Notice of initiation of an anti-dumping proceeding concerning imports of certain hot-rolled flat products of iron, non-alloy or other alloy steel originating in Brazil, Iran, Russia, Serbia and Ukraine was published in Official Journal of the European Union, July 7.
The complaint was lodged on 23 May 2016 by The European Steel Association on behalf of producers representing more than 25 % of the total Union production of certain hot-rolled flat products of iron, non-alloy or other alloy steel, the Notice reports.
The concern is that the volume and the prices of the imported product under investigation from Brazil, Iran, Russia, Serbia and Ukraine have had a negative impact on the quantities sold, the level of prices charged and the market share held by the EU industry, resulting in substantial adverse effects on the overall performance, the financial situation and the employment situation of the EU industry.
The investigation of dumping and injury will cover the period from 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016. The examination of trends relevant for the assessment of injury will cover the period from 1 January 2013 to the end of the investigation period.