EC initiates anti-dumping proceeding against Macedonian steel tube makers.

By bne IntelliNews April 2, 2012
The European Commission has initiated an anti-dumping proceeding concerning imports of iron and steel welded tubes, pipes and hollow profiles originating in Macedonia, Turkey and Ukraine, a notice in the Official Journal of the EU informs. The list of products to be investigated excludes line pipe of a kind used for oil and gas pipelines and casing and tubing of a kind used in drilling for oil or gas. The EC launched the proceeding after it received a complaint from the Welded Steel Industry of the EU on behalf of manufacturers representing more than 25% of EUs output of the mentioned products. The investigation will determine whether there is dumping and whether the dumped imports have caused injury to the Union industry. The notice informs than in case the conclusions are affirmative, the investigation will examine if imposing measures would not be against the EU interest. The investigation will be concluded within 15 months. Provisional measures may be imposed no later than nine months from the publication of the notice.

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