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Anti-dumping Actions

Commodity: Welded tubes and pipes, of iron or non-alloy steel, of circular cross-section and of an external diameter not exceeding 168.3 mm, excluding line pipe of a kind used for oil or gas pipelines, casing and tubing of a kind used in drilling for oil or gas, precision tubes and tubes and pipes with attached fittings suitable for conducting gases or liquids for use in civil aircraft, currently falling under CN codes ex 7306 30 41, ex 7306 30 49, ex 7306 30 72 and ex 7306 30 77 (TARIC codes 7306304120, 7306304920, 7306307280 and 7306307780).

Countries/Economies: Belarus, the Chinese mainland and Russia.

Action: On 24 January 2020, the Official Journal published a notice of initiation of an expiry review of the anti-dumping measures applicable to imports of certain welded pipes and tubes of iron or non-alloyed steel originating in Belarus, the Chinese mainland and Russia. Following the publication of a notice of impending expiry of the anti-dumping measures in force, the European Commission received a request for a review. The request was lodged on 25 October 2019 by the Defence Committee of the welded steel tubes industry of the European Union (‘the applicant’) acting on behalf of producers said to be representing more than 25% of the total Union production of certain welded pipes and tubes of iron or non-alloy steel. The measures currently in force are a definitive anti-dumping duty imposed by Commission Implementing Regulation 2015/110. The request is based on the grounds that the expiry of the measures would be likely to result in continuation or recurrence of dumping and injury to the Union industry. The expiry review will determine whether the expiry of the measures would be likely to lead to these situations.

Dates: All interested parties are invited to make their views known on the inputs and the Harmonised System (HS) codes provided in the request within 15 days of the date of publication of the notice in the Official Journal of the European Union. All interested parties wishing to comment on the request (including matters pertaining to injury and causality) or any aspects regarding the initiation of the investigation (including the degree of support for the request) 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. Interested parties should carefully examine the notice for all applicable information, deadlines and time-limits. 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.

Commodity: Flat-rolled products of stainless steel, whether or not in coils (including products cut-to-length and narrow strip), not further worked than hot-rolled and excluding products, not in coils, of a width of 600 mm or more and of a thickness exceeding 10 mm, currently falling under HS codes 7219 11, 7219 12, 7219 13, 7219 14, 7219 22, 7219 23, 7219 24, 7220 11 and 7220 12.

Countries/Economies: The Chinese mainland, Taiwan and Indonesia.

Action: On 24 January 2020, the Official Journal published Commission Implementing Regulation 2020/104 making imports of certain hot rolled stainless steel sheets and coils originating in the Chinese mainland, Taiwan and Indonesia subject to registration. It may be recalled that on 12 August 2019, the Commission announced the initiation of an anti-dumping proceeding with regard to imports of the product concerned, following a complaint lodged by Eurofer (‘the complainant’). Then on 10 October 2019, the Commission announced the initiation of an anti-subsidy proceeding with regard to imports of the same product. Imports may be made subject to registration following a request from the Union industry, which contains sufficient evidence to justify such action. The Commission may direct the customs authorities to take the appropriate steps to register imports, so that measures may subsequently be applied against those imports from the date of such registration. According to the complainant, registration is justified as the product concerned is being dumped. It argued that significant injury to the Union industry is being caused by an acceleration of low-priced imports which will undermine the remedial effect of potential definitive duties by allowing stockpiling. The Commission has concluded that there is sufficient evidence to justify making the imports of the product concerned subject to registration. The customs authorities have been directed to take the appropriate steps to register imports of the product concerned. Should the investigation result in findings leading to the imposition of anti-dumping and/or countervailing duties, those duties can, if the necessary conditions are fulfilled, be levied retroactively on the registered imports in accordance with the applicable legal provisions.

Dates: The Regulation entered into force on the day following that of its publication in the Official Journal. Registration shall expire nine months following the date of entry into force of the Regulation. All interested parties have been invited to make their views known in writing, to provide supporting evidence or to request to be heard within 21 days from the date of publication of the Regulation.

 

Commodity: Flat-rolled products of stainless steel, whether or not in coils (including products cut-to-length and narrow strip), not further worked than hot-rolled and excluding products, not in coils, of a width of 600 mm or more and of a thickness exceeding 10 mm, currently falling under HS codes 7219 11, 7219 12, 7219 13, 7219 14, 7219 22, 7219 23, 7219 24, 7220 11 and 7220 12

Countries/Economies: The Chinese mainland and Indonesia.

Action: On 24 January 2020, the Official Journal published Commission Implementing Regulation 2020/105 making imports of certain hot rolled stainless steel sheets and coils originating in the Chinese mainland and Indonesia subject to registration. On 10 October 2019, the European Commission had announced the initiation of an anti-subsidy proceeding with regard to the imports concerned. On 12 August 2019, the Commission had already announced the initiation of an anti-dumping proceeding with regard to imports of the same product. Imports may be made subject to registration following a request from the Union industry, which contains sufficient evidence to justify such action. The Commission may direct the customs authorities to take the appropriate steps to register imports, so that measures may subsequently be applied against those imports from the date of such registration. According to the complainant, registration is justified as the product concerned is being subsidised. It argued that significant injury to the Union industry is being caused by an acceleration of low-priced imports which will undermine the remedial effect of potential definitive duties by allowing stockpiling. The Commission has concluded that there is sufficient evidence to justify making the imports of the product concerned subject to registration. The customs authorities have been directed to take the appropriate steps to register imports of the product concerned. Should the investigation result in findings leading to the imposition of countervailing duties, those duties can, if the necessary conditions are fulfilled, be levied retroactively on the registered imports in accordance with the applicable legal provisions.

Dates: The Regulation entered into force on the day following that of its publication in the Official Journal. Registration shall expire nine months following the date of entry into force of the Regulation. All interested parties are invited to make their views known in writing, to provide supporting evidence or to request to be heard within 21 days from the date of publication of the Regulation.

 

Commodity: Fabrics of woven and/or stitched continuous filament glass fibre rovings and/or yarns with or without other elements, excluding products which are impregnated or pre-impregnated (prepreg), and excluding open mesh fabrics with cells with a size of more than 1.8 mm in both length and width and weighing more than 35 g/m2, currently falling under CN codes ex 7019 39 00, ex 7019 40 00, ex 7019 59 00 and ex 7019 90 00 (TARIC codes 7019 39 00 80, 7019 40 00 80, 7019 59 00 80 and 7019 90 00 80).

Countries/Economies: The Chinese mainland, Egypt.

Action: On 21 January 2020, the Official Journal published Commission Implementing Regulation 2020/44 making imports of certain woven and/or stitched glass fibre fabrics originating in the Chinese mainland and Egypt subject to registration. It will be recalled that on 16 May 2019, the Commission announced the initiation of an anti-subsidy proceeding with regard to imports of glass fibre fabrics (‘GFF’). This anti-subsidy investigation is conducted by the Commission in parallel with an anti-dumping-investigation covering the same products, which was initiated on 21 February 2019. the Commission has deemed it necessary to prepare the potential retroactive imposition of measures by imposing registration. All interested parties are invited to make their views known in writing and to provide supporting evidence. Furthermore, the Commission may hear interested parties, provided that they make a request in writing and show that there are particular reasons why they should be heard. The customs authorities are directed by the Commission to take the appropriate steps to register imports into the Union of the products concerned.

Dates: Commission Implementing Regulation 2020/44 entered into force on the day following that of its publication. Registration shall expire nine months following the date of entry into force of the Regulation. All interested parties are invited to make their views known in writing, to provide supporting evidence or to request to be heard within 21 days from the date of publication of the Regulation.

 

Commodity: Bicycles and other cycles (including delivery tricycles, but excluding unicycles), not motorised, currently falling under CN codes 8712 00 30 and ex 8712 00 70 (TARIC codes 8712 00 70 91, 8712 00 70 92 and 8712 00 70 99).

Countries/Economies: The Chinese mainland.

Action: On 21 January 2020, the Official Journal published Commission Implementing Regulation 2020/45 amending Implementing Regulation 2019/1379 as regards the extension of the anti-dumping duty imposed on imports of bicycles originating in the Chinese mainland to imports of certain bicycle parts originating in the Chinese mainland by Council Regulation 71/97. It may be recalled that Commission Implementing Regulation 2019/1379 prolonged the measures on imports of bicycles for another five years following an expiry review. Since it did not explicitly mention the extension to certain bicycle parts, it should be clarified that the extension of measures is maintained also to imports of those bicycle parts. Implementing Regulation 2019/1379 should be amended as well to clarify that the product under review falls under the CN codes indicated in that Regulation only at the moment it was published, and that changes in the CN have no impact on the measures. Implementing Regulation 2019/1379 is thus amended.

Rates: The extension of the antidumping duty imposed on imports of bicycles originating in the Chinese mainland to imports of certain bicycle parts originating in the Chinese mainland by Council Regulation 71/97, is maintained. The definitive anti-dumping duty referred to in Article 2(1) of Council Regulation 71/97 shall be the ‘all other companies’ anti-dumping duty imposed by Article 1(2) of Implementing Regulation 2019/1379.

Dates: Commission Implementing Regulation 2020/45 entered into force on the day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union. 

 

Commodity: Monosodium glutamate, currently falling under CN code ex 2922 42 00 (TARIC code 2922420010).

Countries/Economies: The Chinese mainland.

Action: On 21 January 2020, the Official Journal published a notice of initiation of an expiry review of the anti-dumping measures applicable to imports of monosodium glutamate originating in the Chinese mainland and in Indonesia. Following the publication of two notices of impending expiry of the anti-dumping measures in force, the European Commission received requests for a review. The measures currently in force are definitive anti-dumping duties imposed by Commission Implementing Regulation 2015/83 and Commission Implementing Regulation 2015/84. The requests were lodged on 21 October 2019 by Ajinomoto Foods Europe S.A.S. (‘the applicant’), said to be representing 100% of the total Union production of monosodium glutamate. The requests are based on the grounds that the expiry of the measures would be likely to result in continuation and recurrence of dumping and continuation or recurrence of injury to the Union industry.

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. As a rule, interested parties may only submit information in the timeframes specified in section 5 of the notice. In order to complete the investigation within the mandatory deadlines, the Commission will not accept submissions from interested parties after the deadline to provide comments on the final disclosure or, if applicable, after the deadline to provide comments on the additional final disclosure. Please check the full notice for all applicable deadlines and time-limits.

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