27 Jan 2017
Commodity: sodium gluconate, with a Customs Union and Statistics (CUS) number 0023277-9 and a Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) registry number 527-07-1, currently falling within CN code ex 2918 16 00 (TARIC code 2918 16 00 10).
Countries/Economies: The Chinese mainland.
Action: On 20 January 2017, the Official Journal published Commission Implementing Regulation 2017/94 of 19 January 2017 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of sodium gluconate originating in the Chinese mainland following an expiry review. Following the publication of a notice of impending expiry of the existing measures, the Commission received on 1 July 2015 a request for the initiation of an expiry review of those measures. On 27 October 2015, the European Commission initiated an anti-dumping investigation. It was found that, in light of the estimated significant spare capacity in the Chinese mainland which could be used for exports to the Union at dumped prices, taking into account the attractiveness of the Union market and the price behaviour of the Chinese exporters on other third country markets, the Commission concluded that there is a strong likelihood that the repeal of the anti-dumping measures would result in an increase in significant volumes of dumped imports of sodium gluconate. The Commission also concluded that the Union industry started to recover from past dumping, but that the financial performance of the Union industry was insufficient to guarantee long term viability. Based on its findings, the Commission concluded that there is a strong likelihood of recurrence of injury should the measures be repealed.
Rates: The rates of the definitive anti-dumping duty are set at 53.2% for all companies, with the exception of Shandong Kaison Biochemical Co., Ltd (5.6%) and Qingdao Kehai Biochemistry Co., Ltd (27.1%).
Dates: Commission Implementing Regulation 2017/94 entered into force on the day following that of its publication in the Official Journal.