19 May 2017
Commodity: Seamless pipes and tubes of iron (other than cast iron) or steel (other than stainless steel), of circular cross section, of an external diameter exceeding 406.4 mm, currently falling within CN codes 7304 19 90, ex 7304 29 90, 7304 39 98 and 7304 59 99 (TARIC code 7304299090).
Countries/Economies: The Chinese mainland.
Action: On 12 May 2017, the Official Journal published Commission Implementing Regulation 2017/804 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of certain seamless pipes and tubes of iron (other than cast iron) or steel (other than stainless steel), of circular cross-section, of an external diameter exceeding 406.4 mm, originating in the Chinese mainland. The European Commission had initiated an investigation on 13 February 2016, following a complaint lodged on 4 January 2016 by the Defence Committee of the seamless steel tubes industry of the European Union (‘the complainant’) on behalf of producers said to be representing more than 25% of the total Union production of the like product. The complaint contained evidence of dumping of the said product and of material injury resulting therefrom, which was considered sufficient to justify the initiation of an investigation. The Commission imposed a provisional anti-dumping duty on 12 November 2016 on imports of the product concerned, by means of Commission Regulation 2016/1977. In view of the conclusions reached pursuant to the investigation, with regard to dumping, injury, causation and Union interest, it was concluded that definitive anti-dumping measures should be imposed on the imports of the product concerned.
Rates: The definitive anti-dumping duty rates range from 29.2% to 54.9% for a number of named companies, and is set at 54.9% for all other companies.
Dates: The Regulation entered into force on the day following that of its publication in the Official Journal.
Commodity: Bicycles and other cycles (including delivery tricycles, but excluding unicycles), not motorised, currently falling within CN codes ex 8712 00 30 and ex 8712 00 70 (TARIC code 8712003010 and 8712007091).
Countries/Economies: The Chinese mainland, Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Tunisia.
Action: On 5 May 2017, the Official Journal published Commission Implementing Regulation 2017/777 initiating a review of Council Implementing Regulation 501/2013. The latter extends the definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of bicycles originating in the Chinese mainland to imports of bicycles consigned from Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Tunisia, whether declared as originating in Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Tunisia or not. The request for an exemption was lodged on 13 September 2016 by Look Design System SA (‘the applicant’), an exporting producer of bicycles in Tunisia. The new Regulation has been adopted for the purposes of determining the possibility of granting an exemption from those measures to the applicant, repealing the anti-dumping duty with regard to imports from that applicant and making imports from that applicant subject to registration. The Commission examined the evidence available and concluded that there was sufficient evidence to justify the initiation of an investigation for the purposes of determining the possibility of granting the applicant an exemption from the extended measures. The Union industry known to be concerned was informed of the request for a review and was given an opportunity to comment, but no comments were received.
Dates: Subject to the provisions of the Regulation, all interested parties have been 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 entry into force of the Regulation. The investigation will be concluded within nine months of the date of the entry into force of the Regulation. The Regulation entered into force on the day following that of its publication in the Official Journal.