EU to impose new quota on imports

According to media sources, the European Commission has sent a notification to the World Trade Organization, stating that the EU will impose import quotas on certain steel products, including rebar and wire rod, for a period of 150 days starting from February 2, 2019.. However, there has been no official announcement yet. Accordingly the import quotas will be in force between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020 and that the quota volumes will be increased... Read More

EU imposes provisional safeguard measures on 23 steel product categories

The European Commission has announced that it has decided to impose provisional safeguard measures on 23 steel product categories, including reinforcing bars, hot rolled products and steel pipes, in the form of a 25 percent out-of-quota tariff. The provisional measures will be applied for 200 calendar days beginning from July 19. The commission has preliminarily decided that the EU steel industry is in a situation of threat of serious injury for the... Read More

EU votes in favor of provisional safeguard measures

European Union voted on July 5th in favor of provisional measures against steel imports under the scope the safeguard investigation launched as a response to Section 232 tariffs in the US. The European Commission has proposed a combination of a quota and a tariff as expected. The quota will be based on import volumes over recent years and a 25 percent tariff will apply for the volumes exceeding that amount.  Read More

EU imposes definitive antidumping duty on rebar imports from Belarus

The European Commission (EC) has announced that it has decided to impose definitive antidumping (AD) duty on imports of certain concrete reinforcing bar and rod imports from Belarus. Accordingly, the commission has calculated a definitive antidumping duty rate of 10.6 percent for Byelorussian Steel Works (BMZ) and all other producers in the country. In December last year, the commission imposed a provisional antidumping (AD) duty of 12.5 percent for... Read More

EU imposes definitive antidumping duty on HFP rebar imports from China

The European Commission (EC) has announced that it has imposed definitive antidumping duty on high fatigue performance (HFP) rebar imports from China. The final antidumping duties are as follows: 48.1 percent for Jiangsu Yonggang Group Co., Ltd, Jiangsu Lianfeng Industrial Co., Ltd, Zhangjiagang Hongchang High Wires Co., Ltd and Zhangjiagang Shatai Steel Co., Ltd, 62.1 percent for Jiangyin Xicheng Steel Co., Ltd, Jiangyin Ruihe Metal Products Co.,... Read More

EUROFER: China should meet EU’s five market economy criteria for market economy status

The European Steel Association (EUROFER) has announced that the European Commissioners held an Orientation Debate today, on how to proceed with China’s request to grant it market economy status (MES), following the EU-China summit last week at which policy makers attempted to equate reductions in steel overcapacity with the granting of the much-coveted MES designation. Regarding the Orientation Debate, EUROFER director general Axel Eggert stated... Read More

EU starts antidumping investigation for rebar imports from Belarus

The European Commission (EC) has announced that it has started an antidumping investigation for certain concrete reinforcement bar and rod imports from Belarus upon a complaint received from the European Steel Association (EUROFER) alleging that the mentioned imports are being dumped and are thereby causing material injury to the EU industry. The investigation will cover the period between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2015. The investigation will... Read More

EU initiates anti dumping investigation for Chinese high fatigue performance rebar

The European Commission has announced that it has initiated an antidumping (AD) duty investigation regarding high fatigue performance (HRP) rebar imports from China. The investigation has been launched following the application filed by the European Steel Association (EUROFER), alleging that imports of the product under investigation from the country concerned have increased overall in absolute terms and in terms of market share. The products subject... Read More

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