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Anti-dumping Actions

Commodity: Peroxosulphates (persulphates), including potassium peroxymonosulphate sulphate, currently falling within CN codes 2833 40 00 and ex 2842 90 80 (TARIC 2842 90 80 20). This information is provided in Article 1 of Council Implementing Regulation 1343/2013.

Countries/Economies: The Chinese mainland.

Action: On 23 March 2018, the Official Journal published a notice of the impending expiry of certain anti-dumping measures, namely, those targeting peroxosulphates (persulphates) originating in the Chinese mainland. The Commission has given notice that, unless a review is initiated in accordance with the following procedure, the anti-dumping measures will expire on 18 December 2018. 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 the scheduled date of expiry which is 18 December 2018.

Commodity: Bicycle parts, as further described in Article 1 of Commission Regulation 88/97. The term “essential bicycle parts” is further described in Article 1 of Council Regulation 71/97.

Countries/Economies: The Chinese mainland.

Action: On 22 March 2018, the Official Journal published Commission Implementing Decision 2018/477 of 15 March 2018 concerning exemptions from the extended anti-dumping duty on certain bicycle parts originating in the Chinese mainland pursuant to Commission Regulation 88/97. Currently an anti-dumping duty applies on imports into the EU of essential bicycle parts originating in the Chinese mainland (‘the extended duty’) as a result of the extension by Regulation 71/97 of the anti-dumping duty on imports of bicycles originating in mainland China. The extended duty was lastly maintained by Council Regulation 502/2013. Under Article 3 of Regulation 71/97, the Commission is empowered to adopt the necessary measures to authorise the exemption of imports of essential bicycle parts which do not circumvent the anti-dumping duty. Those implementing measures are set forth in Regulation 88/97 establishing the specific exemption system. The Commission received from the parties listed in Tables 1 and 3 of the new Decision requests for exemption with all the information required to determine that these were admissible. Pending a decision on the merits of requests from the parties requesting exemptions, the payment of the extended duty in respect of any imports of essential bicycle parts declared for free circulation by these parties was suspended as from the day on which the Commission received their requests. The examination of the merits of the requests from the parties listed in Table 1 of the new Decision has been concluded. The Commission established during its examination that the value of the parts originating in mainland China constituted less than 60% of the total value of the parts of all the bicycles assembled by each one of these parties. This was also the case for the majority of the assembled bicycles by each party. In consequence, the parties listed in said Table 1 are exempted from the extended duty. The exemptions will take effect as from the date of receipt of the requests. The customs debts in respect of the extended duty from the parties requesting exemptions will therefore be considered void from the same date. In addition, the exempted parties listed in Table 2 of the new Decision notified the Commission of changes in their references (names, legal forms and addresses). The Commission, after having examined the information submitted, concluded that those changes in no way affect the assembly operations with regard to the conditions of exemption set forth in Regulation 88/97. The examination of the merits of the request from the parties listed in Table 3 of the new Decision is ongoing. The suspension of payment of the duties for parties under examination has been lifted for the party listed in Table 4. As for the exempted party listed in Table 5 of the Decision, it notified the Commission of the closing down of its activities and the renunciation of the exemption from the payment of extended duty.

Dates: Commission Implementing Decision 2018/477, published on 22 March 2018, was adopted on 15 March 2018.

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