European Commission reduces Interpipe AD duty

The European Commission has lowered the definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of Ukrainian seamless pipe produced by Interpipe from 13.8% to 8.1% from 1 August, after an interim review. So says the official entry in the European journal.

The review was initiated in May 2018 by the commission after receiving a request from Interpipe, which claimed an indefinite significant change in supplier’s circumstances. This included a change in supply of feedstock source for pipe production from third party to in-house, after the integration of Dneprosteel in 2013. This was followed by a significant expansion of production range and decrease in exports of pipe under investigation.

The duties currently in force range from 24.1-35.8% for Russian and 12.3-25.7% for Ukrainian seamless pipe up to 406.4mm external diameter. Interpipe’s duty has been amended to 8.1% from 1 August, having been amended down from 25.1% to 17.7% and then down to 13.8% in 2012, Kallanish notes

The commission announced in October 2018 the completion of a full interim review which started in July 2017. The review lead to the definitive anti-dumping duty on Russian and Ukrainian round seamless pipe being kept in place, which then lead to the partial interim review on changed circumstance at Interpipe’s request.