ANNOUNCEMENT 29 Mar 2011

In March 2011, the European Commission initiated a sunset review and extended the duty in June 2012. In July 2017, a sunset review was initiated and the duty was extended for a new period in October 2018.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising

SOURCE



Official Journal of the European Union, 4 July 2012, L 174/5: http://trade.ec.europa.eu/doclib/docs/2012/july/tradoc_149665.def.and.term.en.L174-2012.pdf

http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2012:357:0001:0006:EN:PDF


Official Journal of the European Union, Case No. R665, notice number 2017/C 214/07, published in the Official Journal of the European Union on 4 July 2017: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:52017XC0704(02)&from=EN
Official Journal of the European Union, Case No. R665, Commission Implementing Regulation of (EU) 2018/1469 of 1 October 2018, published in the Official Journal of the European Union on 2 October 2018: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32018R1469&from=EN
Official Journal of the European Union, Case No. R689, Commission Implementing Regulation of (EU) 2018/1295 of 1 August 2019, published in the Official Journal of the European Union on 2 August 2019: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32019R1295&from=EN
Official Journal of the European Union, Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1382 of 2 September 2019, published on 3 September 2019: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32019R1382&from=EN

Inception date: 27 Jun 2012 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Anti-dumping

On 26 June 2012, the European Union decided to extend the anti-dumping duties in force against imports of seamless pipes and tubes, of iron or steel, originating in Russia and Ukraine. The Union decided instead to repeal the measures in force on Croatia. The subject goods fall under the HS codes 7304.1100; 7304.1910; 7304.1930; 7304.2200; 7304.2300; 7304.2400; 7304.2910; 7304.2930; 7304.3180; 7304.3958; 7304.3992; 7304.3993; 7304.5189; 7304.5992 and 7304.5993.
The European Commission initiated the anti-dumping review on imports on 29 March 2011. The anti-dumping duty was imposed by the Council Regulation No 2320/97, suspended for a period after 2004 and re-introduced after an interim review by the Regulation No 954/2006.
 
On 21 December 2012, the European Council decided to amend the decision 585/2012 (mentioned above) and to impose definitive anti-dumping duties on certain imports of seamless steel pipes on a specific company. The anti-dumping duty applicable to imports of the product concerned from the TMK Group is now 28.7%. (1269/2012)

On 4 July 2017, the European Commission initiated a sunset review on imports of the subject good from Ukraine and Russia. This follows the request lodged on 30 March 2017 by the Defence Committee of the Seamless Steel Tubes Industry of the European Union.

On 3 October 2018, the European Commission extended the definitive duty imposed on imports of seamless pipes and tubes from Ukraine and Russia following the conclusion of the sunset review. The rate of duty on imports from Russia is between 24.1% and 35.8% of the net free-at-Union-frontier price before duty depending on the company. The rate of duty on imports from Ukraine is between 12.3% and 25.7% of the net free-at-Union-frontier price before duty depending on the company. The regulation extending the definitive duty was published on 2 October 2018.

On 2 August 2019, the European Commission amended the definitive duty imposed on imports of the subject good from the Ukranian companies LLC Interpipe Niko Tube and OJSC Interpipe Nizhnedneprovsky Tube Rolling Plant (Interpipe NTRP) following the conclusion of a partial interim review. The rate of duty is amended from 13.8% to 8.1% of the net free-at-Union-frontier price before duty. The Regulation amending the definitive duty level enters into force on 3 August 2019.  

On 3 September 2019, the European Commission issued Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1382 suspending or amending the definitive duty imposed on imports of seamless pipes and tubes, of iron or steel, originating in Russia and Ukraine 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 on imports from a number of Russian and Ukranian companies is suspended whilst the definitive duty is reduced on imports from the remaining Russian and Ukranian companies. The rate of reduced definitive duty on imports from Ukraine is 0.7%. The rate of reduced duty on imports from Russia is 3.7% or 10.8% depending on the company. This decision follows a notice issued in April 2019 and following comments from interested parties.

AFFECTED SECTORS