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EU: Steel imports from China investigated

 |  February 14, 2016

The European Commission is opening three investigations into steel products made in China as cheap imports add to the woes of the UK industry.

It said it would not allow “unfair competition” to threaten Europe.

Producers of steel in the UK have laid off thousands recently and there have been warnings of more to come.

It is the latest probe into cheap imports from non-EU countries. There are nine other anti-dumping investigations already under way.

The EC said it was investigating steel products including seamless pipes, heavy plates and hot-rolled flat steel.

Europe also brought in provisional anti-dumping duties on cold-rolled flat steel from China and Russia.

Recent months have been marked by a slew of job loss announcements from the UK’s remaining steel producers, most of which is foreign-owned these days.

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