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The court proceedings, launched at the end of the last year, have been extended to 15 months

The Interdepartmental Commission on International Trade (ICIT) has extended an anti-dumping investigation into Ukraine’s imports of China-made coated rolled products of carbon steel to 15 months, according to a post on the Ministry of Economy’s website.

At a meeting in the updated composition on 6 December 2021, ICIT has extended the anti-dumping investigation into imports of coated rolled products from China.

“The course of the anti-dumping investigation into imports of carbon steel coated products from China was considered. The discussion resulted in a decision to extend the timeframes to 15 months,” reads the post.

As reported earlier, in late December 2020, ICIT launched an investigation into imports of China-made coated rolled products, initiated by Module-Ukraine LLC. Within the investigation period, from H2 2017 to H1 2020, the share of imports of China-made metal products accounted for more than half of total imports and consumption.

Denys Rysukhin, CEO of Metipol, earlier suggested that a 25–30% duty could be imposed on imports of China-made metal products based on the anti-dumping investigation results. Preliminary duties could be imposed before the final decision.

According to the Ukrainian Steel Construction Center Association, high imports prevent Ukrainian producers from fixing economically reasonable prices through achieving full utilization of the available production facilities.

Ukrainian manufacturers of coated rolled products claim they have enough production facilities to occupy the market share currently occupied by China-made products.

According to USCC, Ukrainian companies produce high-quality goods in strict compliance with the applicable standards and provide consumers with a 10- to 25-year guarantee. In turn, most coated rolled products imported from China do not meet those standards.