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Commodity: Road wheels of steel, whether or not with their accessories and whether or not fitted with tyres, currently falling under CN codes ex 8708 70 99 and ex 8716 90 90 (TARIC codes 8708 70 99 20, 8708 70 99 80, 8716 90 90 95, 8716 90 90 97). For a more detailed description, please see point 2 of the notice of initiation.

Countries/Economies: The Chinese mainland.

Action: On 15 February 2019, the Official Journal published a notice of initiation of an anti-dumping proceeding concerning imports of steel road wheels originating in the Chinese mainland. The complaint leading to the proceeding was lodged on 3 January 2019 by the Association of European Wheel Manufacturers (‘EUWA’ or ‘the complainant’) on behalf of producers said to be representing more than 25% of the total Union production of steel road wheels. The complainant has claimed that it is not appropriate to use domestic prices and costs in the Chinese mainland, due to the existence of significant distortions within the meaning of point (b) of Article 2(6a) of the basic anti-dumping Regulation. In light of the information available, the Commission considers that there is sufficient evidence to show that, due to significant distortions affecting prices and costs, the use of domestic prices and costs in the Chinese mainland is inappropriate, thus warranting the initiation of an investigation on the basis of Article 2(6a) of the basic anti-dumping Regulation. The Commission envisages using the sampling process, for details of which please see the notice of initiation.

Dates: All interested parties wishing to submit information on the product scope must do so within 10 days of the date of publication of the notice. All interested parties are invited to make their views known on the inputs and the Harmonised System (HS) codes provided in the complaint within 15 days of the date of publication of the notice. All interested parties wishing to comment on the complaint (including matters pertaining to injury and causality) or any aspects regarding the initiation of the investigation (including the degree of support for the complaint) must do so within 37 days of the date of publication of the notice. Any request for a hearing with regard to the initiation of the investigation must be submitted within 15 days of the date of publication of the notice. Subject to the provisions of this notice, all interested parties are invited to make their views known, submit information and provide supporting evidence regarding the application of Article 2(6a) of the basic Regulation. Unless otherwise specified, this information and supporting evidence must reach the Commission within 37 days of the date of publication of the notice. The notice of initiation should be carefully examined for all other applicable time limits. The investigation will, whenever possible, be concluded within one year, but, in any event, shall not exceed 14 months from the date of publication of the notice.

Commodity: Certain articles of lamellar graphite cast iron (grey iron) or spheroidal graphite cast iron (also known as ductile cast iron), and parts thereof currently falling within CN codes ex 7325 10 00 (TARIC code 7325 10 00 31), and ex 7325 99 90 (TARIC code 7325 99 90 80). For a detailed description, please see Article 1 of Commission Implementing Regulation 2019/261.

Countries/Economies: The Chinese mainland. 

Action: On 15 February 2019, the Official Journal published Commission Implementing Regulation 2019/261 amending Implementing Regulation 2018/140 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of certain cast iron articles originating in the Chinese mainland, and terminating the investigation on imports of certain cast iron articles originating in India. It may be recalled that by Implementing Regulation 2018/140, the Commission imposed a definitive anti-dumping duty at rates ranging from 15.5 % to 38.1 % on imports of and originating in the Chinese mainland. By judgment of 12 July 2018 in Joined Cases C-397/17 and C-398/17, the Court of Justice held that the CN must be interpreted as meaning that the cast tube or pipe fittings of spheroidal graphite cast iron must be classified under the residual subheading 7307 19 90 as other cast fittings, rather than under subheading 7307 11 10 as fittings of non-malleable cast iron, or under CN subheading 7307 19 10 as fittings of malleable cast iron. The two tariff headings 7325 and 7307 have an almost identical structure and concern the same materials. Therefore, it was considered appropriate to reflect the Court of Justice's finding also in the classification of articles falling under heading 7325. Implementing Regulation 2018/140 concerning certain articles of spheroidal graphite cast iron (also known as ductile cast iron) continues to refer to their classification under CN code 7325 99 10 as other articles of malleable cast iron. Therefore, CN code ex 7325 99 10 (TARIC code 7325 99 10 51) should be replaced by CN code ex 7325 99 90 (TARIC code 7325 99 90 80) among the codes listed in Implementing Regulation 2018/140 with regard to goods the imports of which are subject to the definitive anti-dumping duty. To ensure the effective collection of the anti-dumping duties in place, Implementing Regulation 2018/140 should be amended accordingly.

Dates: Commission Implementing Regulation 2019/261 entered into force on the day following that of its publication in the Official Journal.

Commodity: Threaded tube or pipe cast fittings, of malleable cast iron and spheroidal graphite cast iron, excluding bodies of compression fittings using ISO DIN 13 metric thread and malleable iron threaded circular junction boxes without having a lid, currently falling within CN code ex 7307 19 10 (TARIC code 7307 19 10 10) and ex 7307 19 90 (TARIC code 7307 19 90 10).

Countries/Economies: The Chinese mainland, Thailand.

Action: On 15 February 2019, the Official Journal published Commission Implementing Regulation 2019/262 amending Council Implementing Regulation 430/2013 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of threaded tube or pipe cast fittings, of malleable cast iron, originating in the Chinese mainland and Thailand and terminating the proceeding with regard to Indonesia. It may be recalled that by Implementing Regulation 430/2013, the Council imposed a definitive anti-dumping duty at rates ranging from 14.9 % to 57.8 % on imports of threaded tube or pipe cast fittings, of malleable cast iron, excluding bodies of compression fittings using ISO DIN 13 metric thread and malleable iron threaded circular junction boxes without having a lid, currently falling within Combined Nomenclature (‘CN’) code ex 7307 19 10 (TARIC code 7307 19 10 10). By judgment of 12 July 2018 in Joined Cases C-397/17 and C-398/17, the Court of Justice held that the CN must be interpreted as meaning that the cast tube or pipe fittings of spheroidal graphite cast iron must be classified under the residual subheading 7307 19 90 as other cast fittings, rather than under subheading 7307 11 10 as fittings of non-malleable cast iron, or under CN subheading 7307 19 10 as fittings of malleable cast iron. Following that judgment, the Explanatory Notes to the Combined Nomenclature to CN code 7307 19 10 were modified, removing fittings of spheroidal graphite cast iron from that CN code. Commission Regulation 1071/2012, imposing a provisional anti-dumping on imports of threaded tube or pipe cast fittings, of malleable cast iron, explicitly referred to the classification of threaded tube or pipe cast fittings of spheroidal graphite cast iron (also known as ductile cast iron) under CN code 7307 19 10. Implementing Regulation 430/2013 continues to refer to that classification under CN code 7307 19 10 as fittings of malleable cast iron. The reference to the CN code is now inconsistent with the Court of Justice's case-law and with the Explanatory Notes to the Combined Nomenclature to CN code 7307 19 10. Therefore, CN code ex 7307 19 90 and the corresponding TARIC code should also be included among the codes listed in Implementing Regulation 430/2013 with regard to goods the imports of which are subject to the definitive anti-dumping duty. To ensure the effective collection of the anti-dumping duties in place, Implementing Regulation 430/2013 should be amended accordingly.

Dates: Commission Implementing Regulation 2019/262 entered into force on the day following that of its publication in the Official Journal.

Commodity: Sodium cyclamate, currently falling within CN code ex 2929 90 00 (TARIC code 2929900010).

Countries/Economies: The Chinese mainland.

Action: The Official Journal has published a notice concerning the change of address of a company subject to an individual duty rate in the framework of the anti-dumping measures in force on imports into the Union of sodium cyclamate originating in the Chinese mainland and Indonesia, imposed by Commission Implementing Regulation 2016/1160. One company located in the Chinese mainland, whose exports to the Union of sodium cyclamate are subject to an individual anti-dumping duty rate, informed the Commission that it had changed its official address. The company asked the Commission to confirm that the change of address does not affect the right of the company to benefit from the individual duty rate applied to the company under its previous address. The Commission examined the information supplied and concluded that the change of address in no way affects the findings of Commission Implementing Regulation 2016/1160. The reference Golden Time Chemical (Jiangsu) Co., Ltd, No 90-168, Fangshui Road, Chemical Industry Zone, Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, People’s Republic of China, should be read as Golden Time Chemical (Jiangsu) Co., Ltd, No 88 Panyao Road, Nanjing Chemical Industry Park, Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, People’s Republic of China.

Dates: The notice was published on 14 February 2019.

Commodity: seamless pipes and tubes, of iron or steel, of circular cross section, of an external diameter not exceeding 406.4 mm with a Carbon Equivalent Value (CEV) not exceeding 0.86 according to the International Institute of Welding (IIW) formula and chemical analysis (12), currently falling within CN codes ex 7304 19 10, ex 7304 19 30, ex 7304 23 00, ex 7304 29 10, ex 7304 29 30, ex 7304 31 20, ex 7304 31 80, ex 7304 39 10, ex 7304 39 52, ex 7304 39 58, ex 7304 39 92, ex 7304 39 93, ex 7304 51 81, ex 7304 51 89, ex 7304 59 10, ex 7304 59 92 and ex 7304 59 93 (13) (TARIC codes 7304191020, 7304193020, 7304230020, 7304291020, 7304293020, 7304312020, 7304318030, 7304391010, 7304395220, 7304395830, 7304399230, 7304399320, 7304518120, 7304518930, 7304591010, 7304599230 and 7304599320). This description was provided in Implementing Regulation 2015/2272.

Countries/Economies: The Chinese mainland.

Action: On 13 February 2019, the Official Journal published Commission Implementing Regulation 2019/251 concerning the definitive anti-dumping duties imposed on imports from Hubei Xinyegang Steel Co., Ltd and amending Implementing Regulation 2015/2272 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of certain seamless pipes and tubes of iron or steel (“SPT”) originating in the Chinese mainland. In view of the General Court's findings in Case T-364/16, and in accordance with the rule of equivalence of form, the Commission notes that Implementing Regulation 2015/2272 should be amended so as to remove Hubei from the scope of the anti-dumping measures applicable to imports of SPT from the Chinese mainland with retroactive effect to the date of entry into force of the said Regulation. Repayment or remission should be requested from national customs authorities in accordance with applicable customs legislation.

Dates: Regulation 2019/251 entered into force on the day following that of its publication in the Official Journal.

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