EU court reversal of dumping ruling may be win for free trade

Feb 10, 2014 | 01:39 PM | Méabh McMahon

Tags  European Union, anti-dumping, EU Court of Justice, Xinyegang Steel, steel tube, Méabh McMahon

BRUSSELS — Criticism by the European Union Court of Justice about how the European Commission has applied anti-dumping duties has sparked conjecture in Brussels about a possible change in legislation.

The European court scrapped anti-dumping duties imposed on imports of steel tube from one of China’s oldest steel companies, Hubei Xinyegang Steel Co. Ltd. The commission is keeping quiet for now, giving itself the legally allowed period of three months to react and possibly appeal.

The baldly critical ruling in the Hubei case highlighted "inconsistencies" in the commission’s anti-dumping calculations, which have been used to impose duties on a wide range of steel imports.....





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