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Anti-dumping Actions

Commodity: Steel road wheels currently falling under CN codes ex 8708 70 10, ex 8708 70 99, ex 8716 90 90 (TARIC codes 8708 70 10 80, 8708 70 10 85, 8708 70 99 20, 8708 70 99 80, 8716 90 90 95, 8716 90 90 97).

Countries/Economies: The Chinese mainland.

Action: On 25 March 2019, the Official Journal published a notice amending the notice of initiation of an anti-dumping proceeding concerning imports of steel road wheels originating in the Chinese mainland. It will be recalled that on 15 February 2019, the Commission published a notice initiating an anti-dumping investigation concerning imports of steel road wheels originating in the Chinese mainland. It was subsequently brought to the Commission’s attention that a certain product category which falls within the product concerned definition was unintentionally described in the list of products excluded from the scope. As a consequence, the Commission is, by means of this new notice, correcting the notice of initiation, to reflect the actual scope of the current investigation. Further information can be found in a note to the file for inspection by interested parties. Regarding the new notice’s clarification concerning CN codes, the reference to CN and TARIC codes, provided for information only in the first paragraph of Section 3 of the notice of initiation, which stated: ‘The product allegedly being dumped is the product under investigation, originating in the People’s Republic of China (“the country concerned”), 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). The CN and TARIC codes are given for information only.’, reads as follows: ‘The product allegedly being dumped is the product under investigation, originating in the People’s Republic of China (“the country concerned”), currently falling under CN codes ex 8708 70 10, ex 8708 70 99, ex 8716 90 90 (TARIC codes 8708 70 10 80, 8708 70 10 85, 8708 70 99 20, 8708 70 99 80, 8716 90 90 95, 8716 90 90 97). The CN and TARIC codes are given for information only.’.

Dates: All interested parties, including exporting producers, importers and users and their associations concerned are invited to make known their views in writing, submit information and to provide supporting evidence concerning the inclusion of the product category referred to in the new notice. Comments as to the inclusion of that product category in the anti-dumping investigation initiated by the notice of initiation should reach the Commission within 7 days from the date of publication of the new notice in the Official Journal. All interested parties concerned are invited to make themselves known by contacting the Commission or to supplement, if necessary, the information they already submitted after the publication of the notice of initiation immediately but no later than 7 days after the publication of the new notice. In particular, exporting producers are invited to supplement, if necessary, the information they submitted after the publication of the notice of initiation or to come forward by filling in Annex I and/or Annex III of the notice of initiation. A reply to those Annexes should reach the Commission within 7 days from the date of publication of the new notice. Furthermore, unrelated importers are invited to supplement, if necessary, the information they submitted after the publication of the notice of initiation or to come forward by filling in Annex II of the notice of initiation. A reply to that Annex should reach the Commission within 7 days from the date of publication of the new notice. All interested parties may also request a hearing by the Commission within 15 days from the date of publication of the new notice.

Commodity: Ceramic tableware and kitchenware, excluding ceramic condiment or spice mills and their ceramic grinding parts, ceramic coffee mills, ceramic knife sharpeners, ceramic sharpeners, ceramic kitchen tools to be used for cutting, grinding, grating, slicing, scraping and peeling, and cordierite ceramic pizza-stones of a kind used for baking pizza or bread, currently falling under CN codes ex 6911 10 00, ex 6912 00 21, ex 6912 00 23, ex 6912 00 25 and ex 6912 00 29 (TARIC codes 6911100090, 6912002111, 6912002191, 6912002310, 6912002510 and 6912002910).

Countries/Economies: The Chinese mainland.

Action: On 22 March 2019, the Official Journal published Commission Implementing Regulation 2019/464 initiating an investigation concerning possible circumvention of anti-dumping measures imposed by Council Implementing Regulation 412/2013 on imports of ceramic tableware and kitchenware originating in the Chinese mainland, and making such imports subject to registration. It is noted therein that the European Commission has decided on its own initiative to investigate the possible circumvention of the anti-dumping measures. Regarding the grounds for such an investigation, The Commission states that it has at its disposal sufficient evidence that there is a re-organisation of patterns and channels of sales of the product concerned. Indicators for such channelling practices are a sharp rise or fall in the export statistics of certain companies, when comparing the figures and trends between 2014 and 2018. Moreover, in some cases, the actual exports from certain companies exceed their declared production. Finally, the Commission has been informed about ongoing customs authorities' investigations on the misuse of company specific TARIC codes. It appears from these indicators that certain companies currently subject to the residual duty rate of 36.1% (TARIC additional code B999) or companies subject to an individual duty rate are selling their products via other companies which are subject to a lower duty. A list of companies possibly involved in such practices is attached in the annex to the newly published Commission Regulation.
Rates: Imports of the product under investigation shall be made subject to registration. Should the investigation result in findings of circumvention, anti-dumping duties of an appropriate amount can be levied from the date on which registration of such imports was imposed. Any future liability would emanate from the findings of the investigation. With the information available at this stage, in particular the indicators that certain companies currently subject to the residual duty of 36.1% (TARIC additional code B999) or companies subject to an individual duty rate are selling their products via other companies which are subject to a lower duty, the amount of possible future liability is set at the level of the residual duty, namely 36.1%.

Dates: Interested parties must make themselves known by contacting the Commission within 15 days from the date of entry into force of Regulation 2019/464. Interested parties, if their representations are to be taken into account during the investigation, must present their views in writing and submit questionnaire replies or any other information within 37 days from the date of the publication of the Regulation, unless otherwise specified. Interested parties may also apply to be heard by the Commission within the same 37-day time-limit. The Regulation entered into force on the day following that of its publication in the Official Journal. The investigation will be concluded within nine months of the date of entry into force of the Regulation.

Commodity: Prepared or preserved mandarins (including tangerines and satsumas), clementines, wilkings and other similar citrus hybrids, not containing added spirit, whether or not containing added sugar or other sweetening matter, and as defined under CN heading 2008, currently falling within CN codes 2008 30 55, 2008 30 75 and ex 2008 30 90 (TARIC codes 2008309061, 2008309063, 2008309065, 2008309067 and 2008309069). This description is found in Article 1 of Commission Implementing Regulation 1313/2014.

Countries/Economies: The Chinese mainland.

Action: On 19 March 2019, the Official Journal published a notice of the impending expiry of the anti-dumping measures targeting certain prepared or preserved citrus fruits (namely mandarins, etc.) 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 are scheduled to expire on 12 December 2019. 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, as noted above, is 12 December 2019).

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