20 Nov 2018
Commodities: Open mesh fabrics of glass fibres, of a cell size of more than 1.8 mm both in length and in width and weighing more than 35 g/m2, excluding glass fibre discs, originating in the Chinese mainland, consigned from India, whether declared as originating in India or not, currently falling within CN codes ex 7019 51 00 and ex 7019 59 00 (TARIC codes 7019 51 00 14, 7019 59 00 14).
Countries/Economies: The Chinese mainland and India
Action: On 14 November 2018, Commission Implementing Regulation 2018/1711 amending Council Implementing Regulation 1371/2013 as regards the date of application of the exemptions granted to Indian exporting producers was published in the Official Journal. It may be recalled that, on 6 November 2017 following an expiry review, the Commission imposed by Implementing Regulation 2017/1993 a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of the product concerned, originating in the Chinese mainland, as extended to imports of certain open mesh fabrics of glass fibres consigned from India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Taiwan and Thailand, whether declared as originating in these countries or not. Previous to the expiry review, the anti-dumping measures on imports from the Chinese mainland had initially been imposed on 9 August 2013. Subsequently, in the framework of anti-circumvention proceedings looking into exports of the product concerned consigned from India, the Commission – on 20 December 2013 – extended the measures by means of Implementing Regulation 1371/2013 to imports of the product concerned consigned from India and Indonesia, whether declared as originating in India and Indonesia or not and granted an exemption from that duty to Montex Glass Fibre Industries Pvt. Ltd. Thereafter, the Commission established, on 10 September 2015, that Pyrotek India Pvt. Ltd had been a genuine producer of the product concerned since it started its production in August 2011 and did not engage in circumvention practices. Pyrotek India Pvt. Ltd was consequently granted an exemption from the extended measures for exports to the EU as of that date (10 September 2015). The Commission then decided to partially reopen the exemption investigation on 18 May 2018, with regard to the imports concerned. The scope of the investigation at issue was limited to assessing whether it would be appropriate to extend the temporal scope of the exemption to the period between 21 December 2013 and 10 September 2015. The Commission concluded that the exemptions granted to both Montex Glass Fibre Industries Pvt. Ltd and to Pyrotek India Pvt. Ltd shall apply as from 21 December 2013.
Dates: The Regulation was adopted on 13 November 2018, and published in the Official Journal on 14 November 2018.