03. April 2017
Statement by Aktien-Gesellschaft der Dillinger Hüttenwerke (Dillinger)
The Anti-dumping Trade Case initiated by the USA against heavy (cut-to-length, CTL) plate imports from twelve countries (Austria, Belgium, Brazil, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, South Korea, South Africa, Taiwan and Turkey) in early April 2016 also affects Dillinger, with its rolling-mills in Germany (Dillingen) and France (Dunkirk).
The anti-dumping duties now imposed by the US Department of Commerce apply at rates of 5.38 % on imports from Dillingen and 8.62 % on imports from Dunkirk. Dillinger Group discontinued deliveries to the US market as soon as the anti-dumping duties were announced.
In view of the customs duties imposed, and pending a final decision, Dillinger is now examining how it can best serve its customers in the USA in future. The US market has, up to now, played a more subordinate role in Dillinger's market portfolio, but these anti-dumping duties are nonetheless significant, since such protectionist measures, affecting many countries, will result in the diversion of flows of products to the EU.
Innovative top-quality steel products, total orientation around our customers' needs and unceasing technological development in close cooperation with our partners form the basis of our success - as they have for more than 330 years.
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