9 July 2019
Commodity: Hot-rolled steel sheet piles falling within CN code ex 7301 10 00 (TARIC code 7301100010).
Countries/Economies: The Chinese mainland.
Action: On 5 July 2019, the Official Journal published Commission Implementing Decision 2019/1146 terminating the anti-dumping proceeding concerning imports of hot-rolled steel sheet piles originating in the Chinese mainland. It may be recalled that the investigation was initiated following a complaint lodged by EUROFER (‘the complainant’) on behalf of two Union producers said to be representing 100% of the total Union production of hot-rolled steel sheet piles. On 24 May 2018, the European Commission initiated the anti-dumping proceeding. On 22 February 2019, the Commission informed all interested parties that it had decided not to impose provisional measures in the present case, and to continue the investigation. By letter of 11 April 2019, the complainant informed the Commission that it withdrew its complaint. Under EU anti-dumping law, proceedings may be terminated where the complaint is withdrawn, unless such termination would not be in the Union interest.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 considerations showing that a termination of the proceeding would not be in the Union interest. In this context, the Commission noted that no comments were received from parties such as users, importers or consumers indicating that such termination would not be in the Union interest. In consequence, the Commission considered that the investigation into imports into the Union of hot-rolled steel sheet piles originating in the Chinese mainland should be terminated without formal determinations concerning the existence or absence of dumping and injury nor any other aspect of the investigation. The Commission therefore concluded that the anti-dumping proceeding concerning imports into the Union of hot-rolled steel sheet piles originating in the Chinese mainland should be terminated without the imposition of measures.
Dates: The Decision to terminate entered into force on the day following that of its publication in the Official Journal.