Recent developments have put the European Union’s (EU)  trade defense rules under pressure when it comes to Anti-Dumping.

In January, the EU imposed extra duties on China and Taiwan for dumping stainless steel tube and a type of butt-welded pipe fitting on the European market.

In mid-May, the EU slapped Anti-Dumping duties on more steel products from China to stop them flooding Europe's struggling steel market. The European Commission (EC) has said that a new investigation shows Chinese seamless pipes were being sold in Europe at dumped prices, according to The Associated Press.