ANNOUNCEMENT 10 Feb 2020
In February 2020, the United Kingdom announced the initiation of its first transition investigation which concerns the imports of certain welded tubes and pipes from Belarus, China and Russia. The investigation is still in progress.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
Department for International Trade of the United Kingdom, Trade Remedies Investigation Directorate, Notice of Initiation TD0001: Anti-dumping duties on certain welded tubes and pipes of iron or non-alloy steel originating in the Republic of Belarus, the People’s Republic of China, and the Russian Federation: https://www.trade-remedies.service.gov.uk/public/case/TD0001/submission/a2e56d8b-8057-4962-b9b3-765345291361/
Department for International Trade of the United Kingdom, Case TD0001 public file: Welded Tubes and Pipes from Belarus, China and Russia: https://www.trade-remedies.service.gov.uk/public/case/TD0001/
On 10 February 2020, the Department for International Trade of the United Kingdom initiated the first transition antidumping investigation following the issuance of the Trade Remedies (Dumping and Subsidisation) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019. The antidumping investigation concerns the imports of certain welded tubes and pipes from Belarus, China and Russia. Notably, the transition investigation concerns the existing EU trade defence duty introduced by Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/110 of 26 January 2015, see related state act. The products subject to investigation are classified under HS code subheading 7306.30.41, 7306.30.49, 7306.30.72, and 7306.30.77. This investigation was initiated by the Department for International Trade without an application from the domestic industry.
The United Kingdom is at present only conducting reviews of existing EU trade defence interventions as part of the Trade Remedies (Dumping and Subsidisation) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (as amended). The conclusion of any transition antidumping investigation will first be implemented following the United Kingdom's withdrawal of the European Union following the transition period. During the transition period, all EU trade defence interventions are imposed by the UK.