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China anti-dumping on import oriented electrical steel
2016-07-24

The Customs Tariff Commission of the State Council decided on July 23, 2016, to impose anti-dumping duties on imports of CRGO originated in Japan, the Republic of Korea and the EU.


Details of the Products under Investigation are as follows: 


Scope of investigation: Imported Cold Rolled Grain Oriented Silicon Steel originated in Japan, the Republic of Korea and the EU.


Name of the Products under Investigation: Cold Rolled Grain Oriented Silicon Steel, also known as grain oriented flat-rolled electrical steel. English name: Cold Rolled Grain Oriented Silicon Steel, “CRGO”.


Description: CRGO's silicon content is at least 0.6% by weight with carbon content not exceeding 0.08% and CRGO may contain aluminum not more than 1.0%. Other elements contained do not make it have the characteristics of other alloy steel. Its thickness will not be more than 0.56 mm. Roll-shaped GOES can have any width and for platy one, its width is at least ten times its thickness. 


Main purposes: Products are widely used in transformers, large generators and other equipment. 


The product is listed under tariff numbers of 72251100 and 72261100 in the Customs Import and Export Tariff of the People’s Republic of China.


Rates of anti-dumping duty imposed on companies are as follows:


Japanese companies: 


1. JFE Steel Corporation 39.0%


2. Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation 45.7%


3. All Others 45.7%


Companies of the Republic of Korea


1. POSCO 37.3%


2. All Others 37.3%


EU companies: 46.3%


Period of Levying Anti-dumping Duties


The implementation period of levying anti-dumping duties on imports of CRGO originated in Japan, the Republic of Korea and the EU lasts for 5 years starting from July 23, 2016.


Reference website: http://english.mofcom.gov.cn/article/policyrelease/buwei/201608/20160801384002.shtml

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