MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico has imposed provisional duties on flat-coated steel imports from China and Taiwan as part of an anti-dumping investigation, the government said on Friday, in its latest move to protect the Latin American nation’s steel industry.
In a statement published in the government’s official gazette, the economy ministry said the duties on the steel from Taiwan would be for $0.563 per kg.
For China, the duties were set at varying levels for certain companies: $0.4385 per kg for Tangshan, $0.1926 per kg for Baoshan Iron and Steel Co , $0.3468 per kg for Beijing Shougang Cold Rolling Co, $0.4188 per kilo for Shougang Jingtang and $0.4385 per kg for the other exporters.
In recent months, Mexico has taken several steps to protect its struggling steel industry, including new import duties, anti-dumping quotas and enhancing customs controls to enforce the quotas.
The investigation was requested by the Mexican unit of steel producers Ternium, the government said.