Since November 2021, anti-dumping duties of between 14.6 and 33.7 percent have been in place on fiber optic cables manufactured in China. Now the EU Commission expressed doubts about the effectiveness.

Ineffective anti-dumping measure?

A few weeks ago, the Commission launched an investigation into EU anti-dumping measures against Chinese fiber optic cables. Despite the measures his the prices of the product from China decreased. This could not be explained by falling raw material prices or changes in material composition, it said.

European fiber optic cable industry not sufficiently protected?

The consequence of low pricing of Chinese fiber optic cables: disadvantages for European productions. For this reason, the existing anti-dumping measures are being reviewed. A reassessment of export prices and thus new duties are possible. These can be at most twice as high as the current ones.

However, it will be a while before any adjustments are announced. The EU Commission’s investigation does not have to be completed until September of next year.

Source: DIHK, EUR-Lex