The European Confederation of Iron and Steel Industries (Eurofer) has announced that it has filed two anti-dumping complaints with the European Commission. The requests concern imports of stainless steel products from China, South Korea and Taiwan, and hot-dipped metallic coated sheet and strip from China. Eurofer said that the European steel industry had sustained “material injury” following a 3,300 per cent surge in steel imports from China over the past four years. However, importers warned such duties could affect some seven million metalworkers and mechanical engineers in Europe who rely on cheap imports to remain competitive. The Commission has not yet formally confirmed receipt of this request. The case could further test EU-China relations, which are already strained by issues relating to consumer protection, counterfeiting, Chinese export subsidies and the rising trade barriers faced by EU businesses to access Chinese markets.