The TRA recommendation on the measurement of welded pipes and tubes is maintained
The government has agreed with the TRAthe UK Recommendation on Trade Remedies for Welded Pipe and Tube.
Monday August 9, TRA published his Recommendation on UK Trade Remedies Regarding Imports of Welded Pipe and Tube from China, Belarus and Russia. This anti-dumping measure was inherited from the EU system and the TRA is responsible for reviewing all EU measures that have been transitioned to assess whether they are still needed.
the TRA recommends that the UK continue to apply anti-dumping duties to imports from China and Belarus, but not to imports from Russia. the TRA also recommended that the scope of the measure be changed to exclude one of the four types of products covered by the measure, as it is not made in the UK. The Secretary of State for International Trade confirmed the TRAof the recommendation, which will now enter into force.
Revision of the measure on imports of welded pipes and tubes
the TRAassessed whether the trade remedy, which imposes duties on imports of welded pipes and tubes from China, Belarus and Russia, is still needed for the UK. This involved collecting data from UK producers and importers and exporters and analyzing it to determine whether these imports were harming or could harm UK producers by unfairly undercutting their prices. The measure covers welded non-alloy steel pipes and tubes commonly used for heating and plumbing systems in the construction industry.
the TRAThe analysis of revealed that, if the measures were removed, Belarusian and Chinese producers would likely dump these products in the future and cause injury to the UK industry, but Russian producers would not. not.
the TRAthe first results of were published in his Statement of essential facts in May, giving parties to the case the opportunity to review the TRAconclusions, comment and add other comments. A number of parties submitted responses and the TRAthe final report of the responded to these comments and provided additional clarification as required.
the TRAThe Commission’s recommendation means that tariffs will be maintained where they are needed, on imports from Belarus and China, but not where they are not, on imports from Russia, thus ensuring that the Users of these products can secure fair supplies at competitive prices, but UK producers are not harmed by unfair trade. These measures will be removed for products imported from Russia after January 30, 2021 (30 days after the date of transition of the measure from the EU to UK law, as specified by the law).
the TRASimon Walker’s chairman explained:
the TRA the review of this measure and the evidence we have gathered and analyzed have enabled us to recommend an outcome that keeps measures where they are needed and removes them where they are not, ensuring that users of those products can guarantee fair trade supplies at competitive prices, but UK producers are not harmed by unfair trade.
AboutTRAand trade remedies
The Trade Remedies Authority ( TRA ) is the UK body that reviews whether trade remedies are needed to tackle unfair import practices and unanticipated import surges.
the TRA is an independent body of the Department of International Trade (DIT) and was launched on June 1, 2021. Prior to its launch, the staff functioned as the Trade Remedies Investigations Directorate (TRID) of the DIT.
Anti-dumping measures are one of the three types of trade remedies authorized by the World Trade Organization (WTO). These measures impose duties on products when they are dumped – unfairly imported into a country at prices below those for which they would be sold in the country where they are made. The other two measures are countervailing measures which combat unfair subsidies on imported goods and safeguard measures which deal with unforeseen import surges.
When the UK left the EU, it moved to 43 trade remedies that affected UK industries in UK law. the TRA then had to review each measurement. Indeed, the measures were initially put in place on the basis of data from all EU Member States. If the UK is to keep them, it must demonstrate that they are necessary to protect against unfair trade practices that harm or could harm UK industries.
About the Welded Pipe and Tube Transition Review
The review of welded pipes and tubes was initiated on February 10, 2020. TheTRAreleased its Statement of Essential Facts, an interim report setting out its initial findings to give parties to the case an opportunity for comment, on May 14, 2021.
The review concerned an anti-dumping measure that applied to welded pipes and tubes of iron or non-alloy steel, of circular cross section and of an external diameter not exceeding 168.3 mm, excluding line pipe. types used for oil or gas pipelines, casing and tubing of the types used for drilling for oil or gas, precision tubing and tubing and hoses with fittings adapted for conducting gases or liquids intended for use in civil aircraft.