Provisional anti-dumping duty on stainless steel sheets from China

The European Union has formally imposed a provisional anti-dumping duty on Chinese and Taiwanese imports of stainless steel sheets.

The Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/501 imposes provisional punitive duties accordingly. The product concerned is “cold-rolled stainless steel flat products” and therefore stainless steel sheets. The product concerned originates in China and Taiwan. These imports have been subject to customs registration since 17 December 2014. This follows an anti-dumping investigation. Here it turned out that the manufacturers in China and Taiwan produce the goods up to 35 percent below the production and transport costs.

Which steel goods are covered?

The products concerned are currently covered by CN codes 7219 31 00, 7219 32 10, 7219 32 90, 7219 33 10, 7219 33 90, 7219 34 10, 721934 90, 7219 35 10, 7219 35 90, 7220 20 21, 7220 20 29, 7220 20 41, 7220 20 49, 7220 20 81 and 7220 20 89. This means that flat-rolled

Anti-dumping duties on stainless steel from China affect many industries. These goods are used in many different ways. For example, steel products are used in the manufacture of household appliances (e.g. for the interiors of washing machines and dishwashers), welded tubes and medical equipment, in food processing and the automotive industry, but also on construction sites.

How high is the anti-dumping duty on stainless steel products?

The anti-dumping duty is up to 25.2% for imports from China and up to 12.0% for imports from Taiwan. In some cases, lower anti-dumping duties are also granted for steel products originating from certain companies for which individual company duties have been set.

Your questions about anti-dumping on stainless steel from China/Taiwan

If you have any questions on anti-dumping duties on stainless steel products from China/Taiwan, please do not hesitate to contact us. You should now be aware of the following points:

  • How can I obtain lower company-specific duties?
  • How do I have to set up my business as managing director for the import of stainless steel products?
  • Can I comment on the anti-dumping regulation before the European Commission?
  • Do I have to provide a security on import?
  • What happens if I conclude contracts before the anti-dumping regulation enters into force?

For these and all other questions we are always at your disposal on 040 / 369615-0.

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