Brazil will charge antidumping penalties on boron-added steel plate from China and Ukraine, Brazil’s Secex foreign trade bureau has decided, adding the product to such penalties on painted heavy plates.
The penalties on Chinese plate are $211.56/mt and from Ukraine – $261.79/mt.
In October 2013 Secex applied antidumping duties on heavy plate from China, Ukraine, South Africa and South Korea. They are valid for five years.
The duties just imposed involve low-carbon plate over 4.75 mm thick and 600 mm wide (excluding some API grades), under HS code 7210.70.10 from China and boron-added plates from China and Ukraine under HS code 7250.40.90.
Brazil’s sole plate producer Usiminas in March asked for an extension of the antidumping penalties on painted heavy plates from China and on boron-added plates from China and Ukraine. The two countries were “aiming to thwart the effectiveness of the applied AD measure,” Secex said in a statement published in Brazil’s official gazette.
Usiminas declined comment on the Secex move. (http://www.platts.com/latest-news/metals/saopaulo/brazil-places-antidumping-duties-on-boron-added-21741488/Ukrainian metal)