EU imposes provisional China/Brazil chromium-coated steel anti-dumping duties

The European Commission has imposed provisional anti-dumping duties on imports of electrolytic chromium coated steel (ECCS) from China and Brazil.

The investigation started last year following a complaint lodged by Eurofer. On average during October 2021-January 2022, Brazil and China supplied into the EU a combined 6,000-7,000 tonnes/month of ECCS.

The investigation concerned flat-rolled products of iron or non-alloy steel, plated or coated with chromium oxides or with chromium and chromium oxides, classified under HS codes 7210 50 00 and 7212 50 20. European producers of such products include ArcelorMittal in Spain and France, thyssenkrupp in Germany and Acciaierie d’Italia in Italy.

China’s Baoshan received the lowest provisional duty, at 33.2%, while other Chinese companies have been levied with 36.7-77.9% duties, depending on mill. For all Brazilian imports, the duty has been set at 52%, Kallanish notes from the Commission statement.

Emanuele Norsa Italy