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Anti-dumping Actions

Commodity: Certain flat-rolled products of iron, non-alloy steel or other alloy steel, whether or not in coils (including ‘cut-to-length’ and ‘narrow strip’ products), not further worked than hot-rolled, not clad, plated or coated, currently falling within CN codes 7208 10 00, 7208 25 00, 7208 26 00, 7208 27 00, 7208 36 00, 7208 37 00, 7208 38 00, 7208 39 00, 7208 40 00, 7208 52 10, 7208 52 99, 7208 53 10, 7208 53 90, 7208 54 00, 7211 13 00, 7211 14 00, 7211 19 00, ex 7225 19 10 (TARIC code 7225 19 10 90), 7225 30 90, ex 7225 40 60 (TARIC code 7225 40 60 90), 7225 40 90, ex 7226 19 10 (TARIC code 7226 19 10 90), 7226 91 91 and 7226 91 99. For exclusions from the product concerned please see Article 1 of Commission Implementing Regulation 2016/1778.
Action: On 7 October 2016, the Official Journal published Commission Implementing Regulation 2016/1778 imposing a provisional anti-dumping duty on imports of certain hot-rolled flat products of iron, non-alloy or other alloy steel. The European Commission had initiated the investigation on 16 February 2016, pursuant to a complaint lodged by Eurofer on 4 January 2016 on behalf of producers said to be representing more than 90% of the total Union production of certain hot-rolled flat products of iron, non-alloy or other alloy steel. On 5 April 2016, the complainant submitted a request for registration of imports; however, it withdrew the request on 11 August 2016. Among the conclusions reached, the Commission noted that it is likely that significant volumes of the existing massive excess capacity on steel, including the like product, will continue to be directed to the Union market. The present overcapacities and the insufficient absorption capacity of third states or the Chinese mainland itself indicate the likelihood of substantially increased Chinese exports to the Union where penetration has proven relatively easy and very successful during the period considered. In view of its analysis, at this stage the Commission concluded that there was a threat of a clearly foreseeable and imminent injury to the Union industry at the end of the investigation period. On causation, a causal link is said to have been provisionally established between the Chinese dumped imports and the threat of material injury of the Union industry.
Rates: The rates of the provisional anti-dumping duty range from 13.2% to 22.6% for a number of named companies. The rate for ‘all other companies’ is 22.6%.
Dates: This Regulation entered into force on the day following that of its publication in the Official Journal. Its Article 1, imposing the provisional rates of duty, will apply for a period of six months. Within 25 calendar days of the date of entry into force, interested parties may: (a) request disclosure of the essential facts and considerations on the basis of which this Regulation was adopted; (b) submit their written comments to the Commission; and (c) request a hearing with the Commission and/or the Hearing Officer in trade proceedings. Furthermore, Within 25 calendar days of the date of entry into force of this Regulation, the parties referred to in Article 21(4) of Regulation 2016/1036 may comment on the application of the provisional measures.

Commodity: Flat products of non-alloy or alloy steel (excluding stainless steel, silicon-electrical steel, tool steel and high-speed steel), hot-rolled, not clad, plated or coated, not in coils, of a thickness exceeding 10 mm and of a width of 600 mm or more or of a thickness of 4.75 mm or more but not exceeding 10 mm and of a width of 2050 mm or more currently falling within CN codes ex 7208 51 20, ex 7208 51 91, ex 7208 51 98, ex 7208 52 91, ex 7208 90 20, ex 7208 90 80, 7225 40 40, ex 7225 40 60 and ex 7225 99 00 (TARIC codes: 7208 51 20 10, 7208 51 91 10, 7208 51 98 10, 7208 52 91 10, 7208 90 20 10, 7208 90 80 20, 7225 40 60 10, 7225 99 00 30).
Countries/Economies: The Chinese mainland.
Action: On 7 October 2016, the Official Journal published Commission Implementing Regulation 2016/1777 imposing a provisional anti-dumping duty on imports of certain heavy plate of non-alloy or other alloy steel. The Commission had initiated the investigation on 13 February 2016, following a complaint lodged on 4 January 2016 by the European Steel Association (‘Eurofer’ or ‘the complainant’) on behalf of producers said to be representing more than 25% of the total Union production of heavy plate. Following a request by the complainant supported by the required evidence, the Commission also published, on 10 August 2016, Implementing Regulation 2016/1357 making imports of heavy plate subject to registration as of 11 August 2016. The Commission concluded that the Union industry suffered material injury; that any possible injury caused by factors other than the dumped imports from the Chinese mainland was not attributed to the dumped imports; and that with the growing imposition of trade defence measures across the globe, the Union market has become one of the most attractive destinations for dumped imports from the Chinese mainland, to the detriment of the Union industry. Despite imports being registered, the Commission has stated that no decision on a possible retroactive application of anti-dumping measures can be taken at this stage of the proceeding. Customs authorities have been directed to discontinue the registration of imports established in accordance with Article 1 of Commission Implementing Regulation 2016/1357. However, data collected regarding products which were entered not more than 90 days prior to the date of entry into force of this Regulation shall be kept until the entry into force of possible definitive measures, or the termination of this proceeding.
Rates: The rates of the provisional anti-dumping duty range from 65.1% to 73.7% for named companies while the rate for ‘all other companies’ is 73.7%.
Dates: This Regulation entered into force on the day following that of its publication in the Official Journal. Its Article 1, imposing the provisional rates of duty, will apply for a period of six months. Within 25 calendar days of the date of entry into force, interested parties may: (a) request disclosure of the essential facts and considerations on the basis of which this Regulation was adopted; (b) submit their written comments to the Commission; and (c) request a hearing with the Commission and/or the Hearing Officer in trade proceedings. Furthermore, Within 25 calendar days of the date of entry into force of this Regulation, the parties referred to in Article 21(4) of Regulation 2016/1036 may comment on the application of the provisional measures.

Commodity: Melamine currently falling within CN code 2933 61 00.
Countries/Economies: The Chinese mainland.
Action: The Official Journal has published a corrigendum to the Commission’s notice of initiation of an expiry review of the anti-dumping measures applicable to imports of melamine (see: Official Journal of the European Union, numbered C 167, of 11 May 2016). On page 8, after point 5.1., a new point 5.2 is inserted. The title of this new point is “Procedure for the determination of a likelihood of continuation or recurrence of dumping”, and its text reads “Exporting producers of the product under review from the country concerned, including those that did not cooperate in the investigation leading to the measures in force, are invited to participate in the Commission investigation.”
Dates: The corrigendum was published on 4 October 2016.

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, falling within CN codes: 6403 20 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 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 91, ex 6403 99 93, ex 6403 99 96, ex 6403 99 98 and ex 6405 10 00. The TARIC codes are listed in the Annex to the Regulation. For more details, please see Article 1 of Commission Implementing Regulation 2016/1731.
Countries/Economies: The Chinese mainland, Vietnam
Action: On 29 September 2016, the Official Journal published Commission Implementing Regulation 2016/1731 reimposing a definitive anti-dumping duty and collecting definitively the provisional duty imposed on imports of certain footwear with uppers of leather originating in the Chinese mainland and Vietnam and produced by General Footwear Ltd (China), Diamond Vietnam Co. Ltd and Ty Hung Footgearmex/Footwear Co. Ltd. The new Regulation is also adopted with a view to implementing the judgment of the Court of Justice in Joined Cases C-659/13 and C-34/14. It will be recalled that, by Regulation 1472/2006 the Council imposed definitive anti-dumping duties ranging from 9.7% to 16.5% on imports of certain footwear with uppers of leather, originating in Vietnam and the Chinese mainland for two years (‘Regulation 1472/2006’ or ‘the contested Regulation’). The Commission notes that it has the possibility to remedy the aspects of the contested Regulation which led to its annulment by the Court of Justice of the EU’s judgment, while leaving unchanged the parts of the assessment which are not affected by the judgment. The present Regulation seeks to correct the aspects of the contested Regulation found to be inconsistent with the basic Regulation, and which thus led to the declaration of invalidity in so far as certain exporting producers from Vietnam and the Chinese mainland are concerned. All other findings made in the contested Regulation, which were not declared invalid by the Court of Justice, remain valid and are therefore incorporated into the new Regulation. The conclusion reached by the Commission is that, account having been taken of the comments made and the analysis thereof, it was concluded that in the case of General Footwear Ltd the residual anti-dumping duty applicable to mainland China, and in case of Diamond Vietnam Co. Ltd and Ty Hung Footgearmex/Footwear Co. Ltd (‘Ty Hung Co. Ltd’) the residual anti-dumping duty applicable to Vietnam, should be reimposed for the period of application of the contested Regulation.
Rates: The rate of the definitive anti-dumping duty is 16.5% in the case of General Footwear Ltd (mainland China); and 10% in the case of Ty Hung Footgearmex/Footwear Co. Ltd and Diamond Vietnam Co. Ltd (Vietnam).
Dates: The Regulation entered into force on the day following that of its publication in the Official Journal.

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