12 June 2019
Commodity: Aluminium foil of a thickness of 0.007 mm or more but less than 0.021 mm, not backed, not further worked than rolled, whether or not embossed, in low weight rolls of a weight not exceeding 10 kg, currently falling under CN codes ex 7607 11 11 and ex 7607 19 10 (TARIC codes 7607 11 11 10 and 7607 19 10 10). The product is generally used as a consumer product for packaging and other household/catering applications (‘aluminium household foil’).
Countries/Economies: Mainland China.
Action: On 5 June 2019, the Official Journal published Commission Implementing Regulation 2019/915 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of certain aluminium foil in rolls originating in Mainland China, following an expiry review. It may be recalled that in March 2013, following an anti-dumping investigation, the EU Council imposed by means of Implementing Regulation 217/2013 a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of the product concerned, with rates ranging between 14.2% and 15.6% on imports from the sampled cooperating exporting producers, 14.6% on the non-sampled cooperating companies and a duty rate of 35.6% on all other exporting producers. On 14 December 2017, eight Union producers, said to be representing more than 40% of the total production of the product concerned, lodged a request for an expiry review. The Commission found, among other matters, that there are substantial excess capacities available in Mainland China and, as a consequence, there is a strong likelihood that import volumes will significantly increase and exercise increased price pressure, should the anti-dumping measures be repealed.
Rates: The rate of the definitive anti-dumping duty ranges between 14.2% and 15.6% on imports from named companies and a duty rate of 35.6% on imports from all other companies.
Dates: The Regulation entered into force on the day following that of its publication in the Official Journal.