24 March 2017
Commodity: Crystalline silicon photovoltaic modules or panels and cells as further described in Commission Implementing Regulation 2017/454. The commodity is described in full detail in Article 1 of Commission Implementing Regulation 2017/366 and Commission Implementing Regulation 2017/367.
Countries/Economies: The Chinese mainland.
Action: On 16 March 2017, the Official Journal published Commission Implementing Regulation 2017/454 withdrawing the acceptance of the undertaking for four exporting producers 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. As per the undertaking, any exporting producer may voluntarily withdraw its undertaking at any time during its application. Jetion Solar, Hareon Solar and GCL Technology notified the Commission in October 2016 that they wished to withdraw from the undertaking. Talesun Solar notified the Commission in January 2017 that it wished to withdraw from the undertaking. Therefore, the Commission concluded that the acceptance of the undertaking for Jetion Solar, Hareon Solar, GCL Technology and Talesun Solar shall be withdrawn.
Dates: Accordingly, the currently applicable anti-dumping and countervailing duties in force will automatically apply to imports originating in or consigned from the Chinese mainland of the product concerned and produced by the aforementioned companies, as of the day of entry into force of Commission Implementing Regulation 2017/454. The Regulation entered into force on the day following that of its publication in the Official Journal.
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, produced by the exporting producers listed in Annex II to Commission Implementing Regulation 2017/423 and falling within CN codes: 6403 20 00, ex 6403 30 00 (40), 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. For more details of the product scope, please see Commission Implementing Regulation 2017/423.
Countries/Economies: The Chinese mainland, Vietnam.
Action: On 10 March 2017, the Official Journal published Commission Implementing Regulation 2017/423 re-imposing 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 a number of named companies. The Commission notes that, having taken account of the comments made and the analysis thereof, it was concluded that the residual anti-dumping duty applicable to mainland China and Vietnam, i.e. 16.5% and 10% respectively, should be re-imposed for the period of application of the contested Regulation. The assessment of the situation of companies listed in Annex III of the Regulation is temporarily suspended until the importer claiming reimbursement from national customs authorities has informed the Commission of the names and addresses of the exporting producers from which the relevant traders have purchased the footwear, or, where no reply is received within that period of time, the expiry of the deadline set by the Commission for providing that information. That deadline shall be set out in a letter by the Commission to the relevant importer, and shall, in any case, not be shorter than one month. The Commission shall examine the information received within eight months from the date of receipt. National customs authorities are hereby directed not to reimburse customs duties collected until the Commission has finalised its assessment of those claims.
Rates: The rate of the definitive anti-dumping duty applicable, before duty, to the net free-at-Union-frontier price of the products described above and manufactured by the exporting producers listed in Annex II to the Regulation shall be 16.5% for the Chinese exporting producers concerned and 10% for the Vietnamese exporting producers concerned.
Dates: This Regulation entered into force on the day following that of its publication in the Official Journal.
Commodity: Chamois leather and combination chamois leather, whether or not cut to shape, including crust chamois leather and combination crust chamois leather, currently falling within CN codes 4114 10 10 and 4114 10 90. This product description is found in Article 1 of Council Implementing Regulation 1153/2012.
Countries/Economies: The Chinese mainland.
Action: On 8 March 2017, the Official Journal published a notice of the impending expiry of certain anti-dumping measures, namely, those levied against chamois leather originating in mainland China. The Commission has given notice that, unless a review is initiated in accordance with the following procedure, the anti-dumping measures will expire on 7 December 2017. Union producers may lodge a written request for a review. This request must contain sufficient evidence that the expiry of the measures would be likely to result in a continuation or recurrence of dumping and injury. Should the Commission decide to review the measures concerned, importers, exporters, representatives of the exporting country and Union producers will then be provided with the opportunity to amplify, rebut or comment on the matters set out in the review request.
Dates: Union producers may submit a written request for a review on the above basis, to reach the European Commission at any time from the date of the publication of the notice but no later than three months before 7 December 2017.