Mexico will launch an antidumping probe on imports of Chinese cold-rolled flat coated steel. The investigation was prompted by a complaint by steelmakers Ternium Mexico and Tenigal which claimed the surge of imports between 2012 and April 2015 harmed domestic production.
In October, Mexico instituted a 15 percent tariff on steel products from counties with which it had no free trade agreement. Coated flat-rolled steel was excluded from that tariff.
Mexico has taken stronger measures to protect the domestic steel industry in the past year, including, new import duties, antidumping quotas, and tightening enforcement of quotas.
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