Ministry of Commerce: Continue to impose anti-dumping duties on some imported
seamless steel pipes originating in the United States and the European Union
[Publication Number] Announcement No. 9 of 2020
[Publisher] Ministry of Commerce of the People ’s Republic of China
[Release Date] 2020-5-9
China News Service, May 9th, according to the Ministry of Commerce website, the Ministry of Commerce issued the Announcement No. 9 of 2020 on May 9, 2020, and decided to review the investigation results according to the end of the period. Anti-dumping duties will continue to be imposed on alloy steel seamless steel pipes for high temperature pressure bearing imports related to the European Union for a period of 5 years.
In May 2014, the Ministry of Commerce began to implement anti-dumping measures on imported high-temperature bearing alloy steel seamless steel pipes originating in the United States and the European Union. In June 2019, the Department of Commerce adjusted the anti-dumping tax rates for US and EU companies. In May 2019, in response to domestic industry applications, the Ministry of Commerce launched this final review review investigation.
In the announcement of the final review of the anti-dumping measures, the Ministry of Commerce stated that if the anti-dumping measures are terminated, the import of high-pressure-bearing alloy steel seamless steel pipes originating in the United States and the European Union may continue or recur in China. The damage caused by the related high-temperature bearing alloy steel seamless steel pipe industry may continue or occur again.
According to Article 50 of the "Anti-dumping Regulations", the Ministry of Commerce proposed to the State Council Customs Tariff Commission to continue to implement anti-dumping measures based on the investigation results. The State Council Customs Tariff Commission made a decision based on the recommendations of the Ministry of Commerce, starting May 10, 2020 Anti-dumping duties will continue to be levied on import-related high-temperature pressure-bearing alloy steel seamless steel pipes originating in the United States and the European Union, with an implementation period of five years.
The Ministry of Commerce pointed out that the scope of products subject to anti-dumping duties is the product to which the original anti-dumping measures apply, which is consistent with the scope of products in the Ministry of Commerce's Announcements No. 34 of 2014 and No. 24 of 2019. The product is included in the "People's Republic of China Import and Export Tariff": 73045110, 73045190, 73045910 and 73045990. Other steel pipe products that do not meet the specific description of the product under investigation under the above tariff code are not within the scope of this investigation. The tax rate for continuing to levy anti-dumping duties is the same as the regulations of the Ministry of Commerce Announcement No. 24 of 2019.
The ruling announcement will be implemented from May 10, 2020