UK Steel comments on EU's anti-dumping announcement

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Commenting on the EU Commission’s announcement that it will be imposing provisional anti-dumping duties on imports of hot-rolled steel and heavy plates from China, Dominic King, Head of Policy and External Affairs at UK Steel, said: “The speed at which tariffs have been imposed on dumped steel from China by the EU is very welcome. However, while we hope the tariffs for heavy plate are robust enough to ensure free and fair trade, the proposed levels for hot-rolled steel are not high enough, which might encourage China to continue dumping it on to the EU market.

“Steel producers in the UK have experienced first-hand what happens when trade is not free and fair. As the UK prepares to leave the EU, the Government needs to ensure that we develop robust trade defences that will create a level playing field ensuring free and fair trade and not distorted competition.”


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