25 March 2019
Colombia Establishes Non-preferential Origin Rule for Casing and Tubing
Colombia has established a non-preferential origin rule for imports of iron or steel casing and tubing, other than stainless, classified under HTSCO 7304.29.0000, to determine whether such products fall within the scope of the antidumping duty order on subject merchandise from mainland China. Originally established in January 2012, this order currently imposes a 15 percent AD duty on imports of subject merchandise.
Specifically, casing and tubing will be considered to originate in the country declared in the import declaration if (i) they have been made there exclusively from materials produced in the declared country of origin, or (ii) they have been made there from materials not produced in the declared country of origin that underwent a change in tariff classification to subheading 7304.29.000 from any other HS chapter.
Imports of subject merchandise must be accompanied by an acceptable proof of non-preferential origin. Such proof will not be required if the merchandise originates in mainland China or if the importer requests preferential duty treatment under a trade agreement and provides a valid preferential proof of origin.