The Department of Internal Market Protection of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EAEC) has released notification of the start of a repeated anti-dumping investigation against certain types of steel pipes originating from Ukraine and imported into the customs territory of the EAEU.
Anti-dumping duties on Ukrainian pipes were first introduced by Russia, Belarus, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan in 2011 in the amount of 18.9% - 37.8% of the customs value, depending on the type of pipes. In 2016, the duties were extended until June 1, 2021.
“The high attractiveness of the EAEU market for Ukrainian pipe suppliers, the effect of the anti-dumping duty on Ukrainian pipes in other countries, a decrease in the volume of pipe sales to the industry ... and the deterioration of the financial performance of the sector of the economy allow us to conclude that if the anti-dumping measure is terminated, there is a possibility resumption of damage to the economic sector ", - stated in the notification of the Department of Protection of the Internal Market of the EAEU.
Earlier in December 2020, the board of the Eurasian Economic Commission extended the anti-dumping measure for seamless pipes made of corrosion-resistant (stainless) steel from Ukraine until October 18, 2021.
The main producer of casing and oil pipes in Ukraine is Viktor Pinchuk's Interpipe company. The main manufacturer of seamless stainless steel pipes is Centravis.