|Europe and the United States exports of seamless steel pipe suffered repeated anti-dumping duty imposed
October 6, EU Council of Ministers issued a public notice, ruling China seamless steel pipe exports to the EU constitutes a threat of injury to EU industry, decided to levy from 17.7 to 39.2% of the final anti-dumping duties. In just 24 hours, the U.S. Commerce Department announced the seamless steel pipe imported from China to launch anti-dumping and countervailing duty investigations.
U.S. Commerce Department said the U.S. companies require seamless steel pipe imports from China to impose 98.37% anti-dumping duties, and subsidies that the Chinese government imposed an additional countervailing duty.
It is reported that this survey was to be United States Steel Corporation, V & M Star Company, TMK IPSCO Inc. and United Steelworkers of America initiated at the request. One month ago, "tire special protection case", but also by the United Steelworkers of America filed lawsuits.Industry sources said special security case is the fuse.
The U.S. market as China's largest export market for seamless steel pipe, coupled with the vast European market, China's steel enterprises is bound to usher in a disaster. The official how to deal with seem very important.
October 9, the first day of work after the National Day holiday, the reporter did not work in the Ministry of Commerce and the Ministry of the website to find an official letter to the relevant position. Information Services Department, Ministry of Commerce official reply newspaper: "Web site will be the first time dissemination of information." But before the deadline date, the reporter did not find any related notice. This is the "special safeguard tire case" when the Chinese government's rapid response to some very different.
Prior to the official statement from the Department of Commerce Bureau of Fair Trade for a responsible person, the Xinhua report did not disclose the name of the person, the person rejects the EU anti-dumping grounds, he said: China is using large amounts of data and facts have proven that China seamless steel pipe exports to the EU is entirely determined by market demand, not the formation of the EU industry, the impact of the EU industry, key indicators are normal, and did not suffer "damage threat."
In addition, on behalf of the domestic steel interests of the Chinese Iron and Steel Industry Association also pointed out that "the European Commission in its assessment completely ignored this fact, but based solely on the charges in the future may cause damage to speculate on the basis of judgments." But did not talk about and the United States pairs of counter-investigation.
A few years by the United States on China's exports of hot rolled, rebar and other anti-dumping and tax increase measures, China's exports of steel pipe on the species concentrated in." Beijing Lange Steel Information Center analyst Wang Guoqing accept the "China Times "interview.
Guo-Qing Wang noted that China's exports to the U.S. 1-7 months 339,000 tons of seamless steel tubes, steel exports accounted for 46.4%. On the other hand, the U.S. steel capacity utilization less than 50%, especially in the current economic downturn, the high unemployment rate case, United Steelworkers of America and other companies filed a complaint on the seamless steel pipe.
This case, the U.S. International Trade Commission on November 2 this year, made after the preliminary ruling, if the Committee agreed that ruling, the U.S. Department of Commerce will be held in December this year and next year in February on the countervailing duty and anti-dumping duty to make a preliminary ruling, But the effects have been seen.
Customs data showed ,1-August, China's top three exporters of seamless steel pipe, respectively the United States (345.6 thousand tons), Algeria (22.38 million tons), India (170.9 thousand tons). And in August, the U.S. exports accounted for only 06.5 thousand tons, has dropped out of the top ten.
Reporter learned from Steel Association, since the European Union July 9, 2008 placed on file, China seamless steel pipe exports dropped drastically this year, exports to the EU the number of 1-8 months 96,000 tons, with 327,000 tons last year, down 70.96% ; export value of 460 million U.S. dollars from the same period last year fell to 160 million U.S. dollars this year, trade volume fell 65.45%.
Guo-Qing Wang is also worried about more than these, even more serious consequences, "the practice of Europe and the United States will lead to other countries to follow suit, leading to further deterioration of China's export environment." Had also had a similar example: in 2007, the United States imposed on Chinese pipe anti-dumping, countervailing duties, followed by Canada, the European Union, Mexico and other countries have taken pairs of counter-investigation, and other safeguards investigation.
It seems some people, steel exports are impeded, the pressure will further increase the domestic supply, and now once again the talk of domestic steel prices down, all this will hinder the recovery of the domestic steel market rise.
According to reports, since the European Union July 9, 2008 placed on file since the China Steel Association organizations, CITIC Pacific, the new smelting steel, Valin value for pipe, steel pipe, seamless pipe Panzhihua, Chengdu, Wuxi Seamless, Baosteel, Anshan Iron and Steel, etc. 9 enterprises, representing more than 210 people involved in the affected enterprises to actively responding to, organizing industry, defense, and has in the January 15, 2009, June 4 hearing of the European Commission cited the fact that the data set, but did not receive adequate attention.
Domestic steel exports have more than 10000 trade enterprises, there are also disorderly competition and dumping phenomenon." Guo-Qing Wang suggested that domestic enterprises should be standardized operation, improve concentration, optimize product structure, while also standardize management, the implementation of national accounting standards, sound business archives.