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Anti-dumping Actions

Commodity: Certain ceramic foam filters, falling within CN codes ex 6903 10 00, ex 6903 20 10, ex 6903 20 90, ex 6903 90 10, ex 6903 90 90 and ex 6909 19 00. The product is further described in the notice of initiation dated 14 August 2015.
Countries/Economies: The Chinese mainland
Action: On 2 July 2016, the Official Journal published Commission Implementing Decision 2016/1072 terminating the anti-dumping proceeding concerning imports of certain ceramic foam filters originating in the Chinese mainland. The Commission had initiated the action on 14 August 2015, following a complaint lodged on 1 July 2015 by Vesuvius GmbH (‘the complainant’). By means of a letter of 8 March 2016 addressed to the Commission, the complainant withdrew its complaint. In accordance with the basic anti-dumping Regulation, when the complainant withdraws its complaint, the proceeding may be terminated unless such termination would not be in the Union interest. The Commission considered that the anti-dumping proceeding should be terminated since the investigation had not brought to light any consideration demonstrating that such termination would not be in the Union interest. Interested parties were informed accordingly and were given an opportunity to comment. The Commission received no comments which would lead to the conclusion that such termination would not be in the Union interest. The Commission therefore concluded that the anti-dumping proceeding should be terminated.
Dates: The Decision to terminate entered into force on the day following that of its publication in the Official Journal.

Commodity: Crystalline silicon photovoltaic modules (‘modules’) and key components (i.e. cells and wafers), as further described in Article 1 of Implementing Regulation 1238/2013 and Regulation 1239/2013.
Countries/Economies: The Chinese mainland
Action: On 30 June 2016, the Official Journal published Commission Implementing Regulation 2016/1054. The Regulation concerns the change of name of a company subject to anti-dumping and countervailing measures. Shanghai Chaori International Trading Co. Ltd (‘company concerned’), TARIC additional code B872, a company subject to an individual anti-dumping duty rate of 41.3% and an individual countervailing duty rate of 6.4%, notified the Commission of its change of name to GCL System Integration Technology Co., Ltd. In 2014, the company concerned was declared bankrupt. In February 2015, the company concerned was acquired by Jiangsu GCL Energy Co., Ltd which is part of a group of companies with the TARIC additional code B850. The company concerned argued that its change of name does not affect its right to continue to benefit from the individual anti-dumping duty and the individual countervailing duty rate applied to it. Both the company concerned and the group of the companies are subject to an individual anti-dumping duty rate of 41.3 % and an individual countervailing duty rate of 6.4 %. Therefore, the Commission concluded that the change of name in no way affects the findings of Implementing Regulations 1238/2013 and 1239/2013. In consequence, Annex I to Implementing Regulation 1238/2013 and Annex I to Implementing Regulation 1239/2013 are amended in accordance with the Annex to the new Regulation.
Dates: The Regulation entered into force on 1 July 2016.

Commodity: Crystalline silicon photovoltaic modules (‘modules’) and key components (i.e. cells and wafers), as further described in Article 1 of Implementing Regulation 1238/2013 and Regulation 1239/2013.
Countries/Economies: The Chinese mainland
On 30 June 2016, the Official Journal published Commission Implementing Decision 2016/1060. The new Decision notes that Shanghai Chaori International Trading Co. Ltd (‘company concerned’), TARIC additional code B872, whose undertaking was accepted by Implementing Decision 2013/707/EU, notified the Commission of its change of name to GCL System Integration Technology Co., Ltd. In 2014, the company concerned was declared bankrupt. In February 2015, the company concerned was acquired by Jiangsu GCL Energy Co., Ltd which is part of a group of companies with the TARIC additional code B850. The company concerned argued that its change of name does not affect its right to continue to benefit from the individual duty rates applied to it. However, as a consequence of the acquisition, the company concerned not only changed the name to GCL System Integration Technology Co., Ltd, but also became part of the group of the companies with the TARIC additional code B850. Both the company concerned and the group of the companies are subject to the undertaking. Therefore, the Commission concluded that the change of name in no way affects the findings of Implementing Decision 2013/707/EU. In consequence, the Annex to Implementing Decision 2013/707/EU is amended in accordance with the Annex to the new Decision.
Dates: The Regulation entered into force on 1 July 2016.

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 (TARIC codes 8102960011 and 8102960019)
Countries/Economies: The Chinese mainland
Action: On 29 June 2016, the Official Journal published Commission Implementing Regulation 2016/1046 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of certain molybdenum wires originating in the Chinese mainland following an expiry review. The request was lodged by Plansee SE (‘the applicant’), the main Union producer of molybdenum wire, representing 90% of total Union production. The request was based on the grounds that the expiry of the measures would likely result in recurrence of dumping and recurrence of injury to the Union industry. On 12 June 2015, the Commission initiated an expiry review. Pursuant to the review, the Commission concluded that the large estimated spare capacity available in the Chinese mainland, the consequent ability of Chinese exporting producers to increase production volumes and direct sales to the Union and the attractiveness of the Union market, indicated that a repeal of the measures would likely result in a significant increase of exports to the Union. The Commission also concluded that there would be a strong likelihood of recurrence of injury should the measures be repealed.
Rates: The rate of the definitive anti-dumping duty is set at 64.3%.
Dates: The Regulation entered into force on 30 June 2016.

Commodity: Crystalline silicon photovoltaic modules (‘modules’) and key components (i.e. cells and wafers), as further described in Article 1 of Implementing Regulation 1238/2013 and Regulation 1239/2013.
Countries/Economies: The Chinese mainland
Action: On 29 June 2016, the Official Journal published Commission Implementing Regulation 2016/1045 withdrawing the acceptance of the undertaking for one exporting producer under Implementing Decision 2013/707/EU confirming the acceptance of an undertaking offered in connection with the anti-dumping and anti-subsidy proceedings concerning imports of crystalline silicon photovoltaic modules and key components (i.e. cells) originating in or consigned from the Chinese mainland for the period of application of definitive measures. Pursuant to this new Regulation, acceptance of the undertaking in relation to Zhejiang Xiongtai Photovoltaic Technology Co. Ltd together with its related company in the Union, jointly covered by the TARIC additional code: B919, is withdrawn. It is also noted that the commercial invoice No XTSSG1501-004-CI, issued on 16 January 2015 by Zhejiang Xiongtai Photovoltaic Technology Co. Ltd to SHINETIME SOLAR GMBH has been declared invalid. National customs authorities have been directed to recover the customs debt incurred at the time of acceptance of the declaration for release into free circulation under Article 3(2)(b) of Implementing Regulation 1238/2013 and Article 2(2)(b) of Implementing Regulation 1239/2013.
Dates: The Regulation entered into force on 30 June 2016.

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