EU confirms Ukrainian seamless pipe anti-dumping duty expiry

The European Commission has confirmed the expiry of anti-dumping measures on seamless steel pipe and tube from Ukraine, effective 3 October, according to a Commission notice seen by Kallanish.

“This was the last anti-dumping measure in the EU against Ukraine (although suspended and not collected since June 2022) and as of [3 October], EU trade with Ukraine will be free of country-specific trade defence measures,” writes Yuriy Rudyuk, partner at law firm Van Bael & Bellis.

The law firm has been supporting Interpipe, Ukrainian manufacturer of seamless pipes, “in numerous investigations and reviews of these measures”, it says.

In the second quarter, Interpipe’s sales to Europe, including Poland, Germany and Spain, increased by 44% on-quarter to around 46,000 tonnes. In the first half-year, Intepipe supplied around 78,000t to Europe, up by 11% compared to the same period a year ago.

The company recently increased supply of seamless pipe to Europe, the Middle East, and Ukraine to counterbalance the impact of decreasing demand and falling prices in the US, it said in Q2 results announcement.

The company supplies seamless pipe to the EU via land routes.

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