The World Trade Organization (WTO) said that Ukraine has already protested against the anti-dumping duties imposed on Ukrainian steel pipes by Armenia and Kyrgyzstan. Zhejiang Zhonggang Steel was informed that Ukraine had similar protests against Kazakhstan on September 11.
According to the Common Resolution of the European Community, the anti-dumping duty rate for casing produced by the Interpipe steel plant in Ukraine was set at 18.9%. The tax rate of pump and compressor tubes is 19.9%, and the tax rate for oil and gas and heat treatment shaped tubes with a diameter not exceeding 820 mm is 19.4%. The anti-dumping duty was implemented in June 2011 for a period of five years, and in June 2016 it was extended for another five years to June 1, 2021.
Due to changes in circumstances, Interpipe requested a review of the tax rate in a few months, so the EC initiated an investigation in October 2016. Ukraine stated that although it did not meet the prerequisites for submitting a request 20 days after the notice period, Russia’s largest member state and steel pipe supplier, Russia, were also allowed to join the review.
In the fall of 2017, the EC Commission concluded that the tax rate should be lowered, but the resolution was not adopted. Ukraine stated in the WTO application that anti-dumping duties should be cancelled during the sunset review because “above the necessary level, there are errors and they are based on inadequate rulings, procedures and regulations.”