renewal
10 Dec 2016 Review
21 Dec 2011 Definitive duty
30 Jun 2011 Preliminary duty
30 Sep 2010 Initiation

IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

Supranational

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 30 Jun 2011 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Anti-dumping

On September 30, 2010 the European Commission initiated an anti-dumping investigation on imports of certain seamless pipes and tubes of stainless steel originating in the People's Republic of China by means of the notice of initiation No. 2010/C 265/09. The investigation was initiated following a complaint lodged on August 16, 2010 by the Defence Committee of the seamless stainless steel tubes industry of the European Union, representing more than 50% of EU production of the product. The product under investigation is classified under the following HS code subheadings: 7304 11 00, 7304 22 00, 7304 24 00, ex 7304 41 00, 7304 49 10, ex 7304 49 93, ex 7304 49 95, ex 7304 49 99 and ex 7304 90 00.

On 30 June 2011 the European Commission imposed provisional anti-dumping duties on imports of certain seamless pipes and tubes of stainless steel from China. The rate of duty is between 48% and 71.5% of the net free-at-Union-frontier price before duty depending on the company. The measure is in force for a period of 6 months.

On 21 December 2011, the European Council imposed a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of the subject good from China. The rate of duty is between 48.6% and 71.9% of the net free-at-Union-frontier price before duty depending on the company.
Please note that there has been a similar investigation going on in 2009 with final anti-dumping duties imposed. For details see the section "Related measures".
 
On 10 December 2016, the European Commission initiated a sunset review on the anti-dumping duty imposed on imports of the subject good from China. This follows the request lodged on 8 September 2016 by Seamless Stainless Steel Tubes Industry of the European Union.

On 7 March 2018, the European Commission extended the definitive duty imposed on imports of certain seamless pipes and tubes of stainless steel from China. The rate of duty is 48.3% and 71.9% of the net free-at-Union-frontier price before duty depending on the company. The regulation extending the definitive duty was published on 6 March 2018. 

On 3 September 2019, the European Commission issued Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1382 amending the definitive duty imposed on imports of certain seamless pipes and tubes of stainless steel from China if a specific safeguard duty is also imposed on the same good. More specifically, in cases when the definitive safeguard duty of 25% out of quota is applied on the subject good (see related state act), the definitive antidumping duty is reduced. The rate of reduced definitive duty on imports is between 23.6% and 46.9% depending on the company. This decision follows a notice issued in April 2019 and following comments from interested parties.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

412 Products of iron or steel
7304 Tubes, pipes and hollow profiles, seamless, of iron (other than cast iron) or steel.
730411 Of stainless steel
730422 Drill pipe of stainless steel
730424 Other, of stainless steel
730441 Colddrawn or coldrolled (coldreduced)
730449 Other
730490 Other

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