SHANGHAI China shouldnt be included in the U.S.
anti-dumping and countervailing duty probe on imports of
grain-oriented electrical steel, the Chinese Ministry of
I would like to make a special mention of the ... case
on (grain-oriented electrical steel). According to U.S.
statistics, (grain-oriented electrical steel) imports from
China only account for a very small percentage of its total
import volume of the product, and is the lowest among the seven
countries being probed, ministry spokesman Shen Danyang
said at a press conference Oct. 31.
China exported 370 tonnes of the product to the United
States in 2012, according to U.S. Commerce Department data.
According to related World Trade Organization
regulations, (U.S.) imports from China are negligible. Thus,
China should not have been included in the case, he
Apart from China, the Commerce is investigating imports of
the product from the Czech Republic, Germany, Japan, South
Korea, Poland and Russia (
amm.com, Oct. 30).
One of Chinas major producers of grain-oriented
electrical steel, Baoshan Iron & Steel Co. Ltd., part of
Baosteel Group Corp., said it would actively participate in the
U.S. probe in the hope that it wouldnt affect its exports
to the country.
(Baoshan Iron & Steel) entered the high-end
(grain-oriented electrical steel) market in the USA in 2012,
and the country is one of the major export target markets for
(Baoshans product), chairman He Wenbo said during
an online conference Oct. 30.
A version of this
article was first published in AMM sister publication Steel