Stainless steels are not included in the latest anti-dumping update from the Dept of Business & Trade
This public notice is published by the Secretary of State under regulation 101C(2)(a) of the Trade Remedies (Dumping and Subsidisation) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (“the Regulations”).
The public notice:
- relates to certain hot-rolled flat products of iron, non-alloy or other alloy steel products (the “goods” it relates to, are described under the heading “goods description” below)
- gives effect to the Trade Remedies Authority (TRA) recommendation to:
- supersedes taxation notice 2020/13
Variation of anti-dumping duty on the product
The import duty (the anti-dumping duty) on the goods given effect to by taxation notice 2020/13 is varied in accordance with this public notice from 7 April 2022.
Amount of anti-dumping duty
The anti-dumping duty applicable to the net, free-at-the-frontier price, before other amounts of import duty, on the product imported into the UK from the People’s Republic of China is maintained at the rates listed in table 1:
Table 1: duty amount and additional codes
|Handan Iron & Steel Group Han-Bao Co., Ltd
|Hesteel Co., Ltd (Chengde Branch)
|Hesteel Co., Ltd (Tangshan Branch)
|Angang Steel Company Limited
|Maanshan Iron & Steel Co., Ltd
|Rizhao Baohua New Material Co., Ltd
|Rizhao Steel Wire Co., Ltd
|Wuhan Iron & Steel Co., Ltd
|Zhangjiagang GTA Plate Co., Ltd
|Zhangjiagang Hongchang Plate Co., Ltd
|Beijing Shougang Co. Ltd (Qian’an Iron & Steel Branch)
|Bengang Steel Plates Co., Ltd
|Inner Mongolia Baotou Steel Union Co., Ltd
|Jiangyin Xingcheng Special Steel Works Co., Ltd
|Shanxi Taigang Stainless Steel Co., Ltd
|Shougang Jingtang United Iron and Steel Co., Ltd
|Tangshan Yanshan Iron and Steel Co., Ltd
|All other overseas exporters (residual amount)
Declaration required to qualify for a specified exporter duty
In order to qualify for the duty rate applicable to goods produced by an overseas exporter specified in Table 1, a valid commercial invoice with an accompanying declaration must be presented to HMRC on importation of the goods using document code D008.
The following declaration must be completed, drafted and signed by an official of the entity issuing the valid commercial invoice who is identifiable by name and function:
“I, the undersigned, certify that the [volume] of [goods] sold for export to the United Kingdom included in this invoice was produced by [company name and address] ([Additional code]) in [country]. I declare that the information provided in this invoice is complete and correct.
If an invoice is not presented, or the declaration is not made, the residual (all other overseas exporters) amount is the duty amount applicable to the goods.
Goods subject to anti-dumping duty
The anti-dumping duty applies to:
Certain flat-rolled products of iron, non-alloy steel or other alloy steel, whether or not in coils (including ‘cut-to-length’ and ‘narrow strip’ products), not further worked than hot-rolled, not clad, plated or coated.
The following product types are excluded:
- products of stainless steel and grain-oriented silicon electrical steel
- products of tool steel and high-speed steel
- products, not in coils, without patterns in relief, of a thickness exceeding 10mm and of a width of 600mm or more
- products, not in coils, without patterns in relief, of a thickness of 4.75mm or more but not exceeding 10mm and of a width of 2.05m or more
Categories of the product subject to anti-dumping duty are imported into the UK under the following UK Global Tariff (UKGT) commodity codes:
- 72 08 10 00 00
- 72 08 25 00 00
- 72 08 26 00 00
- 72 08 27 00 00
- 72 08 36 00 00
- 72 08 37 00 10
- 72 08 37 00 90
- 72 08 38 00 10
- 72 08 38 00 90
- 72 08 39 00 10
- 72 08 39 00 90
- 72 08 40 00 10
- 72 08 40 00 90
- 72 08 52 10 00
- 72 08 52 99 00
- 72 08 53 10 00
- 72 08 53 90 00
- 72 08 54 00 00
- 72 11 13 00 11
- 72 11 13 00 19
- 72 11 14 00 10
- 72 11 14 00 91
- 72 11 14 00 95
- 72 11 19 00 10
- 72 11 19 00 91
- 72 11 19 00 95
- 72 25 19 10 90
- 72 25 30 90 00
- 72 25 40 60 90
- 72 25 40 90 00
- 72 26 19 10 91
- 72 26 19 10 95
- 72 26 91 91 11
- 72 26 91 91 19
- 72 26 91 99 00
Expiry of anti-dumping duty
The anti-dumping duty on the product given effect to by this public notice ceases to apply on 7 October 2027.
The TRA will notify interested parties of the expiry of the anti-dumping duty in sufficient time to allow an interested party to make an application for an expiry review.
Transition review TD0017: Transition review of an anti-dumping measure applying to certain hot-rolled flat and coil products originating in the People’s Republic of China
On 5 April 2022 the TRA initiated a transition review of the anti-dumping duty certain hot-rolled flat products of iron, non-alloy or other alloy steel products originating in the People’s Republic of China notice of initiation TD0017.
Summary of the transition review
The TRA conducted the transition review in accordance with regulation 100 of the Regulations.
In accordance with regulation 99A(1)(a) of the Regulations, the TRA considered whether the dumping of the goods would be likely to continue or recur if the duty was no longer applied (the “likelihood of dumping assessment”). In accordance with regulation 99A(1)(b) of the Regulations the TRA considered whether injury to UK producers of certain hot-rolled flat products of iron, non-alloy or other alloy steel products would be likely to continue or recur if the anti-dumping duty was no longer applied (the “likelihood of injury assessment”).
Two domestic producers, one domestic trade body, one trade union and 3 foreign governments and 3 other parties registered an interest in the transition review.
The TRA assessed the scope of the transition review under regulations 99A(2)(a)(iii) and 74 of the Regulations. The TRA did not receive any application for a review of the scope of the measure and an assessment was undertaken to ensure that the scope remained appropriate for the UK-specific context. Having conducted the assessment, the TRA decided not to vary the description of the Goods Subject to Review or the scope of this transition review. To assist with the implementation of the anti-dumping measure, the list of commodity codes was updated to the list above.
Following the likelihood of injury assessments, the TRA concluded that the anti-dumping duty on the products should be extended.
Further information on the investigation can be found on the TRA’s public file.
Recommendation of the TRA
The TRA recommended that, from 7 April 2022, the anti-dumping duty on the products given effect to by Taxation notice 2020/13 should be varied so that it applies until 7 April 2027. In addition, the TRA recommended that the anti-dumping duty be maintained on the goods at the existing amount as it had not been possible for the TRA to recalculate that amount.
The TRA made the recommendation in accordance with regulation 100 and 100A of the Regulations.
After reviewing the TRA reconsideration the Secretary of State for Business and Trade has accepted the TRA’s recommendation under regulation 101C(2)(a) of the Trade Remedies (Dumping and Subsidisation) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019.