Europe confirms duties for Belarus, China and Russia for five years
In 2008, duties were imposed for welded iron and steel pipes from Belarus, China and Russia following a complaint from a group of producers including ArcelorMittal, Celsa Atlantic and Arvedi Tubi Acciaio. This news was reported by Siderweb, also reporting the document published in the European Official Journal. The import duties have been extended for five years and concern «welded pipes, of iron or non-alloy steel, of circular cross-section and with an external diameter less than or equal to 168.3 mm, excluding pipes of the types used for oil or gas pipelines , for the extraction of oil or gas, precision pipes and pipes fitted with accessories for gas or liquid pipes, intended for civil aircraft». The European Commission has established that «duties ranging from 10.1% to 90.6% will continue to be applied».