China has imposed AD duty on imports
of stainless steel billet, slab, hot-rolled plate and coil produced in the European Union, Japan, South Korea and Indonesia since July 23, 2019.
Removal of AD duty unnecessary
Despite the anti-dumping duty, imports of stainless steel into China have not decreased in the past couple of years.
Stainless steel imports into China were 1.81 million tonnes in 2020, up by 686,200 tonnes or 61.33% from 2019, according to data released by China Stainless Steel Council (CSSC).
“Indonesia is the major supplier of stainless steel, especially the semi-finished and hot-rolled products,” an importer in Eastern China said.
For example, in the first seven months of 2021, China’s import of stainless steel semi-finished products (harmonization system code 72189900) was 735,068 tonnes, 732,747 tonnes...