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Mexico Extends Tariffs on China CRC and Other Steel Products

Written by Sandy Williams

Mexico announced it will enforce tariffs on imports of cold-rolled coil (CRC) from China with boron greater than or equal to 0.0008 percent. Antidumping duties will range between 65.99 percent and 103.41 percent.

The Secretariat of Economy added the cold rolled steel with added boron to the existing antidumping duties on CRC after Altos Hornos de Mexico (AHMSA) and Ternium petitioned the ministry to launch an anti-circumvention investigation. The companies noted that CRC with added boron was a minor difference from the CRC in the original investigation and should be subject to payment of antidumping duties.

The Secretariat also announced it will extend a tariff on imports of steel carbon pipes from the U.S in order to protect its domestic production. A tax of 6.77 percent was extended on pipes manufactured by Berg Europipe Holding Company and a tax of 4.04 percent for those made by Berg Steel Pipe Corporation. A tax of 25.43 percent was extended for all other imported pipe from U.S. steel companies.

The tariffs apply to steel pipes with straight longitudinal seams and will be extended until May 2020.

As part of an investigation into price discrimination, a provisional tax of 35.64 percent has been placed on imports of the steel deoxidizer, ferromanganese, from South Korea.

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