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EEC initiated repeated anti-dumping investigation on a number of steel pipe types from Ukraine

EEC initiated repeated anti-dumping investigation on a number of steel pipe types from Ukraine

2/8/2021

The Department for Internal Market Defense of the Eurasian Economic Commission has decided to initiate a repeated anti-dumping investigation due to the expiration of the measure for certain types of steel pipes from Ukraine.

The scope of the investigation includes casing, oil well tubing as well as petroleum, gas and conventional pipes with a diameter of up to and including 820 mm.

The results of considering the application submitted on behalf of the main pipe mills of the Eurasian Economic Union served as the basis.

The information provided to the EEC by the manufacturers indicated the possibility of continuing dumping imports of steel pipes from Ukraine and the possibility of renewing damage to the EAEU economy in case the measure is terminated. The availability of such information in the application serves the basis for a repeated investigation.

"In general, the anti-dumping measure is aimed at eliminating unfair competition; it respects the interests of the Union’s manufacturers and consumers in a balanced way and, as a result, contributes to the stable functioning of the EAEU pipe market. Given the continuing threat of dumping as part of the ongoing investigation, the risk of renewed damage to manufacturers will be assessed. If this situation is confirmed, the decision based on our work results will enable preserving stability in the pipe market," Andrey Slepnev, Member of the Board – EEC Minister in charge of Trade, noted.

As part of the repeated investigation, the Commission will collect and analyze information on the possibility of resuming dumping imports and causing damage to the EAEU economy in case the measure is terminated.

Based on the work performed, the Commission will prepare its opinion within 12 months which will be considered by the EEC Board.

For reference

The anti-dumping measure for certain types of steel pipes from Ukraine is applied in the EAEU in accordance with Decision No. 702 of the Customs Union Commission dated June 22, 2011, and has already been renewed by Decision No. 48 of the EEC Board dated June 2, 2016.

The applicants include the following Russian and Kazakh pipe companies: Chelyabinsk Pipe Plant PJSC, Pervouralsk Pipe Plant JSC, Volzhsky Pipe Plant JSC, Seversky Tube Works JSC, Sinarsky Pipe Plant JSC, Taganrog Metallurgical Works JSC, TMK-CPW JSC, Vyksa Steel Works JSC and TMK-Kaztrubprom LLP. ​