The EC officially launched an investigation
on Thursday June 26, after the European steel association, Eurofer, filed a complaint on May 13 this year with the backing of domestic producers representing more than 25% of total EU production of the material.
Asian producers are expecting a different outcome from the commission’s previous investigations into cold rolled flat stainless products, because of different market circumstances.
A previous probe was closed in 2009, without any duties being imposed.
“I think the European Commission will not close this investigation [without duties] this time,”...