Eurasian Union puts antidumping duties on Chinese stainless-steel pipes

The Eurasian Economic Commission — the regulatory authority of the customs union between Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan — is introducing antidumping duties on imports into the union of Chinese stainless-steel welded tubes and profiles.

Antidumping duties of 14.62%-17.28% will be introduced by March 12 and remain in place for five years, the commission said Feb. 11.

The main applications for these products include production of bathroom equipment and heat exchangers, the automotive, food, petrochemical and nuclear industries, furniture manufacturing and infrastructure construction.

The antidumping investigation into imports of welded stainless steel pipes and profiles from China was launched in December 2019 and was prompted by a request from local suppliers of similar products — TMK, Marcegaglia RU and Baltinox.

The investigation findings confirmed the fact of dumping by Chinese producers and material damage to the economy of the Eurasian union member states.

— Ekaterina Bouckley