Chinese, Taiwanese exporters worried EC investigation will lead to anti-dumping duties

Stainless steel exporters in China and Taiwan are worried the European Commission’s investigation into possible dumping of cold rolled stainless steel flat products by the two countries will lead to duties being imposed, market sources told Steel First on Friday June 26.

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,”...


Elfi Middelbeek

June 27, 2014

00:04 GMT

London, Shanghai