Last reviewed 30 June 2022

The Trade Remedies Authority (TRA) has launched a transition review into anti-dumping measures on Hot Rolled Flat and Coiled (HRFC) Steel from Russia, Ukraine, Brazil and Iran. It has also opened a transition review into anti-subsidy measures on imports of Stainless Steel bars and rods from India.

HRFC Steel is used primarily in the mechanical and electrical engineering, construction and automobile sectors.

The measures on Stainless Steel bars and rods cover those used across various industries, including the automotive, aerospace and food processing industries. These products can be easily cut and machined and are often used in the manufacture of tools, machine parts and components.

These measures are among those that the UK inherited from the EU system — the TRA is reviewing them to make sure they are still suitable for the UK’s needs.

The TRA has also opened a suspension investigation into the anti-dumping measures on HRFC Steel from Ukraine.

TRA Chief Executive Oliver Griffiths said: “This week we have launched two transition reviews into measures on steel products, spanning imports from India, Russia, Ukraine, Brazil and Iran. Alongside this, following a request from the government of Ukraine we will investigate whether a suspension of measures on certain Ukrainian steel products is justified because of changed market conditions after the Russian invasion”.

Businesses that may be affected by the investigations (such as importers or exporters of the products or UK producers of similar products) can contribute to the investigation by registering on the TRA’s online case platform at https://www.trade-remedies.service.gov.uk/accounts/login/?next=/dashboard.