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Anti-dumping Actions

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 6911 10 00 90, 6912 00 21 11, 6912 00 21 91, 6912 00 23 10, 6912 00 25 10 and 6912 00 29 10).

Countries/Economies: The Chinese mainland.

Action: On 12 December 2019, the Official Journal published Commission Implementing Regulation 2019/2131 amending Implementing Regulation 2019/1198 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of ceramic tableware and kitchenware originating in the Chinese mainland following an expiry review. In early 2019, the Commission analysed available evidence on the patterns and channels of sales of ceramic tableware and kitchenware since the imposition of the original anti-dumping measures. The comparison of export figures between 2014 and 2018 revealed a sharp rise or fall in the exports of certain exporting producers, which constituted an indicator for channelling practices. Moreover, in some cases, the actual exports from certain exporting producers exceeded the declared production. There was also the issue of the misuse of company-specific TARIC additional codes. From these indicators, it appeared that certain exporting producers currently subject to the residual duty of 36.1 % and exporting producers subject to an individual duty were selling their ceramic tableware and kitchenware via other exporting producers subject to a lower duty.

Rates: The definitive anti-dumping duty of 36.1% applicable to ‘all other companies’ imposed by Article 1(2) of Commission Implementing Regulation 2019/1198 on imports of the product concerned is, as of 23 March 2019, extended to imports declared by the companies listed in the first table of Article 1 of the new Regulation. Due to their relationship to the companies listed in that table, the definitive anti-dumping duty of 36.1 % applicable to ‘all other companies’ is, as of 23 March 2019,  also extended to imports declared by the companies listed in the second table of Article 1 of the new Regulation. The table in Article 1(2) of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1198 is replaced by the third table of Article 1 of the new Regulation. Annex I to Implementing Regulation 2019/1198 is furthermore replaced by the Annex 1 to the new Regulation.

Dates: Commission Implementing Regulation 2019/2131 entered into force on the day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

Commodity: Road wheels of steel, whether or not with their accessories and whether or not fitted with tyres, currently falling within CN codes ex 8708 70 10, ex 8708 70 99, ex 8716 90 90 (TARIC codes 8708701080, 8708701085, 8708709920, 8708709980, 8716909095, and 8716909097). For the full description of this commodity, please see Article 1 of Commission Implementing Regulation 2019/1693.

Countries/Economies: The Chinese mainland.

Action: On 11 December 2019, the Official Journal published Commission Implementing Regulation 2019/2118 amending Implementing Regulation 2019/1693 imposing a provisional anti-dumping duty on imports of steel road wheels originating in the Chinese mainland. It is pointed out that Commission Implementing Regulation 2019/1693 imposing a provisional anti-dumping duty on the product concerned was published on 10 October 2019. In Annex I to that Regulation, the TARIC additional codes were missing. Therefore, that Annex I needs to be amended in order to add the missing TARIC additional codes. The table in that Annex I is therefore replaced with the table in the new Regulation.

Dates: Commission Implementing Regulation 2019/2118 entered into force on the day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

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). This description is taken from Commission Implementing Regulation 2019/1198.

Countries/Economies: The Chinese mainland.

Action: On 11 December 2019, the Official Journal published a corrigendum to Commission Implementing Regulation 2019/1198 of 12 July 2019 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of ceramic tableware and kitchenware originating in the Chinese mainland, following an expiry review. The corrigendum states that on page 52, in point (a) of Article 2, for: ‘it did not export to the Union the product described in paragraph 1 in the period between 1 October 2010 and 30 September 2011 (original investigation period),’; one should read: ‘it did not export to the Union the product described in Article 1(1) in the period between 1 January 2011 and 31 December 2011 (original investigation period),’.

Dates: The corrigendum was published on 11 December 2019.

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 currently defined under HS heading 2008, currently falling under CN codes 2008 30 55, 2008 30 75 and ex 2008 30 90 (TARIC codes 2008309061, 2008309063, 2008309065, 2008309067 and 2008309069)

Countries/Economies: The Chinese mainland.

Action: On 10 December 2019, the Official Journal published a notice of initiation of an expiry review of the anti-dumping measures applicable to imports of certain prepared or preserved citrus fruits (namely mandarins, etc.) originating in the Chinese mainland. The measures currently in force are a definitive anti-dumping duty imposed by Commission Implementing Regulation 1313/2014. The applicant has, it is stated, provided sufficient evidence showing likelihood of continuation or recurrence of injury and provided evidence that imports of the product under review from the Chinese mainland to the Union have remained significant in absolute terms and in terms of market share. It is claimed that the applicant has also provided evidence that, should measures be allowed to lapse, the current import level of the product under review is likely to increase due to the exporting capacity of the exporting producers and the attractiveness of the Union market. In addition, in the absence of measures, Chinese export prices would be at a level low enough to injure the Union industry. The applicant finally alleges that any substantial increase of imports at dumped prices would be likely to cause further injury to the Union industry should measures be allowed to lapse.

Dates: The investigation shall normally be concluded within 12 months and in any event no later than 15 months from the date of the publication of the notice in the Official Journal. Those interested in this investigation should carefully examine the notice for other relevant information and applicable deadlines.

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