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Anti-dumping Actions

Commodity: Not plated or not coated wire of non-alloy steel, wire of non-alloy steel plated or coated with zinc and stranded wire of non-alloy steel whether or not plated or coated with not more than 18 wires, containing by weight 0.6% or more of carbon, with a maximum cross-sectional dimension exceeding 3 mm, currently falling within CN codes ex 7217 10 90, ex 7217 20 90, ex 7312 10 61, ex 7312 10 65 and ex 7312 10 69 (TARIC codes 7217109010, 7217209010, 7312106111, 7312106191, 7312106511, 7312106591, 7312106911 and 7312106991). This description is found in Article 1 of Commission Implementing Regulation 2015/865. For further details, please see Article 1 of this Regulation.

Countries/Economies: The Chinese mainland.

Action: On 26 September 2019, the Official Journal published a notice of the impending expiry of certain anti-dumping measures, namely, a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of certain pre- and post-stressing wires and wire strands of non-alloy steel (PSC wires and strands) originating in the Chinese mainland. The Commission gives notice that, unless a review is initiated in accordance with the following procedure, the anti-dumping measures will expire on 6 June 2020. 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 6 June 2020.

Commodity: Peroxosulphates (persulphates), including potassium peroxymonosulphate sulphate, currently falling under CN codes 2833 40 00 and ex 2842 90 80 (TARIC code 2842908020).

Countries/Economies: The Chinese mainland.

Action: On 26 September 2019, the Official Journal published Commission Implementing Regulation 2019/1584 initiating an investigation concerning possible circumvention of anti-dumping measures imposed by Council Implementing Regulation 1343/2013 on imports of peroxosulphates (persulphates) originating in the Chinese mainland, and making such imports subject to registration. The investigation of possible circumvention of existing measures is said to be based on sufficient evidence that the anti-dumping measures in force are being circumvented by a reorganisation of patterns and channels of sales of the product concerned. The measures in force range from 24.5% to 71.8%. One of the exporting producers is subject to a 0% duty. Import statistics are said to show a change in the pattern of trade following the imposition of the definitive anti-dumping duty on the product concerned. Those statistics are said to also show that Chinese imports are now mainly entering the Union via the aforementioned exporting producer. However, evidence which the Commission claims is in its possession shows that the same exporting producer is no longer producing the product concerned. In addition, it appears that the production licence of that producer was withdrawn in July 2017, that no new licence was issued, and that the company is categorised as a distribution enterprise, not as a manufacturer. According to the Commission, there seems to be no due cause or economic justification for this channelling of exports other than the existing 0% duty for that exporting producer. Parties, including the Union industry, importers, and any relevant association are invited to make their views known in writing and to provide supporting evidence provided that such submissions are made within the deadline provided for in Article 3(2) of the new Regulation. Furthermore, the Commission may hear parties, provided that they make a request in writing and show that there are particular reasons why they should be heard.

Rates: Future liability may emanate from the findings of this investigation. With the information available at this stage, the amount of possible future liability is set at the level of the residual duty, namely 71.8%.

Dates: The investigation will be concluded within nine months of the date of entry into force of the Regulation. The Regulation entered into force on the day following that of its publication in the Official Journal.

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