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Brazil sets duties vs. China, Taiwan stainless steel pipe

Keywords: Tags  Camex, welded austenitic stainless steel pipe, China pipe, Taiwan pipe, anti-dumping duties, pipe imports, YC Inox, Evertec (Foshan) Stainless Steel Appliances Fujian Casey Stainless Steel Group

SÃO PAULO — Brazilian foreign trade chamber Camex has imposed anti-dumping duties on imports of welded austenitic stainless steel pipe from China and Taiwan.

The anti-dumping tariff will be valid for five years, varying from $359.66 per tonne to $911.71 per tonne, it said in a resolution published July 29.

Products imported from Taiwan’s YC Inox Co. Ltd. will be charged a tariff of $359.66 per tonne; imports from China’s Evertec (Foshan) Stainless Steel Appliances Mfg. Co. Ltd., Fujian Casey Stainless Steel Group Co. Ltd., Irestal (Shanghai) Stainless Pipe Co. Ltd. and Shanghai Triround Stainless Steel Corp., among other companies, face duties of $679.08 per tonne; and Taiwan’s Froch Enterprise Co. Ltd. and other unspecified Taiwanese companies will pay duty of $911.71 per tonne.

The case was opened in March 2012 following a request from Brazilian producer Aperam Inox Tubos Brasil Ltda.

In February this year, Brazil extended the deadline for the conclusion of the investigation.

Brazil imported 19,353 tonnes of welded austenitic stainless steel pipes in the first half of 2013, up nearly 19 percent from 16,266 tonnes a year earlier, according to the country’s foreign trade ministry.

A version of this article was first published in AMM sister publication Steel First.

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