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EAEU to impose anti-dumping duties on aluminum tape imports from Azerbaijan and China

EAEU to impose anti-dumping duties on aluminum tape imports from Azerbaijan and China

9/22/2020

On September 22, the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) issued its decision to take anti-dumping action against aluminum tape imports from Azerbaijan and China, which will remain in force for five years.  An anti-dumping duty of 16.18% will apply to aluminum tape imported from Azerbaijan; the duty on the similar import from China is 13.14%.

"We expect that, given the surplus production capacity available in the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) - we are speaking of seven enterprises - will be able to fully meet the needs of the market once fair competition is assured with this move,"  noted Andrey Slepnev, Member of the Board – EEC Minister in charge of Trade.

The product targeted by the anti-dumping duties, aluminum tape, is used in numerous industries, including construction and electrical engineering; it is used, for instance, in the manufacture of refrigeration equipment, heat exchangers, radiators, window blinds and corrugated flooring sheets.  Aluminum tape meant for the manufacturing of aluminum cans will be exempted from the duties.

The EEC Board's Decision shall come into effect after 30 calendar days have elapsed from the date of its official publication.

For reference

The anti-dumping investigation against aluminum tape imports from Azerbaijan and China was launched on May 7, 2019, following a complaint filed by the Association of Aluminum Producers, Vendors and Consumers.  The investigation exposed instances of aluminum tape imports at dumping prices, causing material harm to the aluminum industry of the EAEU Member States.