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Anti-dumping Actions

Commodity: Certain stainless steel fasteners and parts thereof, currently falling within CN codes 7318 12 10, 7318 14 10, 7318 15 30, 7318 15 51, 7318 15 61 and 7318 15 70 (as described in Article 1 of Council Implementing Regulation 2/2012).
Countries/Economies: The Chinese mainland, Philippines and Taiwan.
Action: On 7 January 2017, the Official Journal published a notice of the expiry of certain anti-dumping measures, namely, those targeting certain stainless steel fasteners and parts thereof. The notice states that, further to the publication of the notice of impending expiry following which no duly substantiated request for a review was lodged, the Commission now gives notice that the anti-dumping measures will expire.
Dates: The date of expiry is given as 8 January 2017.

Countries/Economies: The Chinese mainland.
Commodity: Trichloroisocyanuric acid and preparations thereof, also referred to as ‘symclosene’ under the international non-proprietary name (INN), currently falling within CN codes ex 2933 69 80 and ex 3808 94 20 (TARIC codes 2933698070, 3808942020).
Action: On 20 December 2016, the Official Journal published a notice of initiation of an expiry review of the anti-dumping measures applicable to imports of trichloroisocyanuric acid. The measures currently in force are a definitive anti-dumping duty imposed by Council Implementing Regulation 1389/2011, as last amended by Commission Implementing Regulation 569/2014. The prima facie evidence provided by the applicant shows that the volume and prices of the imported product under review 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 and the financial situation of the Union industry. The applicants also allege the likelihood of further injury. In this respect the applicants have also provided evidence that, should measures be allowed to lapse, the current import level of the product under review is likely to increase due to the potential of the manufacturing facilities of the exporting producers in the Chinese mainland. In the previous investigation, Japan was used as a market economy third country for the purpose of establishing normal value. The Commission again envisages using Japan. Exporting producers of the product under review, including those that did not cooperate in the investigation(s) leading to the measures in force, are invited to participate in the Commission investigation. The Commission envisages the use of sampling. For full details please see the notice.
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 in the Official Journal. All interested parties may request to be heard by the Commission. Any request to be heard must be made in writing and must 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. Thereafter, a request to be heard must be submitted within the specific deadlines set by the Commission in its communication with the parties. The investigation will be concluded within 15 months of the date of publication of the notice.

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