30 October 2020
Joint WindEurope-T&D Europe statement on the Expiry Review of the trade measures on grain-oriented electrical steel (GOES)
On 30 October the European Commission announced the start of an Expiry Review of the Minimum Import Price/anti-dumping measures on imports of grain-oriented electrical steel that have been in place since 2015. It is estimated that the measures have caused up to a double-digit percentage increase in the costs for transformers, substantially increasing the cost of the clean energy transition and directly impacting the viability and competitiveness of the EU transformer industry. T&D Europe and WindEurope previously asked the Commission to allow the measures to lapse without review. WindEurope and T&D Europe have published a joint statement expressing disappointment with the European Commission’s decision to proceed with a review.
Read the joint statement