【英语中国】欧盟对从中国进口的钢材开征新关税 EU imposes new tariffs on Chinese steel imports

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2016-1-31 21:33

小艾摘要: The European Union has signaled a tougher approach to the bloc’s growing steel industry crisis announcing the imposition of a new range of tariffs on Chinese imports on Friday, according to a notice ...
EU imposes new tariffs on Chinese steel imports
The European Union has signaled a tougher approach to the bloc’s growing steel industry crisis announcing the imposition of a new range of tariffs on Chinese imports on Friday, according to a notice in the Official Journal.

The move, which comes amid an ongoing EU investigation into possible anti-dumping measures, will cover steel bar used in construction. The provisional tariffs will range from 9.2 per cent to 13 per cent, writes John Murray Brown.

Eurofer, the European steel industry association, welcomed the EU move in a statement on Friday.

It said:“We welcome that the new Commission is taking action to remedy unfair trade practices. Euofer has always claimed that ensuring fair conditions of competition at international level must be part of the new EU industrial policy framework.”

Imports from China and Taiwan grew by 70 per cent between 2010 and 2013 and their share of the EU market increased by 64 per cent over that period, according to Eurofer.

But the pace of imports has increased in the last two years as Chinese domestic demand has fallen as its economy slows.

Volumes of Chinese and Taiwanese steel imports increased by “in excess of 200 per cent” from 2010 to 2014 lifting market share by 180 per cent, according to Eurofer.

Europe’s steel sector employs around 420,000 workers and has been vulnerable to cheaper imports while facing the EU’s higher labour and environmental costs.

欧盟(EU)已释放出信号,要以更强有力的手段应对欧盟不断加剧的钢铁业危机。《欧盟官方期刊》(Official Journal of the European Union)中的一份公告称,欧盟宣布对从中国进口的钢材征收一系列新的关税。

此举是在欧盟正就可能的反倾销措施展开调研之际出台的,它将涵盖建筑用螺纹钢。临时性关税的税率将为9.2%至13%。

周五,欧洲钢铁业协会“欧洲钢铁联盟”(Eurofer)在一份声明中对欧盟此举表示了欢迎。

欧洲钢铁联盟表示:“我们乐见新一届欧盟委员会采取行动纠正不公平的贸易做法。欧洲钢铁联盟一直声称,确保国际层面的公平竞争环境必须成为新欧盟工业政策框架的一部分。”

欧洲钢铁联盟的数据显示,2010年到2013年,中国大陆和台湾对欧盟的钢材出口增长了70%,在欧盟市场占据的份额上升了64%。

而随着中国经济放缓导致中国国内需求下降,过去两年中国加快了对欧盟钢材出口。

欧洲钢铁联盟的数据显示,2010年到2014年,中国大陆和台湾对欧盟钢材出口增长了“逾200%”,市场份额上升了180%。

欧洲钢铁业从业人员约为42万。由于欧盟劳动力成本和环境成本更高,欧洲钢铁业很容易受到廉价进口钢材的冲击。

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