EU’s anti-dumping probe into graphite electrodes spooks consumers

By Jon Stibbs, Sybil Pan
Published: Friday, 26 February 2021

Consumers of graphite electrodes have been concerned by a European Commission anti-dumping investigation into materials produced in China, although the producers have downplayed the potential consequences and have launched a counter-claim, sources told Fastmarkets.

The European Commission (EC) began anti-dumping proceedings against some graphite electrode products from China on February 17, 2021.

The imposition of EC trade restrictions against Chinese graphite electrodes might result in increased production costs for European steelmakers, especially among mills that use electric-arc furnaces (EAFs), sources told Fastmarkets on Friday...

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