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Anti-dumping Actions

Commodity: 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 under CN codes ex 8101 99 10 and ex 8515 90 80 (TARIC codes 8101991010 and 8515908010).

Countries/Economies: The Chinese mainland.

Action: On 29 July 2019, Commission Implementing Regulation 2019/1267 was published in the Official Journal. The Regulation imposes a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of tungsten electrodes originating in the Chinese mainland, following an expiry review. Anti-dumping measures have been force since March 2007. On 27 February 2018, two Union producers (Gesellschaft für Wolfram Industrie mbH and Plansee SE – ‘the applicants’), said to be representing 100% of the total production of tungsten electrodes in the European Union, lodged a request for a review. The investigation showed that most of the injury indicators developed negatively and the economic and financial situation of the Union industry deteriorated during the period considered. The Commission concluded that, upon an overall assessment of the injury factors, the Union industry was still suffering material injury, since it has not improved its economic and financial situation and has not recovered from the material injury that the Commission found in the original investigation. On the basis of the conclusions reached by the Commission on the likelihood of continuation of dumping and injury, the anti-dumping measures applicable to imports of tungsten electrodes originating in the Chinese mainland are being maintained.

Rates: The rate of the definitive anti-dumping duty is set at 17%, 41% and 38.8% for named entities, and is 63.5% for all other companies.

Dates: The Regulation entered into force on the day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

Commodity: Threaded tube or pipe cast fittings, of malleable cast iron and spheroidal graphite cast iron, excluding bodies of compression fittings using ISO DIN 13 metric thread and malleable iron threaded circular junction boxes without having a lid, currently falling under CN codes ex 7307 19 10 (TARIC code 7307 19 10 10) and ex 7307 19 90 (TARIC code 7307 19 90 10).

Countries/Economies: The Chinese mainland, Thailand.

Action: On 25 July 2019, the Official Journal published Commission Implementing Regulation 2019/1259 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of threaded tube or pipe cast fittings, of malleable cast iron and spheroidal graphite cast iron, originating in the Chinese mainland and Thailand, following an expiry review. By means of Council Implementing Regulation 430/2013, a definitive anti-dumping duty had already been imposed on the product concerned. The duty, based on the elimination of the dumping level, ranged between 14.9 % and 57.8%. Following the publication of a notice of impending expiry of the anti-dumping measures in force, the Commission received a request for a review. The Request was lodged on 13 February 2018 by the Defence Committee of Tube or Pipe Cast Fittings of Malleable Cast Iron of the European Union (‘the applicant’). The applicant is said to represent more than 95% of the total Union production of the product concerned. The review investigation showed that, for mainland Chinese imports, they have continued to enter the Union market at dumped prices during the review investigation period. The Commission also concluded that it is highly likely that Chinese producers would export significant quantities of tube or pipe cast fittings to the Union at dumped prices, should the measures lapse. Thus, the Commission concluded that there was a strong likelihood of continuation of dumping should the measures lapse.

Rates: In the case of the Chinese mainland, the rate of the definitive anti-dumping duty ranges from 24.6% to 57.8% for named entities, with a rate of 57.8% for “all other companies”. In the case of Thailand, the rates provided are 14.9% and 15.5% for two named entities, while the rate for “all other companies” is 15.5%.

Dates: The Regulation entered into force on the day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

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