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Anti-dumping Activities Summary

 

 

In order to allow traders the maximum response time, interim news of anti-dumping measures are provided underneath. This information, which may be provisional or unconfirmed, will be updated regularly. Summaries of anti-dumping developments will be printed in Business Alert - EU every two weeks.

 

The address of that part of the European Commission which deals with anti-dumping matters from Hong Kong & China is :
European Commission
Directorate-General for Trade,
Directorate H,
Rue de la Loi/Wetstraat 200,
B-1049 Brussels,
Belgium
Fax: (32-2) 295 65 05

 

Aluminium foil
Aluminium foil (II)
Aluminium radiators
(NEW)
Aluminum road wheels
Artificial corundum  
Barium carbonate
Bicycle parts
Bicycles and other cycles (NEW!)
Candles, tapers and the like
Cargo scanning systems
Castings
Cathode-ray colour-television picture tubes
Ceramic tiles
Ceramic tableware and kitchenware (NEW!)
Citric acid
Chamois leather
Coated fine paper
Coke of coal in pieces
Cold-rolled stainless steel
Colour television receivers
Compact-disc boxes
Coumarin
Concentrated soy protein products
Continuous filament glass fibre products
Dead-burned (sintered) magnesia
Dry sodium gluconate
Dicyandiamide (NEW)
Disposable gas-fuelled pocket lighters  
Electronic weighing shop-scales  
Fax machines
Ferro-molybdenum
Ferro-silico-manganese
Ferro-silicon
Finished polyester filament fabrics (NEW)
Fluorspar
Footwear with uppers of rubber or plastics
Footwear with uppers of leather or composition leather
Footwear with leather or synthetic uppers
Footwear with textile uppers
Furfuraldehyde
Furfuryl alcohol
Gas-fuelled refillable and non-refillable pocket flint lighters (NEW)
Glazed and unglazed ceramic flags and paving (tiles)
Glycine
Glyphosate
Granite Stones
Granular polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)
Graphite electrodes
Hair brushes
Hand pallet trucks

High tenacity yarn of polyesters
Hot-rolled flat steel products   
Hot-dipped metallic-coated iron or steel flat-rolled products 
Integrated electronic compact fluorescent lamps 
Ironing boards (NEW!)
Iron or steel fasteners
Leather handbags
Lever arch mechanisms
Magnesia bricks
Magnesium oxide
Magnetic disks (3.5" microdisks)
Malleable cast iron tube or pipe fittings
Mandarins and clementines (prepared or preserved)
Melamine
Microwave ovens
Molybdenum wire
Monosodium glutamate
Okoumé plywood
Open mesh fabrics of glass fibres (NEW)
Organic coated steel products
Organic coated steel products (anti-subsidy investigation)
Oxalic acid (NEW)
Para-cresol
Paracetamol
Plastic sacks and bags
Pentaerythritol
Peroxosulphates
Peroxodisulphates
Polyethylene terephthalate (PET)
Polyvinyl alcohols (PVA)
Potassium permanganate
Powdered activated carbon  
PSC wires and strands
Reciprocating compressors
Recordable compact discs
Recordable digital versatile discs
Refractory chamottes
Ring-binder mechanisms
Saddles and essential parts thereof
Seamless pipes and tubes
Silico-manganese (NEW)
Silicon carbide
Silicon
Sodium cyclamate (NEW)
Steel fasteners
Steel ropes and cables (NEW!)
Strawberries (NEW)
Sulphanilic Acid
Synthetic staple fibres of polyesters
Tartaric acid (NEW)
Threaded tube or pipe cast fittings (NEW!)
Tube or pipe fittings of iron or steel
Trichloroisocyanuric acid
Tris(2-chloro-1-methylethyl)phosphate
Tungsten carbide and fused tungsten carbide
Tungsten welding electrodes (NEW!)
Unwrought unalloyed magnesium
Welded tubes and pipes
Wireless wide area networking (WWAN) modems
Wire rod
Woven Polyolefin bags
Woven and stitched continuous filament glass fibre rovings (NEW)
Zinc oxides


Commodity

Aluminium foil of a thickness of not less than 0.008 mm and not more than 0.018 mm, not backed, not further worked than rolled, in rolls of a width not exceeding 650 mm and of a weight exceeding 10 kg and currently falling within CN code ex 7607 11 19 (TARIC code 7607 11 19 10).

Countries/Economies

Chinese mainland, Armenia and Brazil

Action

On 6 October 2009, the Official Journal published Council Regulation 925/2009 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty and collecting definitively the provisional duty imposed on imports of certain aluminium foil originating in Armenia, Brazil and mainland China.

It is recalled that the Commission initiated an anti-dumping proceeding following a complaint lodged by Eurométaux on behalf of producers representing a major proportion, in this case more than 25%, of the total Community production of aluminium foil. By Regulation 287/2009 the Commission imposed a provisional anti-dumping duty on imports of certain aluminium foil originating in Armenia, Brazil and mainland China.

Following the anti-dumping investigation, it was concluded that the Community industry had suffered material injury. It was considered that the pressure exerted by the dumped imports played a determining role in the injury suffered by the Community industry. It was therefore decided that a definitive anti-dumping duty should be imposed.

Rates

The rate of the definitive anti-dumping duty applicable to the net, free-at-Community-frontier price, before duty on the product concerned originating in the Chinese mainland is 6.4% for Alcoa (Shanghai) Aluminium Products Co., Ltd and Alcoa (Bohai) Aluminium Industries Co., Ltd; 20.3% for Shandong Loften Aluminium Foil Co., Ltd; 24.2% for Zhenjiang Dingsheng Aluminium Co., Ltd; and 30.0% for “all other companies”. The rate of the definitive anti-dumping duty applicable to the net, free-at-Community-frontier price, before duty is 13.4% on the product concerned originating in Armenia and 17.6 % on the product concerned originating in Brazil.

Date

Council Regulation 925/2009 entered into force on 7 October 2009.

Remarks

Updated on 13 October 2009

 

Commodity

(NEW) Aluminium foil of a thickness of 0,007 mm or more but less than 0,021 mm, not backed, not further worked than rolled but whether or not embossed, in low weight rolls of a weight not exceeding 10 kg, currently falling within CN codes ex 7607 11 11 and ex 7607 19 10.

Countries/Economies mainland China
Action

On 20 December 2011, the Official Journal published a notice of initiation of an anti-dumping proceeding concerning imports of certain aluminium foil in rolls. The complaint was lodged on 9 November 2011 by the European Association of Metals (Eurometaux) (“the complainant”) on behalf of producers representing a major proportion, in this case more than 40%, of the total Union production of certain aluminium foil in rolls. The complainant has established normal value for the imports from the Chinese mainland on the basis of a constructed normal value (manufacturing costs, selling, general and administrative costs (SG&A) and profit) in a market economy third country, namely the US. Exporting producers of the product under investigation from the Chinese mainland are invited to participate in the Commission investigation. In view of the potentially large number of exporting producers in the Chinese mainland involved in this proceeding and in order to complete the investigation within the statutory time limits, the Commission may limit the exporting producers to be investigated to a reasonable number by selecting a sample (under the “sampling” process).

Dates

All exporting producers selected to be in the sample will have to submit a completed questionnaire within 37 days from the date of notification of the sample selection, unless otherwise specified. Non-sampled cooperating exporting producers may request that the Commission establish their individual dumping margins and therefore must request a questionnaire and other claim forms and return them duly completed within the deadlines specified. The completed questionnaire reply must be submitted within 37 days of the date of the notification of the sample selection, unless otherwise specified. All exporting producers claiming MET should submit a completed MET claim form within 21 days of the date of the notification of the sample selection or of the decision not to select a sample, unless otherwise specified. To apply for IT, exporting producers in the People's Republic of China selected to be in the sample and non- sampled cooperating exporting producers that wish to apply for an individual dumping margin should submit the MET claim form with the sections relevant for IT duly completed within 21 days of the date of the notification of sample selection, unless otherwise specified. Interested parties are invited to comment on the appropriateness of the US as a market economy third country within 10 days of the date of publication of the notice in the Official Journal. Subject to the provisions of the notice, all interested parties are invited to make their views known, submit information and provide supporting evidence. Unless otherwise specified, this information and supporting evidence should reach the Commission within 37 days of the date of publication of this notice in the Official Journal. All interested parties may request to be heard by the Commission investigation services. Any request to be heard should be made in writing and should specify the reasons for the request. For hearings on issues pertaining to the initial stage of the investigation the request must be submitted within 15 days of the date of publication of the notice in the Official Journal. The investigation will be concluded within 15 months of the date of the publication of the notice. Otherwise, for more information including that concerning deadlines the notice should be studied carefully.

Remarks

Updated on 12 January 2012

 

Commodity

(NEW) Aluminium radiators and elements or sections of which such radiator is composed, whether or not such elements are assembled in blocks, excluding radiators and elements and sections thereof of the electrical type, currently falling within CN codes ex 7615 10 10, ex 7615 10 90, ex 7616 99 10 and ex 7616 99 90 (TARIC codes 7615 10 10 10, 7615 10 90 10, 7616 99 10 91, 7616 99 90 01 and 7616 99 90 91)

Countries/Economies Chinese mainland
Action

On 11 May 2012, the Official Journal published Commission Regulation 402/2012 imposing a provisional anti-dumping duty. On 12 August 2011, the European Commission had announced, by means of a notice, the initiation of the anti-dumping proceeding. The proceeding was initiated following a complaint lodged by the International Association of Aluminium Radiator Manufacturers Limited Liability Consortium (AIRAL Scrl), representing a major proportion, in this case said to be more than 25%, of the total Union production of aluminium radiators. The investigation of dumping and injury covered the period from 1 July 2010 to 30 June 2011 (the ‘IP’). The examination of trends relevant for the assessment of injury covered the period from January 2008 to the end of the IP (‘period considered’).

Rate

 

Dates

The rate of the provisional anti-dumping duty ranges in percentage for individually named Chinese producers, with a rate of 61.4% attributed to all other companies. The release for free circulation in the Union of the product concerned shall be subject to the provision of a security, equivalent to the amount of the provisional duty.

Commission Regulation 402/2012 entered into force on the day following that of its publication, with the provisional duties in force for a period of six months. Without prejudice to Article 20 of Regulation 1225/2009, interested parties may request disclosure of the essential facts and considerations on the basis of which this Regulation was adopted, make their views known in writing and apply to be heard orally by the Commission within one month of the date of entry into force of this Regulation. The parties concerned may comment on the application of this Regulation within one month of the date of its entry into force.

Remarks

Updated on 15 May 2012

 

Commodity

Aluminium road wheels of the motor vehicles of CN headings 8701 to 8705, whether or not with their accessories and whether or not fitted with tyres, currently falling within CN codes ex 8708 70 10 and ex 8708 70 50 (TARIC codes 8708 70 10 10 and 8708 70 50 10)

Countries/Economies Chinese mainland
Action

On 28 October 2010, the Official Journal published Council implementing Regulation 964/2010 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty and collecting definitively the provisional duty imposed on imports of certain aluminium road wheels originating in mainland China.

It is to be recalled that the proceeding was initiated as a result of a complaint lodged on 30 June 2009aluminium wheels. Following its investigation, the Commission imposed, by Regulation 404/2010, a provisional anti-dumping duty on imports of the product concerned. The Council confirmed the Commission’s findings and has imposed a definitive anti-dumping duty on the imports of the product concerned. by the Association of European Wheel Manufacturers (EUWA) (‘the complainant’) on behalf of producers representing a major proportion, in this case more than 50 % of the total Union production of certain

Rates

Dates

The rate of the definitive anti-dumping duty applicable to the net, free-at-Union-frontier price before duty, of the product concerned is 22.3%

Council implementing Regulation 964/2010 has entered into force on 29 October 2010.

Remarks Updated on 2 November 2010

Commodity

Artificial corundum of CN codes 2818 10 10 and 2818 10 90

Countries/Economies

Chinese mainland

Action

The Commission has published a notice of the expiry of anti-dumping measures applicable to artificial corundum originating in the Chinese mainland. Following the publication of a notice of the impending expiry of the measures, the Commission received no request for a review. As a result, the measures have been allowed to expire.  

The partial interim review which was initiated in order to examine the appropriateness of the measures in force in relation to the imported goods which have been damaged before their entry into free circulation has been terminated by the Commission.

Dates

The date of expiry of the measures is 10 October 2002 . The notice of expiry was published in the Official Journal on 8 October 2002 .

Rate

The rate of the duty applicable to the net free-at-Community-frontier price, before customs clearance, is 204 Euro per tonne.

Remarks

Updated on 8 October 2002

 

Commodity

Barium carbonate with a strontium content of more than 0.07 % by weight and a sulphur content of more than 0.0015 % by weight, whether in powder, pressed granular or calcined granular form, falling within CN code ex 2836 60 00.

 

Countries/Economies

Chinese mainland

Action

On 19 August 2011, the Official Journal published Council Implementing Regulation 831/2011imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of barium carbonate originating in the Chinese mainland following an expiry review pursuant to Article 11(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1225/2009. It may be recalled that the proceeding at issue was initiated by the EU institutions after an expiry review request was lodged by Solvay & CPC Barium Strontium GmbH & Co. KG, the sole producer of barium carbonate in the European Union, representing 100% of the total Union production of barium carbonate. The request was based on the grounds that the expiry of the measures would be likely to result in a continuation of dumping and continuation of injury to the Union industry. The authorities concluded that there is a likelihood of continuation of dumping.

Rates

As a result of the investigation, the EU institutions decided to impose a definitive anti-dumping duty on the product concerned at the following rates:

• Products produced by Hubei Jingshan Chutian Barium Salt Corp. Ltd: 6.3 EUR/t

• Products produced by Zaozhuang Yongli Chemical Co. Ltd: 8.1 EUR/t

• Products produced by all other companies: 56.4EUR/t

Dates

Regulations 931/2011 entered into force on 20 August 2011.

Remarks

Updated on 30 August 2011

 

Commodity

Bicycle parts and accessories, currently classifiable within the CN codes ranging from 8714 91 10 to 8714 99 90

Countries/Economies

mainland China and Vietnam

Action

On 19 March 2010, the Official Journal published a Notice of the impending expiry of certain anti-dumping measures, namely an anti-dumping duty imposed on bicycles and certain bicycle parts, originating in mainland China and Vietnam.

It is recalled that the measures currently in force are a definitive anti-dumping duty imposed by Council Regulation 1524/2000 as last amended by Council Regulation 1095/2005 and extended to bicycles parts by Council Regulation 71/97.

Dates

Union producers may lodge a written request for a review at any time from the date of the publication of the present notice but no later than three months before 15 July 2010, the date of expiry of the measures. This request must contain sufficient evidence that the expiry of the measures would be likely to result in a continuation or recurrence of dumping and injury. Should the Commission decide to review the measures concerned, importers, exporters, representatives of the exporting country and Union producers will then be provided with the opportunity to amplify, rebut or comment on the matters set out in the review request.

Remarks

Updated on 22 March 2010.

 

Commodity

(NEW) Bicycles and other cycles (including delivery tricycles but excluding unicycles), not motorised currently falling within CN codes 8712 00 30 and ex 8712 00 70.

Countries/Economies

Chinese mainland

Action

Anti-subsidy: On 27 April 2012, the Official Journal published a notice of initiation of an anti-subsidy proceeding concerning imports of bicycles originating in the Chinese mainland. The complaint was lodged on 15 March 2012 by the European Bicycle Manufacturers Association (EBMA) on behalf of producers representing a major proportion, in this case more than 25%, of the total Union production of bicycles. The complainant alleges that the producers of the product under investigation have benefited from a number of subsidies (as outlined in the notice) granted by the Government of the Chinese mainland. The complainant also alleges that the schemes are subsidies since they involve a financial contribution from the Government or other regional Governments (including public bodies) and confer a benefit on the recipients, i.e., to the exporting producers of the product under investigation. They are alleged to be contingent upon export performance and/or the use of domestic over imported goods and/or limited to certain types of enterprises and/or regions, and therefore specific and countervailable. The prima facie evidence provided by the complainant shows that the volume and the prices of the imported product under investigation have had, among other consequences, a negative impact on the quantities sold and the level of prices charged by the Union industry, resulting in substantial adverse effects on the overall performance and the financial situation of the Union industry. The investigation will determine whether the product under investigation is being subsidised and whether this subsidisation has caused injury to the Union industry. In view of the potentially large number of exporting producers and of unrelated importers, and in order to complete the investigation within the statutory time limits, the Commission may use the process known as sampling. Companies interested in participating in the respective samples should examine the notice thoroughly for the procedure and time limits relevant to the sampling process.

On 1 May 2012, the Official Journal published a Corrigendum to the above notice. The Corrigendum relates to specific wording found on page 15, Annex A, point 5, concerning “Information related to loans”.

Anti-dumping: On 9 March 2012, the Official Journal published a notice of initiation of an interim review of the anti-dumping measures applicable to imports of bicycles originating in the Chinese mainland. The European Commission decided on its own initiative to initiate the interim review. The Commission reportedly has at its disposal sufficient prima facie evidence that, as far as dumping and injury are concerned, the circumstances on the basis of which the existing measures were imposed might have changed and that these changes may be of a lasting nature. The information said to be at the disposal of the Commission indicates, among other matters, that the export quota system that applied to bicycle producers in the Chinese mainland and which hindered the exporting producers in being granted market economy treatment (MET) has been abolished in January 2011. Based on the information at hand, it appears that the continued imposition of measures at the existing level may no longer be appropriate to offset the effects of injurious dumping. The review investigation will, among other matters, assess whether the continued imposition of the measure is no longer necessary to offset dumping and whether the injury would be unlikely to continue or recur if the measure were removed or varied or whether the existing measure is not, or is no longer, sufficient to counteract the dumping which is causing injury. The review investigation will thus determine whether there is a need for the continuation, removal or amendment of the existing measure. Mexico may be chosen as the market economy third country for the purposes of determining normal value.
Sampling is envisaged. Individual exporting producers may apply for MET and may also, or as an alternative, claim individual treatment (IT). For the sampling procedure, and procedures to apply for MET and/or IT (including deadlines), the notice should be carefully examined.

Rates

Dates

The rate of the definitive anti-dumping duty in force is 48.5%.

Regarding the anti-subsidy proceeding: Subject to the provisions of the notice, all interested parties are invited to make their views known, submit information and provide supporting evidence. Unless otherwise specified, this information and supporting evidence must reach the Commission within 37 days of the date of publication of the notice in the Official Journal. All interested parties may request to be heard by the Commission investigation services. Any request to be heard should be made in writing and should specify the reasons for the request. For hearings on issues pertaining to the initial stage of the investigation the request must be submitted within 15 days of the date of publication of the notice in the Official Journal. The investigation will be concluded within 13 months of the date of the publication of the notice. Provisional measures may be imposed no later than nine months from the publication of the notice.

The Corrigendum was published on 1 May 2012, and relates to the notice of initiation dated 27 April 2012.

Regarding the initiation of the interim review: Interested parties are invited to comment on the appropriateness of Mexico as the market economy third country within 10 days of the date of publication of the notice in the Official Journal. All interested parties may request to be heard by the Commission investigation services. Requests should be made in writing and should specify the reasons for the request. For hearings on issues pertaining to the initial stage of the review investigation the request must be submitted within 15 days of the date of publication of the notice. The review investigation will be concluded within 15 months of the date of the publication of the notice.

Remarks

Updated on 15 May 2012.

Commodity

Candles, tapers and the like, other than memory lights and other outdoor burners, falling within CN codes ex 3406 00 11, ex 3406 00 19 and ex 3406 00 90 (TARIC codes 3406 00 11 90, 3406 00 19 90 and 3406 00 90 90). For the purposes of the Regulation, ‘memory lights and other outdoor burners' means candles, tapers and the like which have one or more of the following characteristics:

(a) their fuel contains more than 500 ppm of toluene;

(b) their fuel contains more than 100 ppm benzene;

(c) they have a wick with a diameter of at least 5 mm;

(d) they are individually contained in a plastic container with vertical walls of at least 5 cm in height.

Countries/Economies

mainland China

Action

On 14 May 2009, the Official Journal published Council Regulation 393/2009 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty and collecting definitively the provisional duty imposed on imports of certain candles, tapers and the like originating in mainland China.

It is recalled that on 16 February 2008, the Commission initiated an anti-dumping proceeding based on a complaint lodged by certain producers of the product concerned representing a major proportion, in this case around 60%, of the total Community production of certain candles, tapers and the like. The complaint contained prima facie evidence of dumping of the said product and of material injury, which was considered sufficient to justify the initiation of an investigation. By Regulation 1130/2008 the Commission imposed a provisional anti-dumping duty on imports of certain candles, tapers and the like originating in mainland China.

Following the anti-dumping investigation, it was concluded that the dumped imports originating in mainland China have caused material injury to the Community industry. In view of the high dumping and injury margins, it was also considered that on the basis of the information submitted there was not sufficient evidence to conclude that the possible imposition of measures would be clearly disproportionate and against the Community interest. Therefore, a definitive anti-dumping duty was imposed on certain candles, tapers and the like.

Rates

The rate of the definitive anti-dumping duty is a fixed amount of euros per tonne of fuel content (usually but not necessarily in the form of tallow, stearin, paraffin wax or other waxes, including the wick) of the products within a range from zero to €549.33 per tonne of fuel, depending on the companies listed. Cooperating exporting producers not included in the sample (listed in Annex I) are subject to an anti-dumping duty of €345.86 per tonne of fuel.

Date

Regulation 393/2009 entered into force on 15 May 2009.

Remarks

Updated on 2 June 2009.

Commodit

Systems for the scanning of cargo based on the use of neutron technology or based on the use of X-rays with an X- ray source of 250 KeV or more or based on the use of gamma radiations, currently falling within CN codes ex 9022 19 00, ex 9022 29 00, ex 9027 80 17 and ex 9030 10 00 and motor vehicles equipped with such systems currently falling within CN code ex 8705 90 90

Countries/Economies

mainland China

Action

On 16 June 2010, the Official Journal published Council Implementing Regulation 510/2010 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty and collecting definitively the provisional duty imposed on imports of certain cargo scanning systems originating in mainland China.

It is recalled that the Commission, by Regulation 1242/2009, imposed a provisional anti-dumping duty on imports of the product concerned. The proceeding was initiated as a result of a complaint lodged on 2 February 2009 by Smiths Detection Group Limited (‘the complainant’) on behalf of a producer representing more than 80 % of the total Union production of certain cargo scanning systems.

The Commission’s investigation of dumping and injury covered the period from 1 July 2007 to 31 December 2008 (‘IP’). The Commission’s examination of trends relevant to the assessment of injury covered the period from 1 January 2004 to the end of the IP (‘period considered’). The Commission found that the market share of the dumped imports increased by 140 % during the period considered, whilst the Union’s industry market share decreased by 32 %. These negative changes for the Union industry occurred against the backdrop of EU consumption that increased by 11 % between 2004 and the IP.

Therefore, the Council agreed with the Commission’s provisional finding that the material injury to the Union industry was caused by the dumped imports and imposed a definitive anti-dumping duty. Moreover, the Council decided that the amounts secured by way of the provisional anti-dumping duty should be definitively collected at the rate of the definitive duty imposed and that the amounts secured in excess of the rate of the definitive anti-dumping duty should be released.

Rate

Date

The rate of the definitive anti-dumping duty applicable to the net, free-at-Union-frontier price, before duty, is 34 %.

Council Implementing Regulation 510/2010 has entered into force on 17 June 2010.

Remarks

Updated on 28 June 2010.

Commodity

Castings of non-malleable cast iron and spheroidal graphite cast iron (ductile iron) of a kind used to cover and/or to give access to ground or sub-surface systems, and parts thereof, whether or not machined, coated or painted or fitted with other materials, excluding fire hydrants, currently falling within CN codes 7325 10 50, 7325 10 92, ex 7325 10 99 (TARIC code 7325 10 99 10) and ex 7325 99 10 (TARIC code 7325 99 10 10).

Countries/Economies

mainland China

Action

On 2 September 2011, the official Journal published Council Implementing Regulation 871/2011 terminating the expiry and partial interim review of the anti-dumping measures concerning imports of certain castings originating in the Chinese mainland and repealing those measures. It will be recalled that following an anti-dumping investigation, the EU imposed a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of certain castings (by means of a Regulation which was last amended by Regulation 500/2009). Following the publication of a notice of impending expiry, the Commission received two requests for reviews (one by the EU industry, namely, the applicants, the other by a mainland Chinese company). A notice of initiation was thereafter duly published. However, by a letter addressed to the Commission, dated 9 June 2011, the applicants formally withdrew their request. Nonetheless, in their letter, the applicants argued that, in view of the volatility of the relevant economic parameters, future injurious dumping could not be excluded. Under those circumstances they considered that a surge of Chinese imports could cast the viability of the Union industry into doubt and, on this basis, the applicants considered that the Commission should actively monitor imports of the product concerned and be ready to open a new proceeding at short notice. The Commission, on analysing the situation, considered it appropriate to monitor imports of the product concerned for a period which should not exceed 24 months from the publication of the termination of the present proceeding. Furthermore, the Commission has not ruled out the opening of a new investigation concerning the same product if and when evidence is provided that points to injurious dumping, in line with the requirements of the basic Regulation.

Rates

 

Date

Individual duty rates ranged from 0 % to 37.9 % depending on the manufacturer of the product concerned, and the residual duty level was set at 47.8 %. These have now all been repealed.

Council Implementing Regulation 871/2011 terminating the reviews and repealing the anti-dumping measures entered into force on 3 September 2011.

Remarks

Updated on 8 September 2011.

 

Commodity

Certain cathode-ray colour-television picture tubes, including video monitor cathode ray tubes, of all sizes originating in the countries concerned, normally declared within CN codes 8540 11 11, 8540 11 13, 8540 11 15, 8540 11 19, 8540 11 91 and 8540 11 99.

Countries/Economies

Chinese mainland, Malaysia, Republic of Korea, Thailand

Action

On 16 November 2006 , the Official Journal published Commission Decision 2006/781/EC terminating the anti-dumping proceeding concerning imports of cathode-ray colour television picture tubes originating in the Chinese mainland, the Republic of Korea , Malaysia and Thailand . It may be recalled that the proceeding was initiated on 11 January 2006 following a complaint lodged on 29 November 2005 by the Taskforce against unfair business in Europe (TUBE) on behalf of two producers, namely AB Ekranas (Ekranas) and Ecimex Group A.S. (Ecimex), representing a major proportion of the total Community production of cathode-ray colour television picture tubes.

During the course of its investigation, the Commission found that dumping had occurred in all countries concerned. Furthermore, it concluded that the dumped imports had exerted a price pressure on the Community industry's prices and probably also contributed to an injurious situation. However, according to the Commission, no causal link could be established as there was no clear coincidence in time between the deterioration of the situation of the Community industry and the developments of the dumped imports. Moreover, the investigation would have shown that there was indeed a clear coincidence in time between the injurious situation of the Community industry and the sharp and sudden decline in the demand for CPTs in the Community. This would have translated into a rise of unit production costs and a further price decrease. This strong decline would have coincided perfectly with the increasing penetration of flat panel technology. In view of its findings, the Commission decided to terminate the anti-dumping proceeding.

Date

Commission Decision 2006/781/EC entered into force on 17 November 2006 .

Remarks

Updated on 23 November 2006

 

 

Commodity

(NEW) Ceramic tableware and kitchenware, currently falling within CN codes 6911 10 00, ex 6912 00 10, ex 6912 00 30, ex 6912 00 50 and ex 6912 00 90.

Countries/Economies Chinese mainland
Action

On 16 February 2012, the Official Journal published a notice of initiation of an anti-dumping proceeding concerning imports of ceramic tableware and kitchenware originating in the Chinese mainland. The complaint was lodged on 3 January 2012 on behalf of EU producers representing a major proportion, in this case allegedly more than 30%, of the total Union production of the product concerned. The complainant established normal value for the imports on the basis of the price in a market economy third country, namely Russia. The prima facie evidence provided by the complainant shows that the volume and the prices of the imported product under investigation have, among other consequences, had a negative impact on the quantities sold, the level of prices charged and the market share held by the Union industry, resulting in substantial adverse effects on the overall performance of the Union industry. Sampling may be applied, the procedure of which should be carefully examined in the notice of initiation.
Individual exporting producers who consider that market economy conditions prevail for them in respect of the manufacture and sale of the product under investigation, may submit a properly substantiated claim to this effect (“MET claim”). Individual exporting producers may also, or as an alternative, claim individual treatment (“IT”). For details of the respective procedures, the notice of initiation should be carefully examined.
The notice also contains important information for exporting producers concerning implications of the WTO Appellate Body Report EC-Antidumping measures on fasteners (WT/DS397) on the way in which the Commission will conduct this investigation. The Commission encourages all exporting producers from the Chinese mainland to make themselves known within 15 days of the date of publication of the notice, if they are interested in cooperating and obtaining an individual anti-dumping duty, even if they consider that they do not comply with the criteria for obtaining IT.

Dates Subject to the provisions of the notice, all interested parties are invited to make their views known, submit information and provide supporting evidence. Unless otherwise specified, this information and supporting evidence must reach the Commission within 37 days of the date of publication of the notice. Interested parties are also invited to comment on the appropriateness of Russia as the market economy third country within 10 days of the date of publication of the notice. All interested parties may request to be heard by the Commission investigation services. Any request to be heard should be made in writing and should specify the reasons for the request. For hearings on issues pertaining to the initial stage of the investigation the request must be submitted within 15 days of the date of publication of the notice. The investigation will be concluded within 15 months of the date of the publication of the notice.
Remarks Updated on 12 March 2012.

 

Commodiy

(NEW) Glazed and unglazed ceramic flags and paving, hearth or wall tiles; glazed and unglazed ceramic mosaic cubes and the like, whether or not on a backing, currently falling within CN codes 6907 10 00, 6907 90 20, 6907 90 80, 6908 10 00, 6908 90 11, 6908 90 20, 6908 90 31, 6908 90 51, 6908 90 91, 6908 90 93 and 6908 90 99

 

Countries/Economies Chinese mainland
Action

On 24 April 2012, the Official Journal published a notice concerning the change of the name of a company subject to an average anti-dumping duty rate for cooperating companies. Heyuan Wanfeng Ceramics Co., Ltd, whose exports to the Union of ceramic tiles are subject to an average anti-dumping duty rate for cooperating companies of 30.6% imposed by means of Regulation 917/2011, has informed the Commission that on 28 September 2011 it has changed its name to Guangdong Luxury Micro-crystal Stone Technology Co., Ltd. The company has argued that the change of name does not affect the right of the company to benefit from the average duty rate for cooperating companies applied to the company under its previous name of Heyuan Wanfeng Ceramics Co., Ltd. The Commission has examined the information supplied and concluded that the change of name in no way affects the findings of Regulation 917/2011. The TARIC additional code B195 previously attributed to Heyuan Wanfeng Ceramics Co., Ltd shall apply to Guangdong Luxury Micro-crystal Stone Technology Co., Ltd.

Previous to the new update mentioned above, on 15 September 2011, the Official Journal published Council Implementing Regulation 917/2011 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty. The proceeding had bee initiated as a result of a complaint lodged by the European ceramic tiles manufacturer’s Association (CET) on behalf of producers representing a major proportion, in this case allegedly more than 30%, of the total Union production of ceramic tiles. The USA was chosen as the analogue country in this investigation. Among other matters, the Commission services confirmed the presence of material injury, also pointing out that the Union producers managed to keep their share in the Union market only to the detriment of profitability, which fell during the period under consideration. It could not therefore be concluded that the stability of the Union producers’ market share excluded the presence of injury. Furthermore, it was reiterated that none of the arguments submitted by the interested parties demonstrated that the impact of factors other than dumped imports from mainland China was such as to break the causal link between the dumped imports and the injury found.

Rates

 

Dates

Individual duty rates of between 26.3% and 30.6% apply for named companies, while a rate of 69.7% applies for all other companies. The application of the individual duty rates shall be conditional upon presentation to the customs authorities of the Member States of a valid commercial invoice, which shall comply with the requirements set out in Annex II of the Regulation. If no such invoice is presented, the duty applicable to all other companies shall apply.

The notice concerning the change of the name of a company was published on 24 April 2012.

Council Implementing Regulation 917/2011 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty entered into force on 16 September 2011.

Remarks Updated on 15 May 2012.

Commodity

(NEW)Citric acid (including sodium citrate), an acidulant and pH regulator for many applications such as beverages, food, detergents, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. Its main raw materials are sugar/-molasses, tapioca, corn or glucose (obtained from cereals) and different agents for the submerged microbial fermentation of carbohydrates. The product concerned includes citric acid monohydrate (CAM), citric acid anhydrous (CAA) and trisodium citrate dihydrate (TSC). These three types form the product concerned as they share similar basic chemical characteristics and have similar usage. The types of product are falling within CN Codes 2918 14 00 (CAM, CAA) and ex 2918 15 00 (TSC). The CN code 2918 15 00 also includes other salts and esters, which are not the product concerned.

Countries/Economies

mainland China

Action

On 13 March 2012, the Official Journal published a notice in relation to undertakings offered in connection with the anti-dumping proceeding concerning imports of citric acid originating in the Chinese mainland, and, in particular, the change of the address of a company. RZBC Imp. & Exp., a sales company located in the Chinese mainland, which is related to the producers RZBC Co. Ltd and RZBC (Juxian) Co. Ltd, whose undertaking was accepted by Decision 2008/899/EC, has informed the Commission that on 26 November 2010 it changed its address to No 66, Lvzhou South Road, Rizhao (Liangyou Grand View Hotel, 22nd Floor, Building A), Shandong Province, PRC. The company has argued that the change of address does not affect the right of the company to benefit from the terms of the undertaking accepted under its previous address. The Commission has examined the information provided and has concluded that the change of address in no way affects the findings of Decision 2008/899/EC.

Rates

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Dates

The notice was published on 13 March 2012.

Remarks

Updated on 26 March 2012.

 

Commodity Coated fine paper, which is paper or paperboard coated on one or both sides (excluding kraft paper or kraft paperboard), in either sheets or rolls, and with a weight of 70 g/m2 or more but not exceeding 400 g/m2 and brightness of more than 84 (measured according to ISO 2470-1), currently falling within CN codes ex 4810 13 20, ex 4810 13 80, ex 4810 14 20, ex 4810 14 80, ex 4810 19 10, ex 4810 19 90, ex 4810 22 10, ex 4810 22 90, ex 4810 29 30, ex 4810 29 80, ex 4810 99 10, ex 4810 99 30 and ex 4810 99 90 (TARIC codes 4810 13 20 20, 4810 13 80 20, 4810 14 20 20, 4810 14 80 20, 4810 19 10 20, 4810 19 90 20, 4810 22 10 20, 4810 22 90 20, 4810 29 30 20, 4810 29 80 20, 4810 99 10 20, 4810 99 30 20 and 4810 99 90 20).
Countries/Economies Chinese mainland
Action

On 14 May 2011, the Official Journal published Council Implementing Regulation 451/2011 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty and collecting definitively the provisional duty imposed on imports of coated fine paper originating in the Chinese mainland.

 

It may be recalled that the proceeding was initiated following a complaint lodged on 4 January 2010 by CEPIFINE, the European association of fine paper manufacturers on behalf of producers representing a major proportion, in this case more than 25% of the total Union production of coated fine paper. The investigation of dumping and injury covered the period from 1 January 2009 to 31 December 2009 while the examination of trends relevant for the assessment of injury covered the period from 1 January 2006 to 31 December 2009.

 

The EU institutions confirmed the finding of existence of dumping which they had made in the Regulation imposing provisional anti-dumping duties. In addition, it was concluded that the comments made by the exporting producer and the government of the mainland China did not affect the conclusion reached at the provisional stage of the investigation that the Union industry had suffered material injury due to the imports of the product concerned from the Chinese mainland.

 

Also on 14 May 2011, the Official Journal published Council Implementing Regulation 452/2011 imposing a definitive anti-subsidy duty on imports of coated fine paper originating in the mainland China.

 

In the course of the investigation, the EU Institutions found that various schemes and tax advantages offered to the exporting producers of the product concerned amounted to countervailable subsidies. The investigation has shown that most of the injury indicators such as production volume, capacity utilisation, sales volume to unrelated customers on the Union market or market share deteriorated during the period considered what was mainly due to the price undercutting practiced by the exporters in the Chinese mainland.

Rates

 

 

 

Dates

A definitive anti-dumping duty ranging between 8% and 35.1% was imposed on the imports of the product concerned originating in mainland China, including the reduction made to take account of the anti-subsidy measures applicable to the imports of the product concerned.

A countervailing duty of 4% was imposed on the imports of the product concerned by Shangdong Chenming Paper and Shangdong Chenming Art Paper, and of 12% on the imports by Gold East Paper, Gold Huasheng Paper and all other companies.

Regulations 451/2011 and 452/2011 entered into force on 15 May 2011

Remarks Updated on 17 May 2011

Commodity

Chamois leather, and combination chamois leather, whether or not cut to shape, including crust chamois leather and combination crust chamois leather, currently falling within CN codes 4114 10 10 and 4114 10 90

Countries/Economies

Chinese mainland

Action

On 13 September 2011, the Official Journal published a notice of initiation of an expiry review of the anti-dumping measures applicable to imports of chamois leather. The request was lodged on 14 June 2011 by the UK Leather Federation representing a major proportion, in this case allegedly more than 50%, of the total Union production of chamois leather. The measures currently in force are a definitive anti-dumping duty imposed by Council Regulation 1338/2006. The request is based on the grounds that the expiry of the measures would be likely to result in continuation of dumping and continuation of injury to the Union industry. The investigation will determine whether the expiry of the measures would be likely, or unlikely, to lead to a continuation of dumping and injury. In view of the apparent large number of parties involved in this proceeding, the Commission may decide to apply sampling. In the previous investigation the USA was used as an appropriate market economy country for the purpose of establishing normal value. There appears to be no more production of chamois leather left in the USA. Therefore the Commission intends to contact producers in other market economy third countries, such as New Zealand, Turkey and India, for the purpose of establishing normal value.

Rates

Dates

The rate of the definitive anti-dumping duty is currently 58.9%.

All interested parties who did not cooperate in the investigation leading to the measures subject to the initiated review should request a questionnaire or other claim forms as soon as possible, but not later than 15 days after the publication of the notice in the Official Journal. All interested parties, if their representations are to be taken into account during the investigation, must make themselves known by contacting the Commission, present their views and submit questionnaire replies or any other information within 37 days of the date of publication of the notice in the Official Journal, unless otherwise specified. Specific time limits apply in respect of sampling, for which the notice of initiation should be carefully examined. Parties may also comment on the appropriateness of the proposed third countries for the determination of normal value within 10 days of the publication of the notice in the Official Journal.

Remarks

Updated on 26 September 2011.

 

Commodity

Coke of coal in pieces with a diameter of more than 80 mm ("coke 80+"), falling within CN code ex 2704 00 19. Coke of coal in pieces with a diameter of more than 80 mm (Coke 80+) is prepared from bituminous coal which is an organic sedimentary rock extracted from the ground. The steel industry uses primarily small and medium sized coke (Coke 80-; also called blast furnace coke), whereas cast iron and isolation industries use large size coke (Coke 80+; also called foundry coke) for their cupolas.

Countries/Economies

Chinese mainland

Action

On 18 March 2008, the Official Journal published Regulation 239/2008 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty and collecting definitively the provisional duty imposed on imports of coke of coal in pieces with a diameter of more than 80 mm (Coke 80+) originating in mainland China.

It is recalled that the measure currently in force is a provisional anti-dumping duty on imports of Coke 80+ originating in mainland China imposed by Regulation 1071/2007.

Following the investigation, it was concluded that the dumped imports originating in mainland China have caused material injury to the Community industry. Therefore, an anti-dumping duty was imposed on the imports of coke of coal in pieces larger than 80 mm in maximum diameter (Coke 80+). The diameter of the pieces shall be determined in accordance with the norm ISO 728:1995.

Rates

The amount of the definitive anti-dumping duty applicable shall be the difference between the minimum import price of EUR 197 per tonne and the net, free-at-Community-frontier price, before duty, in all cases where the latter is less than the minimum import price.

The anti-dumping duty shall also apply, pro rata, to coke of coal in pieces with a diameter of more than 80 mm when shipped in mixtures containing both coke of coal in pieces with a diameter of more than 80 mm and coke of coal in pieces with smaller diameters unless it is determined that the quantity of coke of coal in pieces with a diameter of more than 80 mm does not constitute more than 20% of dry net weight of the mixed shipment. In cases where the quantity of coke of coal in pieces with a diameter of more than 80 mm is determined on the basis of samples, the samples shall be selected in accordance with the norm ISO 18238:2006.

Amounts secured by way of the provisional anti-dumping duty pursuant to the provisional Regulation 1071/2007 shall be definitively collected at the rate of the definitive duty imposed. The amounts secured in excess of the amount of the definitive duty shall be released.

Dates

Regulation 239/2008 entered into force on 19 March 2008.

Remarks

Updated on 3 April 2008.

 

Commodity

Flat-rolled products of stainless steel, not further worked than cold-rolled (cold-reduced), normally declared within CN codes 7219 31 00, 7219 32 10, 7219 32 90, 7219 33 10, 7219 33 90, 7219 34 10, 7219 34 90, 7219 35 10, 7219 35 90, 7220 20 21, 7220 20 29, 7220 20 41, 7220 20 49, 7220 20 81 and 7220 20 89.

Countries/Economies

Chinese mainland, Taiwan, the Republic of Korea

Action

On 16 April 2009, the Official Journal published Commission Decision 2009/327/EC terminating the anti-dumping proceeding concerning imports of stainless steel cold-rolled flat products originating in mainland China, the Republic of Korea and Taiwan.

It is recalled that the proceeding was initiated on 1 February 2008 following a complaint lodged on 21 December 2007 by EUROFER (the complainant) on behalf of producers representing a major proportion, in this case more than 25%, of the total Community production of the product concerned.

By a letter dated 4 March 2009 addressed to the Commission, the complainant formally withdrew its complaint. According to the complainant, this withdrawal was prompted by the fact that the current market situation for the Community industry differs significantly from the market situation in which the complaint was filed, given that the real and apparent demand has recently collapsed in the EU and this has also led to a decline in imports.

The Commission concluded that the anti-dumping proceeding should be terminated without the imposition of anti-dumping measures. However, given that at least during part of the investigation period a considerable surge of the imports at issue in a relative short period of time was found and given the price undercutting established, the Commission deemed it appropriate to monitor imports into the EU of the product concerned. The monitoring period should apply for up to 24 months from the publication of the termination of the present proceeding.

Dates

Commission Decision 2009/327/EC entered into force on 17 April 2009.

Remarks

Updated on 29 April 2009.

 

Commodity

Colour television receivers, currently classifiable within CN codes ex 8528 12 52, 8528 12 54, 8528 12 56, 8528 12 58, ex 8528 12 62 and 8528 12 66

Countries/Economies

Chinese mainland, Korea, Malaysia and Thailand

Action

On 29 August 2007, the Official Journal published a notice of the expiry of certain anti-dumping measures. Further to the publication of a notice of impending expiry, following which no duly substantiated request for a review was received, the Commission gave notice that the anti-dumping measures with respect to colour television receivers from the countries named above would expire on 30 August 2007. It may be recalled that the anti-dumping measures were imposed by Council Regulation 1531/2002, as last amended by Council Regulation 511/2006.

Date

The anti-dumping measures expired on 30 August 2007.

Remarks

Updated on 3 September 2007.

 

Commodity

Concentrated soy protein products, containing by weight 65% or more of proteins (N x 6,25) calculated on the dry matter by excluding added vitamins, minerals, amino acids and food additives, currently falling within CN codes ex 2106 10 20, ex 2106 90 92, ex 2309 90 10, ex 2309 90 99 and ex 3504 00 90.

Countries/Economies mainland China
Action

On 7 July 2011, the Official Journal published a corrigendum to the Commission notice concerning a notice of initiation of an anti-dumping proceeding concerning imports of certain concentrated soy protein products originating in the Chinese mainland, correcting the title of that notice.


 

Remarkds

Updated on 11 July 2011.

Commodity

Compact-disc boxes, including those for DVDs and similar products, of plastics, currently classifiable within CN code ex 3923 10 00 (TARIC code 3923 10 00 10)

Countries/Economies

Chinese mainland

Action

Termination of the anti-dumping proceeding. The complainant, the European Plastics Converters body (EuPC), by a letter of 7 April 2000 to the Commission, formally withdrew its complaint.

Dates

Notice of termination of the proceeding is dated 24 May 2002

Remarks

Updated on 20 January 2003

 

Commodity

Coumarin currently falling within CN code ex 2932 21 00

Countries/Economies

mainland China

Action

On 8 July 2011, the Official Journal published Council Implementing Regulation 655/2011 terminating the anti-dumping measures applicable to imports of coumarin originating in the Chinese mainland.

It may be recalled that the measures in force were imposed on imports of the product concerned by means of Regulation 654/2008 and subsequently extended to imports consigned from India, Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia, whether declared as originating in India, Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia or not. The review proceeding was initiated by the Commission further to information that the sole producer of coumarin in the EU had discontinued its production within the Union at the end of August 2010. This fact was confirmed during the investigation and the Commission considered that the present proceeding should be terminated and the measures in force repealed.

Rates

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Dates

Regulation 655/2011 entered into force on 9 July 2011.

Remarks

Updated on 11 July 2011.

 

Commodity

Continuous filament glass fibre products: chopped glass fibre strands, of a length of not more than 50 mm; glass fibre rovings, excluding glass fibre rovings which are impregnated and coated and have a loss on ignition of more than 3% (as determined by ISO Standard 1887); and mats made of glass fibre filaments excluding mats of glass wool currently falling within CN codes 7019 11 00, ex 7019 12 00 and ex 7019 31 00 (TARIC codes 7019 12 00 21, 7019 12 00 22, 7019 12 00 23, 7019 12 00 24, 7019 12 00 39, 7019 31 00 29 and 7019 31 00 99).

Countries/Economies Chinese mainland
Action

On 15 March 2011, the Official Journal published Council Implementing Regulation 248/2011 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty and collecting definitively the provisional duty imposed on imports of certain continuous filament glass fibre products originating in the Chinese mainland.

It may be recalled that the proceeding in question was initiated as a result of a complaint lodged on 3 November 2009 by the European Glass Fibre Producers Association (now renamed “GlassFibreEurope”) on behalf of producers representing a major proportion, in this case more than 50%, of the total Union production of the product concerned.

In the light of numerous claims to exclude yarns on the basis of different physical and chemical characteristics and different uses as compared to rovings, chopped strands and mats, the Council decided to exclude yarns from the definition of the product concerned by the proceeding at hand. In the absence of any comments on the provisional Regulation concerning the establishing of export price and comparing the export prices with the respective normal value, the findings in that regard were definitively confirmed. As a result, the dumping margins found in the course of the investigation ranged from between 9.6% and 29.7%. Although adjustments were made to the injury factors assessed during the investigation, the overall conclusion from the provisional Regulation that the Union industry had suffered material injury has not changed.

Furthermore, considering the Union interest, the Council found no compelling reasons against the imposition of definitive anti-dumping duties on imports of the product concerned originating in mainland China. In addition, the Council decided that the amounts secured by way of provisional anti-dumping duty imposed by the provisional Regulation should be definitively collected to the extent of the amount of the definitive duties imposed.

Rates

 

Dates

The anti-dumping duty imposed on imports of the product concerned from Changzhou New Changhai Fiberglass Co., Ltd and Jiangsu Changhai Composite Materials Holding Co., Ltd, Tangqiao, Yaoguan Town, Changzhou City, Jiangsu Regulation amount to 7.3% of the CIF Union frontier price, customs duty unpaid and on imports from all other companies to 13.8%.

Regulation 248/2011 entered into force on 16 March 2011.

Remarks Updated on 21 March 2011

Commodity

Dead-burned (sintered) magnesia falling within CN code 2519 90 30

Countries/Economies

Chinese mainland

Action

On 7 July 2011, the Official Journal published a corrigendum to the Commission opinion concerning a notice of the expiry of certain anti-dumping measures imposed on dead-burned (sintered) magnesia originating in mainland China, correcting the title of that notice.

Rates

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Dates

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Remarks

Updated on 11 July 2011.

 

Commodity

Dry sodium gluconate with a Customs Union and Statistics (CUS) number 0023277-9 and a Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) registry number 527-07-1, currently falling within CN code ex 2918 16 00 (TARIC code 2918 16 00 10)

Countries/Economies mainland China
Action

On 28 October 2010, the Official Journal published Council implementing Regulation 965/2010 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty and collecting definitively the provisional duty imposed on imports of sodium gluconate originating in mainland China.

It is to be recalled that the proceeding was initiated following a complaint lodged by the European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC) (‘the complainant’) on behalf of producers representing 100 % of the total Union production. Following its investigation, the Commission, by Regulation 377/2010, imposed a provisional anti-dumping duty on imports of the product concerned. The Council confirmed the Commission’s findings and has imposed a definitive anti-dumping duty on the imports of the product concerned.

Rates

 

 

Dates

The rate of the definitive anti-dumping duty applicable to the net, free-at-Union-frontier price, before duty, of the product concerned is 5.6% for Shandong Kaison Biochemical Co., Ltd, 27.1% for QingdaoKehai Biochemistry Co. Ltd and 53.2% for all other Chinese companies.

Council implementing Regulation 965/2010 has entered into force on 29 October 2010.

Remarks Updated on 2 November 2010

Commodity

(NEW) 1-cyanoguanidine (Dicyandiamide) falling within CN code 2926 20 00. It is a solid substance in the form of a fine, white, crystalline powder, usually odourless. It is produced from quick lime and carbon black, and appears after several production steps.

Countries/Economies

Chinese mainland

Action

On 20 April 2012, the Official Journal published a notice of the impending expiry of the anti-dumping measures imposed on the product concerned. The European Commission has given notice that, unless a review is initiated in accordance with the required procedure, the anti-dumping measures will expire on 16 November 2012. The procedure is as follows: Union producers may lodge a written request for a review. This request must contain sufficient evidence that the expiry of the measures would be likely to result in a continuation or recurrence of dumping and injury. Should the Commission decide to review the measures concerned, importers, exporters, representatives of the exporting country and Union producers will then be provided with the opportunity to amplify, rebut or comment on the matters set out in the review request.

Rates

The rate of duty amounts to 49.1%. It was found that the injury elimination level is lower than the dumping margin established. Therefore, the definitive measures are based on the injury elimination level.

Dates

Union producers may submit a written request for a review on the above basis, to reach the European Commission at any time from the date of the publication of the notice but no later than three months before 16 November 2012.

Remarks

Updated on 12 May 2012.

 

Commodity

Disposable gas-fuelled pocket lighters whether flint or piezo, with or without a refill valve of CN 9613 10 00, 9613 20 10, 9613 20 90.

Countries/Economies

Chinese mainland, Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam

Action

The Commission has initiated an anti-dumping proceeding pursuant to a complaint lodged on 14 May 2002 by EFLM (European Federation of Lighter Manufacturers). It is alleged that the volumes and the prices of the imported product concerned have, among other consequences, had a negative impact on the market share held, the quantities sold and the level of prices charged by the Community industry, resulting in substantial adverse effects on the overall performance, the financial situation and the employment situation of the Community industry.

In view of the apparent large number of parties involved in this proceeding, the Commission may decide to apply sampling.

The Philippines is envisaged as the market economy third country for the establishment of normal value in the Chinese mainland and Vietnam.

In connection with the above-mentioned initiation, the Commission intends to review existing measures on lighters. Council Regulation 1824/2001 imposed a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of gas-fuelled, non-refillable pocket flint lighters falling within CN code 9613 10 00 (TARIC code 9613 10 00*19) originating in the Chinese mainland and maintained the anti-dumping duties extended by Council Regulation (EC) No 192/1999 to imports of certain refillable pocket flint lighters originating in the Chinese mainland or consigned from or originating in Taiwan falling within CN code ex 9613 20 90 (TARIC codes 9613 20 90*21 and 9613 20 90*29) and to imports of non-refillable lighters consigned from Taiwan and falling within CN code 9613 10 00 (TARIC code 9613 10 00*19) or originating in Taiwan and falling within CN code 9613 10 00 (TARIC code 9613 10 00*19).

Should it be determined that measures are to be imposed on disposable gas-fuelled pocket lighters, whether flint or piezo, with or without a refill valve originating in the Chinese mainland in the proceeding initiated by the present notice, the continued imposition of the measures imposed by Regulation 1824/2001 will no longer be appropriate, and the Regulation would have to be amended or repealed accordingly. Therefore, an interim review has been opened as regards Regulation 1824/2001 in order to allow any amendment or repeal necessary in the light of the investigation initiated by the notice. The provisions relating to sampling and time limits also apply to this review.

Dates

Exporters/producers in the Chinese mainland claiming an individual margin must submit a completed questionnaire by 6 August 2002. All interested parties are invited to make their views known, submit any other information and provide supporting evidence by 6 August 2002.

If Chinese mainland exporters wish to claim MES and provide sufficient evidence that they operate under market economy conditions, they should submit duly substantiated claims within 21 days of the selection of any sample.

Remarks

Updated on 15 July 2002

 

Commodity

Electronic weighing scales having a maximum weighing capacity of up to 30 kg, for use in the retail trade, which incorporate a digital display of the weight, unit price and price to be paid (whether or not including a means of printing this data) falling within CN code ex 8423 81 50 (TARIC code 8423 81 50 10)

Countries/Economies

Chinese mainland, Republic of Korea, Taiwan

Action

On 29 October 2005, the Official Journal published a notice of the expiry of the measures in force. The notice states that, further to the publication of a notice of impending expiry, following which no request for a review was received, the Commission gives notice that the anti-dumping measures will expire on 1 December 2005. 

Rates

The anti-dumping duties, calculated on the basis of the net free-at-Community-frontier price of the product before duty, are as follows: Chinese mainland companies, 30.7% (except for the three cooperating companies for which the duties are: Shanghai Teraoka Electronic Co. Ltd., 12.8%; Mettler-Toledo Changzhou Scale Ltd., 0%; and Shanghai Yamato Scale Co. Ltd., 9%); Korean companies, 4.9% for all companies except two which cooperated for which the duties are lower; and Taiwanese companies, 13.4% for all companies except two which cooperated for which the duties are lower.

Dates

The date of expiry is given as 1 December 2005. 

Remarks

Updated on 2 November 2005.

 

Commodity

Personal fax machines of CN code ex 8517 21 00

Countries/Economies

Chinese Mainland, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand

Action

Council Regulation 495/2002 of 18 March 2002 repealing Regulation 904/98 which imposes a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports into the Community of personal fax machines originating in the targeted countries.

In April 2001, the only Community producer cooperating in the investigation, Oterreichische Philips Industrie GmbH ("Philips"), formally informed the Commission of its decision to transfer a major part of its manufacturing capacities of personal fax machines outside the Community in the course of 2001. The remaining production of personal fax machines would be gradually phased out. In view of this decision, it was necessary to evaluate whether the Community interest would be against the continuation of the measures under the changed circumstances.

When assessing the Community interest aspects of the present case, the following was considered: on the basis of Philips' plans, the production by the Community industry of products subject to anti-dumping measures is expected to cease in the near future. In such a situation, the maintenance of the anti-dumping measures concerned will not provide any benefit in terms of protecting production against possible unfair trade practices. It was also noted by the Commission that on the basis of the information available, the market share of Philips' Community produced fax machines decreased considerably by the end of 2001.

In conclusion, it was considered that compelling reasons exist on Community interest grounds not to maintain the anti-dumping measures as regards imports of personal fax machines from the countries concerned.

Rate

The measures have therefore been terminated.

Date

The Council Regulation repealing the measures was published on 21 March 2002, with termination entering into force on 22 March 2002.

Remarks

Updated on 22 March 2002

 

Commodity

Ferro-molybdenum currently classifiable within CN code 7202 70 00

Countries/Economies

mainland China

Action

On 21 July 2007, the Official Journal published Council Regulation 856/2007 extending the suspension of the definitive anti-dumping duty imposed by Regulation 215/2002 on imports of ferro molybdenum originating in Chinese mainland.

By Regulation No 215/2002, the Council imposed a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of ferro molybdenum originating in mainland China falling under CN code 7202 70 00. The rate of the anti-dumping duty is 22.5 %. The Commission, by Decision 2006/714/EC, suspended for a period of nine months the definitive anti-dumping duty imposed by Regulation No 215/2002 on imports of the product concerned originating in mainland China. The reason was that injury linked to the imports of ferro molybdenum was unlikely to resume as a result of the suspension because of the temporary change in market conditions, and in particular the high level of prices of the product concerned practised on the Community market.

On 31 October 2006, an ex officio full interim review was initiated since there was evidence that the circumstances on the basis of which the existing measures were established have changed to an extent that the existing measures may no longer be adequate and that certain of these changes appeared to be of a lasting nature.

Given that the situation in the Community market has remained unchanged following the suspension of the anti-dumping duty in October 2006 and since the interim review has not been concluded yet, the Commission extended the suspension of the anti-dumping duties until 31 January 2008, i.e. until the final time limit for the conclusion of the interim review.

Date

Council Regulation 856/2007 entered into force on 22 July 2007.

Remarks

Updated on 30 July 2007

 

Commodity

Ferro-silico-manganese of CN code 7202 30 00

Countries/Economies

Chinese mainland, Ukraine

Action

The Commission has published a notice of the expiry of the applicable anti-dumping measures.

Date

The notice was published on 4 March 2003, and the measures expired on the same date.

Remarks

Updated on 4 March 2003.

 

Commodity

Ferro-silicon (FeSi), currently classifiable within CN codes 7202 21 00, 7202 29 10 and 7202 29 90.

Countries/Economies

Chinese mainland, Egypt, Kazakhstan, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Russia

Action

On 28 February 2008 , the Official Journal published Council Regulation 172/2008 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty and collecting definitively the provisional duty imposed on imports of ferro-silicon originating in mainland China, Egypt, Kazakhstan, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Russia.

It is recalled that the Commission, by Regulation 994/2007 imposed a provisional anti-dumping duty on imports of ferro-silicon. Following the further investigation, it was concluded that the dumped imports of FeSi originating in the countries concerned had caused material injury to the Community industry. Therefore, a definitive anti-dumping duty was imposed at the level sufficient to eliminate the injury caused by the dumped imports without exceeding the dumping margin found.

In addition, on 28 February 2008 , the Official Journal published Commission Regulation 174/2008 amending Commission Regulation 994/2007 imposing a provisional anti-dumping duty on imports of ferro-silicon originating in mainland China, Egypt, Kazakhstan, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Russia.

It is recalled that by Regulation 994/2007, among others, the Commission also accepted an undertaking from an exporting producer in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Silmak Dooel Export Import, Jegunovce.

It was noted in Regulation 174/2008 that in the context of the examination on whether the price undertaking continues to be practical, it was found that FeSi prices continued to fluctuate after the imposition of the provisional measures and the acceptance of the undertaking. Overall, it was found that FeSi prices showed a considerable volatility. Due to this volatility of the price, it was concluded that the fixed minimum import prices (MIPs) of the undertaking are no longer a valid form of measure in view of the findings made during the investigation.

Therefore, the Commission decided that that the acceptance of the undertaking offered by Silmak Dooel Export Import, Jegunovce should be withdrawn. It was noted that Regulation 172/2008 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of FeSi originating, inter alia, in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, will be applicable to the imports of these products manufactured by the exporting producer concerned.

Rates

The rate of the definitive duties was definitively set at rates between 5.4% and 33.9%.

Dates

Both Regulation 172/2008 and Regulation 174/2008 entered into force on 29 February 2008.

Remarks

Updated on 6 March 2008.

 

Commodity

(NEW) Finished polyester filament fabrics: woven fabrics of synthetic filament yarn containing 85% or more by weight of textured and/or non-textured polyester filament, dyed (including dyed white) or printed currently falling within CN codes ex 5407 51 00, 5407 52 00, 5407 54 00, ex 5407 61 10, 5407 61 30, 5407 61 90, ex 5407 69 10 and ex 5407 69 90

Countries/Economies

mainland China

Action

On 17 April 2012, the Official Journal published a notice concerning the modification of the name of a company subject to an individual anti-dumping duty rate. Imports of certain finished polyester filament fabrics were subject to definitive anti-dumping duties, imposed by Council Regulation 1487/2005. The measures expired on 17 September 2010. Shaoxing Zhengda Group Co., Ltd, whose exports to the Union of certain finished polyester filament fabrics were subject to an individual anti-dumping duty rate of 14.1% by the aforementioned Regulation, has informed the Commission that on 12 April 2010 it changed its name into Zhengda United Holding Group Co., Ltd. The company argued that the change of name does not affect the right of the company to benefit from the individual duty rate applied to the company under its previous name of Shaoxing Zhengda Group Co., Ltd during the period starting on the name change date, 12 April 2010, and ending on the expiry date of the measures, 17 September 2010. The Commission has examined the information supplied and concluded that the change of name in no way affects the findings of Council Regulation (EC) No 1487/2005. The TARIC additional code A617 previously attributed to Shaoxing Zhengda Group Co., Ltd shall apply to Zhengda United Holding Group Co., Ltd.

As noted above, on 15 September 2010, the Official Journal published a notice of the expiry of certain anti-dumping measures, namely the anti-dumping duty imposed on imports of certain finished polyester filament fabrics, originating in mainland China.

It is recalled that the anti-dumping duty was imposed by Council Regulation 1487/2005 as last amended by Council Regulation 364/2010.

Dates

The notice concerning the modification of the name of a company was published on 17 April 2012.

The anti-dumping measures expired on 17 September 2010.

Remarks

Updated on 15 May 2012.

 

Commodity

Fluorspar of CN codes ex 2529 21 00 and ex 2529 22 00

Countries/Economies

Chinese mainland

Action

On 23 September 2005, the Official Journal published a notice of the expiry of the anti-dumping measures imposed on imports of fluorspar originating in the Chinese mainland. The notice states that, pursuant to the publication of a notice of impending expiry dated 15 December 2004, no request for a review was received.

Rate

The duty which is currently applicable is equal to the difference between a minimum price of Euro 113.50 per tonne (dry net weight) and the net, free-at-Community-frontier price, before customs clearance.

Dates

The scheduled date of expiry of the measures is 27 September 2005.

Remarks

Updated on 23 September 2005.

 

Commodity

Certain footwear with uppers of rubber or plastics (excluding waterproof footwear with outer soles and uppers of rubber or of plastics, the uppers of which are neither fixed to the sole nor assembled by stitching, riveting, nailing, screwing, plugging or similar processes) or with uppers of leather or composition leather, having a protective toecap, normally declared within CN codes 6402 30 00, 6403 40 00, ex 6402 19 00, ex 6402 91 00, ex 6402 99 10, ex 6402 99 31, ex 6402 99 39, ex 6402 99 50, ex 6402 99 91, ex 6402 99 93, ex 6402 99 96, ex 6402 99 98, ex 6403 19 00, ex 6403 30 00, ex 6403 51 11, ex 6403 51 15, ex 6403 51 19, ex 6403 51 91, ex 6403 51 95, ex 6403 51 99, ex 6403 59 11, ex 6403 59 31, ex 6403 59 35, ex 6403 59 39, ex 6403 59 50, ex 6403 59 91, ex 6403 59 95, ex 6403 59 99, ex 6403 91 11, ex 6403 91 13, ex 6403 91 16, ex 6403 91 18, ex 6403 91 91, ex 6403 91 93, ex 6403 91 96, ex 6403 91 98, ex 6403 99 11, ex 6403 99 31, ex 6403 99 33, ex 6403 99 36, ex 6403 99 38, ex 6403 99 50, ex 6403 99 91, ex 6403 99 93, ex 6403 99 96, ex 6403 99 98, ex 6405 10 00, ex 6405 90 10 and ex 6405 90 90.

Countries/Economies

Chinese mainland and India

Action

On 29 August 2006 , the Official Journal published a Commission decision terminating the anti-dumping proceeding concerning imports of footwear with a protective toecap, originating in the Chinese mainland and India . It may be recalled that the proceeding was initiated on 30 June 2005, following a complaint lodged by the European Confederation of the Footwear industry on behalf of Community producers representing more than 30% of the total Community production of footwear with a protective toecap.

On 17 July 2006, the complainant formally withdrew its complaint. Consequently, the Commission considered that the present proceeding should be terminated since the investigation had not brought to light any consideration showing that such termination would not be in the Community interest.

Remarks

Updated on 5 September 2006.

 

Commodity

Footwear with uppers of leather or composition leather, excluding sports footwear, footwear involving special technology, slippers and other indoor footwear and footwear with a protective toecap and falling within CN codes: 6403 20 00, ex 6403 51 05, ex 6403 51 11, ex 6403 51 15, ex 6403 51 19, ex 6403 51 91, ex 6403 51 95, ex 6403 51 99, ex 6403 59 05, ex 6403 59 11, ex 6403 59 31, ex 6403 59 35, ex 6403 59 39, ex 6403 59 91, ex 6403 59 95, ex 6403 59 99, ex 6403 91 05, ex 6403 91 11, ex 6403 91 13, ex 6403 91 16, ex 6403 91 18, ex 6403 91 91, ex 6403 91 93, ex 6403 91 96, ex 6403 91 98, ex 6403 99 05, ex 6403 99 11, ex 6403 99 31, ex 6403 99 33, ex 6403 99 36, ex 6403 99 38, ex 6403 99 91, ex 6403 99 93, ex 6403 99 96, ex 6403 99 98 et ex 6405 10 00.

Countries/Economies

mainland China, Vietnam

Action

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On 16 March 2011, the Official Journal published a notice of the expiry of certain anti-dumping measures, namely, anti-dumping duties imposed on imports of footwear with uppers of leather originating in mainland China and Vietnam. It may be recalled that definitive anti-dumping duties were imposed on the product concerned by Regulation 1294/2009.

Dates

Further to the publication of a notice of impending expiry following which no request for a review was lodged, the Commission gave notice that the anti-dumping measure mentioned above will expire on 31 March 2011.

Remarks

Updated on 21 March 2011.

 

Commodity

Footwear with uppers of leather or plastic (CN ex 6402 99 98, ex 6403 99 93, ex 6403 99 96, ex 6403 99 98) excluding certain sports footwear with single or multi-layer moulded non-injected sole, incorporating technical features, components or materials made to absorb impact (e.g. hermetic pads, low-density polymers)

Countries/Economies

Chinese mainland, Indonesia and Thailand

Action

The Official Journal of the European Communities has published a notice of the expiry of anti-dumping measures imposed on the products concerned.

Date

The notice of expiry was published on 26 February 2003. The measures expired on 1 March 2003.

Remarks

Updated on 4 March 2003

 

Commodity

Footwear (with textile uppers) classified under CN code ex 6404 19 90 (Taric code 6404 19 90*90)

Countries/Economies

Chinese mainland, Indonesia

Action

The Commission has published a notice of the expiry of the applicable anti-dumping measures.

The notice states that, pursuant to an earlier notice of impending expiry of measures (dated 1 February 2002 ), no request for a review was received. As a result, the applicable anti-dumping measures are set to expire.

Dates

The date of expiry is 1 November 2002 .

Rate

The rate applicable to the net, free-at-Community-frontier price before duty, before expiry of the measures, was: Chinese mainland: 49.2%; Indonesia : 0%-14.1%

Remarks

Updated on 25 October 2002

 

Commodity

2-furaldehyde (also known as furfuraldehyde or furfural) currently classified within CN code 2932 12 00

Countries/Economies

Chinese mainland

Action

On 5 July 2011, the Official Journal published a notice of initiation of an interim review of the anti-dumping measures in force, namely an anti-dumping duty applicable to imports of furfuraldehyde originating in the Chinese mainland.

It may be recalled that the anti-dumping measures in force were imposed on the imports of the product concerned by means of Regulation 453/2011. The EU institutions have established that the circumstances on the basis of which the existing measures were imposed have changed and that these changes are of a lasting nature. In particular, due to the increase in prices of imports originating in the mainland, the continued imposition of the measure at its current level may no longer be necessary to counteract the injurious dumping. Furthermore, significant changes to the composition of the Union industry appear to have taken place. Nutrafur SA, the sole Union producer at the time of the original investigation, ceased production of furfuraldehyde at the end of 2008. Two other producers became part of the Union industry as a result of the EU enlargements in 1995 and 2004. The new composition of the Union industry, together with the specific nature of the production process applied by the two current Union producers, call for the need to reassess the injury findings.

Rates ---

Date

All interested parties are invited to make their views known, submit information and provide supporting evidence that should reach the Commission within 37 days of the date of publication of this notice in the Official Journal. The investigation will be concluded within 15 months of the date of the publication of this notice in the Official Journal.

Remarks

Updated on 11 July 2011.

 

Comm1dity

Furfuryl alcohol (FA), currently falling within CN code ex 2932 13 00.

Countries/Economies

mainland China

Action

On 24 January 2012, the EU’s Official Journal published a notice of the expiry of the anti-dumping measure against imports of furfuryl alcohol originating in the Chinese mainland. Further to the publication of a notice of impending expiry following which no duly substantiated request for a review was lodged, the Commission has now given notice that the anti-dumping measure has expired.

Date

The measure expired on 10 December 2011.

Remarks

Updated on 12 March 2012.

Commodity

(NEW) Gas-fuelled non-refillable pocket flint lighters. The product scope includes also gas fuelled, refillable pocket flint lighters incorporating a plastic tank body. The product concerned is currently classified within CN codes ex 9613 10 00 and ex 9613 20 90 (TARIC codes 9613 10 00 11, 9613 10 00 19, 9613 20 90 21 and 9613 20 90 29).

Countries/Economies

Chinese mainland, Taiwan

Action

On 1 May 2012, the Commission gave notice that, unless a review is initiated in accordance with the relevant procedure, the anti-dumping measures mentioned will expire on 13 December 2012. The procedure is as follows: Union producers may lodge a written request for a review. This request must contain sufficient evidence that the expiry of the measures would be likely to result in a continuation or recurrence of dumping and injury. Should the Commission decide to review the measures concerned, importers, exporters, representatives of the exporting country and Union producers will then be provided with the opportunity to amplify, rebut or comment on the matters set out in the review request.

Rates

The rate of the duty is EUR 0.065 per lighter (although exceptions apply).

Date

Union producers may submit a written request for a review, to reach the European Commission at any time from the date of the publication of the notice but no later than three months before the scheduled date of expiry (which, as noted above, is 13 December 2012).

Remarks

Updated on 15 May 2012.

 

Commodity

Glycine of CN code 2922 49 10

Countries/Economies

Chinese mainland

Action

Termination of anti-dumping proceeding without the imposition of definitive measures.

Date

The official date of termination of the proceeding is 24 November 2000.

Remarks

Updated on 5 December 2000

Commodity

Glyphosate falling within CN codes ex 2931 00 99 and ex 3808 93 27.

Countries/Economies

mainland China

Action

On 16 December 2010, the Official Journal published Regulation 1187/2010 terminating the anti dumping proceeding on imports of glyphosate originating in mainland China.

It is to be recalled that following a review investigation carried out pursuant to Article 11(2) of the basic Regulation, the Council, by Regulation 1683/2004, imposed a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of glyphosate originating in the Chinese mainland. By Decision 2009/383/EC the Commission suspended the definitive anti-dumping duties for a period of 9 months, with effect from 16 May 2009. This was subsequently extended by the Council for a period of 1 year, with effect from 14 February 2010.

Following the publication of a notice of impending expiry of the anti-dumping measures in force, a request for review was lodged by the European Glyphosate Association, which was subsequently withdrawn. It was considered that the present proceeding should be terminated since the investigation had not brought to light any considerations which indicated that such a termination would not be in the Union's interest.

Dates

The Regulation 1187/2010 entered into force on 17 December 2010.

Remarks

Updated on 3 January 2011

Commodity

Granite-worked monumental or building stones either simply cut or sawn, with a flat or even surface, or polished, decorated or otherwise worked, with a net weight of 10 kg or more, or otherwise carved or decorated. The stones include, but are not limited to, granite tombstones, which define and/or decorate graves, in slabs positioned vertically or horizontally and enclosures (borders) which, when assembled, can be utilised as a memorial. They are currently classifiable within CN codes ex 6802 23 00, ex 6802 93 10 and ex 6802 93 90.

Countries/Economies

Chinese mainland and India

Action

Commission Decision terminating the anti-dumping proceedings. The proceedings had been initiated on11 November 2000 by the Commission pursuant to a complaint lodged on 29 September 2000 by the European & International Federation of Natural Stone Industries (Euro-ROC) on behalf of Community producers, representing a major proportion of the total Community production of the product concerned. On 6 June 2001, Euro-ROC withdrew its complaint. The Commission has now terminated the proceeding without the imposition of anti-dumping measures since the investigation did not bring to light any considerations showing that such termination would not be in the Community interest, and since no comments were received by the Commission from interested parties indicating that such termination would not be in the Community interest.

Date

The Decision to terminate the proceedings has been published on 8 August 2001.

Remarks

Updated on 9 August 2001.

Commodity

(New) Granular polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) containing not more than 3 % of other monomer unit than tetrafluoroethylene, without fillers, in the form of powder or pellets, with the exclusion of micronised material (namely fluoropolymer micropowder as defined by norm ASTM D5675-04) falling within CN code ex 3904 61 00.

Countries/Economies

Chinese mainland, Russia

Action

On 8 December 2010, the Official Journal published a notice of the expiry of certain anti-dumping measures, namely the anti-dumping duty imposed on imports of granular polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) originating in mainland China and Russia. It is to be recalled that anti-dumping duties were imposed on the product concerned by Council Regulation 1987/2005.

Dates

The anti-dumping duties in question expired on 9 December 2010.


 

Remarks

Updated on 13 December 2010

Commodity

 Graphite electrodes of a kind used for electric furnaces, with an apparent density of 1.5 g/cm3 or more and an electrical resistance of 7 μΩ.m or less, currently falling within CN code ex 8545 11 00 and nipples used for such electrodes currently falling within CN code ex 8545 90 90.

Countries/Economies

Chinese mainland

Action

On 30 September 2011, the Official Journal published Commission Decision 2011/642/EU terminating the anti-dumping proceeding concerning imports of the product concerned. The proceeding had been initiated pursuant to a complaint received on 5 November 2010 by the European Carbon and Graphite Association on behalf of producers representing a major proportion, in this case more than 50%, of the total Union production of certain graphite electrodes systems. The complaint had contained prima facie evidence of the existence of dumping, and of material injury resulting therefrom, which was considered sufficient to justify the initiation of an anti-dumping proceeding. A notice of initiation was then duly published, on 17 December 2010.
Subsequently, by a letter dated 8 July 2011 and addressed to the Commission, the complainant formally withdrew its complaint. The proceeding may be terminated where the complaint is withdrawn, unless such termination would not be in the Union interest. The Commission did not identify any reason to indicate that termination would not be in the Union interest, nor was any such reason raised by interested parties. Therefore, the Commission considered that the present proceeding should be terminated.

Dates

The Decision terminating the proceeding entered into force on 1 October 2011.

Remarks

Updated on 6 October 2011.

Commodity

Hair brushes of CN code 9603 29 30

Countries/Economies

Chinese mainland, Republic of Korea, Taiwan and Thailand

Action

Termination of anti-dumping proceeding without the imposition of definitive measures

Dates

The official date of termination of the proceeding is 10 November 2000.

Remarks

Updated on 5 December 2000.

 











Commodi

Hand pallet trucks and their essential parts, i.e. chassis and hydraulics, currently falling within CN codes ex 8427 90 00 and ex 8431 20 00. Hand pallet trucks are defined as trucks with wheels supporting lifting fork arms for handling pallets, designed to be manually pushed, pulled and steered, on smooth, level, hard surfaces, by a pedestrian operator using an articulated tiller. The hand pallet trucks are only designed to raise a load, by pumping the tiller, to a height sufficient for transporting and do not have any other additional functions or uses such as for example (i) to move and to lift the loads in order to place them higher or assist in storage of loads (highlifters); (ii) to stack one pallet above the other (stackers); (iii) to lift the load to a working level (scissorlifts); or (iv) to lift and to weigh the loads (weighing trucks).

Countries/Economies

mainland China

Action

On 14 February 2012, the Official Journal published a notice of initiation of a partial interim review. The European Commission decided on its own initiative to initiate the interim review investigation of the anti-dumping measures that are currently in force. The grounds for the review are that the Commission allegedly has at its disposal sufficient prima facie evidence that, as far as dumping is concerned, the circumstances on the basis of which the existing measures were imposed have changed and that these changes are of a lasting nature. Based on a comparison of Chinese export prices to the EU with a normal value established on the basis of prices paid or payable in the EU, it is seen that dumping has increased. Chinese imports of hand pallet trucks and their essential parts are said to continue to enter the EU market at dumped prices. More specifically, there are indications that Chinese exporting producers can afford to export the product concerned at low prices because of price distortions in the steel market in the Chinese mainland due to State interference. This development, amongst others, calls into question the validity of the MET granted to one Chinese exporting producer.

In addition, the information at the disposal of the Commission indicates that the capacity of the Chinese exporting producers of hand pallet trucks and of their essential parts is much bigger than mainland China's domestic demand and that the EU market continues to be a very attractive destination for their exports. Indeed, on the basis of Eurostat statistics, it appears that imports from the Chinese mainland have replaced almost entirely imports from other third countries in recent years. Based on the foregoing, it is considered that the circumstances with regard to the dumping as determined in the original investigation have significantly changed and that these changes are of a lasting nature. Consequently, the continued imposition of measures at the existing level appears to be no longer appropriate to offset the effects of injurious dumping. Exporting producers of the product under review from the country concerned, including those that did not cooperate in the investigations which led to the amendment and maintaining of the measures in force, are invited to participate in the Commission review investigation. Sampling may be applied, the procedure of which should be carefully examined in the notice of initiation.


The Commission foresees that normal value shall be determined on the basis of the price or constructed value in a market economy third country. For this purpose the Commission shall select an appropriate market economy third country. The Commission intends to contact producers in other market economy third countries such as Brazil for the purpose of establishing normal value in respect of the Chinese mainland. Should cooperation not be forthcoming, the Commission envisages using the prices actually paid or payable in the Union again for this purpose. Individual exporting producers may apply for market economy treatment or for individual treatment, according to the procedure and time limits expressed in the notice of initiation.


The notice also contains important information for exporting producers concerning implications of the WTO Appellate Body Report EC-Antidumping measures on fasteners (WT/DS397) on the way in which the Commission will conduct this investigation. The Commission encourages all exporting producers from the Chinese mainland to make themselves known within 15 days of the date of publication of the notice, if they are interested in cooperating and obtaining an individual anti-dumping duty, even if they consider that they do not comply with the criteria for obtaining IT.

Rates

 

 

 

Dates

The rate of the definitive anti-dumping duty is as follows: 46.7% for all companies, except for named companies, which have all received individual duty rates of between 7.6% and 39.9%. The duty applicable to ‘all other companies’, is extended to imports of hand pallet trucks and their essential parts, i.e. chassis and hydraulics, currently falling within CN codes ex 8427 90 00 and ex 8431 20 00 (TARIC codes 8427 90 00 11 and 8431 20 00 11) and consigned from Thailand, whether declared as originating in Thailand or not.

Interested parties are hereby invited to comment on the appropriateness of the Commission’s choice of market economy third country within 10 days of the date of publication of the notice in the Official Journal. Subject to the provisions of the notice, all interested parties are invited to make their views known, submit information and provide supporting evidence. Unless otherwise specified, this information and supporting evidence should reach the Commission within 37 days of the date of publication of the notice. All interested parties may request to be heard by the Commission investigation services. Any request to be heard should be made in writing and should specify the reasons for the request. For hearings on issues pertaining to the initial stage of the review investigation the request must be submitted within 15 days of the date of publication of the notice. The review investigation will be concluded within 15 months of the date of publication of the notice.

Remarks

Updated on 12 March 2012.

 

Commodity High tenacity yarn of polyesters (other than sewing thread), not put up for retail sale, including monofilament of less than 67 decitex, originating in the Chinese mainland, currently falling within CN code 5402 20 00.

Countries/Economies mainland China
Action

On 9 September 2011, the Official Journal published Council Implementing Regulation 907/2011 amending Implementing Regulation 1105/2010. By means of the latter, the Council imposed a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of the product concerned. Given the large number of cooperating exporting producers in the original investigation, a sample of Chinese exporting producers was selected. Subsequently, two companies (the applicants) requested to be granted “new exporting producer treatment” (NEPT). An examination was carried out. In consideration of the findings, the Commission concluded that the company Jiangsu Hengli Chemical Fibre Co. Ltd should be granted NEPT. On the other hand, it was concluded that the other applicant, Amann Twisting Yancheng Co. Ltd, could not be considered to be a producer of the product concerned. In particular, the investigation revealed that the main raw material used in the manufacturing process, high tenacity yarn of polyesters, was not produced by the applicant but purchased from unrelated suppliers. It therefore did not fulfil the requirement for NEPT.

Rates

 

 

 

Dates

Under Regulation 1105/2010, individual duty rates ranging from 0% to 5.5% have already been imposed on the companies included in the sample, while other cooperating companies not included in the sample were attributed a duty rate of 5.3%. Two cooperating non-sampled companies were granted individual examination and received duties of 0% and 9.8%. A duty rate of 9.8% was imposed on all other companies. Due to the present action, the company Jiangsu Hengli Chemical Fibre Co. Ltd is now added to the list of individual companies mentioned under Article 1(2) of Implementing Regulation 1105/2010 with a duty rate of 5.3%.

Council Implementing Regulation 907/2011 entered into force on 10 September 2011.

Remarks Updated on 26 September 2011.

 

Commodity

Certain hot-rolled flat steel products, specifically: flat-rolled products of non-alloy steel, not clad, plated or coated, not in coils, not further worked than hot-rolled, other than with patterns in relief of a width of 600 mm or more and a thickness exceeding 10 mm or of a width of 2 050 mm or more and a thickness of 4.75 mm or more but not exceeding 10 mm of CN codes ex 7208 51 30, ex 7208 51 50, ex 7208 51 91, ex 7208 51 99 and ex 7208 52 91.

Countries/Economies

Chinese mainland, India, Romania

Action

On 6 August 2005 , the Official Journal published a notice of the expiry of certain anti-dumping measures applicable to imports of hot-rolled flat products of non-alloy steel originating in the Chinese mainland, India and Romania . The notice states that, on 9 December 2004 , a notice of impending expiry was published, following which no request for a review was received.

Dates

The measures expired on 11 August 2005.

Remarks

Updated on 20 December 2005.

 

Commodity

Certain Hot-dipped metallic-coated iron or steel flat-rolled products, i.e.:

-  flat-rolled products of iron or non-alloy steel, plated or coated with zinc and/or with aluminium (excluding electronically plated or coated with zinc) normally declared within CN codes 7210 41 00, 7210 49 00, 7210 61 00, 7210 69 00, 7212 30 00, 7212 50 61 and 7212 50 69,

-  flat-rolled products of alloy steel, of a width of 600 mm or more, plated or coated with zinc and/or aluminium (excluding of stainless steel, of silicon-electrical steel, of products not further worked than hot-rolled or cold-rolled (cold-reduced) and of products electronically plated or coated with zinc) normally declared within CN codes 7225 92 00 and ex 7225 99 00, and

-  flat-rolled products of alloy steel, of a width of less than 600 mm , plated or coated with zinc and/or aluminium (excluding of stainless steel, of silicon-electrical steel, of high-speed steel, of products not further worked than hot-rolled or cold-rolled (cold-reduced) and of products electronically plated or coated with zinc) normally declared within CN codes 7226 99 30 and ex 7226 99 70.

Countries/Economies

mainland China

Action

On 7 February 2009, the Official Journal published Decision 2009/106/EC terminating the anti-dumping proceeding concerning imports of certain hot-dipped metallic-coated iron or steel flat-rolled products originating in mainland China.

It is recalled that, on 14 December 2007, the Commission initiated an anti-dumping proceeding concerning imports into the Community of the product concerned originating in mainland China.

By a letter dated 11 December 2008 and addressed to the Commission, the complainant formally withdrew its complaint. According to the complainant, this withdrawal was prompted by the recent market turbulence. In view of these conditions the complainant did not want to pursue its case on volume-based threat of injury which was based on an analysis of historic data that no longer fully reflects the current market conditions. According to the complainant, it is preferable to respond in these circumstances to unfair injurious trade practices, should they occur, by way of a fresh case instead of this case which cannot fully address the totality of the issues that the Community industry must now face.

In this respect, the Commission noted that the analysis of the current situation with respect to the product concerned and any possible new investigation in the future do not put into question the complainant's action to withdraw. Therefore, the Commission decided that the present anti-dumping proceeding should be terminated without the imposition of anti-dumping measures.

Dates

Decision 2009/106/EC was published on 7 February 2009.

Remarks

Updated on 20 February 2009.

 

Commodity

Electronic compact fluorescent lamps functioning on alternating current (including electronic compact fluorescent discharge lamps functioning on both alternating and direct current), with one or more glass tubes, with all lighting elements and electronic components fixed to the lamp foot, or integrated in the lamp foot, currently classifiable within CN code ex 8539 31 90. The industry usually refers to this product as compact fluorescent lamp (integrated) or CFL-i.

Countries/Economies

mainland China, Vietnam, Pakistan, Philippines

Action

On 10 October 2008 , the Official Journal published a Notice of the expiry of certain anti-dumping measures.

It is recalled that the measures currently in force were imposed by Regulation 1205/2007 and extended to imports of the same product consigned from Vietnam , Pakistan and Philippines .

The Commission noted that further to the publication of a notice of impending expiry, following which no request for a review was lodged, the Commission gave notice that the anti-dumping measures would shortly expire.

Dates

The date of expiry is 18 October 2008.

Remarks

Updated on 16 October 2008.

 

Commodity

(NEW) Ironing boards, whether or not free-standing, with or without a steam soaking and/or heating top and/or blowing top, including sleeve boards, and essential parts thereof, i.e. the legs, the top and the iron rest, currently falling within CN codes ex 3924 90 00, ex 4421 90 98, ex 7323 93 00, ex 7323 99 00, ex 8516 79 70 and ex 8516 90 00.

Countries/Economies

mainland China, Ukraine

Action

On 25 April 2012, the Official Journal published a notice of initiation of an expiry review. Following the publication of a notice of impending expiry of the anti-dumping measures in force, the European Commission received a request for review. The request was lodged on 25 January 2012 by three Union producers representing a major proportion, in this case allegedly more than 25%, of the Union production of ironing boards. The Commission provisionally envisages using Ukraine for the purpose of establishing normal value. The allegation of a continuation of dumping is based on a comparison of normal value with the export prices of the product under review to the Union. On this basis, the calculated dumping margin is said to be significant. In view of the potentially large number of exporting producers in the Chinese mainland, and unrelated importers, involved in this proceeding and in order to complete the investigation within the statutory time limits, the Commission may use the process known as sampling. Companies interested in participating in the respective samples should examine the notice thoroughly for the procedure and time limits relevant to the sampling process.

Rates

 

Dates

The measures currently in force are a definitive anti-dumping duty of varying rates for named companies and 42.3% for “all other companies”, for imports originating in the Chinese mainland, and 7% for imports originating in Ukraine.

Subject to the provisions of the Commission notice, all interested parties are invited to make their views known, submit information and provide supporting evidence. Unless otherwise specified, this information and supporting evidence must reach the Commission within 37 days of the date of publication of the notice in the Official Journal. All interested parties may request to be heard by the Commission. Any request to be heard should be made in writing and should specify the reasons for the request. For hearings on issues pertaining to the initial stage of the investigation the request must be submitted within 15 days of the date of publication of the notice. Comments on the choice of analogue country must reach the Commission within 10 days of the date of publication of the notice. The investigation will be concluded within 15 months of the date of publication of the notice.

Remarks

Updated on 15 May 2012.

 

Commodity

 Iron or steel fasteners, other than of stainless steel, i.e., wood screws (excluding coach screws), self-tapping screws, other screws and bolts with heads (whether or not with their nuts or washers, but excluding screws turned from bars, rods, profiles or wire, of solid section, of a shank thickness not exceeding 6 mm and excluding screws and bolts for fixing railway track construction material), and washers, falling within CN codes 7318 12 90, 7318 14 91, 7318 14 99, 7318 15 59, 7318 15 69, 7318 15 81, 7318 15 89, ex 7318 15 90, ex 7318 21 00 and ex 7318 22 00 (TARIC codes 7318 15 90 19, 7318 15 90 69, 7318 15 90 89, 7318 21 00 29, 7318 21 00 99, 7318 22 00 29 and 7318 22 00 99).

 

Countries/Economies

Chinese mainland

Action

On 6 March 2012, the Official Journal published a notice regarding the anti-dumping measures in force on imports of certain iron or steel fasteners originating in the Chinese mainland, following the recommendations and rulings adopted by the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) of the WTO on 28 July 2011 in the EC — Fasteners dispute (DS397). The notice is published pursuant to Council Regulation 1515/2001 on the measures that may be taken by the Community following a report adopted by the DSB concerning anti-dumping and anti-subsidy matters (the WTO enabling Regulation).

On 28 July 2011, the DSB adopted the Appellate Body Report and the Panel Report as modified by the Appellate Body Report on the case ‘European Communities — Definitive Anti-Dumping Measures on Certain Iron or Steel Fasteners from China’. In these Reports, it was found, inter alia, that the EU acted inconsistently with certain provisions of the WTO Anti-dumping Agreement. The purpose of the notice is to initiate a review based on the WTO enabling Regulation.

The Commission is initiating a review of the treatment accorded to certain interested parties in the fasteners investigation, namely those parties which consider that they have been discouraged from cooperating and requesting individual treatment because of the administrative burden entailed by, or because they considered that they did not meet all criteria in, Article 9(5) of the EU’s basic Anti-dumping Regulation. The Commission invites any exporting producer in the Chinese mainland whose exports to the EU are currently subject to the anti-dumping measures in force on imports of certain iron or steel fasteners originating in the Chinese mainland, and which considers that they have been discouraged from cooperating and requesting individual treatment because of the administrative burden entailed by, or because they considered that it did not meet all criteria in, Article 9(5) of the EU’s basic anti-dumping Regulation and that such measures should be reviewed in the light of the legal interpretations regarding Article 9(5) of the EU’s basic Anti-dumping Regulation contained in the reports, to request a review on the basis of Article 1 of the WTO enabling Regulation.

The measures that are currently in force are imposed by means of Council Regulation 91/2009. The measures reviewed may be repealed, amended or maintained in order to comply with the recommendations and rulings of the DSB.

Rates

Individual rates of duty apply to the imports concerned from companies named in Regulation 91/2009, while a rate of 85% applies to all other companies. The 85% rate also applies to imports of the product concerned that are consigned from Malaysia, whether declared as originating in Malaysia or not, except in the case of the companies that are specifically exempt (see: Articles 1(1) and 2(2) of Regulation 723/2011).

Dates

To be considered in this review, interested parties must come forward no later than 30 days following the publication of the notice in the Official Journal and provide the information stated in the notice. Interested parties are advised to study all aspects of the notice carefully.

Remarks

Updated on 26 March 2012 .

 

Commodity

Leather handbags of CN code 4202 21 00. These are understood to mean bags, whether or not with shoulder strap, including those without handle, with outer surface of leather, of composition leather or patent leather, designed primarily to contain small objects for personal use, such as keys, purses, make-up and cigarettes, regardless of their size and form.

Countries/Economies

Chinese mainland

Action

The Commission has published a notice of the expiry of the applicable anti-dumping measures.

Date

The notice was published on 1 August 2002, and the measures expired on 3 August 2002.

Rate

The amount of the definitive anti-dumping duty applicable to imports concerned was 38%, with individual duty rates applying.

Remarks

Updated on 22 August 2002

 

Commodity

Lever arch mechanisms generally used for archiving sheets and other documents in binders or files. They consist of arched sturdy metal elements (normally two) on a back plate and having at least one opening trigger that permits inserting and filing of sheets and other documents, normally declared within CN code ex 8305 10 00.

Countries/Economies

Chinese mainland

Action

 

 

 

 

Dates

On 23 July 2011, the Official Journal published a notice of initiation of an expiry review of the anti-dumping measures applicable to imports of lever arch mechanisms originating in the Chinese mainland. It may be recalled that the measures currently in force were imposed by means of Regulation 1136/2006. A request for an expiry review was lodged on 26 April 2011 by the following Union producers: Interkov spol.s.r.o, IML Industria Meccanica Lombardia S.r.l. and Niko Metallurgical company d.d. Zelezniki, representing a major proportion, in this case more than 50%, of the total Union production of lever arch mechanisms. Further to this request, the EU institutions have established that there was sufficient evidence to initiate the expiry review proceeding.

All interested parties are invited to make their views known, submit information and provide supporting evidence that should reach the Commission within 37 days of the date of publication of this notice in the Official Journal. The investigation will be concluded within 15 months of the date of the publication of this notice in the Official Journal.

Remarks

Updated on 12 August 2011.

 

Commodity

Chemically bonded, unfired magnesia bricks, whose magnesia component contains at least 80% MgO, whether or not containing magnesite, currently falling within CN codes ex 6815 91 00 (TARIC code 6815 91 00 10), ex 6815 99 10 (TARIC code 6815 99 10 20) and ex 6815 99 90 (TARIC code 6815 99 90 20).

 

Countries/Economies

Chinese mainland

Action

On 25 June 2011, the Official Journal published Council Implementing Regulation 616/2011 terminating the expiry review and the “new exporter” review of the anti-dumping measures concerning imports of certain magnesia bricks originating in the Chinese mainland. It may be recalled that an anti-dumping duty ranging from 0% to 39.9% was imposed on imports of the product concerned by means of Regulation 1659/2005. Following the publication of a notice of impending expiry of the anti-dumping measures in force, a request for a review was lodged by the Magnesia Bricks Production Defence Coalition (“MBPDC”) on behalf of producers representing a major proportion, in this case more than 25%, of the total Union production of certain magnesia bricks. Consequently, on 8 October 2010, the Commission initiated an expiry review proceeding. This investigation has revealed that RHI AG, which accounts for more than 50% of the total production of magnesia bricks in the EU, opposed the expiry review. As a result, the Council decided that the expiry review should be terminated and the duties should be repealed. The Council also decided that the duties levied as of 14 October 2010 should be repaid or remitted. In light of the above, a “new exporter” review initiated with respect to TRL China Ltd has been terminated as well.

Dates

Regulation 616/2011 entered into force on 26 June 2011.

Remarks

Updated on 27 June 2011.

 

Commodity

Magnesium oxide, namely natural caustic calcined magnesite, falling within CN code ex 2519 90 90

 

Countries/Economies

Chinese mainland

Action

On 26 May 2010, the Official Journal published a notice of the expiry of certain anti-dumping measures, namely an anti-dumping duty imposed on magnesium oxide, originating in mainland China.

It is recalled that the measures in question were a definitive anti-dumping duty imposed by Council Regulation 778/2005.

Date

The Commission has given notice that the anti-dumping measures imposed on the product concerned have expired on 26 May 2010.

Rate

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Remarks

Updated on 31 May 2010

 

Commodity

Certain magnetic disks (3.5" microdisks) falling within CN code ex 8523 20 90 ,with the exception of 3,5" microdisks based on optically continuous servo tracking technology or magnetic sector servo tracking technology with a storage capacity of 120 MB or more

Countries/Economies

Chinese mainland, Japan, Hong Kong and the Republic of Korea

Action

The Official Journal has published a notice of the expiry of certain anti-dumping measures applicable to imports of magnetic disks (3.5" microdisks) originating in the aforementioned countries. On 8 June 2005, a notice of impending expiry had been published following which no request for a review was received.

Rate

The rate of definitive anti-dumping duty applicable to the net, free-at-Community-frontier price before duty, was as follows: From Hong Kong: Jackin Magnetic Co. Ltd. 7.2%, Plantron (HK) Ltd. 6.7%, Technosource Industrial Ltd. 13.3%, all other exporting producers 27.4%; from the Republic of Korea: all exporting producers 8.1%; from the Chinese mainland: Hanny Magnetics 35.6%, all other exporting producers 39.4%; from Japan: between 6.1% and 26.7% for cooperating producers, and 40.9% for all other exporting producers.

Date

The notice of expiry was published on 17 February 2006, and the measures expired on 22 February 2006.

Remarks

Updated on 24 February 2006

 

Commodity

Malleable cast iron tube or pipe fittings of CN code 7307 19 10

Countries/Economies

Chinese mainland, Brazil , Japan, the Republic of Korea , Thailand

Action

On 6 August 2005 , the Official Journal published a notice of the expiry of certain anti-dumping measures applicable to imports of malleable cast iron tube or pipe fittings originating in Brazil , Japan , the Chinese mainland, the Republic of Korea and Thailand . The notice states that, on 9 December 2004 , a notice of impending expiry was published, following which no request for a review was received.

Date

The measures expired on 19 August 2005 .

Remarks

Updated on 20 December 2005..

 

Commodity

Mandarins and clementines (prepared or preserved) prepared or preserved mandarins (including tangerines and satsumas), clementines, wilkings and other similar citrus hybrids, not containing added spirit, whether or not containing added sugar or other sweetening matter, and as defined under CN heading 2008 falling within CN codes 2008 30 55, 2008 30 75 and ex 2008 30 90 (TARIC codes 2008 30 90 61, 2008 30 90 63, 2008 30 90 65, 2008 30 90 67, 2008 30 90 69).

Countries/Economies

mainland China

Action

On 3 December 2011, the Official Journal published a notice regarding a partial reopening of the anti-dumping investigation concerning imports of the products concerned. By its judgment of 17 February 2011 in Case T-122/09, the General Court annulled Council Regulation 1355/2008 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty and collecting definitively the provisional duty imposed on imports of the product concerned in so far as it concerns Zhejiang Xinshiji Foods Co. Ltd and Hubei Xinshiji Foods Co. Ltd (“the applicants”). In April 2011, the Commission lodged an appeal seeking to set aside the judgment. The appeal procedure is still pending.

The General Court, through its judgment, upheld the applicants’ complaints alleging infringement of the rights of defence and failure to state reasons and consequently annulled the contested Regulation. The General Court considered in particular that in the proceeding, leading to the adoption of the contested Regulation, the applicants’ rights of defence were breached and they were not provided with the information necessary for them to determine whether, in light of the structure of the market, the adjustment as regards the post-importation costs taken into account in calculating the price of products originating in the Chinese mainland was appropriate. As regards the duty to state reasons the Court considered that the reasons for a measure must appear in the actual body of the measure and may not be stated in written or oral explanations given subsequently when the measure is already the subject of proceedings brought before the European Union Courts.

It is recognised by the Courts that, in cases where a proceeding consists of several administrative steps, the annulment of one of those steps does not annul the complete proceeding. The anti-dumping proceeding is an example of such a multi-step proceeding. Consequently, the annulment of parts of the anti-dumping Regulation imposing definitive measures does not imply the annulment of the entire procedure prior to the adoption of the Regulation in question. On the other hand, according to Article 266 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, the institutions of the EU are obliged to comply with the judgment of 17 February 2011 of the General Court. Accordingly, the Union's institutions, in so complying with the judgment, have the possibility to remedy the aspects of the contested Regulation which led to its annulment. It must be noted that all other findings made in the contested Regulation, which are not affected as a consequence of the judgment, remain valid.

The Commission has thus decided to partially reopen the anti- dumping investigation, in order to implement the abovementioned Court judgment as far as Zhejiang Xinshiji Foods Co. Ltd and Hubei Xinshiji Foods Co. Ltd are concerned. The reopening is limited in scope to the implementation of the abovementioned judgment as far as Zhejiang Xinshiji Foods Co. Ltd and Hubei Xinshiji Foods Co. Ltd are concerned.

Rates

The amount of the definitive anti-dumping duty was set at 361.4 to 531.2 EUR/tonne net product weight depending on the exporting producer concerned.

Dates

All interested parties are hereby invited to make their views known, submit information and provide supporting evidence within 20 days of the date of publication of the notice in the Official Journal. Furthermore, the Commission may hear interested parties, provided that they make a request showing that there are particular reasons why they should be heard within the same 20-day time limit.

Remarks

Updated on 15 December 2011.

 

Commodity

Melamine, currently falling within CN code 2933 61 00

Countries/Economies mainland China
Action

On 13 May 2011, the Official Journal published Regulation 457/2011 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty and collecting definitively the provisional duty imposed on imports of melamine originating in mainland China.

It may be recalled that the proceedings were initiated as a result of a complaint lodged on 4 January 2010 by EU producers Borealis Agrolinz Melamine GmbH, DSM Melamine BV and Zakłady Azotowe Puławy, representing a major proportion, in this case more than 50%, of the total Union production of melamine. The investigation of dumping and injury covered the period from 1 January 2009 to 31 December 2009, while the examination of the trends relevant for the assessment of injury covered the period from 1 January 2006 to 31 December 2009.

In the absence of any comments with regard to the dumping margins, the margins established in the provisional Regulation were confirmed. Likewise, the conclusions made by the EU institutions with respect to injury and causality in the provisional Regulation were upheld.

Rates

 

Dates

Definitive measures were imposed in the form of minimum import price of € 1,153 per tonne net product weight for the cooperating exporters who were granted individual treatment and a fixed duty of € 415 per tonne net product weight for all others.

Regulation 457/2011 entered into force on 14 May 2011.

Remarks Updated on 17 May 2011

Commodity

Microwave ovens of CN code 8516 50 00

Countries/Economies

Chinese mainland, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia and Thailand

Action

Notice of the expiry of anti-dumping measures. The measures had been imposed by Regulation (EC) No 5/96 as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 2041/2000. The duties will expire on 5 January 2001.

Date

Notice published on 28 December 2000.

Remarks

Updated on 2 January 2001.

 

Commodity

Molybdenum wire, containing by weight at least 99,95% of molybdenum, of which the maximum cross-sectional dimension exceeds 1,35 mm but does not exceed 4,0 mm, currently falling within CN code ex 8102 96 00.

 

Countries/Economies

mainland China, Malaysia

Action

On 12 January 2012, the Official Journal published Council Implementing Regulation 14/2012 extending the definitive anti-dumping duty set out in Council Implementing Regulation 511/2010 to imports of certain molybdenum wires consigned from Malaysia, whether declared as originating in Malaysia or not. It also terminated the investigation in respect of imports consigned from Switzerland. Regulation 14/2012 follows on from the 4 April 2011 request made to the Commission by the European Association of Metals (Eurometaux) to investigate the alleged circumvention of the measures in force. The request was submitted on behalf of a Union producer of certain molybdenum wires. The request alleged that following the imposition of the measures in force, there had been a significant change in the pattern of trade between the Chinese mainland, Malaysia and Switzerland on the one hand and the Union on the other. The applicant claimed that this change was due to transhipment of molybdenum wire via Malaysia or Switzerland.

Requests for exemption from the duties extended by this new Regulation to Malaysia have to be made in writing in one of the official languages of the Union and must be signed by a person authorised to represent the entity requesting the exemption.

 

Rate

Date

 

The rate of the definitive anti-dumping duty was set at 64.3% in Council Implementing Regulation 511/2010. This same duty is extended to consignments of the imports concerned from Malaysia.

Council Implementing Regulation 14/2012 entered into force on 13 January 2012

Remarks

Updated on 16 January 2012

 

Commodity

Monosodium glutamate, which is a food additive that is mainly used as a flavour enhancer in soups, broths, fish and meat dishes and ready-made foods. It is also used in the personal care cosmetics industry. It is normally declared within CN code ex 2922 42 00.

Countries/Economies

mainland China

Action

On 2 December 2008, the Official Journal published Regulation 1187/2008 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty and collecting definitively the provisional duty imposed on imports of monosodium glutamate originating in mainland China.

It is recalled that the Commission, by Regulation 492/2008 imposed a provisional anti-dumping duty on imports of monosodium glutamate originating in mainland China.

Following an investigation, it was concluded that most injury indicators pertaining to the Community industry developed negatively during the period considered. Production and capacity utilisation fell, while consumption on the Community market decreased, the sales volumes of the Community industry fell significantly, leading to a loss in market share. Other injury indicators, such as stocks and employment, also developed negatively during the period considered. According to the Commission, the investigation showed that low-priced Chinese imports were undercutting Community industry prices significantly during the investigation period. The selling prices of the Community industry increased during the period considered, due to cost increases, but the consequence of this was a decrease in sales volumes and a drop in market share. Hence, the other financial injury indicators, including return on investments, cash flow and profitability also developed negatively during the period considered. Therefore, it was concluded that the Community industry suffered material injury and that the dumped imports of the product concerned originating in mainland China have caused material injury to the Community industry.

In consequence, a definitive anti-dumping duty has been imposed on imports of monosodium glutamate originating in mainland China.

Rates

The rate of the definitive anti-dumping duty applicable to the net, free-at-Community-frontier price, before duty, of the products manufactured by various companies listed in the Regulation was set at between 33.8%-39.7%. The rate for all other companies is 39.7%. 

Date

Regulation 1187/2008 entered into force on 3 December 2008.

Remarks

Updated on 11 December 2008.

Commodiy

Okoumé plywood, defined as plywood consisting solely of sheets of wood, each ply not exceeding 6 mm thickness, with at least one outer ply of okoumé not coated by a permanent film of other materials, currently classifiable within CN code ex 4412 31 10.

 

Countries/Economies

mainland China

Action

On 2 February 2011, the Official Journal published Regulation 82/2011 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of okoumé plywood originating in the Chinese mainland, following an expiry review and terminating a partial interim review. It is to be recalled that a request for an expiry review was lodged by the European Federation of the Plywood Industry (FEIC) representing more than 50% of the Union production of okoumé plywood. The investigation showed that the product concerned is still sold on the Union market at dumped prices and in not insignificant volumes. Moreover, the information available indicates that the production volumes in the Chinese mainland are very high and that the share of its exports to the Union is currently restrained due to the measures in place. Furthermore, a number of elements supported the likelihood of recurrence of injury in case measures were allowed to expire, including the current undercutting levels, considerable production capacities of the Chinese exporting producers as well as their strong negotiating position with the major supplier of the raw material in Gabon. 

 

Rate

 

Date

The rate of the duties imposed on Nantong Zongyi Plywood Co. Ltd amounts to 9.6%, on Zhonglin Enterprise (Dangshan) Co. Ltd 6.5%, on Jiaxing Jinlin Lumber Co. Ltd 17%, on Zhejiang Deren Bamboo-Wood Technologies Co. Ltd 23.5% and on all other companies 66.7%.

Regulation 82/2011 entered into force on 3 February 2011.

Remarks

Updated on 7 February 2011

 

 

Commodity

Para-cresol with a minimum para-isomer, purity of 97% calculated on a net dry basis, currently classifiable within CN code ex 2907 12 00. Para-cresol is a colourless to pale yellow toxic organic chemical used as an intermediary chemical in the production of anti-oxidants and fine chemicals such as anisic aldehyde, sun screens, UV stabilisers etc. The product concerned exists in different purities between 97% and 99.9% which all share the same basic physical and chemical characteristics and uses. They all share the same basic molecule (C7H8O) with the methyl function in the same position and the same impurities (such as orthocresol, metacresol etc.).

Countries/Economies

mainland China

Action

On 17 October 2008 , the Official Journal published a Notice of the expiry of certain anti-dumping measures.

It is recalled that the measures currently in force are anti-dumping measures on imports of the product concerned from mainland China imposed by Regulation 1656/2003.

The Commission noted that further to the publication of a notice of impending expiry, following which no request for a review was lodged, the Commission gave notice that the anti-dumping measures had expired.

Dates

The measures expired on 29 September 2008.

Remarks

Updated on 31 October 2008.

 

Commodity

Oxalic acid, whether in dihydrate (CUS number 0028635-1 and CAS number 6153- 56-6) or anhydrous form (CUS number 0021238-4 and CAS number 144-62-7) and whether or not in aqueous solution currently falling within CN code ex 2917 11 00.

Countries/Economies mainland China, India
Action

On 26 January 2011, the Official Journal published a notice of initiation of an anti-dumping proceeding concerning imports of oxalic acid originating in India and in the Chinese mainland. The complaint was lodged on 13 December 2010 by the European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC) on behalf of a producer representing a major proportion, in this case more than 25 % of the total Union production of oxalic acid. Since mainland China is considered to be a non-market economy country, the complainant established normal value on the basis of the price in a market economy third country, namely India.

Date

The investigation will be concluded within 15 months of the date of the publication of this notice in the Official Journal and provisional measures may be imposed no later than 9 months from that moment.

Remarks updated on 7 February 2011.

Commodity

(NEW) Open mesh fabrics of glass fibres, of a cell size of more than 1,8 mm both in length and in width and weighing more than 35g/m 2, excluding fibreglass discs, currently falling within CN codes ex 7019 51 00 and ex 7019 59 00 (TARIC codes 7019 51 00 12, 7019 51 00 13, 7019 59 00 12 and 7019 59 00 13)

 

Countries/Economie

mainland China, Taiwan and Thailand

Action

On 24 May 2012, the Official Journal published Commission Regulation 437/2012 initiating an investigation concerning the possible circumvention of anti-dumping measures on imports of certain open mesh fabrics of glass fibres originating in the Chinese mainland by imports consigned from Taiwan and Thailand, whether declared as originating in Taiwan and Thailand or not, and making such imports subject to registration. The measures currently in force and possibly being circumvented are anti-dumping measures imposed by Council Implementing Regulation 791/2011. The request for the investigation was lodged on 10 April 2012 by four Union producers of certain open mesh fabrics of glass fibres. The request is said to contain sufficient prima facie evidence that the anti-dumping measures are being circumvented by means of transhipment via Taiwan and Thailand. The request shows that a significant change in the pattern of trade involving exports from the Chinese mainland, Taiwan and Thailand to the Union has taken place following the imposition of measures on the product concerned, without sufficient due cause or justification for such a change other than the imposition of the duty. This change appears to stem from the aforementioned transhipment. Furthermore, the request contains sufficient prima facie evidence that the remedial effects of the existing anti-dumping measures on the product concerned are being undermined both in terms of quantity and price. In addition, there is sufficient evidence that imports of the product under investigation are made at prices below the non-injurious price established in the investigation that led to the existing measures. Finally, the request contains sufficient prima facie evidence that the prices of the product under investigation are dumped in relation to the normal value previously established for the product concerned.

Rates

 

Date

 

 

 

 

The measures currently in force and possibly being circumvented are anti-dumping measures imposed by Council Implementing Regulation 791/2011, namely, individual rates for three named companies; 57.7% for companies listed in that Regulation’s Annex I; and 62.9% for all other companies.

Questionnaires must be requested from the Commission within 15 days of publication of this Regulation (Commission Regulation 437/2012) in the Official Journal. Interested parties, if their representations are to be taken into account during the investigation, must make themselves known by contacting the Commission, present their views in writing and submit questionnaire replies or any other information within 37 days from the date of the publication of this Regulation in the Official Journal, unless otherwise specified. Producers in Taiwan and Thailand requesting exemption from registration of imports or measures must submit a request duly supported by evidence within the same 37-day time-limit. Interested parties may also apply to be heard by the Commission within the same 37-day time-limit. The Customs authorities have been directed to take the appropriate steps to register the imports under investigation into the Union. Registration shall expire nine months following the date of entry into force of this Regulation. The Commission may direct Customs authorities to cease registration in respect of imports into the Union of products manufactured by producers having applied for an exemption of registration and having been found to fulfil the conditions for an exemption to be granted. The Regulation entered into force on the day following that of its publication in the Official Journal. The investigation will be concluded within nine months of the date of the publication of this Regulation.

Remarks

Updated on 30 May 2011.

Commodity

Paracetamol also known as acetaminophen of CN code 2924 29 30

Countries/Economies

Chinese mainland, India, Turkey, United States of America

Action

Commission Decision to terminate the anti-dumping proceeding as a result of the withdrawal of the complaint by the EU complainant, CEFIC (European Council of Chemical Manufacturers Federations).

Dates

The Decision to terminate has been published in the Official Journal of the European Communities on 10 February 2001.

Remarks

Updated on 12 February 2001.

 

Commodity

Certain organic coated steel products, i.e., flat-rolled products of non-alloy and alloy steel (not including stainless steel) which are painted, varnished or coated with plastics on at least one side, excluding so-called ‘sandwich panels’ of a kind used for building applications and consisting of two outer metal sheets with a stabilising core of insulation material sandwiched between them, and excluding those products with a final coating of zinc dust (a zinc-rich paint, containing by weight 70% or more of zinc), currently falling within CN codes ex 7210 70 80, ex 7212 40 80, ex 7225 99 00, ex 7226 99 70.

Countries/Economies mainland China
Action On 21 December 2011, the Official Journal published a notice of initiation of an anti-dumping proceeding concerning imports of certain organic coated steel products originating in the Chinese mainland, following a complaint from the European Union industry that the products are being dumped and thereby causing material injury to the Union industry. The Commission may apply sampling.
Dates

The investigation will conclude within 15 months of the date of publication of the notice of initiation in the Official Journal. Interested parties wishing to make their views known are invited to submit information and provide supporting evidence. The information should reach the Commission within 37 days of the date of publication of the notice of initiation in the Official Journal. For all deadlines, including in respect of sampling, interested traders are advised to carefully examine the notice of initiation.

Remarks

Updated on 12 January 2012

 

Commodity

certain organic coated steel products (anti-subsidy investigation), i.e., flat-rolled products of non-alloy and alloy steel (not including stainless steel) which are painted, varnished or coated with plastics on at least one side, excluding so-called ‘sandwich panels’ of a kind used for building applications and consisting of two outer metal sheets with a stabilising core of insulation material sandwiched between them, and excluding those with a final coating of zinc-dust (a zinc-rich paint containing by weight 70% or more of zinc) currently falling within CN codes ex 7210 70 80, ex 7212 40 80, ex 7225 99 00, ex 7226 99 70.

Countries/Economies mainland China
Action On 22 February 2012, the Official Journal published a notice of initiation of an anti-subsidy proceeding concerning imports of certain organic coated steel products originating in the Chinese mainland. The complaint was lodged on 9 January 2012 by Eurofer on behalf of producers representing a major proportion, in this case said to be more than 70%, of the total Union production of certain organic coated steel products. The complainant alleges that the producers of the product under investigation originating in the country concerned have benefited from a number of subsidies granted by the mainland Chinese Government. Sampling may be applied, in accordance with the procedure and time limits defined in the notice of initiation.
Rates ---
Dates

Subject to the provisions of the notice, all interested parties are invited to make their views known, submit information and provide supporting evidence. Unless otherwise specified, this information and supporting evidence must reach the Commission within 37 days of the date of publication of this notice. All interested parties may request to be heard by the Commission investigation services. Any request to be heard should be made in writing and should specify the reasons for the request. For hearings on issues pertaining to the initial stage of the investigation the request must be submitted within 15 days of the date of publication of the notice. The investigation will be concluded within 13 months of the date of the publication of the notice. Provisional measures may be imposed no later than nine months from the date of publication of the notice.

Remarks Updated on 12 March 2012.

Commodity

(NEW). Oxalic acid, whether in dihydrate (CUS number 0028635-1 and CAS number 6153-56-6) or anhydrous form (CUS number 0021238-4 and CAS number 144-62-7) and whether or not in aqueous solution, currently falling within CN code ex 2917 11 00 (TARIC code 2917 11 00 91)

Countries/Economies

mainland China, India.

Action

On 18 April 2012, the Official Journal published Council Implementing Regulation 325/2012 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty and collecting definitively the provisional duty imposed on the imports concerned. The proceeding had been initiated as a result of a complaint lodged on 13 December 2010 by the European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC) on behalf of Oxaquim S.A., representing a major proportion, in this case said to be more than 25%, of the total Union production of oxalic acid. It is reported in Council Implementing Regulation 325/2012 that one exporting producer in India and two exporting producers in the Chinese mainland offered price undertakings, but that the product concerned has shown a considerable volatility in prices in the last years and therefore it was felt not to be suitable for a fixed price undertaking. Moreover, in relation to the Chinese mainland exporting producers, the investigation established that there are different types of the product concerned which are not easily distinguishable and have considerable differences in prices. The Regulation continues by stating that the single minimum price for all product types offered by one of the Chinese exporting producers would therefore not eliminate the injurious effect of dumping. Furthermore, it is stated there that both exporting producers concerned in the mainland are producers of different types of other chemical products and may sell these products to common customers in the EU via related trading companies. This was felt to create a serious risk of cross-compensation, making it extremely difficult to monitor the undertaking effectively. The different minimum prices proposed by the other Chinese exporting producer was also felt to render the monitoring impracticable due to the complexity of distinction between the various product types. On the basis of these issues, it was concluded that the undertaking offers could not be accepted.

Rates The rate of the definitive anti-dumping duty has been set at 52.2% for all Chinese companies, with the exception of three companies named in Article 1 of Council Implementing Regulation 325/2012, which have been granted individual rates. The rate for all Indian companies is set at 43.6% with the exception of individual rates granted to two Indian companies named in the same Article 1. The application of the individual duty rates specified for the named companies will be conditional upon presentation to the customs authority of the Member States of a valid commercial invoice, conforming with the requirements set out in the Annex to the Regulation. If no such invoice is presented, the duty applicable to all other companies will apply.
Date

The Regulation entered into force on the day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the EU.

Remarks Updated on 15 May 2012

 

Commodity

Plastic sacks and bags containing at least 20% by weight of polyethylene and of sheeting of a thickness not exceeding 100 micrometers (μm), currently falling within CN codes ex 3923 21 00, ex 3923 29 10 and ex 3923 29 90 (TARIC codes 3923 21 00 20, 3923 29 10 20 and 3923 29 90 20).

Countries/Economies

mainland China, Thailand

Action

On 27 September 2011, the Official Journal published a notice of initiation of an expiry review of the anti-dumping measures applicable to imports of the product concerned. Following the publication of a notice of impending expiry of the anti-dumping measures in force, the European Commission received a request for an expiry review. The latter was lodged on 30 June 2011 by 33 Union producers or groups of producers (the applicants) representing a major proportion, in this case said to be more than 25%, of the Union production of certain plastic sacks and bags. The request was based on the grounds that the expiry of the measures would be likely to result in a continuation of dumping and injury to the Union industry. The prima facie evidence provided by the applicants shows that the volumes and the prices of the imported product concerned have continued, among other consequences, to have a negative impact on the level of prices charged by the Union industry, resulting in substantial adverse effects on the financial situation and the employment situation of the Union industry. Malaysia is envisaged as a market economy country for the purpose of establishing normal value in respect of the Chinese mainland. The investigation will determine whether the expiry of the measures would be likely, or unlikely, to lead to a continuation of dumping and of injury. In view of the apparent large number of parties involved in this proceeding, the Commission may decide to apply sampling.

Rates

 

 

 

 

Dates

The measures currently in force are a definitive anti-dumping duty imposed by Council Regulation 1425/2006 as last amended by Council Implementing Regulation 475/2011. The rates of the definitive anti-dumping duty are, in respect of the Chinese mainland, individual rates for a number of listed companies, 8.4% for all the companies listed in Annex I of Council Regulation 1425/2006 (as amended), and 28.8% for all other companies. In the case of Thailand, individual rates apply to the named companies, 7.9% applies for the companies listed in Annex II, and 14.3% applies for all other companies.

 

Any interested party, if their representations are to be taken into account during the investigation, must make themselves known by contacting the Commission, present their views and submit questionnaire replies or any other information within 37 days of the date of publication of the notice in the Official Journal, unless otherwise specified. All interested parties may also apply to be heard by the Commission within the same 37-day time limit. A specific time limit and other procedural details apply in respect of sampling, as mentioned in the notice of initiation, which should be examined for the relevant information. The investigation will be concluded within 15 months of the date of the publication of the notice.

Remarks

Updated on 6 October 2011.

 

Commodity

Pentaerythritol, normally declared within CN code ex 2905 42 00.

Countries/Economies

Chinese mainland, United States, Russia, Turkey and Ukraine

Action

On 4 April 2007 , the Official Journal published Commission Decision 2007/214/EC terminating the anti-dumping proceeding concerning imports of pentaerythritol originating in the Chinese mainland, Russia , Turkey, Ukraine and the United States . It may be recalled that the proceeding was initiated on 17 January 2006 following a complaint lodged on 2 December 2005 by CEFIC (European Chemical Industry Concil) on behalf of producers representing a major proportion of the total Community production of pentaerythritol.

Within the course of its investigation, the Commission found that with the exception of Turkey , dumping had occurred in all countries concerned. Furthermore, the Commission concluded that the Community industry suffered material injury. However, the Commission was unable to establish a "significant causal link" between dumping and injury. Indeed, according to the Commission, the examination of other factors revealed that the injury could be attributed also to the decrease in consumption, the export performance of the Community industry as well as imports from other third countries. In view of its findings, the Commission decided to terminate the anti-dumping proceeding.

Dates

Commission Decision 2007/214/EC entered into force on 5 April 2007.

Remarks

Updated on 13 April 2007.

 

Commodity

Peroxosulphates (persulphates), i.e. ammonium persulphate (NH4)2S2O8 (APS), sodium persulphate (Na2S2O8) (SPS/NPS), potassium persulphate (K2S2O8) (PPS/KPS) and potassium monopersulphate (2KHSO5 * KHSO4 * K2SO4) (KMPS), currently classifiable within CN codes 2833 40 00 and ex 2842 90 80.

Countries/Economies

the Chinese mainland, the United States of America, Taiwan

Action

On 6 December 2011, the Official Journal published a European Commission notice which states that, unless a review is initiated, the anti-dumping measures will expire on 12 October 2012. Union producers may lodge a written request for a review. This request must contain sufficient evidence that the expiry of the measures would be likely to result in a continuation or recurrence of dumping and injury. Should the Commission decide to review the measures concerned, importers, exporters, representatives of the exporting country and Union producers will then be provided with the opportunity to amplify, rebut or comment on the matters set out in the review request.

Rate

The following rates of the definitive anti-dumping duty applicable to the net, free-at-Community-frontier price, before duty, of the products manufactured by the companies based in the respective countries were imposed: the US: between 10.6% and 39%; the Chinese mainland: between 0% and 71.8%; Taiwan: 22.6%.

Dates

Union producers may submit a written request for a review to the European Commission, at any time from the date of the publication of the notice, but no later than three months before the indicated date of expiry.

Remarks

Updated on 15 December 2011.

 

Commodity

Peroxodisulphates of CN code ex 2833 40 00

Countries/Economies

Chinese mainland

Action

Council Regulation 695/2002 terminating the anti-dumping proceedings. The proceedings had been initiated, by means of a notice of the initiation of an expiry review, on 20 December 2000 by the Commission, pursuant to a complaint and a request for the expiry review, lodged on 20 September 2000 by the European Chemical Industry Council ("CEFIC").

On 25 January 2002, by means of a letter addressed to the Commission, CEFIC formally withdrew its request. The Council has therefore terminated the proceeding, since the investigation did not bring to light any considerations showing that such termination would not be in the Community interest, and since no comments were received by the Commission from interested parties indicating that such termination would not be in the Community interest. The Council Regulation notes that the existing measures should be allowed to expire.

Dates

The Regulation to terminate the proceedings was published on 25 April 2002. The anti-dumping measures have been repealed accordingly, as from 26 April 2002.

Remarks

Updated on 25 April 2002.

 

Commodity

Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) having a viscosity number of 78 ml/g or higher, according to the ISO Standard 1628-5, currently falling within CN code 3907 60 20.

Countries/Economies

Taiwan

Action

On 10 June 2010, the Official Journal published Notice concerning the anti-dumping measures in force in respect of imports into the Union of certain polyethylene teraphthalate originating, inter alia, in Taiwan, namely concerning the change of the name of a company subject to an individual anti-dumping duty rate.

It is recalled that the measures currently in force a definitive anti-dumping duty, imposed by Council Regulation 192/2007. Far Eastern Textile Ltd, a company located in Taiwan, whose exports to the Union of certain polyethylene teraphthalate are subject to an individual anti-dumping duty of 36.3 EUR/tonne, has informed the Commission that on 13 October 2009, it changed its name to Far Eastern New Century Corporation. The company has argued that the change of name does not affect the right of the company to benefit from the individual anti-dumping duty rate applied to the company under its previous name of Far Eastern Textile Ltd. The Commission has examined the information provided and has concluded that the change of name in no way affects the findings of Regulation 192/2007.

Dates

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Remarks

Updated on 14 June 2010.

 

Commodity

Certain polyvinyl alcohols (PVA): Copolymeric polyvinyl alcohols (PVA) based on a homopolymeric polymerisation with a viscosity (measured in 4% solution) of 3 mPas or more but not exceeding 61 mPas and a degree of hydrolysis of 84.0 mol % or more but not exceeding 99.9 mol %, falling within CN code ex 3905 30 00.

Countries/Economies

Chinese mainland, Taiwan

Action

On 18 March 2008, the Official Journal published Commission Decision 2008/227/EC terminating the anti-dumping proceeding concerning imports of polyvinyl alcohol originating in mainland China and Taiwan and releasing the amounts secured by way of the provisional duties imposed.

It is recalled that on 19 December 2006, the Commission published a notice initiating an anti-dumping proceeding on imports into the Community of PVA originating in mainland China and Taiwan. On 17 September 2007, the Commission, by Regulation 1069/2007, imposed a provisional anti-dumping duty on PVA originating in mainland China. With regard to Taiwan, no provisional measures were imposed. It was found that the dumping margin determined for Taiwan is less than 2%. It was further found that there was a lack of evidence for a causal link between dumping and injury insofar as imports originating in mainland China were concerned.

Therefore, the anti-dumping proceeding was terminated. Amounts secured by way of provisional anti-dumping duties pursuant to Regulation 1069/2007 shall be released.

Dates

Commission Decision 2008/227/EC entered into force on 19 March 2008.

Remarks

Updated on 3 April 2008.

 

Commodity

Potassium permanganate of CN code 2841 61 00

Countries/Economies

Chinese mainland

Action

On 11 February 2006, the Official Journal published a notice of the expiry of certain anti-dumping measures applicable to imports of potassium permanganate originating in the Chinese mainland. On 5 May 2005 a notice of impending expiry had been published, following which no request for a review was received.

Dates

The date of expiry is shown as 16 February 2006.

Remarks

Updated on 14 February 2006.

 

Commodity

Powdered activated carbon (PAC), currently classifiable within CN code ex 3802 10 00. PAC is a micro-porous form of carbon, obtained from a variety of raw materials such as coal, lignite, peat, wood, olive stones or coconut shells, which are activated by means of steam or chemical processes. PAC is a very fine powder. Activated carbons are also sold in granular forms (granulated activated carbon GAC) which were not covered by the review.

Countries/Economies

Chinese mainland

Action

On 10 July 2008 , the Official Journal published Regulation 649/2008 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of powdered activated carbon originating in mainland China.

It is recalled that by Regulation 1006/96, following an antidumping investigation, the Council imposed a definitive anti-dumping duty of EUR 323 per tonne on imports of PAC originating in mainland China. By Regulation 1011/2002, following an expiry review, the Council renewed the definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of PAC originating in mainland China. Furthermore, following the publication of a notice of impending expiry, the Commission received a request on 12 March 2007 for an expiry review. The request was lodged by the European Chemical Industry Council on behalf of two producers representing a major proportion, in this case more than 50%, of the total Community production of powdered activated carbon. The request was based on the grounds that the expiry of the measures would be likely to result in continuation or recurrence of dumping and injury to the Community industry.

It was established that imports of Chinese PAC were made above de minimis levels and were still dumped. It also was established that dumping continued and that there is a strong likelihood that it would continue should measures be allowed to expire. Moreover, in such a case it is likely that exports of Chinese PAC to the Community would significantly increase (and return to at least the levels found in the original investigation) since there were significant spare capacities available in mainland China. The prices of these additional import quantities would in all likelihood be dumped at significant levels. Although the situation of the Community industry has improved as compared to the one prevailing before the imposition of existing antidumping measures, it was found that it remains fragile. It was therefore established that it was likely that if the Community industry were exposed to increased volumes of imports from mainland China at dumped prices it would result in a deterioration of its financial situation as found in the original investigation. On this basis, it was therefore concluded, that the repeal of the measures would in all likelihood result in the recurrence of injury to the Community industry.

Rates

A definitive anti-dumping duty was imposed on imports of PAC originating in mainland China. The amount of the definitive anti-dumping duty shall be EUR 323 per tonne (net weight).

Dates

Regulation 649/2008 entered into force on 11 July 2008.

Remarks

Updated on 22 July 2008.

Commodity

PSC wires and strands: not plated or not coated wire of non-alloy steel, wire of non-alloy steel plated or coated with zinc and stranded wire of non-alloy steel whether or not plated or coated with not more than 18 wires, containing by weight 0.6% or more of carbon, with a maximum cross-sectional dimension exceeding 3 mm, currently falling within CN codes ex 7217 10 90, ex 7217 20 90, ex 7312 10 61, ex 7312 10 65 and ex 7312 10 69 (TARIC codes 7217 10 90 10, 7217 20 90 10, 7312 10 61 11, 7312 10 61 91, 7312 10 65 11, 7312 10 65 91, 7312 10 69 11 and 7312 10 69 91)

Countries/Economies

mainland China

Action

On 4 October 2011, the Official Journal published a notice of initiation of a partial interim review of the anti-dumping measures applicable to PSC wires and strands (the product concerned). The Commission received a request for a partial interim review from ECN Cable Group SL, an importer from Spain (the applicant). The review is limited to the examination of the product scope as regards the clarification of whether certain product types fall within the scope of the anti-dumping measures applicable to imports of PSC wires and strands. The applicant requests the exclusion of certain PSC wires and strands from the scope of the current anti-dumping measure. The product alleged to be excluded is stranded wire consisting of seven wires of non-alloy steel, plated or coated with zinc, containing by weight 0.6% or more of carbon, with a maximum cross-sectional dimension exceeding 3 mm, and respecting the International Standard IEC 60888 or the European/CENELEC Standard UNE- EN 50189. The applicant has provided prima facie evidence demonstrating that the basic physical, technical and chemical characteristics of the product to be excluded differ significantly from those of the product scope subject to the existing measures.

Rates:

The rate of the definitive anti-dumping duty applicable to the net, free-at-Community-frontier price, before duty, was set, for “for all other companies” at 46.2%. Kiswire Qingdao, Ltd, Qingdao0%, and Ossen Innovation Materials Co. Joint Stock Company Ltd, Maanshan, and Ossen Jiujiang Steel Wire Cable Co. Ltd, Jiujiang were granted a reduced rate of 31.1%. was granted a reduced rate of 31.1%

Dates:

All interested parties are invited to make their views known, submit information, including information other than questionnaire replies, and to provide supporting evidence. This information and supporting evidence must reach the Commission within 37 days of the date of publication of the notice in the Official Journal, unless otherwise specified. Furthermore, the Commission may hear interested parties, provided that they make a request showing that there are particular reasons why they should be heard. This request must be made within the same 37-day time limit. The investigation will be concluded within 15 months of the date of the publication of the notice in the Official Journal.

Remarks

Updated on 20 October 2011.

 

Commodity

Reciprocating compressors, (excluding reciprocating compressor pumps), giving a flow not exceeding 2 cubic metres per minute, falling within CN codes ex 8414 40 10, ex 8414 80 22, ex 8414 80 28 and ex 8414 80 51, (TARIC codes 8414 40 10 10, 8414 80 22 19, 8414 80 22 99, 8414 80 28 11, 8414 80 28 91, 8414 80 51 19 and 8414 80 51 99).

Countries/Economies

mainland China

Action

On 15 December 2011, the Official Journal published Council Implementing Regulation 1306/2011 clarifying the scope of the definitive anti-dumping duties imposed by Regulation 261/2008 on imports of certain compressors originating in the Chinese mainland. Although the Council, by the aforementioned Regulation 261/2008, had already imposed a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of certain compressors, and the measures subsequently expired on 21 March 2010, the original investigation was reopened on the Commission’s own initiative after some importers of compressors raised concerns on the anti-dumping duties applicable to imports of so-called mini-compressors, i.e. compressors without a tank, capable of operating on a 12 V power supply. Although mini-compressors fall within the literal definition of the product concerned, the information at the Commission’s disposal indicated that mini-compressors appear to be distinct from the other compressors subject to the measure concerned.

Therefore, it was considered appropriate to partially reopen the investigation as far as a clarification of the scope of the product was concerned, with the conclusion thereon possibly having retroactive effect as of the date of the imposition of the measure concerned. The findings show that mini-compressors and other compressors subject to the measure concerned do not share the same basic physical and technical characteristics and end-uses. They have different end-uses, target different markets and are in principle not interchangeable. In addition, mini-compressors were not investigated in the framework of the original investigation. On this basis, it was concluded that mini-compressors and other compressors are two different products. Therefore, so-called mini-compressors, i.e., compressors without a tank and capable of operating on a 12 V power supply and falling within the abovementioned CN codes shall not be covered by the definitive anti-dumping duty.

Rates Regulation 261/2008 provides for an “all other companies” rate of 77.6%, with a number of individual companies benefiting from reduced rates. For the goods which are henceforth not covered by Regulation 261/2008 as amended by Regulation 1306/2011, the definitive anti-dumping duty paid or entered into the accounts pursuant to Regulation 261/2008 in its initial version shall be repaid or remitted. Repayment and remission shall be requested from national customs authorities in accordance with applicable customs legislation.Regulation 1306/2011 entered into force on 16
Dates

December 2011, and shall apply retroactively from 21 March 2008.

Remarks

Updated on 15 December 2011.

 

Commodity

Recordable compact discs (CD-Rs), currently classifiable within CN code ex 8523 40 11

Countries/Economies

Taiwan

Action

On 6 November 2007, the Official Journal published Regulation 1293/2007, which, inter alia, repealed the anti-dumping duties imposed by Regulation 1050/2002 on imports of recordable compact discs originating in Taiwan and allowed for their repayment or remission.

It is recalled that definitive anti-dumping duties applicable to imports of recordable compact discs originating in Taiwan were imposed on 18 June 2002 by Regulation 1050/2002 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty and collecting definitively the provisional duty imposed on imports of recordable compact discs originating in Taiwan. The duties ranged from 17.7% to 38.5%. These measures lapsed ipso iure on 18 June 2007 in accordance with the Commission Notice of the expiry of certain anti-dumping measures.

The present initiation of a partial interim review of the antidumping measures applicable to imports of recordable compact discs originating in Taiwan was announced on 22 March 2007. The review was limited in scope to the examination of the Community interest, with the decision thereon possibly having retroactive effect as of 5 November 2006, i.e., the date of entering into force of Commission Decision 2006/753/EC, by which it terminated an anti-dumping proceeding concerning imports of CD-Rs originating in the Chinese mainland, Hong Kong, and Malaysia on grounds of lack of Community interest in the imposition of measures.

It was decided, among others, that the anti-dumping measures applicable to imports of CD-Rs originating in Taiwan should be repealed with a retroactive effect to the date of entering into force of termination Decision 2006/753/EC.

Consequently, the definitive anti-dumping duties paid or entered in the accounts pursuant to Regulation 1050/2002 on imports of CD-Rs originating in Taiwan and released for free circulation as from 5 November 2006 should be repaid or remitted.

Dates

The Regulation entered into force on 7 November 2007; however, some provisions apply retroactively from 5 November 2006.

Remarks

Updated on 15 November 2007

 

Commodity

Recordable digital versatile discs (DVD+/-R) originating in the Chinese mainland, Hong Kong and Taiwan normally declared within CN code ex 8523 90 30 (CN code since 1 January 2006 ). This code covers products with a recording capacity exceeding 900 megabytes but not exceeding 18 gigabytes, other than erasable. This CN code is only given for information. The product concerned belongs to the recording media industry.

Countries/Economies

Chinese mainland, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Action

On 24 October 2006, the Official Journal published a Commission Decision terminating the anti-dumping proceeding concerning imports of recordable digital versatile discs ("DVD+/-R") originating in the Chinese mainland, Hong Kong and Taiwan. It may be recalled that the proceeding was initiated as a result of a complaint lodged on 24 June 2005 by CECMA on behalf of producers representing a major proportion, in this case more than 60%, of the total Community production of DVD+/-R. The complaint contained evidence of dumping of DVD+/-R and of material injury resulting from it, which was considered sufficient to justify the initiation of a proceeding.

Within the course of the proceeding, the Commission has come to the conclusion that the prospect of Community industry to become a strong player in the short or medium term would appear quite remote in particular in terms of market share, production capacity or technology, if measures are imposed. Otherwise, the imposition of measures would concern nearly 90% of the EU consumption of the product concerned and would be detrimental to importers, distributors, retailers and consumers. In such circumstances, the imposition of anti-dumping measures would be disproportionate. Accordingly, the Commission decided to terminate the investigation.

Dates

The Commission Decision was published on 24 October 2006 .

Remarks

Updated on 30 October 2006

 

Commodity

Refractory chamottes falling within CN codes ex 2507 and ex 2508 (Taric codes: 2507 00 20 10, 2507 00 80 10, 2508 10 00 10, 2508 20 00 10, 2508 30 00 10, 2508 40 00 10, 2508 50 00 10, 2508 60 00 10, 2508 70 00 10 and 2508 70 90 10)

Countries/Economies

Chinese mainland

Action

Notice of expiry of anti-dumping measures. The duty was imposed by Regulation 137/96 published on 6 March 1996, as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 2238/2000 published on 11 October 2000.

Date

Measures are due to expire on 28 January 2001.

Remarks

Updated on 19 January 2001

 

Commodity

 
Certain Ring binder mechanisms (RBM) consisting of two steel sheets or wires with at least four half-rings made of steel wire fixed on them and which are kept together by a steel cover, currently falling within CN code ex 8305 10 00. They can be opened either by pulling the half-rings or with a small steel trigger mechanism fixed to the ring binder mechanism.

Countries/Economies

mainland China, Vietnam, Lao People’s Democratic Republic

Action

On 26 February 2010, the Official Journal published Council implementing Regulation 157/2010 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of certain ring binder mechanisms originating in mainland China following an expiry review.

It is to be recalled that by Regulation 119/97, the Council imposed definitive anti-dumping duties ranging from 32.5% to 39.4% on imports of certain RBMs originating in mainland China. By Regulation 2100/2000, the Council amended and increased the above mentioned duties for certain RBMs other than those with 17 or 23 rings, following a review investigation. Following an anti-circumvention investigation, by Regulation 1208/2004, the Council extended the definitive anti-dumping measures to imports of certain RBMs consigned from Vietnam, whether declared as originating in Vietnam or not. Following an anti-circumvention investigation, by Regulation 33/2006, the Council extended the definitive anti-dumping measures to imports of certain RBMs consigned from Lao People’s Democratic Republic, whether declared as originating in Lao People’s Democratic Republic or not.

On 4 September 2008, the request for a review was lodged by the Union producer Ring Alliance Ringbuchtechnik GmbH (‘the applicant’) representing a major proportion, in this case more than 50%, of the total Union production of ring binder mechanisms. The request was based on the grounds that the expiry of measures would be likely to result in a continuation or recurrence of dumping and injury to the Union industry.

The Commission concluded that it is likely that in the event of resumption of exports by Chinese exporters to the EU, these exports would be priced below the normal value. Consequently, the Commission determined that, should the existing measures be repealed, the dumping from mainland China will be likely to recur. Moreover, according to the Commission, it would be in the interest of the Union industry to maintain the measures for another five year period.

Following the expiry review, the Council has therefore imposed a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of certain RBMs, originating in mainland China, consigned from Vietnam whether declared as originating in Vietnam or not and consigned from the Lao People’s Democratic Republic whether declared as originating in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic or not.

Rates

 

 

Dates

The rate of the definitive anti-dumping duty applicable to the net, free-at-Union-frontier price, before duty, is the difference between the minimum import price of EUR 325 per 1000 pieces and the net, free-at-Union-frontier price, before duty for mechanisms with 17 and 23 rings.  For mechanisms other than those with 17 or 23 rings, the rate of the definitive anti-dumping duty is 51.2% for World Wide Stationery Mfg and 78.8% for all other companies.

Council Regulation 157/2010 has entered into force on 27 February 2010.

Remarks

Updated on 8 March 2010.

 

Commodity

Saddles and essential parts thereof i.e., bases, cushions and covers, of bicycles and other cycles (including delivery tricycles), not motorised, of cycles fitted with an auxiliary motor with or without sidecars, of fitness machines and of home trainers, falling within CN codes 8714 95 00, ex 8714 99 90 and ex 9506 91 10 (TARIC codes 8714 99 90 81 and 9506 91 10 10).

Countries/Economies

Chinese mainland

Action

On 1 September 2011, the Official Journal published a notice of the impending expiry of the anti-dumping measures applicable to the product concerned. The notice provides that, unless a review is initiated, the applicable anti-dumping measures will expire on 22 June 2012. Union producers may lodge a written request for a review. This request must contain sufficient evidence that the expiry of the measures would be likely to result in a continuation or recurrence of dumping and injury. Should the Commission decide to review the measures concerned, importers, exporters, representatives of the Chinese mainland and Union producers will then be provided with the opportunity to amplify, rebut or comment on the matters set out in the review request.

Rates

Regulation 691/2007 fixes the general anti-dumping rate for companies from the Chinese mainland at 29.6 %. The following companies face a lower rate of 5.8%: Cionlli Bicycle (Taicang) Co., Ltd, Shunde Hongli Bicycle Parts Co., Ltd, Safe Strong Bicycle Parts Shenzhen Co., Ltd and Cionlli Bicycle Components (Tianjin) Co., Ltd. The following benefit from a rate of 0%: Giching Bicycle Parts (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd and Velo Cycle Kunshan Co., Ltd.

Dates

Union producers may submit a written request for a review on the above-described basis, to reach the European Commission at any time from the date of the publication of the notice but no later than three months before the foreseen date of expiry, which is 22 June 2012.

Remarks

Updated on 8 September 2011.

 

Commodit

Seamless pipes and tubes of stainless steel (excluding such pipes and tubes with attached fittings suitable for conducting gases or liquids for use in civil aircraft), currently falling within CN codes 7304 11 00, 7304 22 00, 7304 24 00, ex 7304 41 00, 7304 49 10, ex 7304 49 93, ex 7304 49 95, ex 7304 49 99 and ex 7304 90 00 (TARIC codes 7304 41 00 90, 7304 49 93 90, 7304 49 95 90, 7304 49 99 90 and 7304 90 00 91)

Countries/Economies

mainland China

Action

On 20 December 2011, the Official Journal published Council Implementing Regulation 1331/2011 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty and collecting definitively the provisional duty imposed on imports of certain seamless pipes and tubes of stainless steel. In view of the conclusions reached with regard to dumping, injury, causation and Union interest, the Council concluded that a definitive anti-dumping duty should be imposed on the product concerned at the level of the lower of the dumping and injury margins found, in accordance with the lesser duty rule. In this case, as the injury elimination levels were found to be lower than the dumping margins established, the definitive measures are based on the injury elimination levels.

Rates

Individual duty rates apply to a number of listed companies, while for “all other companies” the rate of the anti-dumping duty is set at 71.9%. The application of the individual duty rates specified for the companies listed shall be conditional upon presentation to the customs authorities of the Member States of a valid commercial invoice, which shall conform to the requirements set out in Annex II of Regulation 1331/2011. If no such invoice is presented, the duty applicable to all other companies shall apply.

Dates

Regulation 1331/2011 entered into force on 21 December 2011.

Remarks

Updated on 12 January 2012.

 

Commodity

(NEW) Silico-manganese, (including ferro-silico-manganese) falling within CN codes 7202 30 00 and ex 8111 00 11 (TARIC code 8111 00 11 10), as mentioned in Article 1 of Council Regulation 1420/2007.

Countries/Economies

Chinese mainland, Kazakhstan

Action

On 24 April 2012, the Official Journal published a notice of the impending expiry of certain anti-dumping measures, namely, an anti-dumping duty imposed by means of Council Regulation 1420/2007. The Commission gives notice that, unless a review is initiated in accordance with the relevant procedure, the anti-dumping measures will expire on 6 December 2012. The procedure is as follows: Union producers may lodge a written request for a review. This request must contain sufficient evidence that the expiry of the measures would be likely to result in a continuation or recurrence of dumping and injury. Should the Commission decide to review the measures concerned, importers, exporters, representatives of the exporting country and Union producers will then be provided with the opportunity to amplify, rebut or comment on the matters set out in the review request.

Dates

Union producers may submit a written request for a review on the above basis, to reach the European Commission at any time from the date of the publication of the notice but no later than three months before the scheduled date of expiry

Remarks

Updated on 15 May 2012.

 

Commodity

Silicon carbide of CN code 2849 20 00

Countries/Economies

Chinese mainland

Action

Further to the publication of a notice of impending expiry of the measure applicable to the product concerned, following which no duly substantiated request for a review was received, the Commission gave notice on 25 August 2011 that the anti-dumping measure will expire.

Rates


Dates

The rate of duty applicable to the net, free-at-Community-frontier price, before duty, was 52.6%. This duty has now expired.

The anti-dumping duty expired on 26 August 2011.

Remarks

Updated on 8 September 2011.

 

Commodity

Silicon metal, currently falling within CN code 2804 69 00 (silicon content less than 99.99 % by weight)

Countries/Economies

mainland China, the Republic of Korea

Action

On 29 May 2010, the Official Journal published Council Implementing Regulation 467/2010 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of silicon originating in mainland China, as extended to imports of silicon consigned from the Republic of Korea, whether declared as originating in the Republic of Korea or not, following an expiry review and a partial interim review.

It is recalled that in March 2004, following an expiry review, Council Regulation 398/2004 imposed a definitive anti-dumping duty of 49% on imports of silicon originating in mainland China. In January 2007, Council Regulation 42/2007 extended the definitive anti-dumping duty to imports of silicon consigned from the Republic of Korea, whether declared as originating in the Republic of Korea or not. The expiry review request was lodged on 1 December 2008 by Euroalliages (Liaison Committee of the Ferro-Alloy Industry) on behalf of producers in the Union representing a major proportion, in this case 100 %, of the total Union production of silicon. In addition, the Commission received on 18 December 2008 a request for a partial interim review lodged by EUSMET (European Users of Silicon Metal) and limited in scope to the examination of dumping.

The Commission initiated the investigation. The investigation regarding the continuation or recurrence of dumping and injury covered the period from 1 January 2008 to 31 December 2008 (‘RIP’ or ‘Review Investigation Period’). The examination of the trends relevant for the assessment of a likelihood of a continuation or recurrence of injury covered the period from 1 January 2005 up to the end of the RIP (the period considered).

According to the Commission, the investigation showed that export volumes of the product concerned to the EU increased significantly over the period considered and that the level of dumping found for these imports was significant in the RIP. The Commission concluded that given that imports into the EU during the RIP were dumped, it was very likely that dumping would also continue should the measures be allowed to lapse. The Commission stated that this was borne out by the development after the RIP where imports of silicon from mainland China continued to be at price levels below the ones during the RIP.

Therefore, the Council has extended the anti-dumping duty.

Rates

 

 

Dates

The rate of the definitive anti-dumping duty applicable to the net, free-at-Union frontier price, before duty, is 16.3% for Datong Jinneng Industrial Silicon Co., Pingwang Industry Garden, Datong, Shanxi  and 19% for all other Chinese companies and imports consigned from the Republic of Korea, whether declared as originating in the Republic of Korea or not.

Council Implementing Regulation 467/2010 has entered into force on 30 May 2010 and shall be in force for a period of 5 years.

Remarks

Updated on 31 May 2010.

 

Commodit

(NEW) Sodium cyclamate (‘SC’), sodium cyclamate currently falling within CN code ex 2929 90 00 (TARIC code 2929 90 00 10)

Countries/Economies

mainland China and Indonesia

Action

On 11 May 2012, the Official Journal published Council Implementing Regulation 398/2012 amending Implementing Regulation 492/2010 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of sodium cyclamate originating, inter alia, in mainland China. By Regulation 435/2004, the Council had imposed, following an anti-dumping investigation, a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of sodium cyclamate originating in mainland China and Indonesia. Following an expiry review, the Council, by Implementing Regulation 492/2010 imposed a definitive anti-dumping duty for a further period of five years. The measures were set at the level of dumping and consist of specific anti-dumping duties. The rate of the duty for mainland China ranges between 0 and 0.11 EUR/kilo for individually named mainland Chinese producers with a residual duty rate of 0.26 EUR/kilo imposed on imports from other producers.

A request for a partial interim review was lodged by Productos Aditivos S.A., the sole Union producer of sodium cyclamate and the complainant in the original investigation. The request was limited in scope to dumping and to Golden Time Enterprise (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd (GT Enterprise), member of the Rainbow Rich group, which was also one of the individually named Chinese producers in the original investigation. The anti-dumping duty applicable to imports of products produced by GT Enterprise is 0.11 EUR/kilo and the duty applicable to imports from the other production companies within the group of companies concerned is 0.26 EUR/kilo (i.e. the residual duty rate). The Commission subsequently announced, by means of a notice published in the Official Journal on 17 February 2011, the initiation of a partial interim review. As the Rainbow group now consists of two production companies (one being GT Enterprise), one raw material supplier, one company previously involved with the product concerned, but now dormant, and a trader in Hong Kong, the review encompassed the activities of the full group. The review revealed that the situation has changed since the original investigation. It was found that GT Enterprise no longer meets all market economy treatment (MET) criteria. Furthermore, compared to the original investigation the Rainbow group had been enlarged and restructured. The other companies within the group that had submitted claim forms could not demonstrate either that they meet all MET criteria. Contrary to assertions made by the Rainbow group, the latest investigation is said to have established specific and significant State interference in the operations of several companies within the group.

The two exporting producers within the group having exported sodium cyclamate during the review investigation period (RIP) claimed individual treatment (IT). It was not necessary to make an IT assessment for the other companies in the Rainbow group given that they are not exporters of the product concerned. On the basis of the information available and verified during the verification visits, it was found that these two exporting producers fulfilled the requirements foreseen and thus could be granted IT. In view of the findings of increased dumping as well as the lasting nature of the changed circumstances, the Commission considered that the existing measures are no longer sufficient to counteract the dumping which is causing injury. The measures imposed by Implementing Regulation 492/2010 have to, according to the Commission, therefore be modified for GT Enterprise and the same duty should be imposed on the other exporting producer within the group by amending that Regulation accordingly.

On 5 April 2012, the Official Journal published a Commission Decision terminating the anti-dumping proceeding concerning imports of sodium cyclamate originating in the Chinese mainland, limited to two Chinese exporting producers Fang Da Food Additive (Shen Zhen) Limited and Fang Da Food Additive (Yang Quan) Limited. The background is as follows: on 3 January 2011, the Commission had received a complaint alleging that imports of sodium cyclamate, originating in the Chinese mainland and produced by Fang Da Food Additive (Shen Zhen) Limited and Fang Da Food Additive (Yang Quan) Limited (“the Fang Da group”) were being dumped and thereby contributing to the material injury to the Union industry. The complaint was lodged by Productos Aditivos SA, the sole producer in the Union of sodium cyclamate, representing 100% of the Union production thereof. On 17 February 2011, the Commission announced by a notice published in the Official Journal, the initiation of an anti-dumping proceeding concerning imports of sodium cyclamate originating in the Chinese mainland, limited to the Fang Da group.

By a letter of 17 January 2012 to the Commission, the complainant formally withdrew its complaint. Such proceeding may be terminated where the complaint is withdrawn, unless termination would not be in the Union interest. The Commission considered that the present proceeding should be terminated since the investigation had not brought to light any considerations showing that such termination would not be in the Union interest. The review based on Article 2(3) of Council Regulation 1515/2001 on the measures that may be taken by the Community following a report adopted by the WTO Dispute Settlement Body concerning anti-dumping and anti-subsidy matters is therefore also terminated.

Rates

 

 

 

 


Dates

Pursuant to Council Implementing Regulation 398/2012, the new rate of duty for two companies, namely, Golden Time Enterprise (Shenzhen) Co. Ltd and Golden Time Chemical (Jiangsu) Co., Ltd, is 0.23 EUR per kg.

Pursuant to the Commission Decision of 5 April 2012, the anti-dumping proceeding against the two Chinese exporting producers Fang Da Food Additive (Shen Zhen) Limited and Fang Da Food Additive (Yang Quan) Limited has been terminated

Pursuant to Council Implementing Regulation 492/2010, the "all other companies" rate of duty for mainland China is 0.26 EUR per kg, and for Indonesia it is 0.27 EUR per kg.

 

The Commission Decision entered into force on the day following that of its publication in the Official Journal.

Remarks

Updated on 15 May 2012.

Commodity

Certain stainless steel fasteners  and parts thereof (“SSF”), currently falling within CN codes 7318 12 10, 7318 14 10, 7318 15 30, 7318 15 51, 7318 15 61 and 7318 15 70.

Countries/Economies

The Chinese mainland and Taiwan

Action

 

 

 

On 7 January 2012, the EU’s Official Journal published Council Implementing Regulation 2/2012 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of SSF following an expiry review. By Regulation 1890/2005, the Council of the EU had imposed a definitive anti-dumping duty on the products concerned, originating in, among others, mainland China and Taiwan. Following the publication of a notice of impending expiry of the definitive anti-dumping measures in force, the Commission received on 19 August 2010 a request for the initiation of an expiry review. The request was lodged by the European Industrial Fasteners Institute (“EIFI”) on behalf of five Union producers representing a major proportion, in this case more than 25%, of the total Union production of SSF. The Implementing Regulation notes that none of the Chinese mainland’s exporting producers cooperated in the investigation. Therefore, findings on the likelihood of continuation or recurrence of dumping set out in the Regulation were based on best facts available, in particular the Eurostat data and the information submitted by the Union industry in the review request. The Council concluded, following the review investigation, that the anti-dumping measures imposed by Regulation 1890/2005 on imports of SSF originating in the Chinese mainland and Taiwan should be maintained.

Rates

While individual duty rates apply to a number of named companies, the anti-dumping duty on imports from “all other companies” exporting from the Chinese mainland is maintained at 27.4% and from Taiwan at 23.6%.

Date

Council Implementing Regulation 2/2012 entered into force on 8 January 2012.

Remarks

Updated on 16 January 2012

 

Commodity

(NEW) 

(NEW) Steel ropes and cables including locked coil ropes, excluding ropes and cables of stainless steel, with a maximum cross-sectional dimension exceeding 3 mm (in industry terminology often referred to as SWR), currently falling within CN codes ex 7312 10 81, ex 7312 10 83, ex 7312 10 85, ex 7312 10 89 and ex 7312 10 98 (TARIC codes 7312 10 81 11, 7312 10 81 12, 7312 10 81 13, 7312 10 81 19, 7312 10 83 11, 7312 10 83 12, 7312 10 83 13, 7312 10 83 19, 7312 10 85 11, 7312 10 85 12, 7312 10 85 13, 7312 10 85 19, 7312 10 89 11, 7312 10 89 12, 7312 10 89 13, 7312 10 89 19, 7312 10 98 11, 7312 10 98 12, 7312 10 98 13 and 7312 10 98 19).

Countries/Economies

mainland China (as well as consignments from the Republic of Korea), Ukraine

Action

On 30 May 2012, the Official Journal published a Corrigendum to Council Implementing Regulation 102/2012 which was published on 9 February 2012 (see next paragraph below). The Corrigendum concerns the addition of a footnote in a part of the text of Article 1(4) on page 15 of Council Implementing Regulation 102/2012.

On 9 February 2012, the Official Journal published Council Implementing Regulation 102/2012 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of SWR originating in the Chinese mainland and Ukraine as extended to imports of SWR consigned from Morocco, Moldova and the Republic of Korea, whether declared as originating in these countries or not, following an expiry review of Regulation 1225/2009. Council Implementing Regulation 102/2012 also terminates the expiry review proceeding concerning imports of SWR originating in South Africa.
The imposition of measures follows a 13 November 2010 notice, published in the Official Journal, for the initiation of an expiry review. The review was initiated following a substantiated request lodged by the Liaison Committee of European Union Wire Rope Industries (EWRIS) on behalf of Union producers representing a major proportion, in this case more than 60%, of the total Union production of SWR. In the absence of such evidence concerning imports originating in India, the applicant did not request the initiation of an expiry review concerning imports originating in India. Consequently, the measures applicable to imports originating in India expired on 17 November 2010.


The definitive anti-dumping duty applicable to imports originating in the Chinese mainland is also extended to imports of SWR consigned from Morocco, whether declared as originating in Morocco or not (TARIC codes 7312 10 81 12, 7312 10 83 12, 7312 10 85 12, 7312 10 89 12 and 7312 10 98 12) with the exception of those produced by Remer Maroc SARL, and to imports of SWR consigned from the Republic of Korea, whether declared as originating in the Republic of Korea or not (TARIC codes 7312 10 81 13, 7312 10 83 13, 7312 10 85 13, 7312 10 89 13 and 7312 10 98 13), with the exception of those produced by a number of Korean companies listed in Article 1 of Council Implementing Regulation 102/2012. The definitive anti-dumping duty applicable to imports originating in Ukraine is also extended to imports of SWR consigned from Moldova, whether declared as originating in Moldova or not (TARIC codes 7312 10 81 11, 7312 10 83 11, 7312 10 85 11,7312 10 89 11 and 7312 10 98 11).

Rates

The rate of duty for imports of SWR originating in the Chinese mainland (and/or consigned from Morocco or the Republic of Korea) is 60.4%, while in the case of imports of SWR originating in Ukraine (and/or consigned from Moldova) it is 51.8%.

Dates

Council Implementing Regulation 102/2012 entered into force on 10 February 2012.

Remarks

Updated on 30 May 2012.

 

Commodity

(NEW) Strawberries, uncooked or cooked by steaming or boiling in water, frozen, whether or not containing added sugar or other sweeteners originating in the Chinese mainland normally declared within CN codes 0811 10 11, 0811 10 19 and 0811 10 90.

Countries/Economies

Chinese mainland

Action

On 17 April 2012, the Official Journal published a notice of the expiry of the anti-dumping measures imposed on certain frozen strawberries originating in the Chinese mainland pursuant to Council Regulation 407/2007. Further to the publication of a notice of impending expiry following which no duly substantiated request for a review was lodged, the Commission has now given notice of expiry of those anti-dumping measures.

Rate

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Date

The expiry of measures occurred on 18 April 2012.

Remarks

Updated on 15 May 2012.

 

Commodity

Sulphanilic acid, currently classifiable within CN code ex 2921 42 10. There are basically two grades of sulphanilic acid, which are determined according to their purity: a technical grade and a purified grade. In addition, the purified grade is sometimes commercialised in the form of a salt of sulphanilic acid. Sulphanilic acid is used as a raw material in the production of optical brighteners, concrete additives, food colorants and speciality dyes. While there are different uses of sulphanilic acid, all grades and forms are perceived by users to be reasonably substitutable, are used interchangeably in most applications and are, therefore, treated as one single product.

Countries/Economies

mainland China, India

Action

On 16 October 2008, the Official Journal published Regulation 1000/2008 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of sulphanilic acid originating in mainland China and India following an expiry review pursuant to Article 11(2) of Regulation 384/96.

It is recalled that in July 2002, by Regulation 1339/2002, the Council imposed a definitive anti-dumping duty of 21% on imports of sulphanilic acid originating in mainland China and a residual duty rate of 18.3% on imports originating in India . In February 2004, following an anti-absorption reinvestigation, the Council, by Regulation 236/2004, increased the rate of the definitive anti-dumping duty applicable to imports of sulphanilic acid originating in mainland China from 21% to 33.7%.

Following the publication of a notice of impending expiry, the Commission, on 24 April 2007 , received a request for an expiry review. This request was lodged by two Community producers allegedly representing 100% of the Community production of sulphanilic acid. Having determined, after consulting the Advisory Committee, that sufficient evidence existed for the initiation of an expiry review, the Commission announced on 24 July 2007 the initiation of an expiry review.

On the basis of an expiry review, it was concluded that, should measures lapse, imports into the Community market from the countries concerned would very likely occur in significant volumes and at dumped prices which would be below the Community industry's prices. This would in all likelihood have the effect of introducing a price-depressive trend on the Community market, with an expected negative impact on the economic situation of the Community industry. This would, in particular, reverse the recovery that was achieved over the period considered, leading to a likely recurrence of injury. In view of the conclusions reached with regard to the likelihood of continuation of dumping regarding imports of sulphanilic acid from mainland China, the likelihood of recurrence of dumping in regard to imports from India, the likelihood of recurrence of injury, and the Community interest, it was decided that the anti-dumping measures on imports of sulphanilic acid should be maintained in order to prevent a recurrence of injury being caused to the Community industry by the dumped imports.

Duty:

It was established that the rate of the definitive anti-dumping duty applicable to the net free-at-Community frontier price, before duty will be 33.7% for mainland China and 18.3% for India . The duty rate will not be applicable for imports of the product concerned which are manufactured and sold for export to the Community by one Indian company (Kokan) from which an undertaking has been accepted by Commission Decision 2006/37/EC.

Dates

Regulation 1000/2008 entered into force on 17 October 2008.

Remarks

Updated on 31 October 2008.

Commodity

  Synthetic staple fibres of polyesters, not carded, combed or otherwise processed for spinning, currently falling within CN code 5503 20 00.

Countries/Economies

mainland China

Action

On 9 June 2011, the Official Journal published Council Implementing Regulation 554/2011 terminating the anti-dumping proceeding on imports of polyester staple fibres originating in the Chinese mainland. It may be recalled that a definitive anti-dumping duty was imposed on the imports of the product concerned from mainland China in Regulation 428/2005. Following the publication of a notice of the impending expiry of the anti-dumping measures in force, a request for review was lodged by the European Man-made Fibres Association on behalf of Union producers. Further to the request, the Commission initiated the review proceeding, which was announced in the Official Journal on 16 March 2010. However, by a letter addressed to the Commission, dated 7 March 2011, the request for review was subsequently withdrawn. Therefore, as the investigation had not brought to light any considerations showing that its termination would not be in the Union interest, the Commission decided to terminate the proceeding.

Dates

Regulation 554/2011 entered into force on 10 June 2011.

Remarks

Updated on 13 June 2011.

 

Commodity

(NEW) Tartaric acid, excluding D-(-)-tartaric acid with a negative optical rotation of at least 12,0 degrees, measured in a water solution according to the method described in the European Pharmacopoeia, currently falling within CN code ex 2918 12 00 (TARIC code 2918 12 00 90)

Countries/Economies

Chinese mainland

Action

On 24 April 2012, the Official Journal published Council Implementing Regulation 349/2012 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of tartaric acid originating in the Chinese mainland, following an expiry review. It may be recalled that by Regulation 130/2006 (the original Regulation), the Council imposed a definitive anti-dumping duty, ranging from 0% to 34.9%, on imports of tartaric acid. Following the publication of a notice of impending expiry of the anti-dumping measures in force, the Commission received a request for the initiation of an expiry review. Pursuant to the review, the Commission concluded that any repeal of measures would in all likelihood result in an increase of dumped exports originating in the Chinese mainland resulting in a downwards pressure on Union industry prices and a worsening of the economic situation of the Union industry. Therefore, the anti-dumping measures applicable to imports of tartaric acid originating in the Chinese mainland will be maintained for an additional period of five years.

In another update, on 20 April 2012, the Official Journal published Council Implementing Regulation 332/2012 amending Regulation 130/2006 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty and collecting definitively the provisional duty imposed on the imports concerned, and excluding company Hangzhou Bioking Biochemical Engineering Co., Ltd from the definitive measures. It may be recalled that by Regulation 130/2006, the Council had imposed a definitive anti-dumping duty, ranging from 0% to 34.9%, on imports of the product concerned. The rate of the definitive anti-dumping duty imposed on tartaric acid produced by the Chinese exporting producer Hangzhou Bioking was 0%. Following the publication of a notice of impending expiry of the anti-dumping measures in force, the Commission announced on 26 January 2011 the initiation of an expiry review. In the Notice of initiation, the Commission also announced the initiation of a review of existing measures on Hangzhou Bioking pursuant to Article 2(3) of Regulation 1515/2001 in order to allow for any necessary amendment of Regulation 130/2006 in the light of the WTO Appellate Body report entitled Mexico — Definitive Anti-Dumping Measures on Beef and Rice. This report had declared that an exporting producer not found to be dumping in an original investigation has to be excluded from the scope of the definitive measure imposed as a result of such investigation and cannot be made subject to administrative and changed circumstances review. Thereafter, on 29 July 2011, the Commission initiated an investigation limited to Hangzhou Bioking. The current Regulation now states that Hangzhou Bioking should be excluded from the definitive anti-dumping measures imposed by Regulation 130/2006 in order not to fall under two anti-dumping proceedings at the same time. Thus, in Article 1(2) of Regulation 130/2006, in the table, the entry concerning Hangzhou Bioking Biochemical Engineering Co., Ltd shall be deleted and the entry “All other companies” shall be replaced by the entry “All other companies (except Hangzhou Bioking Biochemical Engineering Co., Ltd — TARIC additional code A687)”.

Rates

 

 

 

Dates

The rate of the definitive anti-dumping duty is set individually for the companies listed in Article 1 of Regulation 349/2012, and 34.9% for all other companies (except Hangzhou Bioking Biochemical Engineering Co. Ltd, Hangzhou City, People’s Republic of China — TARIC additional code A687). The application of the individual duty rates specified for the companies mentioned in said Article 1 shall be conditional upon presentation to the customs authorities of the Member States of a valid commercial invoice, which shall conform to the requirements set out in the Annex to the Regulation. If no such invoice is presented, the duty rate applicable to all other companies shall apply.

Council Implementing Regulation 349/2012 entered into force on 25 April 2012.
Council Implementing Regulation 332/2012 entered into force on 21 April 2012.

Remarks

Updated on 15 May 2012.

 

Commodity

Threaded tube or pipe cast fittings, of malleable cast iron, currently falling within CN code ex 7307 19 10

Countries/Economies

The Chinese mainland, Thailand and Indonesia.

Action

On 16 February 2012, the Official Journal published a notice of initiation of an anti-dumping proceeding concerning imports of threaded tube or pipe cast fittings, of malleable cast iron, originating in the three abovementioned countries. The complaint was lodged on 3 January 2012 by the Defence Committee of Tube or Pipe Cast Fittings, of Malleable Cast Iron of the European Union on behalf of producers representing a major proportion, in this case more than 50%, of the total Union production of the product concerned. The complainant established normal value for the imports from the Chinese mainland on the basis of the price in a market economy third country, namely Argentina. The prima facie evidence provided by the complainant shows that the volume and the prices of the imported product under investigation have had, among other consequences, a negative impact on the quantities sold and the market share held by the Union industry, resulting in substantial adverse effects on the financial situation and the employment situation of the Union industry. Sampling may be applied, the procedure of which should be carefully examined in the notice of initiation.
Individual exporting producers which consider that market economy conditions prevail for them in respect of the manufacture and sale of the product under investigation, may submit a properly substantiated claim to this effect (“MET claim”). Individual exporting producers may also, or as an alternative, claim individual treatment (“IT”). For details of the respective procedures, the notice of initiation should be carefully examined.
The notice also contains important information for exporting producers concerning implications of the WTO Appellate Body Report EC-Antidumping measures on fasteners (WT/DS397) on the way in which the Commission will conduct this investigation. The Commission encourages all exporting producers from the Chinese mainland to make themselves known within 15 days of the date of publication of the notice, if they are interested in cooperating and obtaining an individual anti-dumping duty, even if they consider that they do not comply with the criteria for obtaining IT.

Dates

Subject to the provisions of the notice, all interested parties are invited to make their views known, submit information and provide supporting evidence. Unless otherwise specified, this information and supporting evidence must reach the Commission within 37 days of the date of publication of the notice. Interested parties are also invited to comment on the appropriateness of Argentina as the market economy third country within 10 days of the date of publication of the notice. All interested parties may request to be heard by the Commission investigation services. Any request to be heard should be made in writing and should specify the reasons for the request. For hearings on issues pertaining to the initial stage of the investigation the request must be submitted within 15 days of the date of publication of the notice. The investigation will be concluded within 15 months of the date of the publication of the notice.

Remarks

Updated on 12 March 2012

   

Commodity

Certain tube or pipe fittings (other than cast fittings, flanges and threaded fittings), of iron or steel (not including stainless steel), with a greatest external diameter not exceeding 609.6 mm, of a kind used for butt-welding or other purposes, currently classifiable within CN codes ex 7307 93 11, ex 7307 93 19, ex 7307 99 30 and ex 7307 99 90.

Countries/Economies

Chinese mainland, Thailand and Taiwan

Action

On 5 June 2008, the Official Journal published a Notice of initiation of an expiry review of the anti-dumping measures applicable to imports of certain tube or pipe fittings, of iron or steel, originating in mainland China and Thailand and a partial interim review of the anti-dumping measures applicable to imports of certain tube or pipe fittings, of iron or steel, originating in mainland China and those consigned from Taiwan, whether declared as originating in Taiwan or not. It is recalled that the measures currently in force are definitive anti-dumping duties imposed by Council Regulation 964/2003 on imports of certain tube or pipe fittings, of iron or steel, originating in mainland China and Thailand, and those consigned from Taiwan, whether declared as originating in Taiwan or not as last amended by Council Regulation 1496/2004.

The request was lodged on 5 March 2008 by the Defence Committee of the Steel Butt-Welding Fittings Industry of the European Union on behalf of producers representing a major proportion, in this case more than 25% of the total Community production of certain tube or pipe fittings, of iron or steel. The request is based on the grounds that the expiry of measures would be likely to result in a continuation or recurrence of dumping and injury to the Community industry. In addition, the applicant has provided information that, with regard to imports of the product concerned from mainland China, the measure is no longer sufficient to counteract the injurious dumping, in particular as far as the extension of the measure to imports consigned from Taiwan is concerned. The applicant has provided prima facie evidence that the exemption of imports produced by Chup Hsin Enterprise Co. Ltd, Kaohsiung (Taiwan) and Niang Hong Pipe Fittings Co. Ltd, Kaohsiung (Taiwan) from the extended measure is no longer justified as these companies appear to be engaged in circumvention practices such as transshipment of certain tube or pipe fittings, of iron or steel, originating in mainland China via Taiwan.

The investigation will determine whether the expiry of the measures would be likely, or unlikely, to lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping and injury. The interim review will determine whether, with regard to imports of the product concerned consigned from Taiwan, the exemption of certain tube or pipe fittings, of iron or steel produced by Chup Hsin Enterprise Co. Ltd, Kaohsiung (Taiwan) and Niang Hong Pipe Fittings Co. Ltd, Kaohsiung (Taiwan) from the extension of the anti-dumping measures imposed on imports originating in mainland China to imports consigned from Taiwan is still justified to counteract the injurious dumping.

The Commission envisages using the United States of America as an appropriate market economy third country for the purpose of establishing normal value with respect to mainland China.

In view of the apparent number of parties involved in this proceeding, the Commission may decide to apply sampling.

All interested parties who did not co-operate in the investigation leading to the measures subject to the present review should request a questionnaire or other claim forms as soon as possible, but not later than 15 days after the publication of this notice in the Official Journal. All interested parties, if their representations are to be taken into account during the investigation, must make themselves known by contacting the Commission, present their views and submit questionnaire replies or any other information within 40 days of the date of publication of this notice in the Official Journal. All interested parties may also apply to be heard by the Commission within the same 40-day time limit. Parties to the investigation may wish to comment on the appropriateness of the United States of America which is envisaged as a market economy country for the purpose of establishing normal value in respect of mainland China. These comments must reach the Commission within 10 days of the date of publication of this notice in the Official Journal.

Dates

The investigation will be concluded within 15 months of the date of the publication of this notice in the Official Journal.

Remarks

Updated on 13 June 2008.

 

Commodity Trichloroisocyanuric acid and preparations thereof, also referred to as ‘symclosene’ under the international non-proprietary name, currently falling within CN codes ex 2933 69 80 and ex 3808 94 20 (TARIC codes 2933 69 80 70 and 3808 94 20 20)
Countries/Economies Chinese mainland
Action

On 30 December 2012, the Official Journal of the European Union published Council Implementing Regulation 1389/2011 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of trichloroisocyanuric acid and preparations thereof originating in the Chinese mainland, following an expiry review. The Commission found that dumping had continued during the review investigation period. Taking this into account, in addition to a large spare capacity of mainland exporting producers, the attractiveness of the Union market and lower export prices to third countries (in comparison with those to the EU), the Commission also found that it was likely that dumping would continue on the Union market if the current anti-dumping measures were removed. The Commission further determined that the continued dumping of imports from the Chinese mainland caused material injury to the Union industry, even though other factors, such as the economic crisis, contributed to the deterioration in the performance of the Union industry. The Commission thus found that if the measures in force were not extended, the Union industry would further deteriorate and its existence would be jeopardised. Taking this into account, the Commission determined that the continuation of measures would assist the Union industry, with consequent beneficial effects on the competitive conditions on the Union market.

 

Rates

 

Dates

Individual duty rates apply to a number of listed companies, while for “all other companies” the rate of the anti-dumping duty is set at 42.6%. The application of the individual duty rates specified for the companies listed shall be conditional upon presentation to the customs authorities of the Member States of a valid commercial invoice, which shall conform to the requirements set out in the Annex to Regulation 1389/2011. If no such invoice is presented, the duty applicable to all other companies shall apply.

Council implementing Regulation 1389/2011 was published on 30 December 2011.

Remarks Updated on 12 January 2012

Commodity

Tris(2-chloro-1-methyl­ethyl)phosphate originating in the Chinese mainland currently falling within CN code ex 2919 90 00. The product has the Customs and Statistics (CUS) number 0024577-2. It is also called “TCPP” and is also known under the synonyms “2-Propanol, 1-chloro, phosphate (3:1)”, “tris(monochloroisopropyl)phosphate (TMCP)”, “tris(2-chloroisopropyl)phosphate (TCIP)”, “phosphoric acid, tris(2-chloro-1-methylethyl)ester”, “tris(beta-chloroisopropyl)phosphate” and “1-chloro-2-propanol phosphate (3:1)”. The product concerned is a flame retardant mainly used in the production of polyurethane for use in construction and furniture.

Countries/Economi

Chinese mainland

Action

On 10 August 2011, the Official Journal published Commission Decision 2011/498/EU terminating the anti-dumping proceeding concerning imports of TCPP originating in the Chinese mainland. It may be recalled that the proceeding at issue was initiated by the EU institutions following a complaint lodged on 9 June 2010 by the European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC) on behalf of producers representing a major proportion, in this case more than 25%, of the total Union production of TCPP. The complaint contained evidence of dumping of TCPP from the Chinese mainland and of material injury resulting therefrom, which was considered sufficient to justify the initiation of a proceeding. Subsequently, on 27 April 2011, the Commission decided not to impose any provisional measures and to continue the investigation. Eventually, by a letter dated 16 June 2011, the complainant formally withdrew its complaint. In light of the above, the Commission concluded that the anti-dumping proceeding concerning imports into the Union of TCPP should be terminated without the imposition of measures.

Dates

Commission Decision 2011/498/EU entered into force on 11 August 2011.

Remarks

Updated on 30 August 2011

Commodity

  Tungsten carbide, tungsten carbide simply mixed with metallic powder and fused tungsten carbide falling within CN code 2849 90 30 and ex 3824 30 00.

Countries/Economies

mainland China

Action

On 30 December 2009, the Official Journal published a Notice initiating an expiry review of certain anti-dumping measures on tungsten carbide, tungsten carbide simply mixed with metallic powder and fused tungsten carbide.

It is recalled that the current measure in force is an anti-dumping duty imposed by Council Regulation 2268/2004 as amended by Council Regulation 1275/2005.

The request was lodged on 30 September 2009 by the European Association of Metals (Eurometaux) on behalf of producers representing a major proportion, in this case more than 50%, of the total Community production of tungsten carbide, tungsten carbide simply mixed with metallic powder and fused tungsten carbide. The request is based on the grounds that the expiry of the measures would be likely to result in a continuation or recurrence of dumping and injury to the Community industry.

Date

All interested parties, if their representations are to be taken into account during the investigation, must make themselves known by contacting the Commission, present their views and submit questionnaire replies or any other information within 37 days of the date of publication of this notice in the Official Journal. All interested parties may also apply to be heard by the Commission within the same 37-day time limit.

The Commission may decide to apply sampling. All interested parties wishing to submit any relevant information regarding the selection of the sample must make themselves known by contacting the Commission and providing the information on their company or companies as specified by the notice. Certain information relevant for the selection of the sample should reach the Commission within 15 days of the date of publication of the notice in the Official Journal and all other information must reach the Commission within a period of 21 days of the date of publication.

The investigation will be concluded within 15 months of the date of the publication of the notice.

Remarks

Updated on 11 January 2010.

Commodity

(NEW) Tungsten welding electrodes, including tungsten bars and rods for welding electrodes, containing 94% or more by weight of tungsten, other than those obtained simply by sintering, whether or not cut to length, currently falling within CN codes ex 8101 99 10 and ex 8515 90 00 (TARIC codes 8101 99 10 10 and 8515 90 00 10).

 

Countries/Economies

Chinese mainland

Action

On 9 March 2012, the Official Journal published a notice of initiation of an expiry review of the anti-dumping measures applicable to imports of certain tungsten electrodes originating in the Chinese mainland. The request for a review was lodged on 12 December 2011 by Eurométaux on behalf of a Union producer representing a major proportion, in this case said to be more than 50%, of the Union production of certain tungsten electrodes. The applicant has provided sufficient evidence that the expiry of the measures would be likely to result in a continuation of dumping and injury. It is alleged, among other matters, that imports of the product under review have continued to enter in significant quantities and have continued to cause injury to the Union industry. Sampling may be applied (the procedures for which the notice should be carefully examined). In the previous investigation, the USA was used as an appropriate market economy country for the purpose of establishing normal value. The Commission envisages using the USA again for this purpose.

Rates

 

Dates

The measures currently in force are a definitive anti-dumping duty imposed by Council Regulation 260/2007, namely, 63.5% for all companies, except for the companies named in Article 1 of Council Regulation 260/2007 for which individual duty rates apply.

Interested parties are invited to comment on the appropriateness of the USA as market economy third country. Comments on this choice must reach the Commission within 10 days of the date of publication of the notice. Subject to the provisions of the notice, all interested parties are invited to make their views known, submit information and provide supporting evidence. Unless otherwise specified, this information and supporting evidence must reach the Commission within 37 days of the date of publication of the notice in the Official Journal. All interested parties may request to be heard by the Commission investigation services. Any request to be heard should be made in writing and should specify the reasons for the request. For hearings on issues pertaining to the initial stage of the investigation the request must be submitted within 15 days of the date of publication of this notice. The investigation will be concluded within 15 months of the date of the publication of the notice.

Remarks

Updated on 12 March 2012.

 

Commodity

Unwrought unalloyed magnesium falling within CN codes 8104 11 00 and ex 8104 19 00

Countries/Economies

Chinese mainland

Action

Termination of the anti-dumping proceeding. By a letter of 18 June 2002, the complainant, the Comitéde Liaison des Industries de Ferro-Alliages, formally withdrew its complaint. The complainant informed the Commission that the sole known Community producer of unwrought unalloyed magnesium had ceased its production, and declared that the measures appeared no longer necessary.

It may also be recalled that, in June 2002, a partial interim review was initiated in the framework of the proceeding. The review was limited in scope to the appropriateness of the definitive anti-dumping duties imposed. However, given that the proceeding itself is terminated, the review has also been terminated.

Rate

The amount of the anti-dumping duty was: (A) the difference between the minimum import price of EUR 2 622 per tonne and the cif Community frontier price in all cases where the latter was (i) less than the minimum import price (TARIC additional code A 156), and (ii) established on the basis  of an invoice issued by an exporter located in the Chinese mainland to a party unrelated to it. No duty was to be collected where the cif Community frontier price per tonne was equal to or higher than the minimum import price. (B) In all cases not falling under (A), the amount of the anti-dumping duty was equal to an ad valorem duty of 63.4%

Date

The termination has entered into effect by means of a Council Regulation, on the day of the Regulation's publication in the Official Journal, i.e., 1 April 2003.

Remarks

Updated on 2 April 2003.

 

Commodity

Tube or pipe fittings (‘TPFs’) (other than cast fittings, flanges and threaded fittings), of iron or steel (not including stainless steel), with a greatest external diameter not exceeding 609,6 mm, of a kind used for butt-welding or other purposes, originating in mainland China and Thailand and currently falling within CN codes ex 7307 93 11, ex 7307 93 19, ex 7307 99 30 and ex 7307 99 90 (TARIC codes 7307 93 11 91, 7307 93 11 93, 7307 93 11 94, 7307 93 11 95, 7307 93 11 99, 7307 93 19 91, 7307 93 19 93, 7307 93 19 94, 7307 93 19 95, 7307 93 19 99, 7307 99 30 92, 7307 99 30 93, 7307 99 30 94, 7307 99 30 95, 7307 99 30 98, 7307 99 90 92, 7307 99 90 93, 7307 99 90 94, 7307 99 90 95, 7307 99 90 98).

Countries/Economies

Chinese mainland, Thailand, measures on imports originating in mainland China extended to product concerned consigned from Taiwan, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and the Philippines.

Action

On 4 September 2009, the Official Journal published Council Regulation 803/2009 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of certain tube and pipe fittings, of iron or steel, originating in mainland China and Thailand, and those consigned from Taiwan, whether declared as originating in Taiwan, or not, and repealing the exemption granted to Chup Hsin Enterprise Co. Ltd. and Nian Hong Pipe Fittings Co. Ltd.

It is recalled that by Council Regulation 584/96, a definitive anti-dumping duty was imposed on imports of certain tube and pipe fittings of iron or steel, originating in, inter alia, the Chinese mainland and Thailand. These measures have been extended by Council Regulation 763/2000 to cover certain imports of the product concerned which are consigned from Taiwan, based on the findings of the anti-circumvention investigation.

The measures currently in force are definitive anti-dumping duties imposed by Council Regulation 964/2003 on imports of certain tube and pipe fittings of iron or steel originating in the Chinese mainland and Thailand, and those consigned from Taiwan, whether declared as originating in Taiwan or not, pursuant to an expiry review the ‘first expiry review’.

The measures for the product concerned originating in mainland China were extended to imports consigned from Indonesia by Council Regulation 2052/2004, Sri Lanka by Regulation 2053/2004 and the Philippines by Regulation 655/2006, whether declared as originating in the Philippines, Indonesia, Sri Lanka or not. Anti-dumping measures imposed by Council Regulation 1001/2008 are currently also in force on imports of the product concerned from the Republic of Korea and Malaysia.

The request for an expiry review and an interim review was lodged by the Defence Committee of the Steel Butt-Welding Fittings Industry of the European Union on behalf of producers representing a major proportion, in this case more than 50%, of the total Community production of the product concerned. The request for an expiry review was based on the grounds that the expiry of the measures would be likely to result in a continuation or recurrence of dumping and injury to the Community industry. The request for an interim review was based on information provided by the applicant that, with regard to imports of the product concerned from the Chinese mainland, the measure is no longer sufficient to counteract the injurious dumping, in particular as far as the extension of the measure to imports consigned from Taiwan is concerned.

It was concluded that the anti-dumping duties on imports of tube and pipe fittings originating in the Chinese mainland and Thailand or consigned from Taiwan as imposed by Regulation 964/2003, should be maintained.

Rates

The rate of the definitive anti-dumping duty applicable to the net, free-at-Community-frontier price, before duty, of the products described in paragraph 1 and produced by the companies below is as follows: mainland China – 58.6% for “all companies”, Thailand – 58.9% for “all other companies” with the exception of Awaji Materia (Thailand) Co. Ltd. Samutprakarn (7.4%) and Thai Benkan Co. Ltd. Prapadaeng – Samutprakarn (0%).

The definitive anti-dumping duty imposed on imports originating in mainland China is extended to imports of the same fittings consigned from Taiwan, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and the Philippines whether declared as originating respectively in Taiwan, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and the Philippines or not, with the exception of those produced by Rigid Industries Co. Ltd, Kaohsiung (Taiwan).

The exemption from the extension of the duty to imports of the same fittings produced by Chup Hsin Enterprise Co. Ltd, Kaohsiung (Taiwan) and Nian Hong Pipe Fittings Co. Ltd, Kaohsiung (Taiwan) is repealed.

Dates

Council Regulation 803/2009 entered into force on 5 September 2009.

Remarks

Updated on 15 September 2009.

 

Commodity

Wireless wide area networking (WWAN) modems currently falling under CN codes ex 8471 80 00 and ex 8517 62 00.

Countries/Economies mainland China
Action

On 3 March 2011, the Official Journal published Regulation 209/2011 terminating the anti-dumping and anti-subsidy proceedings concerning imports of wireless wide area networking (WWAN) modems originating in the Chinese mainland and terminating the registration of such imports imposed by Regulations 570/2010 and 811/2010.

It may be recalled that on 3 June 2010, the Commission received a complaint lodged by Option NV, the sole known producer of WWAN modems in the EU, concerning alleged injurious dumping into the EU by imports of the product concerned from mainland China. Likewise, on 2 August 2010, the Commission received a complaint concerning the alleged injurious subsidisation of the product concerned originating in the Chinese mainland which was lodged by the same Union producer. The anti-dumping and anti-subsidy complaints were subsequently withdrawn by two letters of 26 October 2010, as Option NV had entered into a cooperation agreement with an exporting producer in mainland China.

The Commission considers that the present proceedings should be terminated since the respective anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigations have not brought to light any considerations showing that such termination would not be in the Union interest.

Dates

Regulation 209/2011 entered into force on 4 March 2011.

Remarks Updated on 7 March 2011.

Commodity

Wire rod: bars and rods, hot-rolled, in irregularly wound coils, of iron, non-alloy steel or alloy steel other than of stainless steel, falling within CN codes 7213 10 00, 7213 20 00, 7213 91 10, 7213 91 20, 7213 91 41, 7213 91 49, 7213 91 70, 7213 91 90, 7213 99 10, 7213 99 90, 7227 10 00, 7227 20 00, 7227 90 10, 7227 90 50 and 7227 90 95.

Countries/Economies

mainland China, Moldova and Turkey

Action

(New.) On 5 August 2009, the Official Journal published Council Regulation 703/2009 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty and collecting definitively the provisional duty imposed on imports of wire rod originating in the mainland China and terminating the proceeding concerning imports of wire rod originating in the Republic of Moldova and Turkey.
 
It is recalled that the Commission initiated an anti-dumping proceeding following a complaint lodged by Eurofer on behalf of producers representing a major proportion, in this case more than 25%, of the total Community production of wire rod. By Regulation 112/2009 the Commission imposed a provisional anti-dumping duty on imports of wire rod originating in the Chinese mainland and Moldova.
 
Following the anti-dumping investigation, it was concluded that the Community industry had suffered material injury. It was considered that the continued pressure exercised by the low-priced dumped imports from the Chinese mainland on the Community market had not allowed the Community industry to adapt its sales prices to the increased cost of production. It was therefore concluded that the surge of low-priced dumped imports from the Chinese mainland had had a considerable negative impact on the economic situation of the Community industry. It was also concluded that there was no clear causal link between imports from Turkey and Macedonia and the injury suffered by the Community industry. Therefore, a definitive anti-dumping duty was imposed on wire rod originating in mainland China and the anti-dumping proceeding concerning imports of wire rod originating in Moldova and Turkey was terminated.

Rates

The rate of the definitive anti-dumping duty applicable to the net, free-at-Community-frontier price, before duty, of the product concerned originating in mainland China and produced by Valin Group is 7.9% and of the product concerned originating in mainland China and produced by “all other companies” is 24.0%. 

Dates

Council Regulation 703/2009 entered into force on 6 August 2009. 

Remarks

Updated on 14 August 2009.

 

Commodity

Woven polyolefin bags (also known as woven sacks and bags) of a kind used for packaging of goods, not knitted or crocheted, obtained from polyethylene or polypropylene strip or the like, of woven fabrics weighing 120g/m2 or less, currently classifiable within CN codes 6305 32 81, 6305 33 91, ex 3923 21 00, ex 3923 29 10 and ex 3923 29 90.

Countries/Economies

Chinese mainland, India, Indonesia and Thailand

Action

On 12 February 2004, the Official Journal published Council Regulation 237/2004 terminating the anti-dumping proceeding concerning imports of the product concerned.

It may be recalled that on 9 October 2002 , the Official Journal had published the notice of initiation of an expiry review of the anti-dumping measures applicable to the above-mentioned imports, pursuant to a request for such a review from the European Association for Textile Polyolefins (EATP).

However, by a letter dated 22 October 2003 to the Commission, the EATP formally withdrew its request for an expiry review. According to the basic anti-dumping Regulation, a proceeding may be terminated where the request for a review is withdrawn, unless such termination would not be in the Community interest. It was considered by the Commission that this proceeding ought to be terminated since the investigation did not bring to light any considerations suggesting otherwise.

Dates

The termination of the proceeding has occurred on 13 February 2004. 

Rate

The rate of the duty applicable to the net free-at-Community-frontier price, before customs clearance, was 102.4%.

Remarks

Updated on 13 February 2004.

 

Commodity

(NEW) Fabrics of woven or stitched or woven and stitched continuous filament glass fibre rovings , excluding products which are impregnated or pre-impregnated (pre-preg), and excluding open mesh fabrics with cells with a size of more than 1,8 mm both in length and in width and weighing more than 35 g/m 2, currently falling within CN codes ex 7019 39 00, ex 7019 40 00 and ex 7019 90 00

Countries/Economies Chinese mainland
Action

On 22 May 2012, the Official Journal published a Commission Decision terminating the anti-dumping proceeding concerning imports of certain woven and/or stitched glass fibre fabrics originating in the Chinese mainland. It may be recalled that the Commission, by means of a notice published in the Official Journal, initiated an anti-dumping proceeding concerning imports into the Union of certain woven and/or stitched glass fibre fabrics originating in the Chinese mainland. By a letter of 12 March 2012 to the Commission, the complainant (the Glass Fibre Fabrics Defence Coalition (“GFFDC”)) formally withdrew its complaint. In accordance with the basic anti-dumping Regulation, the proceeding may be terminated where the complaint is withdrawn, unless such termination would not be in the Union interest. The investigation had not brought to light any such considerations. Therefore the Commission concluded that the present proceeding should be terminated.

Dates

The Commission Decision entered into force on the day following that of its publication in the Official Journal.

Remarks Updated on 30 May 2012.

 

Commodity

Zinc oxide (chemical formula ZnO) with a purity of not less than 93% zinc oxide, currently classifiable within CN code ex 2817 00 00 

Countries/Economies

Chinese mainland

Action

On 1 March 2007 , the Official Journal published a notice of the expiry of anti-dumping measures applicable to imports of zinc oxides originating in the Chinese mainland. On 23 June 2006 a notice of impending expiry had been published, following which no request for a review was received.

Date

The measures have expired on 6 March 2007.

Remarks

Updated on 8 March 2007.

 

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