China raises anti-dumping duties on some US, EU steel tubes and pipes

Steel pipes to be exported are seen at a port in Lianyungang May 31, 2018. — Picture by China Daily via Reuters
Steel pipes to be exported are seen at a port in Lianyungang May 31, 2018. — Picture by China Daily via Reuters

BEIJING, June 14 — China said today that it was raising anti-dumping duties on certain alloy-steel seamless tubes and pipes used at utilities and imported from the United States and the European Union.

The anti-dumping tax rate applicable to the steel tubes and pipes is between 57.9% and 147.8% on companies in the United States and the EU, effective June 14, the Commerce Ministry said today. Tariffs on US steel extrusion firm Wyman-Gordon Forgings are at 101%, while those on all other US companies are 147.8%, the ministry said.

The anti-dumping tariff on Vallourec units Vallourec Deutschland GmbH and Vallourec Tubes France are 57.9%, with all other EU companies face tariffs of 60.8%.

China, the world's largest steel producer and consumer, had imposed 13-14.1% tariffs on companies in the United States and the EU in 2014 which expired on May 10, 2019.

The decision to extend the anti-dumping tariff follows a request from the Chinese domestic steel tubes and pipes sector, the ministry said. — Reuters

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