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News article7 May 2024BrusselsDirectorate-General for Trade1 min read

Commission fights circumvention of tariffs on imports of cold-rolled stainless steel

Today, the European Commission countered the circumvention of its anti-subsidy measures on cold-rolled stainless steel (SSCR) from Indonesia by extending the measures to also cover imports from Taiwan, Türkiye and Vietnam.

In parallel, the Commission extended its anti-dumping measures on SSCR from Indonesia to imports from Taiwan and Vietnam as well. The extension of measures to these countries is necessary to ensure the efficacy of the original measures on stainless steel from Indonesia, which are protecting 10,000 EU jobs across six Member States. 

The extensions of measures follow two parallel anti-circumvention investigations which showed that cold-rolled stainless steel from Indonesia – on which there are currently anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties – was making its way to the EU after limited processing in Taiwan, Türkiye and Vietnam. No economic justification was found for this practice other than the avoidance of anti-dumping duties on imports from Indonesia.

The extended anti-subsidy duties have been set at 20.5%, while the extended anti-dumping duties have been set at 19.3%. Genuine producers of cold-rolled stainless steel from Taiwan, Türkiye and Vietnam are exempt from the measures. 

The EU market in cold-rolled stainless steel, which is used in the manufacture of household appliances and furniture, is worth more than €6 billion annually.

For more information

Extension of Anti-Subsidy Measures

Extension of Anti-Dumping Measures

Anti-Subsidy and Anti-Dumping Measures on imports from Indonesia and India

EU Trade Defence Policy


Publication date
7 May 2024
Directorate-General for Trade
Country or region
  • Chinese Taipei
  • Türkiye
  • Vietnam
Trade topics
  • Anti-dumping
  • Anti-subsidy
  • Importing into the EU