UPDATE 1-Mexico slaps duties on hot-rolled steel from Germany, China, France

martes 9 de junio de 2015 21:50 GYT
 

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MEXICO CITY, June 9 (Reuters) - Mexico's government said on Tuesday it has imposed provisional import duties on hot-rolled steel from Germany, China and France amid an ongoing anti-dumping investigation.

The government said in its official gazette it was imposing a duty of 25.43 percent on imports from ArcelorMittal Bremen and of 36.08 percent on imports from other German companies.

It imposed duties of 72.16 percent on imports from Tangshan, and of 78.96 percent from other Chinese companies. It imposed duties of 12.42 percent on imports from ArcelorMittal Mediterranee, and of 14.12 percent on other French companies.

Mexico's steel chamber, Canacero, said in a statement that it expects the government to announce additional import duties on steel products from other countries in the next few days, but did not name any countries.

"Steel companies have reiterated to the authorities the gravity of the situation that the national industry faces and the risk of losing thousands of jobs," the chamber said in the statement. (Reporting by Veronica Gomez and Dave Graham; Editing by Leslie Adler)