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News article16 November 2022BrusselsDirectorate-General for Trade

EU takes action on dumped imports of electrolytic chromium coated steel from China and Brazil

Today, the European Commission has imposed definitive anti-dumping duties on imports of electrolytic chromium coated steel (ECCS) originating in China and Brazil.

An investigation found that Chinese and Brazilian imports were being dumped on the EU market and were injurious to the EU industry. In response, the Commission will impose duties ranging from €239 per tonne to € 607 per tonne of ECCS imported. Such duties will defend the EU industry, which employs almost 1,000 people across France, Germany, Span and Italy, from further injury from dumped imports.

ECCS is used in a wide range of applications, typically for consumer and industrial packaging. It is most frequently used for food packaging but also as protective material for optical fibre protection or other electrical and electronic parts. The value of the EU ECCS market is almost €500 million.

Today’s measures underline the EU’s determination to use trade defence instruments fully to protect the EU ECCS industry from unfair trade practices which jeopardise its competitiveness.

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Publication date
16 November 2022
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