EU skips India/Indonesia stainless duty, imposes electrode duty

The EU has decided not to impose anti-subsidy duties on imports of stainless steel cold-rolled flat products originating in India and Indonesia. This goes against the expectations of European steelmakers’ association Eurofer.

In May, the EU imposed 13.6-34.6% anti-dumping duties on imports of stainless steel cold-rolled flat products from India and Indonesia, a move which Eurofer welcomed, adding that it expects anti-subsidy measures to follow (see Kallanish passim).

Separately, the EU has imposed a provisional anti-dumping duty on imports from China of graphite electrodes used for electric furnaces falling under HS code 8545 11 00. The duty rates applicable to the net, free-at-Union-frontier price, before duty, are 17.5-66.5%, depending on company (see table).

CompanyDuty rate
Fangda group composed of four producers: Fangda Carbon New Material Co., Ltd; Fushun Carbon Co., Ltd; Chengdu Rongguang Carbon Co., Ltd; Hefei Carbon Co., Ltd24.5%
Liaoning Dantan Technology Group Co., Ltd.17.5%
Nantong Yangzi Carbon Co., Ltd.24.5%
Other cooperating companies21.6%
All other companies66.5%
Source: European Commission

Adam Smith Germany