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In order to allow traders the maximum response time, interim news of anti-dumping measures are provided underneath. This information, which may be provisional or unconfirmed, will be updated regularly. Summaries of anti-dumping developments will be printed in Business Alert - EU every two weeks.

 

The address of that part of the European Commission which deals with anti-dumping matters from Hong Kong & China is :
European Commission
Directorate-General for Trade,
Directorate H,
Rue de la Loi/Wetstraat 200,
B-1049 Brussels,
Belgium
Fax: (32-2) 295 65 05

 

 

Aluminium foil (NEW!)
Artificial corundum  
Barium carbonate  
Bicycle parts  
(NEW!)
Bicycles and other cycles  
Candles
 

Cargo scanning systems (NEW!)

Castings (NEW!)
Cathode-ray colour-television picture tubes 

Citric acid 
Chamois leather   
Coke of coal in pieces

Cold-rolled stainless steel (NEW!)

Colour television receivers
Compact-disc boxes
Coumarin
Dead-burned (sintered) magnesia   

Dicyandiamide
Disposable gas-fuelled pocket lighters  
Electronic weighing shop-scales
  
Fax machines
Ferro-molybdenum
Ferro-silico-manganese
Ferro-silicon

Finished polyester filament fabrics
Fluorspar

Footwear with uppers of rubber or plastics

Footwear with uppers of leather or composition leather  
Footwear with leather or synthetic uppers
Footwear with textile uppers
Furfuraldehyde
Furfuryl alcohol 
Gas-fuelled refillable and non-refillable pocket flint lighters
Glycine
Glyphosate
Granite Stones
Granular polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) resin
Hair brushes
Hand pallet trucks
  
(NEW!)
Hot-rolled flat steel products   
Hot-dipped metallic-coated iron or steel flat-rolled products
 
(NEW!)

Integrated electronic compact fluorescent lamps 

Ironing boards   (NEW!)
Iron or steel fasteners 
  (NEW!)

Leather handbags
Lever arch mechanisms   
Magnesia bricks
   
Magnesium oxide
Magnetic disks (3.5" microdisks)   
Malleable cast iron tube or pipe fittings

Mandarins and clementines (prepared or preserved) 
Microwave ovens

Molybdenum wire (NEW!)

Monosodium glutamate 
Okoum plywood

Para-cresol
Paracetamol
Plastic sacks and bags   
(NEW!)

Pentaerythritol

Peroxosulphates
Peroxodisulphates
Polyethylene terephthalate (PET)  
(NEW!)

Polyvinyl alcohols (PVA)

Potassium permanganate  
Powdered activated carbon
  

PSC wires and strands  

Reciprocating compressors
Recordable compact discs

Recordable digital versatile discs
 
Refractory chamottes

Ring-binder mechanisms
  

Saddles and essential parts thereof

Seamless pipes and tubes (NEW!)

Silico-manganese   
Silicon carbide  
Silicon   (NEW!)
Sodium cyclamate   (NEW!)
Stainless steel fasteners and parts thereof 
Steel ropes and cables     

Strawberries
Sulphanilic Acid

Synthetic staple fibres of polyesters   
Tartaric acid  
Tube or pipe fittings of iron or steel
  
Trichloroisocyanuric acid 
Tungsten carbide and fused tungsten carbide  
Tungsten electrodes  
Unwrought unalloyed magnesium

Welded tubes and pipes 

Wire rod    (NEW!)
Woven Polyolefin bags
Zinc oxides


 



Commodity (New) aluminium foil of a thickness of not less than 0.008 mm and not more than 0.018 mm, not backed, not further worked than rolled, in rolls of a width not exceeding 650 mm and of a weight exceeding 10 kg and falling within CN code ex 7607 11 19 (TARIC code 7607 11 19 10).

In the notice of initiation the product concerned was defined as aluminium foil of a thickness of not less than 0.008 mm and not more than 0.018 mm, not backed, not further worked than rolled, in reels of a width not exceeding 650 mm normally declared within CN code ex 7607 11 10 at the time of opening of the proceeding. The investigation revealed that the above product description included different products, and in particular so-called 'jumbo' and 'consumer' rolls. The CN code ex 7607 11 10 as set out in the notice of initiation was split into two codes: ex 7607 11 11 (aluminium foil of a thickness of less than 0.021 mm weighing 10 kg or less for consumer rolls) and ex 7607 11 19 (same but weighing over 10 kg for jumbo reels). In the light of the above considerations, the Commission modified the definition of the product concerned.

Countries/Economies Chinese mainland, Armenia and Brazil
Action

On 8 April 2009, the Official Journal published Commission Regulation 287/2009 imposing a provisional anti-dumping duty on imports of certain aluminium foil originating in mainland China, Armenia and Brazil.

It is recalled that the anti-dumping investigation was initiated on 12 July 2008, as a result of a complaint lodged on 28 May 2008 by Eurom彋aux (the complainant) on behalf of producers representing a major proportion, in this case more than 25%, of the total Community production of aluminium foil.

On the basis of an investigation, it was concluded that the Community industry suffered material injury and that the injury was caused by imports of the product concerned from mainland China, Armenia and Brazil. Therefore, it was considered that provisional anti-dumping duties should be imposed.

Rates The rate of the definitive anti-dumping duty applicable to the net, free-at-Community-frontier price, before duty, was set at between 10.7% and 42.9%.
Date

Regulation 287/2009 entered into force on 9 April 2009. It will apply for six months.

Remarks Updated on 10 April 2009

 

Commodity

Artificial corundum of CN codes 2818 10 10 and 2818 10 90

Countries/Economies

Chinese mainland

Action

The Commission has published a notice of the expiry of anti-dumping measures applicable to artificial corundum originating in the Chinese mainland. Following the publication of a notice of the impending expiry of the measures, the Commission received no request for a review. As a result, the measures have been allowed to expire.  

The partial interim review which was initiated in order to examine the appropriateness of the measures in force in relation to the imported goods which have been damaged before their entry into free circulation has been terminated by the Commission.

Dates

The date of expiry of the measures is 10 October 2002 . The notice of expiry was published in the Official Journal on 8 October 2002 .

Rate

The rate of the duty applicable to the net free-at-Community-frontier price, before customs clearance, is 204 Euro per tonne.

Remarks

Updated on 8 October 2002

 

Commodity Barium carbonate with a strontium content of more than 0,07% by weight and a sulphur content of more than 0,0015% by weight, whether in powder, pressed granular or calcined granular form, falling within CN code ex 2836 60 00 (TARIC code 2836 60 00 10)
Countries/Economies Chinese mainland
Action

On 21 July 2005 , the Official Journal published Council Regulation 175/2005 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of barium carbonate. Regulation 1175/2005 confirms Regulation 145/2005 (the Regulation which imposed provisional duties) as far as market economy treatment (MET) and individual treatment (IT) are concerned. Therefore, two companies were granted MET while no company was granted IT.

Rates The amount of the definitive anti-dumping duty is equal to a fixed amount, for products produced by the following manufacturers (in EUR/t): Hubei Jingshan Chutian Barium Salt Corp. Ltd: 6.3; Zaozhuang Yongli Chemical Co.: 8.1; all other companies: 56.4.
Date The Regulation imposing definitive duties entered into force on 22 July 2005 .
Remarks Updated on 26 July 2005

 

Commodity

Bicycle parts, currently classifiable within the CN codes ranging from 8714 91 10 to 8714 99 90.

Countries/Economies mainland China
Action

(New.) On 23 January 2009, the Official Journal published Decision 2009/48 granting certain parties an exemption from the extension to certain bicycle parts of the anti-dumping duty on bicycles originating in mainland China imposed by Regulation 2474/93, last maintained and amended by Regulation 1095/2005, and lifting the suspension of the payment of the anti-dumping duty extended to certain bicycle parts originating in mainland China granted to certain parties pursuant to Regulation 88/97.

It is recalled that after the entry into force of the exemption Regulation, a number of bicycle assemblers submitted requests for exemption from the anti-dumping duty as extended to imports of certain bicycle parts from mainland China by Regulation 71/97. The Commission has published in the Official Journal successive lists of bicycle assemblers for which the payment of the extended anti-dumping duty in respect of their imports of essential bicycle parts declared for free circulation was suspended. Following the publication of a list of parties under examination, a period of examination has been selected. This period was defined as from 1 January 2007 to 30 June 2008 . A questionnaire was sent to all parties under examination, requesting information on the assembly operations conducted during the relevant period of examination.

The Commission received from certain parties all the information required for the determination of the admissibility of their requests. These parties received their suspension after this date. The information provided was examined and verified, where necessary, at the premises of the parties concerned. Based on this information, the Commission found that the requests submitted by certain parties were admissible. On the other hand, requests made by certain other parties had to be rejected. A detailed list of the parties benefiting from the exemption as well as of the parties whose applications have been rejected is available at:   http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2009:019:0062:0066:EN:PDF.

Dates Decision 2009/48 entered into force on 23 January 2009 .
Remarks Updated on 2 February 2009.

 

Commodity Bicycles and other cycles (including delivery tricycles but excluding unicycles), not motorised, currently classifiable within CN codes 8712 00 10, 8712 00 30 and 8712 00 80.
Countries/Economies Chinese mainland
Action

On 10 November 2006 , the Official Journal published Council Regulation 1651/2006 terminating the partial interim review of the anti-dumping measures applicable to imports of bicycles originating in the Chinese mainland. It may be recalled that on 10 January 2006 , the Commission initiated, on its own initiative, an interim review limited in scope to dumping aspects as far as Giant China Co. Ltd. is concerned.

According to the Commission, its investigations revealed that Giant China Co. Ltd. was related to another manufacturer of the product concerned which did not submit a reply to the MET claim form within the deadline set by the Commission. The Commission therefore decided to terminate the interim review and maintain the currently applicable measures.

Date Regulation 1651/2006 entered into force on 11 November 2006 .
Remarks Updated on 13 November 2006

 

Commodity Certain candles, tapers and the like, other than memory lights and other outdoor burners. The production process to manufacture candles is rather simple and consists of heating raw materials (mainly paraffin wax and stearin) and shaping the candle in moulds or containers in a cooling process. Candles produce heat and light but are largely used for interior decoration purposes, e.g., in various candle holders, pillars and other decoration items. Candles are normally declared within CN codes ex 3406 00 11, ex 3406 00 19 and ex 3406 00 90.
Countries/Economies mainland China
Action

On 15 November 2008, the Official Journal published Regulation 1130/2008 imposing a provisional anti-dumping duty on imports of certain candles, tapers and the like originating in mainland China.

It is recalled that the anti-dumping investigation was initiated on 16 February 2008 as a result of a complaint lodged on 3 January 2008 by certain producers of certain candles, tapers and the like representing a major proportion, in this case around 60%, of the total Community production of certain candles, tapers and the like.

On the basis of an investigation, it was concluded that the Community industry suffered material injury and that the injury was caused by imports of the product concerned from mainland China. Therefore, it was considered that provisional anti-dumping duties should be imposed.

Rates The rate of the provisional anti-dumping duty is a fixed amount of euro per tonne of the fuel (usually but not necessarily in the form of tallow, stearin, paraffin wax or other waxes, including the wick) content of the products manufactured by the companies. The applicable duties range from 0 to 593.17 per tonne.
Date Regulation 1130/2008 entered into force on 16 November 2008. It will apply for six months.
Remarks Updated on 24 November 2008.

 

Commodity (New) Systems for the scanning of cargobased on the use of neutron technology or based on the use of X-rays with an X-ray source of 250 KeV or more or based on the use of alpha, beta or gamma radiations, currently classifiable within CN codes ex 9022 19 00, ex 9022 29 00, ex 9027 80 17, ex 9030 10 00 and and motor vehicles equipped with such systems, currently classifiable within CN code ex 8705 90 90.
Countries/Economies

mainland China

Action

On 18 March 2009, the Official Journal published a notice of initiation of an anti-dumping proceeding concerning imports of certain cargo scanning systems originating in the Chinese mainland.

The complaint was lodged on 2 February 2009 by Smiths Detection Group Limited representing a major proportion, in this case more than 80%, of the total Community production of certain cargo scanning systems. The complainant has provided evidence that imports of the product concerned from the Chinese mainland have increased overall in terms of market share. It was alleged that the volumes and the prices of the imported product concerned have, among other consequences, had a negative impact on the market share held, the quantities sold and the level of the prices charged by the Community industry, resulting in substantial adverse effects on the overall performance, and in particular on the profitability of the Community industry.

Date

All interested parties should request a questionnaire or other claim forms as soon as possible, but not later than 10 days after the publication of the notice in the Official Journal. All interested parties, if their representations are to be taken into account during the investigation, must make themselves known by contacting the Commission, present their views and submit questionnaire replies or any other information within 40 days of the date of publication of the notice in the Official Journal. All interested parties may also apply to be heard by the Commission within the same 40 day time limit. Parties to the investigation may wish to comment on the appropriateness of the USA, which is envisaged as a market economy country for the purpose of establishing normal value in respect of the Chinese mainland. These comments must reach the Commission within 10 days of the date of publication of the notice in the Official Journal. Duly substantiated claims for market economy status must reach the Commission within 15 days of the date of publication of the notice in the Official Journal.

The investigation will be concluded within 15 months of the date of the publication of the notice in the Official Journal. Provisional measures may be imposed no later than 9 months from the publication of the notice in the Official Journal.

Remarks Updated on 2 April 2009.

 

Commodity (New) Castings of non-malleable cast iron of a kind used to cover and/or give access to ground or sub-surface systems, and parts thereof, whether or not machined, coated or painted or fitted with other materials, excluding fire hydrants, normally declared within CN codes 7325 10 50, 7325 10 92 and ex 7325 10 99 (Taric code 7325 10 99 10).
Countries/Economies mainland China
Action

On 8 April 2009 the Official Journal published Regulation 282/2009 amending Regulation No 1212/2005 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of certain castings originating in the Chinese mainland.

It is recalled that by Regulation 1212/2005, the Council imposed a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports into the Community of the product concerned originating in the Chinese mainland. Sampled companies were attributed individual duty rates established during the investigation. The cooperating non-sampled companies which were granted market economy treatment (MET) were attributed the 0% anti-dumping duty which was established for the sole sampled company which was granted MET. Cooperating non-sampled companies which were granted individual treatment (IT) received the weighted average duty of 28.6%. A countrywide duty of 47.8% was imposed on all other companies.

 

Six companies not included in the sample during the original investigation have requested to be granted new exporting producer treatment ('NEPT'). One company subsequently withdrew its request in the course of the investigation. An examination was carried out to determine whether each of the applicants fulfilled the criteria for being granted NEPT.

It was established that four applicants did not meet all the above-mentioned criteria and could not be granted NEPT. One Chinese exporting producer, Weifang Stable Casting, that only requested IT, provided sufficient evidence to prove that it meets all the criteria. This producer was granted the weighted average duty rate for companies granted IT applicable to the cooperating companies not included in the sample, i.e. 28.6%.

Date Regulation 282/2009 entered into force on 9 April 2009.
Remarks Updated on 16 April 2009

 

Commodity Certain cathode-ray colour-televisionpicture tubes, including video monitor cathode ray tubes, of all sizes originating in the countries concerned, normally declared within CN codes 8540 11 11, 8540 11 13, 8540 11 15, 8540 11 19, 8540 11 91 and 8540 11 99.
Countries/Economies Chinese mainland, Malaysia, Republic of Korea, Thailand
Action

On 16 November 2006 , the Official Journal published Commission Decision 2006/781/EC terminating the anti-dumping proceeding concerning imports of cathode-ray colour television picture tubes originating in the Chinese mainland, the Republic of Korea , Malaysia and Thailand . It may be recalled that the proceeding was initiated on 11 January 2006 following a complaint lodged on 29 November 2005 by the Taskforce against unfair business in Europe (TUBE) on behalf of two producers, namely AB Ekranas (Ekranas) and Ecimex Group A.S. (Ecimex), representing a major proportion of the total Community production of cathode-ray colour television picture tubes.

During the course of its investigation, the Commission found that dumping had occurred in all countries concerned. Furthermore, it concluded that the dumped imports had exerted a price pressure on the Community industrys prices and probably also contributed to an injurious situation. However, according to the Commission, no causal link could be established as there was no clear coincidence in time between the deterioration of the situation of the Community industry and the developments of the dumped imports. Moreover, the investigation would have shown that there was indeed a clear coincidence in time between the injurious situation of the Community industry and the sharp and sudden decline in the demand for CPTs in the Community. This would have translated into a rise of unit production costs and a further price decrease. This strong decline would have coincided perfectly with the increasing penetration of flat panel technology. In view of its findings, the Commission decided to terminate the anti-dumping proceeding.

Date Commission Decision 2006/781/EC entered into force on 17 November 2006 .
Remarks Updated on 23 November 2006

 

Commodity Citric acid (including sodium citrate), an acidulant and pH regulator for many applications such as beverages, food, detergents, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. Its main raw materials are sugar/-molasses, tapioca, corn or glucose (obtained from cereals) and different agents for the submerged microbial fermentation of carbohydrates. The product concerned includes citric acid monohydrate (CAM), citric acid anhydrous (CAA) and trisodium citrate dihydrate (TSC). These three types form the product concerned as they share similar basic chemical characteristics and have similar usage. The types of product are falling within CN Codes 2918 14 00 (CAM, CAA) and ex 2918 15 00 (TSC). The CN code 2918 15 00 also includes other salts and esters, which are not the product concerned.
Countries/Economies mainland China
Action

On 3 December 2008, the Official Journal published Regulation 1193/2008 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty and collecting definitively the provisional duties imposed on imports of citric acid originating in mainland China.

It is recalled that on 4 September 2007, the Commission published a notice initiating an anti-dumping proceeding on imports into the Community of citric acid originating in mainland China. On 3 June 2008, the Commission, by Regulation 488/2008 imposed a provisional anti-dumping duty on imports of citric acid originating in mainland China.

Following an investigation, it was concluded that there was a substantial increase in volume and market share of the imports during the period considered, together with a considerable decrease in their sales prices and a high level of price undercutting during the investigation period. This increase in market share of the low-priced imports coincided with a decline in the Community industry's market share and a price depression with a drop in profitability.

In view of the conclusions reached with regard to dumping, injury, causation and Community interest, a definitive anti-dumping duty has been imposed at the level of the lowest of the dumping and injury margins found, in accordance with the lesser duty rule.

In addition, a number of Chinese exporting producers offered undertakings. In these undertakings, the exporting producers have offered to sell the product concerned at or above price levels which eliminate the injurious effects of dumping. Each exporting producer offered one minimum import price for all different product types in order to limit the risk of circumvention. The Commission accepted the undertakings by Decision 2008/899/EC.

Rates The rate of the definitive anti-dumping duty applicable to the net, free-at-Community-frontier price, before duty was set at 6.6%-42.7%.
Dates Regulation 1193/2008 and Decision 2008/899/EC entered into force on 4 December 2008.
Remarks Updated on 11 December 2008.

 

Commodity Chamois leather,and combination chamois leather, whether or not cut to shape, including crust chamois leather and combination crust chamois leather, falling within CN codes 4114 10 10 and 4114 10 90.
Countries/Economies Chinese mainland
Action

On 14 September 2006, the Official Journal published Council Regulation 1338/2006 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of chamois leather. Pursuant to the imposition of provisional duties on 16 March 2006, several interested parties made written submissions containing their views on the provisional findings. No parties requested to be heard.

A Chinese exporting producer and an importer which had not made themselves known to the Commission before the imposition of provisional measures, protested against the imposition of definitive anti-dumping duties, but apparently without substantiating any arguments that would put into question the facts and considerations on the basis of which provisional measures were imposed. These companies were in any case informed that, since they had come forward only at a very late stage of the investigation, they could not be considered as cooperating parties.

Following provisional disclosure, one Chinese trading company objected to the use of the US as analogue country, in particular as regards an alleged lack of substantial production in the US . Furthermore, it claimed that the reasons for disregarding Turkey were not properly justified. However, according to the Commission, this trading company did not substantiate its claim or provide any evidence.

Rates

The rate of the definitive anti-duping duty applicable to the net, free-at-Community-frontier price, before duty, for products produced by all companies in the Chinese mainland is 58.9%.

Date Council Regulation 1338/2006 entered into force on 15 September 2006.
Remarks Updated on 14 September 2006

 

Commodity Coke of coal in pieces with a diameter of more than 80 mm ("coke 80+"), falling within CN code ex 2704 00 19. Coke of coal in pieces with a diameter of more than 80 mm (Coke 80+) is prepared from bituminous coal which is an organic sedimentary rock extracted from the ground. The steel industry uses primarily small and medium sized coke (Coke 80) also called blast furnace coke), whereas cast iron and isolation industries use large size coke (Coke 80+; also called foundry coke) for their cupolas.
Countries/Economies Chinese mainland
Action

On 18 March 2008, the Official Journal published Regulation 239/2008 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty and collecting definitively the provisional duty imposed on imports of coke of coal in pieces with a diameter of more than 80 mm (Coke 80+) originating in mainland China.

It is recalled that the measure currently in force is a provisional anti-dumping duty on imports of Coke 80+ originating in mainland China imposed by Regulation 1071/2007.

Following the investigation, it was concluded that the dumped imports originating in mainland China have caused material injury to the Community industry. Therefore, an anti-dumping duty was imposed on the imports of coke of coal in pieces larger than 80 mm in maximum diameter (Coke 80+). The diameter of the pieces shall be determined in accordance with the norm ISO 728:1995.

Rates

The amount of the definitive anti-dumping duty applicable shall be the difference between the minimum import price of EUR 197 per tonne and the net, free-at-Community-frontier price, before duty, in all cases where the latter is less than the minimum import price.

The anti-dumping duty shall also apply, pro rata, to coke of coal in pieces with a diameter of more than 80 mm when shipped in mixtures containing both coke of coal in pieces with a diameter of more than 80 mm and coke of coal in pieces with smaller diameters unless it is determined that the quantity of coke of coal in pieces with a diameter of more than 80 mm does not constitute more than 20% of dry net weight of the mixed shipment. In cases where the quantity of coke of coal in pieces with a diameter of more than 80 mm is determined on the basis of samples, the samples shall be selected in accordance with the norm ISO 18238:2006.

Amounts secured by way of the provisional anti-dumping duty pursuant to the provisional Regulation 1071/2007 shall be definitively collected at the rate of the definitive duty imposed. The amounts secured in excess of the amount of the definitive duty shall be released.

Dates Regulation 239/2008 entered into force on 19 March 2008.
Remarks Updated on 3 April 2008.

 

Commodity (New) Flat-rolled products of stainless steel, not further worked than cold-rolled (cold-reduced), normally declared within CN codes 7219 31 00, 7219 32 10, 7219 32 90, 7219 33 10, 7219 33 90, 7219 34 10, 7219 34 90, 7219 35 10, 7219 35 90, 7220 20 21, 7220 20 29, 7220 20 41, 7220 20 49, 7220 20 81 and 7220 20 89.
Countries/Economies Chinese mainland, Taiwan, the Republic of Korea
Action

On 16 April 2009, the Official Journal published Commission Decision 2009/327/EC terminating the anti-dumping proceeding concerning imports of stainless steel cold-rolled flat products originating in mainland China, the Republic of Korea and Taiwan.

It is recalled that the proceeding was initiated on 1 February 2008 following a complaint lodged on 21 December 2007 by EUROFER (the complainant) on behalf of producers representing a major proportion, in this case more than 25%, of the total Community production of the product concerned.

By a letter dated 4 March 2009 addressed to the Commission, the complainant formally withdrew its complaint. According to the complainant, this withdrawal was prompted by the fact that the current market situation for the Community industry differs significantly from the market situation in which the complaint was filed, given that the real and apparent demand has recently collapsed in the EU and this has also led to a decline in imports.

The Commission concluded that the anti-dumping proceeding should be terminated without the imposition of anti-dumping measures. However, given that at least during part of the investigation period a considerable surge of the imports at issue in a relative short period of time was found and given the price undercutting established, the Commission deemed it appropriate to monitor imports into the EU of the product concerned. The monitoring period should apply for up to 24 months from the publication of the termination of the present proceeding.

Dates Commission Decision 2009/327/EC entered into force on 17 April 2009.
Remarks Updated on 29 April 2009.

 

Commodity Colour television receivers, currently classifiable within CN codes ex 8528 12 52, 8528 12 54, 8528 12 56, 8528 12 58, ex 8528 12 62 and 8528 12 66
Countries/Economies Chinese mainland, Korea, Malaysia and Thailand
Action On 29 August 2007, the Official Journal published a notice of the expiry of certain anti-dumping measures. Further to the publication of a notice of impending expiry, following which no duly substantiated request for a review was received, the Commission gave notice that the anti-dumping measures with respect to colour television receivers from the countries named above would expire on 30 August 2007. It may be recalled that the anti-dumping measures were imposed by Council Regulation 1531/2002, as last amended by Council Regulation 511/2006.
Date The anti-dumping measures expired on 30 August 2007.
Remarks Updated on 3 September 2007.

 

Commodity Compact-disc boxes, including those for DVDs and similar products, ofplastics, currently classifiable within CN code ex 3923 10 00 (TARIC code 3923 10 00 10)
Countries/Economies Chinese mainland
Action Termination of the anti-dumping proceeding. The complainant,the European Plastics Converters body (EuPC), by a letter of 7 April 2000 to the Commission, formally withdrew its complaint.
Dates Notice of termination of the proceeding is dated 24 May 2002
Remarks Updated on 20 January 2003

 

Commodity Coumarin currently classifiable within CN code ex 2932 21 00. Coumarin is a whitish crystalline powder with the characteristic odour of newly mown hay. Its main uses are as an aroma chemical and as a fixative in the preparation of fragrance compounds, such compounds being used in the production of detergents, cosmetics and fine fragrances.
Countries/Economies mainland China, India, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia
Action On 11 July 2008, the Official Journal published Regulation 654/2008 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of coumarin originating in mainland China, as extended to imports of coumarin consigned from India, Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia, whether declared as originating in India, Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia or not following an expiry review pursuant to Article 11(2) of Regulation 384/96.

It is recalled that the Council, by Regulation 769/2002 imposed a definitive anti-dumping duty of EUR 3,479 per tonne on imports of coumarin originating in mainland China and extended to imports consigned from India and Thailand by Council Regulation 2272/2004 and to imports consigned from Indonesia and Malaysia by Council Regulation 1650/2006.

The request for expiry review was lodged on 8 February 2007 by the European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC) on behalf of the sole producer in the Community, representing the totality of the Community production of coumarin.

It was found that the situation of the Community industry was still precarious although the measures have served to limit the injurious effects of dumping. Any increase of imports at dumped prices would however in all likelihood aggravate the situation and wipe out all the efforts made by the Community industry that would in all likelihood have to cease production of coumarin. Furthermore, the investigation has established that there would be a clear incentive for the Chinese exporters to direct large volumes to the Community should measures allow to lapse. Should imports increase as forecasted in the case of termination of measures, there would be a clear likelihood of recurrence of injury to a Community industry that is already in a fragile state. It would no longer be viable for Community industry to continue production of coumarin.

Rates

A definitive anti-dumping duty was imposed on imports of coumarin originating in mainland China. The rate of the duty was set at EUR 3,479 per tonne. The definitive anti-dumping duty of EUR 3,479 per tonne applicable to imports originating in mainland China was extended to imports of the same product consigned from India, Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia whether declared as originating in India, Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia or not.  

Dates Regulation 654/2008 entered into force on 12 July 2008.
Remarks Updated on 22 July 2008.

 

Commodity Dead-burned (sintered) magnesia of CN code 2519 90 30
Countries/Economies Chinese mainland
Action On 12 May 2006 , the Official Journal published Council Regulation 716/2006 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of dead-burned (sintered) magnesia originating in the Chinese mainland.

It may be recalled that in December 1993, definitive anti-dumping measures on imports of dead-burned (sintered) magnesia (DBM or the product concerned) originating in the Chinese mainland were imposed by Council Regulation 3386/93. Following an expiry review, these anti-dumping measures were maintained in February 2000 by Council Regulation 360/2000. Following an interim review, the Council, by Regulation 986/2003, amended the form of the anti-dumping measures in force. Subsequent to the publication of a notice of impending expiry of the anti-dumping measures in force, the Commissions services received a request in November 2004 to review these measures. The request was lodged by Eurom彋aux, acting on behalf of Community producers representing a major proportion, in this case more than 50 %, of the total Community production of DBM. Since, according to the Commission, sufficient evidence for the initiation of a review existed, the Commission decided to initiate an investigation pursuant to Article 11(2) of the basic Regulation.

Rates In view of the Commissions findings in the review investigation, the Council, by Regulation 716/2006, decided to maintain the variable anti-dumping duties in combination with a minimum price of EUR 120 per tonne on imports of DBM originating in the Chinese mainland imposed by Regulation 360/2000. For a more detailed description of the anti-dumping measures in force, please see http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/site/en/oj/2006/l_125/l_12520060512en00010017.pdf.
Dates

Regulation 716/2006 entered into force on 13 May 2006 .

Remarks Updated on 15 May 2006

 

Commodity 1-cyanoguanidine (dicyandiamide), falling within CN code 2926 20 00. It is a solid substance in the form of a fine, white, crystalline powder, usually odourless. It is produced from quick lime and carbon black, and appears after several production steps.
Countries/Economies Chinese mainland
Action

On 15 November 2007 , the Official Journal published Regulation 1331/2007 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of dicyandiamide originating in the Chinese mainland.

It is recalled that the anti-dumping proceeding was initiated on 17 August 2006 based on a complaint lodged by AlzChem GmbH, representing 100% of the Community production of the product concerned.

It was concluded that the dumped imports originating in the Chinese mainland have caused material injury to the Community industry and that there are no compelling reasons on the grounds of Community interest not to impose anti-dumping measures.

Therefore, definitive anti-dumping duties were imposed on imports of dicyandiamide from the Chinese mainland.

Rates

The rate of duty amounts to 49.1%. It was found that the injury elimination level is lower than the dumping margin established. Therefore, the definitive measures are based on the injury elimination level.

Dates The Regulation entered into force on 16 November 2007.
Remarks Updated on 27 November 2007

 

Commodity Disposable gas-fuelled pocket lighters whether flint or piezo, with or without a refill valve of CN 9613 10 00, 9613 20 10, 9613 20 90.
Countries/Economies Chinese mainland, Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam
Action

The Commission has initiated an anti-dumping proceeding pursuant to a complaint lodged on 14 May 2002 by EFLM (European Federation of Lighter Manufacturers). It is alleged that the volumes and the prices of the imported product concerned have, among other consequences, had a negative impact on the market share held, the quantities sold and the level of prices charged by the Community industry, resulting in substantial adverse effects on the overall performance, the financial situation and the employment situation of the Community industry.

In view of the apparent large number of parties involved in this proceeding, the Commission may decide to apply sampling.

The Philippines is envisaged as the market economy third country for the establishment of normal value in the Chinese mainland and Vietnam.

In connection with the above-mentioned initiation, the Commission intends to review existing measures on lighters. Council Regulation 1824/2001 imposed a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of gas-fuelled, non-refillable pocket flint lighters falling within CN code 9613 10 00 (TARIC code 9613 10 00*19) originating in the Chinese mainland and maintained the anti-dumping duties extended by Council Regulation (EC) No 192/1999 to imports of certain refillable pocket flint lighters originating in the Chinese mainland or consigned from or originating in Taiwan falling within CN code ex 9613 20 90 (TARIC codes 9613 20 90*21 and 9613 20 90*29) and to imports of non-refillable lighters consigned from Taiwan and falling within CN code 9613 10 00 (TARIC code 9613 10 00*19) or originating in Taiwan and falling within CN code 9613 10 00 (TARIC code 9613 10 00*19).

Should it be determined that measures are to be imposed on disposable gas-fuelled pocket lighters, whether flint or piezo, with or without a refill valve originating in the Chinese mainland in the proceeding initiated by the present notice, the continued imposition of the measures imposed by Regulation 1824/2001 will no longer be appropriate, and the Regulation would have to be amended or repealed accordingly. Therefore, an interim review has been opened as regards Regulation 1824/2001 in order to allow any amendment or repeal necessary in the light of the investigation initiated by the notice. The provisions relating to sampling and time limits also apply to this review.

Dates

Exporters/producers in the Chinese mainland claiming an individual margin must submit a completed questionnaire by 6 August 2002. All interested parties are invited to make their views known, submit any other information and provide supporting evidence by 6 August 2002.

If Chinese mainland exporters wish to claim MES and provide sufficient evidence that they operate under market economy conditions, they should submit duly substantiated claims within 21 days of the selection of any sample.

Remarks Updated on 15 July 2002

 

Commodity Electronic weighing scales having a maximum weighing capacity of up to 30 kg, for use in the retail trade, which incorporate a digital display of the weight, unit price and price to be paid (whether or not including a means of printing this data) falling within CN code ex 8423 81 50 (TARIC code 8423 81 50 10)
Countries/Economies Chinese mainland, Republic of Korea, Taiwan
Action On 29 October 2005, the Official Journal published a notice of the expiry of the measures in force. The notice states that, further to the publication of a notice of impending expiry, following which no request for a review was received, the Commission gives notice that the anti-dumping measures will expire on 1 December 2005. 
Rates The anti-dumping duties, calculated on the basis of the net free-at-Community-frontier price of the product before duty, are as follows: Chinese mainland companies, 30.7% (except for the three cooperating companies for which the duties are: Shanghai Teraoka Electronic Co. Ltd., 12.8%; Mettler-Toledo Changzhou Scale Ltd., 0%; and Shanghai Yamato Scale Co. Ltd., 9%); Korean companies, 4.9% for all companies except two which cooperated for which the duties are lower; and Taiwanese companies, 13.4% for all companies except two which cooperated for which the duties are lower.
Dates The date of expiry is given as 1 December 2005. 
Remarks Updated on 2 November 2005.

 

Commodity Personal fax machines of CN code ex 8517 21 00
Countries/Economies Chinese Mainland, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand
Action

Council Regulation 495/2002 of 18 March 2002 repealing Regulation 904/98 which imposes a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports into the Community of personal fax machines originating in the targeted countries.

In April 2001, the only Community producer cooperating in the investigation, Oterreichische Philips Industrie GmbH ("Philips"), formally informed the Commission of its decision to transfer a major part of its manufacturing capacities of personal fax machines outside the Community in the course of 2001. The remaining production of personal fax machines would be gradually phased out. In view of this decision, it was necessary to evaluate whether the Community interest would be against the continuation of the measures under the changed circumstances.

When assessing the Community interest aspects of the present case, the following was considered: on the basis of Philips' plans, the production by the Community industry of products subject to anti-dumping measures is expected to cease in the near future. In such a situation, the maintenance of the anti-dumping measures concerned will not provide any benefit in terms of protecting production against possible unfair trade practices. It was also noted by the Commission that on the basis of the information available, the market share of Philips' Community produced fax machines decreased considerably by the end of 2001.

In conclusion, it was considered that compelling reasons exist on Community interest grounds not to maintain the anti-dumping measures as regards imports of personal fax machines from the countries concerned.

Rate The measures have therefore been terminated.
Date The Council Regulation repealing the measures was published on 21 March 2002, with termination entering into force on 22 March 2002.
Remarks Updated on 22 March 2002

 

Commodity

Ferro-molybdenum currently classifiable within CN code 7202 70 00

Countries/Economies

mainland China

Action

On 21 July 2007, the Official Journal published Council Regulation 856/2007 extending the suspension of the definitive anti-dumping duty imposed by Regulation 215/2002 on imports of ferro molybdenum originating in Chinese mainland.

By Regulation No 215/2002, the Council imposed a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of ferro molybdenum originating in mainland China falling under CN code 7202 70 00. The rate of the anti-dumping duty is 22.5 %. The Commission, by Decision 2006/714/EC, suspended for a period of nine months the definitive anti-dumping duty imposed by Regulation No 215/2002 on imports of the product concerned originating in mainland China. The reason was that injury linked to the imports of ferro molybdenum was unlikely to resume as a result of the suspension because of the temporary change in market conditions, and in particular the high level of prices of the product concerned practised on the Community market.

On 31 October 2006, an ex officio full interim review was initiated since there was evidence that the circumstances on the basis of which the existing measures were established have changed to an extent that the existing measures may no longer be adequate and that certain of these changes appeared to be of a lasting nature.

Given that the situation in the Community market has remained unchanged following the suspension of the anti-dumping duty in October 2006 and since the interim review has not been concluded yet, the Commission extended the suspension of the anti-dumping duties until 31 January 2008, i.e. until the final time limit for the conclusion of the interim review.

Date

Council Regulation 856/2007 entered into force on 22 July 2007.
Remarks Updated on 30 July 2007

 

Commodity Ferro-silico-manganese of CN code 7202 30 00
Countries/Economies Chinese mainland, Ukraine
Action The Commission has published a notice of the expiry of the applicable anti-dumping measures.
Date The notice was published on 4 March 2003, and the measures expired on the same date.
Remarks Updated on 4 March 2003.

 

Commodity Ferro-silicon (FeSi), currently classifiable within CN codes 7202 21 00, 7202 29 10 and 7202 29 90.
Countries/Economies Chinese mainland, Egypt, Kazakhstan, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Russia
Action

On 28 February 2008 , the Official Journal published Council Regulation 172/2008 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty and collecting definitively the provisional duty imposed on imports of ferro-silicon originating in mainland China, Egypt, Kazakhstan, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Russia.

It is recalled that the Commission, by Regulation 994/2007 imposed a provisional anti-dumping duty on imports of ferro-silicon. Following the further investigation, it was concluded that the dumped imports of FeSi originating in the countries concerned had caused material injury to the Community industry. Therefore, a definitive anti-dumping duty was imposed at the level sufficient to eliminate the injury caused by the dumped imports without exceeding the dumping margin found.

In addition, on 28 February 2008 , the Official Journal published Commission Regulation 174/2008 amending Commission Regulation 994/2007 imposing a provisional anti-dumping duty on imports of ferro-silicon originating in mainland China, Egypt, Kazakhstan, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Russia.

It is recalled that by Regulation 994/2007, among others, the Commission also accepted an undertaking from an exporting producer in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Silmak Dooel Export Import, Jegunovce.

It was noted in Regulation 174/2008 that in the context of the examination on whether the price undertaking continues to be practical, it was found that FeSi prices continued to fluctuate after the imposition of the provisional measures and the acceptance of the undertaking. Overall, it was found that FeSi prices showed a considerable volatility. Due to this volatility of the price, it was concluded that the fixed minimum import prices (MIPs) of the undertaking are no longer a valid form of measure in view of the findings made during the investigation.

Therefore, the Commission decided that that the acceptance of the undertaking offered by Silmak Dooel Export Import, Jegunovce should be withdrawn. It was noted that Regulation 172/2008 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of FeSi originating, inter alia, in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, will be applicable to the imports of these products manufactured by the exporting producer concerned.

Rates The rate of the definitive duties was definitively set at rates between 5.4% and 33.9%.
Dates Both Regulation 172/2008 and Regulation 174/2008 entered into force on 29 February 2008.
Remarks Updated on 6 March 2008.

 

Commodity Finished polyester filament fabrics: woven fabrics of synthetic filament yarn containing 85% or more by weight of textured and/or non-textured polyester filament, dyed (including dyed white) or printed, currently classifiable within CN codes ex 5407 51 00, 5407 52 00, 5407 54 00, 5407 61 10, 5407 61 30, 5407 61 90, 5407 69 10 and 5407 69 90.
Countries/Economies mainland China
Action On 26 June 2008, the Official Journal published a notice of initiation of a partial interim review of the anti-dumping measures applicable to imports of certain finished polyester filament fabrics originating in mainland China.

It is recalled that the measures currently in force are a definitive anti-dumping duty imposed by Regulation 1487/2005, as last amended by Council Regulation 1087/2007 on imports of certain finished polyester filament fabrics originating in mainland China.

The Commission has received a request for a partial interim review, which was lodged by Hpeden GmbH & Co. KG, an importer from Germany. The review is limited to the examination of the product scope as regards the clarification of whether certain product types fall within the scope of anti-dumping measures applicable to imports of certain finished polyester filament fabrics.

The applicant suggests that the product subject to the measures refers to woven fabrics of synthetic filament yarn containing 85% or more by weight of textured and/or non-textured polyester filament, dyed (including dyed white) or printed. The applicant alleges that the product it imports is only used to produce a special adhesive tape for insulation of cables within the wiring harnesses of engines, mainly engines of cars ('Tape') grade).

The specific technical and chemical characteristics appear to be different from those of the product concerned, in particular, the tensile strength and the colouring are clearly different. These two characteristics are obtained by a production process, during which, contrary to the production of the product concerned, carbon is added to the spinning cake. This lowers the tensile strength by 20% which ensures that employees in the automotive industry are able to tear the tape by hand, which results in increases in pace and safety, as no further tools are necessary. Secondly, this process gives the ('Tape' grade its genuine black and solvent resistant colour. The colour withstands contacts with oil and petrol, and cannot bleach or stain. The low tensile strength and the impossibility to change the colour underline that there appears to be no interchangeability between the product concerned and the 'Tape' grade.

Dates All interested parties, if their representations are to be taken into account during the investigation, must make themselves known by contacting the Commission, present their views and submit questionnaire replies or any other information within 40 days of the date of publication of the notice in the Official Journal. All interested parties may also apply to be heard by the Commission within the same 40-day time limit.

The investigation will be concluded within 15 months of the date of publication of the notice in the Official Journal. Any regulation which may result from the review may have a retroactive effect as from the date of the imposition of the relevant measures, or possibly from a later date, for instance the date after the publication of the notice.

Remarks Updated on 22 July 2008.

 

Commodity Fluorsparof CN codes ex 2529 21 00 and ex 2529 22 00
Countries/Economies Chinese mainland
Action

On 23 September 2005, the Official Journal published a notice of the expiry of the anti-dumping measures imposed on imports of fluorspar originating in the Chinese mainland. The notice states that, pursuant to the publication of a notice of impending expiry dated 15 December 2004, no request for a review was received.

Rate The duty which is currently applicable is equal to the difference between a minimum price of Euro 113.50 per tonne (dry net weight) and the net, free-at-Community-frontier price, before customs clearance.
Dates The scheduled date of expiry of the measures is 27 September 2005.
Remarks Updated on 23 September 2005.

 

Commodity Certain footwear with uppers of rubber or plastics (excluding waterproof footwear with outer soles and uppers of rubber or of plastics, the uppers of which are neither fixed to the sole nor assembled by stitching, riveting, nailing, screwing, plugging or similar processes) or with uppers of leather or composition leather, having a protective toecap, normally declared within CN codes 6402 30 00, 6403 40 00, ex 6402 19 00, ex 6402 91 00, ex 6402 99 10, ex 6402 99 31, ex 6402 99 39, ex 6402 99 50, ex 6402 99 91, ex 6402 99 93, ex 6402 99 96, ex 6402 99 98, ex 6403 19 00, ex 6403 30 00, ex 6403 51 11, ex 6403 51 15, ex 6403 51 19, ex 6403 51 91, ex 6403 51 95, ex 6403 51 99, ex 6403 59 11, ex 6403 59 31, ex 6403 59 35, ex 6403 59 39, ex 6403 59 50, ex 6403 59 91, ex 6403 59 95, ex 6403 59 99, ex 6403 91 11, ex 6403 91 13, ex 6403 91 16, ex 6403 91 18, ex 6403 91 91, ex 6403 91 93, ex 6403 91 96, ex 6403 91 98, ex 6403 99 11, ex 6403 99 31, ex 6403 99 33, ex 6403 99 36, ex 6403 99 38, ex 6403 99 50, ex 6403 99 91, ex 6403 99 93, ex 6403 99 96, ex 6403 99 98, ex 6405 10 00, ex 6405 90 10 and ex 6405 90 90.
Countries/Economies Chinese mainland and India
Action On 29 August 2006 , the Official Journal published a Commission decision terminating the anti-dumping proceeding concerning imports of footwear with a protective toecap, originating in the Chinese mainland and India . It may be recalled that the proceeding was initiated on 30 June 2005, following a complaint lodged by the European Confederation of the Footwear industry on behalf of Community producers representing more than 30% of the total Community production of footwear with a protective toecap.

On 17 July 2006, the complainant formally withdrew its complaint. Consequently, the Commission considered that the present proceeding should be terminated since the investigation had not brought to light any consideration showing that such termination would not be in the Community interest.

Remarks Updated on 5 September 2006.

 

Commodity

Footwear with uppers of leather or composition leather, excluding sports footwear, footwear involving special technology, slippers and other indoor footwear and footwear with a protective toecap (certain footwear with uppers of leather), normally declared under CN codes 6403 20 00, ex 6403 51 05, ex 6403 51 11, ex 6403 51 15, ex 6403 51 19, ex 6403 51 91, ex 6403 51 95, ex 6403 51 99, ex 6403 59 05, ex 6403 59 11, ex 6403 59 31, ex 6403 59 35, ex 6403 59 39, ex 6403 59 91, ex 6403 59 95, ex 6403 59 99, ex 6403 91 05, ex 6403 91 11, ex 6403 91 13, ex 6403 91 16, ex 6403 91 18, ex 6403 91 91, ex 6403 91 93, ex 6403 91 96, ex 6403 91 98, ex 6403 99 05, ex 6403 99 11, ex 6403 99 31, ex 6403 99 33, ex 6403 99 36, ex 6403 99 38, ex 6403 99 91, ex 6403 99 93, ex 6403 99 96, ex 6403 99 98 and ex 6405 10 00.

Countries/Economies

mainland China, Vietnam

Action

On 3 October 2008 , the Official Journal published a notice of initiation of an expiry review of the anti-dumping measures applicable to imports of certain footwear with uppers of leather originating in mainland China and Vietnam .

It is recalled that the measures currently in force are definitive anti-dumping duties imposed by Council Regulation 1472/2006 on imports of certain footwear with uppers of leather originating in mainland China and Vietnam, extended by Council Regulation 388/2008 to imports of the same product, consigned from the Macao SAR, whether declared as originating in the Macao SAR or not.

The request was based on the grounds that the expiry of measures would be likely to result in continuation or recurrence of dumping and injury to the Community industry. In view of the apparent number of parties involved in the proceeding, the Commission may decide to apply sampling.

Dates

All interested parties who did not co-operate in the investigation leading to the measures subject to the present review should request a questionnaire or other claim forms as soon as possible, but not later than 15 days after the publication of the notice in the Official Journal. All interested parties, if their representations are to be taken into account during the investigation, must make themselves known by contacting the Commission, present their views and submit questionnaire replies or any other information within 40 days of the date of publication of the notice in the Official Journal, unless otherwise specified. All interested parties may also apply to be heard by the Commission within the same 40-day time limit. The questionnaire replies from sampled parties must reach the Commission within 37 days from the date of the notification of their inclusion in the sample. Parties to the investigation may wish to comment on the appropriateness of Brazil which is envisaged as a market-economy country for the purpose of establishing normal value in respect of mainland China and Vietnam . These comments must reach the Commission within 10 days of the date of publication of the notice in the Official Journal.

The investigation will be concluded within 15 months of the date of the publication of the notice in the Official Journal.

Remarks Updated on 16 October 2008.

 

Commodity Footwear with uppers of leather or plastic (CN ex 6402 99 98, ex 6403 99 93, ex 6403 99 96, ex 6403 99 98) excluding certain sports footwear with single or multi-layer moulded non-injected sole, incorporating technical features, components or materials made to absorb impact (e.g. hermetic pads, low-density polymers)
Countries/Economies Chinese mainland, Indonesia and Thailand
Action The Official Journal of the European Communities has published a notice of the expiry of anti-dumping measures imposed on the products concerned.
Date The notice of expiry was published on 26 February 2003. The measures expired on 1 March 2003.
Remarks Updated on 4 March 2003

 

Commodity

Footwear (with textile uppers) classified under CN code ex 6404 19 90 (Taric code 6404 19 90*90)

Countries/Economies

Chinese mainland, Indonesia

Action

The Commission has published a notice of the expiry of the applicable anti-dumping measures.

The notice states that, pursuant to an earlier notice of impending expiry of measures (dated 1 February 2002 ), no request for a review was received. As a result, the applicable anti-dumping measures are set to expire.

Dates

The date of expiry is 1 November 2002 .

Rate

The rate applicable to the net, free-at-Community-frontier price before duty, before expiry of the measures, was: Chinese mainland: 49.2%; Indonesia : 0%-14.1%

Remarks

Updated on 25 October 2002

 

Commodity 2-furaldehyde (also known as furfuraldehyde or furfural) currently classified within CN code 2932 12 00
Countries/Economies Chinese mainland
Action

On 28 April 2005, the Official Journal published Council Regulation 639/2005 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty, following an expiry review. Argentina was used as analogue country for the purposes of establishing normal value.

The Council initially imposed the anti-dumping duty in January 1995. The measures were maintained thereafter, following an interim review initiated in May 1997, for a further period of four years. Following the publication, in March 2003, of a notice of impending expiry of the anti-dumping measures, the Commission received on 19 September 2003 a request for a review. The request was lodged by Furfural Espa隳l SA. The Regulation claims that as none of the Chinese exporters to the Community cooperated with the investigation, export prices were established on the basis of the facts available. The most appropriate basis was found to be the Eurostat data in relation to Community imports of the product concerned. Though these imports were made under inward processing arrangements (Chinese furfuraldehyde was further processed into furfuryl alcohol for export), there was no reason to believe, according to the Commission and Council, that they were not a reasonable basis for establishing export prices.

Duties: The amount of duty applicable is EUR 352 per tonne. In cases where goods have been damaged before entry into free circulation and, therefore, the price actually paid or payable is apportioned for the determination of the customs value, the amount of the anti-dumping duty will be reduced by a percentage which corresponds to the apportioning of the price actually paid or payable. Date: This Regulation entered into force on 29 April 2005.

Rates The currently applicable rate of Euro 352 per tonne is maintained.
Date The Regulation which imposes the duty pursuant to the expiry review states that its entry into force is 29 April 2005.
Remarks Updated on 28 April 2005.

 

Commodity Furfuryl alcohol classifiable within CN code ex 2932 13 00
Countries/Economies mainland China
Action

On 25 October 2008, the Official Journal published a Notice of initiation of an expiry review of the anti-dumping measures applicable to imports of furfuryl alcohol originating in mainland China.

The measures currently in force are a definitive anti-dumping duty imposed by Regulation 1905/2003 on imports of furfuryl alcohol originating in mainland China. The request for an expiry review was lodged on 30 July 2008 by International Furan Chemicals BV on behalf of the sole producer in the Community representing 100% of the Community production of furfuryl alcohol. The request is based on the grounds that the expiry of measures would be likely to result in a continuation of dumping and recurrence of injury to the Community industry. In view of the apparent number of parties involved in the proceeding, the Commission may decide to apply sampling.

Dates

All interested parties who did not cooperate in the investigation leading to the measures subject to the present review should request a questionnaire or other claim forms as soon as possible, but not later than 15 days after the publication of the notice in the Official Journal. All interested parties, if their representations are to be taken into account during the investigation, must make themselves known by contacting the Commission, present their views and submit questionnaire replies or any other information within 40 days of the date of publication of the notice in the Official Journal. All interested parties may also apply to be heard by the Commission within the same 40-day time limit.

The investigation will be concluded within 15 months of the date of the publication of the notice in the Official Journal.

Remarks Updated on 13 November 2008.

 

Commodity

Gas-fuelled, non-refillable pocket flint lighters.  The product scope includes also gas fuelled, refillable pocket flint lighters incorporating a plastic tank body. The product concerned is currently classified within CN codes ex 9613 10 00 and ex 9613 20 90 (TARIC codes 9613 10 00 11, 9613 10 00 19, 9613 20 90 21 and 9613 20 90 29).

Countries/Economies Chinese mainland, Taiwan
Action

On 12 December 2007, the Official Journal published Council Regulation 1458/2007 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of gas-fuelled, non-refillable pocket flint lighters originating in the Chinese mainland and consigned from or originating in Taiwan and on imports of certain refillable pocket flint lighters originating in the Chinese mainland and consigned from or originating in Taiwan.

It is recalled that the measures currently in force is a specific duty of 0.065 EUR per lighter imposed by Regulation 1824/2001 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of gas-fuelled, non-refillable pocket flint lighters originating in the Chinese mainland and consigned from or originating in Taiwan and on imports of certain refillable pocket flint lighters originating in the Chinese mainland and consigned from or originating in Taiwan.

The expiry review was initiated based on a request lodged by BIC S.A., a Community producer representing more than 80% of the total Community production of gas-fuelled, non-refillable pocket flint lighters. The request for an expiry review was based on the grounds that the expiry of the measures would be likely to result in a continuation or recurrence of dumping and injury to the Community industry.

It was concluded that should measures be allowed to lapse, it was clear that, given the lower price and existing capacities of Chinese exporting producers, most injury indicators (mainly sales volume, cost of production and profitability) of the Community industry would go down significantly. In addition, it was found that the injury margin calculated for the review investigation period was over 60% and imports from the Chinese mainland and Taiwan were undercutting the Community industry prices by an average of 39%. Therefore, it was concluded that the repeal of the measures would in all likelihood result in the recurrence of material injury to the Community industry.

Rates

It was decided to impose a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of gas-fuelled, non-refillable pocket flint lighters originating in the Chinese mainland. The rate of the duty, applicable to the net, free-at-the Community frontier price, before duty, was set at 0.065 EUR per lighter. Furthermore, the anti-dumping duty was extended on imports of gas-fuelled, non-refillable pocket flint lighters falling within CN code ex 9613 10 00 consigned from Taiwan, whether declared as originating in Taiwan or not (TARIC code 9613 10 00 11) and to imports of gas-fuelled, refillable pocket flint lighters, incorporating a plastic tank body, falling within CN code ex 9613 20 90 (TARIC code 9613 20 90 29), originating in the Chinese mainland or consigned from Taiwan, whether declared as originating in Taiwan or not (TARIC code 9613 20 90 21). Gas-fuelled, refillable pocket flint lighters, incorporating a plastic tank body, with aco-operated free-at-Community-frontier, duty unpaid, value per piece equal to or greater than 0.15 EUR, are not subject to the duty extended, if such a price is specified in an invoice issued by an exporter located in the Chinese mainland or Taiwan to an unrelated importer in the Community.

Date The Regulation entered into force on 13 December 2007.
Remarks Updated on 28 December 2007.

 

Commodity Glycine of CN code 2922 49 10
Countries/Economies Chinese mainland
Action Termination of anti-dumping proceeding without the imposition of definitive measures.
Date The official date of termination of the proceeding is 24 November 2000.
Remarks Updated on 5 December 2000

 

Commodity Glyphosate of CN codes CN codes ex 2931 00 95 (TARIC code 2931 00 95 82) and ex 3808 30 27 (TARIC code 3808 30 27 19)
Countries/Economies Chinese mainland

Action

On 30 September 2004, the Official Journal published Council Regulation 1683/2004 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on the imports concerned. Following the publication of a Notice of impending expiry of the anti-dumping measures, the Commission received on 18 November 2002, a request to review these measures pursuant to Article 11(2) of the Basic Regulation. The request was lodged by the European Glyphosate Association (EGA).

Two Chinese companies, Zhenjiang Xinan Industrial Group Ltd (Xinanchem) and Zhenjiang Jiagnan Chemical Factory ( Zhenjiang ), requested MET and individual treatment. However, it was found that Zhenjiang had no exports of the product concerned into the Community during the IP. Therefore, the request for MET and individual treatment of Zhenjiang became irrelevant. Xinanchem was required to complete a MET claim form detailing all the relevant information required. The Commission concluded, however, that the board of directors was appointed by the State shareholders and the majority of the directors of the board were either State officials or officials of State-owned enterprises. Therefore, it was determined that the company was under a significant State control and influence. As Xinanchem was not granted market economy status, the company applied for individual treatment. However, it was unable to meet the necessary criteria.

Rate The rate of duty applicable to the net free-at-Community frontier price, before duty, is fixed at 29.9%. The rate is applicable to imports originating in the Chinese mainland; it is extended to imports consigned from Malaysia (TARIC codes 2931 00 95 81 and 3808 30 27 11) or from Taiwan (TARIC codes 2931 00 95 81 and 3808 30 27 11) (whether declared, respectively, as originating in Malaysia or in Taiwan or not) with the exception of named companies.

Dates

The rate of duty has begun applying since 1 October 2004. 

Remarks

Updated on 8 October 2004.

 

Commodity

Granite-worked monumental or building stones either simply cut or sawn, with a flat or even surface, or polished, decorated or otherwise worked, with a net weight of 10 kg or more, or otherwise carved or decorated. The stones include, but are not limited to, granite tombstones, which define and/or decorate graves, in slabs positioned vertically or horizontally and enclosures (borders) which, when assembled, can be utilised as a memorial. They are currently classifiable within CN codes ex 6802 23 00, ex 6802 93 10 and ex 6802 93 90.

Countries/Economies

Chinese mainland and India

Action Commission Decision terminating the anti-dumping proceedings. The proceedings had been initiated on11 November 2000 by the Commission pursuant to a complaint lodged on 29 September 2000 by the European & International Federation of Natural Stone Industries (Euro-ROC) on behalf of Community producers, representing a major proportion of the total Community production of the product concerned. On 6 June 2001, Euro-ROC withdrew its complaint. The Commission has now terminated the proceeding without the imposition of anti-dumping measures since the investigation did not bring to light any considerations showing that such termination would not be in the Community interest, and since no comments were received by the Commission from interested parties indicating that such termination would not be in the Community interest.
Date The Decision to terminate the proceedings has been published on 8 August 2001.
Remarks Updated on 9 August 2001.

 

Commodity Granular polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) resincontaining not more than 3% of other monomer unit than tetrafluoroethylene, without fillers, in the form of powder or pellets, with the exclusion of micronised material. The product concerned can also be presented as raw polymer (reactor bead) in wet or dry form. Further to comments received by interested parties, it is clarified that 'micronised material' means a fluoropolymer micropowder as defined by norm (ASTM D5675-04) The product concerned is currently classifiable within CN code ex 3904 61 00. 
Countries/Economies Chinese mainland, Russia
Action

On 8 December 2005 , the Official Journal published Council Regulation 1987/2005 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty and collecting definitively the provisional duty imposed on imports of granular polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) originating in Russia and the Chinese mainland. It may be recalled that the Commission, by Regulation 862/2005, had imposed a provisional anti-dumping duty on imports into the Community of PTFE originating in Russia and the Chinese mainland.

Regulation 1987/2005 confirms Regulation 862/2005 as far as market economy treatment and individual treatment are concerned. In Regulation 862/2005, no companies were granted market economy treatment or individual treatment.

Dates The Regulation entered into force on 9 December 2005 .
Rates The rate of the definitive anti-dumping duty for companies exporting to the EU from the Chinese mainland is fixed at 55.5%. Companies from Russia face a rate of 36.6%.
Remarks Updated on 13 December 2005.

 

Commodity Hair brushes of CN code 9603 29 30
Countries/Economies Chinese mainland, Republic of Korea, Taiwan and Thailand
Action Termination of anti-dumping proceeding without the imposition of definitive measures
Dates The official date of termination of the proceeding is 10 November 2000.
Remarks Updated on 5 December 2000.

 

Commodity Hand pallet trucks, not self-propelled, used for the handling of materials normally placed on pallets, and their essential parts, i.e. chassis and hydraulics, currently classifiable within CN codes ex 8427 90 00 and ex 8431 20 00.
Countries/Economies mainland China
Action (New.) On 12 March 2009 , the Official Journal published Regulation 188/2009 terminating the partial interim review of the anti-dumping measures applicable to imports of hand pallet trucks and their essential parts originating in mainland China .

It is recalled that the current anti-dumping measures were imposed by Regulation 1174/2005. The partial interim review was initiated on the basis of a request lodged, and information provided, by Yale ( Hangzhou ) Industrial Products Co. Ltd (Yale), an exporter from mainland China . The information indicated that the circumstances on the basis of which measures were established with respect to Yale have changed and that these changes are of a lasting nature. In particular Yale provided prima facie evidence showing that it meets the criteria for market economy treatment and that a comparison of normal value based on its own costs and export prices to the Community would lead to a dumping margin significantly lower than the current level of the measures. Therefore the continued imposition of measures at the existing level, which were based on the level of dumping previously established, appeared to be no longer necessary to offset dumping.

However, the interim review found that Yale did not fulfil the criteria for granting MET or IT. The situation of Yale has not changed with respect to the original investigation. Thus, since neither MET nor IT was granted, no new dumping margin, higher or lower than the existing one, could be established for Yale in this review.

In light of the results of the investigation, the review was terminated without amending the level of the duty applicable to Yale, which was therefore maintained at the level of the definitive anti-dumping duty rate established in the original investigation, i.e. 46.7%.

Dates Regulation 188/2009 entered into force on 13 March 2009 .
Remarks Updated on 19 March 2009.

 

Commodity Certain hot-rolled flat steel products, specifically: flat-rolled products of non-alloy steel, not clad, plated or coated, not in coils, not further worked than hot-rolled, other than with patterns in relief of a width of 600 mm or more and a thickness exceeding 10 mm or of a width of 2 050 mm or more and a thickness of 4.75 mm or more but not exceeding 10 mm of CN codes ex 7208 51 30, ex 7208 51 50, ex 7208 51 91, ex 7208 51 99 and ex 7208 52 91.
Countries/Economies Chinese mainland, India, Romania
Action On 6 August 2005 , the Official Journal published a notice of the expiry of certain anti-dumping measures applicable to imports of hot-rolled flat products of non-alloy steel originating in the Chinese mainland, India and Romania . The notice states that, on 9 December 2004 , a notice of impending expiry was published, following which no request for a review was received.
Dates The measures expired on 11 August 2005.
Remarks Updated on 20 December 2005.

 

Commodity Certain Hot-dipped metallic-coated iron or steel flat-rolled products, i.e.:

-  flat-rolled products of iron or non-alloy steel, plated or coated with zinc and/or with aluminium (excluding electronically plated or coated with zinc) normally declared within CN codes 7210 41 00, 7210 49 00, 7210 61 00, 7210 69 00, 7212 30 00, 7212 50 61 and 7212 50 69,

-  flat-rolled products of alloy steel, of a width of 600 mm or more, plated or coated with zinc and/or aluminium (excluding of stainless steel, of silicon-electrical steel, of products not further worked than hot-rolled or cold-rolled (cold-reduced) and of products electronically plated or coated with zinc) normally declared within CN codes 7225 92 00 and ex 7225 99 00, and

-  flat-rolled products of alloy steel, of a width of less than 600 mm , plated or coated with zinc and/or aluminium (excluding of stainless steel, of silicon-electrical steel, of high-speed steel, of products not further worked than hot-rolled or cold-rolled (cold-reduced) and of products electronically plated or coated with zinc) normally declared within CN codes 7226 99 30 and ex 7226 99 70.

Countries/Economies mainland China
Action

(New.) On 7 February 2009, the Official Journal published Decision 2009/106/EC terminating the anti-dumping proceeding concerning imports of certain hot-dipped metallic-coated iron or steel flat-rolled products originating in mainland China.

It is recalled that, on 14 December 2007, the Commission initiated an anti-dumping proceeding concerning imports into the Community of the product concerned originating in mainland China.

By a letter dated 11 December 2008 and addressed to the Commission, the complainant formally withdrew its complaint. According to the complainant, this withdrawal was prompted by the recent market turbulence. In view of these conditions the complainant did not want to pursue its case on volume-based threat of injury which was based on an analysis of historic data that no longer fully reflects the current market conditions. According to the complainant, it is preferable to respond in these circumstances to unfair injurious trade practices, should they occur, by way of a fresh case instead of this case which cannot fully address the totality of the issues that the Community industry must now face.

In this respect, the Commission noted that the analysis of the current situation with respect to the product concerned and any possible new investigation in the future do not put into question the complainant's action to withdraw. Therefore, the Commission decided that the present anti-dumping proceeding should be terminated without the imposition of anti-dumping measures.

Dates Decision 2009/106/EC was published on 7 February 2009.
Remarks Updated on 20 February 2009.

 

Commodity Electronic compact fluorescent lamps functioning on alternating current (including electronic compact fluorescent discharge lamps functioning on both alternating and direct current), with one or more glass tubes, with all lighting elements and electronic components fixed to the lamp foot, or integrated in the lamp foot, currently classifiable within CN code ex 8539 31 90. The industry usually refers to this product as compact fluorescent lamp (integrated) or CFL-i.
Countries/Economies mainland China, Vietnam, Pakistan, Philippines
Action

On 10 October 2008 , the Official Journal published a Notice of the expiry of certain anti-dumping measures.

It is recalled that the measures currently in force were imposed by Regulation 1205/2007 and extended to imports of the same product consigned from Vietnam , Pakistan and Philippines .

The Commission noted that further to the publication of a notice of impending expiry, following which no request for a review was lodged, the Commission gave notice that the anti-dumping measures would shortly expire.

Dates The date of expiry is 18 October 2008.
Remarks Updated on 16 October 2008.

 

Commodity Ironing boards, whether or not free-standing, with or without a steam soaking and/or heating top and/or blowing top, including sleeve boards, and essential parts thereof, i.e., the legs, the top and the iron rest, currently classifiable within CN codes ex 3924 90 90, ex 4421 90 98, ex 7323 93 90, ex 7323 99 91, ex 7323 99 99, ex 8516 79 70 and ex 8516 90 00.
Countries/Economies mainland China
Action

(New.) On 8 January 2009 , the Official Journal published a notice of initiation of a partial interim review of the anti-dumping measures applicable to imports of ironing boards originating in mainland China .

The measure currently in force is a definitive anti-dumping duty imposed by Regulation 452/2007.

The request for the review was lodged by applicant Guangzhou Power Team Houseware Co. Ltd., Guangzhou , an exporter from mainland China . The request is based on prima facie evidence, provided by the applicant, that the circumstances on the basis of which measures were imposed have changed and that these changes are of a lasting nature. It has claimed that the continued imposition of the measure at its current level is no longer necessary to offset dumping and that it now operates under market economy conditions, according the criteria set down in the basic anti-dumping Regulation.

The applicants request is limited in scope to the examination of dumping as far as the applicant is concerned.

Dates

All interested parties, if their representations are to be taken into account during the investigation, must make themselves known by contacting the Commission, present their views and submit questionnaire replies or any other information within 40 days of the date of publication of the notice in the Official Journal. All interested parties may also apply to be heard by the Commission within the same 40-day time limit. The company's duly substantiated claim for market economy treatment and/or for individual treatment must reach the Commission within 15 days of the date of publication of the notice in the Official Journal. Parties to the investigation may wish to comment on the appropriateness of Turkey which is considered as a market economy country for the purpose of establishing normal value in respect of mainland China . These comments must reach the Commission within 10 days of the date of publication of the notice in the Official Journal. The investigation will be concluded within 15 months of the date of publication of the notice in the Official Journal.

Remarks Updated on 19 January 2009.

 

Commodity Iron or steel fasteners, other than of stainless steel, i.e., wood screws (excluding coach screws), self-tapping screws, other screws and bolts with heads (whether or not with their nuts or washers, but excluding screws turned from bars, rods, profiles or wire, of solid section, of shank thickness not exceeding 6mm and excluding screws and bolts for fixing railway track construction material) and washers, normally declared within CN codes 7318 12 90, 7318 14 91, 7318 14 99, 7318 15 59, 7318 15 69, 7318 15 81, 7318 15 89, ex 7318 15 90, ex 7318 21 00 and ex 7318 22 00.
Countries/Economies Chinese mainland
Action

(New.) On 31 January 2009 , the Official Journal published Regulation 91/2009 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of certain iron or steel fasteners originating in mainland China .

It is recalled that on 9 November 2007 , the Commission initiated an anti-dumping proceeding based on a complaint lodged by the European Industrial Fasteners Institute (EIFI) on 26 September 2007 on behalf of producers representing a major proportion, in this case more than 25%, of the total Community production of certain iron or steel fasteners. The complaint contained evidence of dumping of certain iron or steel fasteners from mainland China and of material injury resulting therefrom, which was considered sufficient to justify the opening of a proceeding.

Following the anti-dumping investigation, it was concluded that the dumped imports originating in mainland China have caused material injury to the Community industry. In view of the high dumping and injury margins, it was also considered that on the basis of the information submitted there was not sufficient evidence to conclude that the possible imposition of measures would be clearly disproportionate and against the Community interest. Therefore, a definitive anti-dumping duty was imposed on certain iron or steel fasteners.

Rates

The rate of the definitive anti-dumping duty applicable to the net, free-at-Community-frontier price, before duty, of the products manufactured by the companies listed in Regulation 91/2009 was set at 0% to 85% depending on the exporting producer concerned. Cooperating exporting producers not included in the sample (listed in Annex I) are subject to the anti-dumping duty of 77.5%.

Regulation 91/2009 also provides that where any party from mainland China provides sufficient evidence to the Commission that it did not export the product concerned originating from mainland China during the period of investigation, that is 1 October 2006 to 30 September 2007; that it is not related to an exporter or producer subject to the measures imposed by the said Regulation; and that it has either actually exported the goods concerned or has entered into an irrevocable contractual obligation to export a significant quantity to the Community after the end of the period of investigation, the Council, acting by simple majority on a proposal by the Commission, after consulting the Advisory Committee, may attribute to that party the duty applicable to cooperating producers not in the sample, i.e., 77.5%.

Dates Regulation 91/2009 entered into force on 1 February 2009 .
Remarks Updated on 2 February 2009.

 

Commodity Leather handbags of CN code 4202 21 00. These are understood to mean bags, whether or not with shoulder strap, including those without handle, with outer surface of leather, of composition leather or patent leather, designed primarily to contain small objects for personal use, such as keys, purses, make-up and cigarettes, regardless of their size and form.
Countries/Economies Chinese mainland
Action The Commission has published a notice of the expiry of the applicable anti-dumping measures.
Date The notice was published on 1 August 2002, and the measures expired on 3 August 2002.
Rate The amount of the definitive anti-dumping duty applicable to imports concerned was 38%, with individual duty rates applying.
Remarks Updated on 22 August 2002

 

Commodity

Lever arch mechanisms generally used for archiving sheets and other documents in binders or files. They consist of arched sturdy metal elements (normally two) on a back plate and having at least one opening trigger that permits inserting and filing of sheets and other documents, normally declared within CN code ex 8305 10 00.

Countries/Economies Chinese mainland
Action

On 16 December 2006 , the Official Journal published a notice concerning an action brought by Dongguan Nanzha Leco Stationery Mfg. Co., Ltd against the Council of the European Union. By means of this action, the applicant, who is a mainland Chinese producer of lever arch mechanisms, seeks the annulment of Council Regulation 1136/2006 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty and collecting definitively the provisional duty imposed on imports of lever arch mechanisms originating in the Chinese mainland, in so far as the regulation affects Dongguan Nanzha Leco Stationery.

Remarks Updated on 3 January 2007

 

Commodity Magnesia bricks: chemically bonded, unfired magnesia bricks, whose magnesia component contains at least 80% MgO, whether or not containing magnesite, currently classifiable within CN codes ex 6815 91 00, ex 6815 99 10 and ex 6815 99 90 (TARIC codes 6815 91 00 10, 6815 99 10 20 and 86815 99 90 20).
Countries/Economies Chinese mainland
Action On 19 September 2008 , the Official Journal published Regulation 906/2008 terminating the new exporter review of Regulation 1659/2005 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of certain magnesia bricks originating in mainland China.

It is recalled that by Regulation 1659/2005, the Council imposed a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of certain magnesia bricks originating in mainland China. The measures consist of an ad valorem duty rate of 39.9%, with the exception of six companies expressly mentioned in the original Regulation which are subject to individual duty rates.

Subsequent to the imposition of definitive measures, the Commission received an application to initiate a new exporter review of Regulation 1659/2005 from a Chinese exporting producer, namely Yingkou Dalmond Refractories Co. Ltd. The applicant claimed that it was not related to any of the exporting producers in mainland China subject to the anti-dumping measures in force with regard to magnesia bricks. Furthermore, it claimed that it had not exported magnesia bricks during the original period of the investigation but had exported them to the Community after that period.

The Commission initiated, by Regulation 1536/2007, a review of Regulation 1659/2005 with regard to the applicant. Pursuant to Regulation 1536/2007, the anti-dumping duty of 39.9% imposed by Regulation 1659/2005 was repealed with regard to imports of magnesia bricks produced and sold for exports to the Community by the applicant.

In the light of the results of the new exporter investigation, the Commission could not establish that the applicants individual margin was indeed different from the residual dumping margin established in the original investigation, as the applicant was granted neither market economy treatment nor individual treatment. Therefore, the request made by the applicant was rejected and the new exporter review was terminated. The residual anti-dumping duty found during the original investigation, i.e. 39.9%, was consequently maintained as far as the applicant is concerned.

Dates Regulation 906/2008 entered into force on 20 September 2008.
Remarks Updated on 2 October 2008.

 

Commodity Magnesium oxide (caustic magnesite) of CN code ex 2519 90 90 (Taric code 2519 90 90 10)
Countries/Economies Chinese mainland
Action

On 25 May 2005, the Official Journal published Council Regulation 778/2005 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports. Following an expiry review, the Council had imposed definitive anti-dumping measures on imports of magnesium oxide. These measures took the form of a minimum import price. Following an interim review, by Regulation 985/2003, the Council amended the form of the anti-dumping measures in force by maintaining the minimum price but subject to specific conditions and imposing an ad valorem duty of 27.1% in all other cases. It should be noted that the original measures were imposed by Council Regulation 1473/93.

Following the publication of a notice of impending expiry, the Commissions services received a request for an expiry review. The request was lodged on 9 March 2004 by Eurom彋aux. According to the Commission, the investigation has shown that exporters in the mainland have continued their dumping practices during the IP. It has also been demonstrated that the Community market is an attractive market for Chinese exporters, given the level of prices charged to other export markets and bearing in mind significant spare capacity in the mainland. Therefore, if measures were repealed, the Commission feels that it is likely that huge quantities of dumped imports would enter the Community market. The situation of the Community industry, reflected in the reduced production, sales and employment and insufficient profit during the period considered, would most likely be aggravated if measures were repealed as increased volumes of dumped imports from the mainland would start to flow onto the Community market.

The definitive anti-dumping duty is thus maintained on imports. 

Date

The Regulation entered into force on 26 May 2005.

Rate

The amount of the anti-dumping duty shall be:

(a) the difference between the minimum import price of EUR 112 per tonne and the net, free-at-Community-frontier price, before duty, in all cases where the latter is:

-  less than the minimum import price, and

-  established on the basis of an invoice issued by an exporter located in the Chinese mainland directly to an unrelated party in the Community (TARIC additional code A420);

(b) zero, if the net, free-at-Community-frontier price, before duty, is established on the basis of an invoice issued by an exporter located in the Chinese mainland directly to an unrelated party in the Community and equal to or higher than the minimum import price of EUR 112 per tonne (TARIC additional code A420);

(c)  equal to an ad valorem duty of 27,1% in all other cases not falling under (a) and (b) (TARIC additional code A999).
Remarks Updated on 1 June 2005

 

Commodity Certain magnetic disks (3.5" microdisks) falling within CN code ex 8523 20 90 ,with the exception of 3,5" microdisks based on optically continuous servo tracking technology or magnetic sector servo tracking technology with a storage capacity of 120 MB or more
Countries/Economies Chinese mainland, Japan, Hong Kong and the Republic of Korea
Action

The Official Journal has published a notice of the expiry of certain anti-dumping measures applicable to imports of magnetic disks (3.5" microdisks) originating in the aforementioned countries. On 8 June 2005, a notice of impending expiry had been published following which no request for a review was received.

Rate The rate of definitive anti-dumping duty applicable to the net, free-at-Community-frontier price before duty, was as follows: From Hong Kong: Jackin Magnetic Co. Ltd. 7.2%, Plantron (HK) Ltd. 6.7%, Technosource Industrial Ltd. 13.3%, all other exporting producers 27.4%; from the Republic of Korea: all exporting producers 8.1%; from the Chinese mainland: Hanny Magnetics 35.6%, all other exporting producers 39.4%; from Japan: between 6.1% and 26.7% for cooperating producers, and 40.9% for all other exporting producers.
Date The notice of expiry was published on 17 February 2006, and the measures expired on 22 February 2006.
Remarks Updated on 24 February 2006

 

Commodity

Malleable cast iron tube or pipe fittings of CN code 7307 19 10

Countries/Economies

Chinese mainland, Brazil , Japan, the Republic of Korea , Thailand

Action

On 6 August 2005 , the Official Journal published a notice of the expiry of certain anti-dumping measures applicable to imports of malleable cast iron tube or pipe fittings originating in Brazil , Japan , the Chinese mainland, the Republic of Korea and Thailand . The notice states that, on 9 December 2004 , a notice of impending expiry was published, following which no request for a review was received.

Date

The measures expired on 19 August 2005 .

Remarks

Updated on 20 December 2005..

 

Commodity

Mandarins and clementines (prepared or preserved)- 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 defined under CN heading 2008, falling within CN codes 2008 30 55, 2008 30 75 and ex 2008 30 90.

Countries/Economies

mainland China

Action

(On 30 December 2008, the Official Journal published Regulation 1355/2008 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty and collecting definitively the provisional duty imposed on imports of certain prepared or preserved citrus fruits (namely mandarins, etc.) originating in mainland China.

It is recalled that on 20 October 2007 the Commission announced the initiation of an anti-dumping proceeding concerning imports into the Community of the product concerned originating in mainland China . On 4 July 2008 , the Commission, by Regulation 642/2008 imposed a provisional anti-dumping duty on imports of the product concerned originating in mainland China .

It was confirmed during the subsequent investigation that the material injury of the Community industry, which is characterized by weak sales, low utilisation of capacity and negative financial results was caused by the dumped imports concerned. On the other hand, it was established that the effect of other imports, of export performance of the Community industry, of currency fluctuations, of supply of raw materials, of quality differences or of investments on the Community industry's negative developments was only limited, if any. Therefore, the provisional finding of the existence of a causal link between the material injury suffered by the Community industry and the dumped Chinese imports was confirmed.

Moreover, the additional analysis concerning the interests at stake has not altered the provisional conclusions in this respect. Data of the sampled cooperating importers were verified and confirmed that the canned mandarins sector represents for them a very small part of their total turnover and that they achieved, in average terms a comfortable result during both the investigation period and the period of 2004-2008 examined, so the impact of the measures on importers will be minimal. It has been also ascertained that the financial impact on the final consumer would be negligible, considering that marginal quantities per capita are bought in the consumer countries. It was considered that the conclusions regarding the Community interest as set out in the provisional Regulation have not changed. In the absence of any other comments, these conclusions set out in the provisional Regulation were therefore definitively confirmed.

Rates

The amount of the definitive anti-dumping duty was set at 361.4 to 531.2 EUR/tonne net product weight depending on the exporting producer concerned.

Dates

Regulation 1355/2008 entered into force on 31 December 2008 .
Remarks Updated on 6 January 2009.

 

Commodity

Microwave ovens of CN code 8516 50 00

Countries/Economies

Chinese mainland, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia and Thailand

Action

Notice of the expiry of anti-dumping measures. The measures had been imposed by Regulation (EC) No 5/96 as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 2041/2000. The duties will expire on 5 January 2001.

Date

Notice published on 28 December 2000.

Remarks

Updated on 2 January 2001.

 

Commodity Molybdenum wire, containing by weight at least 99.95% of molybdenum, of which the maximum cross-sectional dimension exceeds 1.35 mm but does not exceed 4.0 mm, normally declared within CN code ex 8102 96 00.
Countries/Economies mainland China
Action (New.)  On 8 April 2009, the Official Journal published a notice of initiation of an anti-dumping proceeding concerning imports of certain molybdenum wires originating in the Chinese mainland.

 

The complaint was lodged on 23 February 2009 by the European Association of Metals (EUROMETAUX) ('The complainant') on behalf of a producer representing a major proportion, in this case more than 25 %, of the total Community production of certain molybdenum wires. The complainant has provided evidence that imports of the product concerned from the Chinese mainland have increased overall in absolute terms and in terms of market share. It is alleged that the volumes and the prices of the imported product concerned have, among other consequences, had a negative impact on the market share held, the quantities sold and the level of prices charged by the Community industry, resulting in substantial adverse effects on the overall performance, and in particular on the financial situation and the situation with regard to employment, of the Community industry.

Date

All interested parties should request a questionnaire or other claim forms as soon as possible, but not later than 10 days after the publication of the notice in the Official Journal. All interested parties, if their representations are to be taken into account during the investigation, must make themselves known by contacting the Commission, present their views and submit questionnaire replies or any other information within 40 days of the date of publication of the notice in the Official Journal. All interested parties may also apply to be heard by the Commission within the same 40 day time limit. Parties to the investigation may wish to comment on the appropriateness of the USA, which is envisaged as a market economy country for the purpose of establishing normal value in respect of the Chinese mainland. These comments must reach the Commission within 10 days of the date of publication of the notice in the Official Journal. Duly substantiated claims for market economy status must reach the Commission within 15 days of the date of publication of the notice in the Official Journal.

 

In view of the apparent large number of parties involved in this proceeding, the Commission may decide to apply sampling. All exporters/producers, or representatives acting on their behalf, wishing to be included in the samples must make themselves known by contacting the Commission and providing information as further specified in the notice within 15 days of the date of publication of this notice in the Official Journal. All interested parties wishing to submit any relevant information regarding the selection of the sample must do so within 21 days of the publication of this notice in the Official Journal.

 

The investigation will be concluded within 15 months of the date of the publication of the notice in the Official Journal. Provisional measures may be imposed no later than 9 months from the publication of the notice in the Official Journal.

Remarks Updated on 10 April 2009

 

Commodity

Monosodium glutamate, which is a food additive that is mainly used as a flavour enhancer in soups, broths, fish and meat dishes and ready-made foods. It is also used in the personal care cosmetics industry. It is normally declared within CN code ex 2922 42 00.

Countries/Economies

mainland China

Action

On 2 December 2008, the Official Journal published Regulation 1187/2008 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty and collecting definitively the provisional duty imposed on imports of monosodium glutamate originating in mainland China.

It is recalled that the Commission, by Regulation 492/2008 imposed a provisional anti-dumping duty on imports of monosodium glutamate originating in mainland China.

Following an investigation, it was concluded that most injury indicators pertaining to the Community industry developed negatively during the period considered. Production and capacity utilisation fell, while consumption on the Community market decreased, the sales volumes of the Community industry fell significantly, leading to a loss in market share. Other injury indicators, such as stocks and employment, also developed negatively during the period considered. According to the Commission, the investigation showed that low-priced Chinese imports were undercutting Community industry prices significantly during the investigation period. The selling prices of the Community industry increased during the period considered, due to cost increases, but the consequence of this was a decrease in sales volumes and a drop in market share. Hence, the other financial injury indicators, including return on investments, cash flow and profitability also developed negatively during the period considered. Therefore, it was concluded that the Community industry suffered material injury and that the dumped imports of the product concerned originating in mainland China have caused material injury to the Community industry.

In consequence, a definitive anti-dumping duty has been imposed on imports of monosodium glutamate originating in mainland China.

Rates

The rate of the definitive anti-dumping duty applicable to the net, free-at-Community-frontier price, before duty, of the products manufactured by various companies listed in the Regulation was set at between 33.8%-39.7%. The rate for all other companies is 39.7%. 

Date

Regulation 1187/2008 entered into force on 3 December 2008.
Remarks Updated on 11 December 2008.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commodity Okoume plywood, defined as plywood consisting solely of sheets of wood, each ply not exceeding 6 mm thickness, with at least one outer ply of okoume not coated by a permanent film of other materials, currently classifiable within CN code ex 4412 13 10.
Countries/Economies Chinese mainland
Action

On 16 February 2008, the Official Journal published Regulation 138/2008 terminating the partial interim review of anti-dumping measures applicable to imports of okoume plywood originating in the mainland China.

It is recalled that the measures in force are anti-dumping duties imposed by Regulation 1942/2004 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of okoume plywood originating in mainland China. The duties in force range from 6.5% to 23.5% for four companies with individual duties. The residual duty is 66.7%.

On 3 April 2006, the Commission received a request to examine the scope of existing measures with a view to including new product types in the product definition. The request was lodged by the European Federation of the Plywood Industry (FEIC) on behalf of Community producers of okoume plywood. The applicant alleged that new product types have appeared on the market such as plywood consisting solely of sheets of wood, each ply not exceeding 6 mm thickness, with at least one outer ply of bintangor, red canarium, kedondong or certain other species, not coated by a permanent film of other material. These products should be included in the scope of the measures on the grounds that they share the same basic physical and chemical characteristics and end uses as the product covered by the existing measures. Both the product concerned and the new product types should therefore be considered as a single product.

Consequently, the Commission initiated a partial interim review, limited in scope to the definition of the product concerned.

By a letter dated 5 December 2007 to the Commission, the applicant withdrew its request for the partial interim review.

The Commission established that the termination of the interim review would not be against the Community interest. Therefore, the interim review was terminated without amending the anti-dumping measures in force.

Date Regulation 138/2008 was published on 16 February 2008.
Remarks Updated on 20 February 2008.

 

Commodity Para-cresol with a minimum para-isomer, purity of 97% calculated on a net dry basis, currently classifiable within CN code ex 2907 12 00. Para-cresol is a colourless to pale yellow toxic organic chemical used as an intermediary chemical in the production of anti-oxidants and fine chemicals such as anisic aldehyde, sun screens, UV stabilisers etc. The product concerned exists in different purities between 97% and 99.9% which all share the same basic physical and chemical characteristics and uses. They all share the same basic molecule (C7H8O) with the methyl function in the same position and the same impurities (such as orthocresol, metacresol etc.).
Countries/Economies mainland China
Action

On 17 October 2008 , the Official Journal published a Notice of the expiry of certain anti-dumping measures.

It is recalled that the measures currently in force are anti-dumping measures on imports of the product concerned from mainland China imposed by Regulation 1656/2003.

The Commission noted that further to the publication of a notice of impending expiry, following which no request for a review was lodged, the Commission gave notice that the anti-dumping measures had expired.

Dates

The measures expired on 29 September 2008.

Remarks Updated on 31 October 2008.

 

Commodity Paracetamol also known as acetaminophen of CN code 2924 29 30
Countries/Economies Chinese mainland, India, Turkey, United States of America
Action Commission Decision to terminate the anti-dumping proceeding as a result of the withdrawal of the complaint by the EU complainant, CEFIC (European Council of Chemical Manufacturers Federations).
Dates The Decision to terminate has been published in the Official Journal of the European Communities on 10 February 2001.
Remarks Updated on 12 February 2001.

 

Commodity Certain plastic sacks and bags, containing at least 20% by weight of polyethylene and of sheeting of a thickness not exceeding 100 micrometers, falling within CN codes ex 3923 21 00, ex 3923 29 10 and ex 3923 29 90 (TARIC codes 3923 21 00 20, 3923 29 10 20 and 3923 29 90 20).
Countries/Economies mainland China, Thailand, Malaysia
Action (New.) On 12 March 2009 , the Official Journal published Regulation 189/2009 amending Regulation 1425/2006 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of certain plastic sacks and bags originating in mainland China and Thailand , and terminating the proceeding on imports of certain plastic sacks and bags originating in Malaysia .

It is recalled that by Regulation 1425/2006, the Council imposed a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports into the Community of the product concerned originating in mainland China and Thailand . Given the large number of cooperating exporting producers in the investigation that led to the imposition of the anti-dumping duty, a sample of Chinese and Thai exporting producers was selected and individual duty rates ranging from 4.8% to 14.3% were imposed on the companies included in the samples, while other cooperating companies not included in the sample were attributed a duty rate of 8.4% for mainland China and 7.9% for Thailand. Duty rates of 28.8% for mainland China and 14.3% for Thailand were imposed on companies which either did not make themselves known or did not cooperate in the investigation.

Seven companies (five Chinese and two Thai) have applied to be granted the same treatment as the companies cooperating in the original investigation not included in the sample (new exporting producer treatment). Two Chinese companies requesting new exporting producer treatment did not provide the requested information. It was therefore not possible to verify whether these companies fulfilled the necessary criteria and their requests had to be rejected. One Thai company provided misleading information and its request was therefore rejected. Another Thai company exported the product concerned to the Community during the investigation period and, therefore, its request was also denied.

The evidence provided by the remaining three Chinese exporting producers (namely Huiyang Kanlun Polyethylene Manufacture Factory; Bao Xiang Plastic Bag Manufacturing (Shenzhen) Co. Ltd.; and Quanzhou Polywin Packaging Co. Ltd.) was considered sufficient to show that they fulfil the criteria for being granted the duty rate applicable to the cooperating companies not included in the sample (8.4% for Chinese companies) and consequently to add their names to the list of exporting producers in Annex I to Regulation 1425/2006.

Dates Regulation 189/2009 entered into force on 13 March 2009 .
Remarks Updated on 19 March 2009.

 

Commodity Pentaerythritol, normally declared within CN code ex 2905 42 00.
Countries/Economies Chinese mainland, United States, Russia, Turkey and Ukraine
Action

On 4 April 2007 , the Official Journal published Commission Decision 2007/214/EC terminating the anti-dumping proceeding concerning imports of pentaerythritol originating in the Chinese mainland, Russia , Turkey, Ukraine and the United States . It may be recalled that the proceeding was initiated on 17 January 2006 following a complaint lodged on 2 December 2005 by CEFIC (European Chemical Industry Concil) on behalf of producers representing a major proportion of the total Community production of pentaerythritol.

Within the course of its investigation, the Commission found that with the exception of Turkey , dumping had occurred in all countries concerned. Furthermore, the Commission concluded that the Community industry suffered material injury. However, the Commission was unable to establish a 'significant causal link' between dumping and injury. Indeed, according to the Commission, the examination of other factors revealed that the injury could be attributed also to the decrease in consumption, the export performance of the Community industry as well as imports from other third countries. In view of its findings, the Commission decided to terminate the anti-dumping proceeding.

Dates

Commission Decision 2007/214/EC entered into force on 5 April 2007.

Remarks Updated on 13 April 2007.

 

Commodity Peroxosulphates (persulphates), i.e. ammonium persulphate (NH4)2S2O8 (APS), sodium persulphate (Na2S2O8) (SPS/NPS), potassium persulphate (K2S2O8) (PPS/KPS) and potassium monopersulphate (2KHSO5 * KHSO4 * K2SO4) (KMPS), currently classifiable within CN codes 2833 40 00 and ex 2842 90 80.
Countries/Economies the Chinese mainland, the United States of America, Taiwan
Action

On 11 October 2007, the Official Journal published Council Regulation 1184/2007 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty and collecting definitively the provisional duty imposed on imports of peroxosulphates (persulphates) originating in the US, the Chinese mainland and Taiwan.

It is recalled that on 12 April 2007, the Commission, by Regulation 390/2007 imposed a provisional anti-dumping duty on imports of peroxosulphates (persulphates), originating in the US, the Chinese mainland and Taiwan.

Following the analysis, it was concluded that the dumped imports of persulphates from the Chinese mainland, the US and Taiwan have caused material injury to the Community industry within the meaning of the basic Regulation.

Rate The following rates of the definitive anti-dumping duty applicable to the net, free-at-Community-frontier price, before duty, of the products manufactured by the companies based in the respective countries were imposed: the US: between 10.6% and 39%; the Chinese mainland: between 0% and 71.8%; Taiwan: 22.6%.
Dates

The Regulation entered into force on 12 October 2007.

Remarks Updated on 16 October 2007.

 

Commodity Peroxodisulphates of CN code ex 2833 40 00
Countries/Economies Chinese mainland
Action

Council Regulation 695/2002 terminating the anti-dumping proceedings. The proceedings had been initiated, by means of a notice of the initiation of an expiry review, on 20 December 2000 by the Commission, pursuant to a complaint and a request for the expiry review, lodged on 20 September 2000 by the European Chemical Industry Council ("CEFIC").

On 25 January 2002, by means of a letter addressed to the Commission, CEFIC formally withdrew its request. The Council has therefore terminated the proceeding, since the investigation did not bring to light any considerations showing that such termination would not be in the Community interest, and since no comments were received by the Commission from interested parties indicating that such termination would not be in the Community interest. The Council Regulation notes that the existing measures should be allowed to expire.

Dates The Regulation to terminate the proceedings was published on 25 April 2002. The anti-dumping measures have been repealed accordingly, as from 26 April 2002.
Remarks Updated on 25 April 2002.

 

Commodity Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) with a viscosity of 78ml/g or higher, according to the ISO Standard 1628-5, currently classifiable within CN code 3907 60 20.
Countries/Economies mainland China and Australia
Action

(New.) On 10 January 2009 , the Official Journal published a notice of the impending expiry of certain anti-dumping measures.

It is recalled that the current measures were imposed by Regulation 1467/2004 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty and collecting definitively the provisional duty imposed on imports of polyethylene terephthalate originating in Australia , mainland China and terminating the anti-dumping proceeding concerning imports of polyethylene terephthalate originating in Pakistan and releasing the amounts secured by way of the provisional duties imposed.

Community 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 Community producers will then be provided with the opportunity to amplify, rebut or comment on the matters set out in the review request.

Dates Community 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 the date of expiry of the measures. The measures are set to expire on 20 August 2009.
Remarks Updated on 19 January 2009.

 

Commodity Certain polyvinyl alcohols (PVA): Copolymeric polyvinyl alcohols (PVA) based on a homopolymeric polymerisation with a viscosity (measured in 4% solution) of 3 mPas or more but not exceeding 61 mPas and a degree of hydrolysis of 84.0 mol % or more but not exceeding 99.9 mol %, falling within CN code ex 3905 30 00.
Countries/Economies Chinese mainland, Taiwan
Action

On 18 March 2008, the Official Journal published Commission Decision 2008/227/EC terminating the anti-dumping proceeding concerning imports of polyvinyl alcohol originating in mainland China and Taiwan and releasing the amounts secured by way of the provisional duties imposed.

It is recalled that on 19 December 2006, the Commission published a notice initiating an anti-dumping proceeding on imports into the Community of PVA originating in mainland China and Taiwan. On 17 September 2007, the Commission, by Regulation 1069/2007, imposed a provisional anti-dumping duty on PVA originating in mainland China. With regard to Taiwan, no provisional measures were imposed. It was found that the dumping margin determined for Taiwan is less than 2%. It was further found that there was a lack of evidence for a causal link between dumping and injury insofar as imports originating in mainland China were concerned.

Therefore, the anti-dumping proceeding was terminated. Amounts secured by way of provisional anti-dumping duties pursuant to Regulation 1069/2007 shall be released.

Dates Commission Decision 2008/227/EC entered into force on 19 March 2008.
Remarks Updated on 3 April 2008.

 

Commodity Potassium permanganate of CN code 2841 61 00
Countries/Economies Chinese mainland
Action

On 11 February 2006, the Official Journal published a notice of the expiry of certain anti-dumping measures applicable to imports of potassium permanganate originating in the Chinese mainland. On 5 May 2005 a notice of impending expiry had been published, following which no request for a review was received.

Dates The date of expiry is shown as 16 February 2006.
Remarks Updated on 14 February 2006.

 

Commodity

Powdered activated carbon (PAC), currently classifiable within CN code ex 3802 10 00. PAC is a micro-porous form of carbon, obtained from a variety of raw materials such as coal, lignite, peat, wood, olive stones or coconut shells, which are activated by means of steam or chemical processes. PAC is a very fine powder. Activated carbons are also sold in granular forms (granulated activated carbon GAC) which were not covered by the review.

Countries/Economies

Chinese mainland

Action

On 10 July 2008 , the Official Journal published Regulation 649/2008 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of powdered activated carbon originating in mainland China.

It is recalled that by Regulation 1006/96, following an antidumping investigation, the Council imposed a definitive anti-dumping duty of EUR 323 per tonne on imports of PAC originating in mainland China. By Regulation 1011/2002, following an expiry review, the Council renewed the definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of PAC originating in mainland China. Furthermore, following the publication of a notice of impending expiry, the Commission received a request on 12 March 2007 for an expiry review. The request was lodged by the European Chemical Industry Council on behalf of two producers representing a major proportion, in this case more than 50%, of the total Community production of powdered activated carbon. The request was 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 Community industry.

It was established that imports of Chinese PAC were made above de minimis levels and were still dumped. It also was established that dumping continued and that there is a strong likelihood that it would continue should measures be allowed to expire. Moreover, in such a case it is likely that exports of Chinese PAC to the Community would significantly increase (and return to at least the levels found in the original investigation) since there were significant spare capacities available in mainland China. The prices of these additional import quantities would in all likelihood be dumped at significant levels. Although the situation of the Community industry has improved as compared to the one prevailing before the imposition of existing antidumping measures, it was found that it remains fragile. It was therefore established that it was likely that if the Community industry were exposed to increased volumes of imports from mainland China at dumped prices it would result in a deterioration of its financial situation as found in the original investigation. On this basis, it was therefore concluded, that the repeal of the measures would in all likelihood result in the recurrence of injury to the Community industry.

Rates

A definitive anti-dumping duty was imposed on imports of PAC originating in mainland China. The amount of the definitive anti-dumping duty shall be EUR 323 per tonne (net weight).

Dates

Regulation 649/2008 entered into force on 11 July 2008.

Remarks Updated on 22 July 2008.

 

Commodity PSC wires and strands: certain wire of non-alloy steel (not plated or not coated or plated or coated with zinc) and stranded wire of non-alloy steel (whether or not plated or coated), containing by weight 0.6% or more of carbon, with a maximum cross-sectional dimension exceeding 3 mm, originating in mainland China, normally declared within CN codes ex 7217 10 90, ex 7217 20 90, ex 7312 10 61, ex 7312 10 65 and ex 7312 10 69. The products are commercially known as pre-or post-stressing wires and wire strands (PSC wires and strands).
Countries/Economies mainland China
Action

On 15 November 2008, the Official Journal published Regulation 1129/2008 imposing a provisional anti-dumping duty on imports of certain pre- and post-stressing wires and wire strands of non-alloy steel originating in mainland China.

It is recalled that the anti-dumping proceeding was initiated on 16 February 2008 on the basis of a complaint lodged by Eurostress Information Service (ESIS) on behalf of producers representing a major proportion, in this case more than 57%, of the total Community production of PSC wires and strands.

It was preliminarily concluded that the Community industry has suffered material injury and that the dumped imports from mainland China, which significantly undercut the prices of the Community industry and which sharply increased in volume, have had a determining role in the injury suffered by the Community industry, which is reflected in its poor financial situation and in the deterioration of most injury indicators. The investigation also showed that the other known factors, such as imports from other third countries, exports by the Community industry, competition with other producers and the rise in the cost of production were not a determining cause for the injury suffered by the Community industry. Therefore, a provisional anti-dumping duty was imposed on imports of PSC wires and strands.

Rates: The rate of anti-dumping duty applicable to the net, free-at-Community-frontier price, before duty varies from 2.1% to 52.2%.
Dates: Regulation 1129/2008 entered into force on 16 November 2008. It will apply for six months.
Remarks Updated on 24 November 2008.

 

Commodity

Reciprocating compressors, giving a flow not exceeding 2 cubic metres (m3) per minute, normally declared within CN codes ex 8414 40 10, 8414 80 22, ex 8414 80 28 and ex 8414 80 51.

Countries/Economies

Chinese mainland

Action

On 20 March 2008, the Official Journal published Regulation 261/2008 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of certain compressors originating in mainland China.

It is recalled that the investigation was initiated on 20 November 2006, following a complaint by Federazione ANIMA/COMPO on behalf of producers representing a major proportion, in this case more than 50%, of the total Community production of certain compressors.

Following the investigation, it was concluded that the imports from mainland China have caused material injury to the Community industry. In conclusion, in view of the high dumping and injury margins, it was considered that on the basis of the information submitted there was not enough evidence to conclude that the possible imposition of measures would be clearly disproportionate and against the Community interest. It was, however, mentioned that should, despite the imposition of duties, the situation prevailing prior to the imposition of measures (in particular the 53% market share of imports from mainland China and the relatively small market share of cooperating producers in the Community) remain unchanged, the cost of the possible duty to be borne by consumers and economic operators in the Community (including importers, traders and retailers) might be considered, in the long run, to be greater than the benefit for the Community industry. Therefore, the measures were imposed for two years, and certain reporting requests were made to, in particular, Community producers.

Rates

The rate of anti-dumping duty applicable to the net, free-at-Community-frontier price, before duty is between 10.6 and 77.6%.

In the event that: any new exporting producer in mainland China provides sufficient evidence to the Commission that: it did not export the product concerned to the Community during the period between 1 October 2005 and 30 September 2006; it is not related to any exporter or producer in mainland China which is subject to the anti-dumping measures imposed by this Regulation; it has actually exported the product concerned to the Community after the investigation period on which the measures are based, or it has entered into an irrevocable contractual obligation to export a significant quantity to the Community; it operates under market economy conditions or alternatively that it fulfils the requirements to have an individual duty, the Council, acting by simple majority on a proposal submitted by the Commission after consulting the Advisory Committee, may amend the Regulation by adding the new exporting producer to the cooperating companies not included in the sample and thus subject to the weighted average duty of 51.6%.

Dates

Regulation 261/2008 entered into force on 21 March 2008.
Remarks Updated on 3 April 2008.

 

Commodity

Recordable compact discs (CD-Rs), currently classifiable within CN code ex 8523 40 11

Countries/Economies Taiwan
Action

On 6 November 2007, the Official Journal published Regulation 1293/2007, which, inter alia, repealed the anti-dumping duties imposed by Regulation 1050/2002 on imports of recordable compact discs originating in Taiwan and allowed for their repayment or remission.

It is recalled that definitive anti-dumping duties applicable to imports of recordable compact discs originating in Taiwan were imposed on 18 June 2002 by Regulation 1050/2002 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty and collecting definitively the provisional duty imposed on imports of recordable compact discs originating in Taiwan. The duties ranged from 17.7% to 38.5%. These measures lapsed ipso iure on 18 June 2007 in accordance with the Commission Notice of the expiry of certain anti-dumping measures.

The present initiation of a partial interim review of the antidumping measures applicable to imports of recordable compact discs originating in Taiwan was announced on 22 March 2007. The review was limited in scope to the examination of the Community interest, with the decision thereon possibly having retroactive effect as of 5 November 2006, i.e., the date of entering into force of Commission Decision 2006/753/EC, by which it terminated an anti-dumping proceeding concerning imports of CD-Rs originating in the Chinese mainland, Hong Kong, and Malaysia on grounds of lack of Community interest in the imposition of measures.

It was decided, among others, that the anti-dumping measures applicable to imports of CD-Rs originating in Taiwan should be repealed with a retroactive effect to the date of entering into force of termination Decision 2006/753/EC.

Consequently, the definitive anti-dumping duties paid or entered in the accounts pursuant to Regulation 1050/2002 on imports of CD-Rs originating in Taiwan and released for free circulation as from 5 November 2006 should be repaid or remitted.

Dates

The Regulation entered into force on 7 November 2007; however, some provisions apply retroactively from 5 November 2006.

Remarks Updated on 15 November 2007

 

Commodity

Recordable digital versatile discs (DVD+/-R) originating in the Chinese mainland, Hong Kong and Taiwan normally declared within CN code ex 8523 90 30 (CN code since 1 January 2006 ). This code covers products with a recording capacity exceeding 900 megabytes but not exceeding 18 gigabytes, other than erasable. This CN code is only given for information. The product concerned belongs to the recording media industry.

Countries/Economies Chinese mainland, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
Action

On 24 October 2006, the Official Journal published a Commission Decision terminating the anti-dumping proceeding concerning imports of recordable digital versatile discs (DVD+/-R) originating in the Chinese mainland, Hong Kong and Taiwan. It may be recalled that the proceeding was initiated as a result of a complaint lodged on 24 June 2005 by CECMA on behalf of producers representing a major proportion, in this case more than 60%, of the total Community production of DVD+/-R. The complaint contained evidence of dumping of DVD+/-R and of material injury resulting from it, which was considered sufficient to justify the initiation of a proceeding.

Within the course of the proceeding, the Commission has come to the conclusion that the prospect of Community industry to become a strong player in the short or medium term would appear quite remote in particular in terms of market share, production capacity or technology, if measures are imposed. Otherwise, the imposition of measures would concern nearly 90% of the EU consumption of the product concerned and would be detrimental to importers, distributors, retailers and consumers. In such circumstances, the imposition of anti-dumping measures would be disproportionate. Accordingly, the Commission decided to terminate the investigation.

Dates

The Commission Decision was published on 24 October 2006 .

Remarks Updated on 30 October 2006

 

Commodity Refractory chamottes falling within CN codes ex 2507 and ex 2508 (Taric codes: 2507 00 20 10, 2507 00 80 10, 2508 10 00 10, 2508 20 00 10, 2508 30 00 10, 2508 40 00 10, 2508 50 00 10, 2508 60 00 10, 2508 70 00 10 and 2508 70 90 10)
Countries/Economies Chinese mainland
Action Notice of expiry of anti-dumping measures. The duty was imposed by Regulation 137/96 published on 6 March 1996, as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 2238/2000 published on 11 October 2000.
Date Measures are due to expire on 28 January 2001.
Remarks Updated on 19 January 2001

 

Commodity Certain Ring-binder mechanisms (RBM),currently classifiable within CN code ex 8305 10 00. Ring binder mechanisms consist of two steel sheets or wires with at least four half-rings made of steel wire fixed on them and which are kept together by a steel cover. They can be opened either by pulling the half rings or with a small steel trigger mechanism fixed to the ring binder mechanism.
Countries/Economies Chinese mainland, Vietnam, Laos

Action

On 5 December 2008, the Official Journal published a notice of initiation of an expiry review of the anti-dumping measures applicable to imports of certain ring binder mechanisms originating in mainland China.

The request for an expiry review was lodged on 4 September 2008 by Community producer Ring Alliance Ringbuchtechnik GmbH representing a major proportion, in this case more than 50%, of the total Community production of ring binder mechanisms.

The measures currently in force are a definitive anti-dumping duty imposed by Council Regulation 2074/2004 on imports of certain ring binder mechanisms originating in mainland China. By Regulation 1208/2004, the definitive anti-dumping duty was extended to imports of ring binder mechanisms consigned from Vietnam, whether declared as originating in Vietnam or not, and by Regulation 33/2006 to imports of ring binder mechanisms consigned from Lao People's Democratic Republic, whether declared as originating in Lao People's Democratic Republic or not. Regulation 818/2008 amended Council Regulation 2074/2004.

The request for an expiry review is based on the grounds that the expiry of measures would be likely to result in a continuation or recurrence of dumping and injury to the Community industry. In view of the apparent number of parties involved in the proceeding, the Commission may decide to apply sampling.

Dates

All interested parties who did not cooperate in the investigation leading to the measures subject to the present review should request a questionnaire or other claim forms as soon as possible, but not later than 15 days after the publication of the notice in the Official Journal. All interested parties, if their representations are to be taken into account during the investigation, must make themselves known by contacting the Commission, present their views and submit questionnaire replies or any other information within 40 days of the date of publication of the notice in the Official Journal. All interested parties may also apply to be heard by the Commission within the same 40-day time limit. Parties to the investigation may wish to comment on the appropriateness of Thailand which is envisaged as a market-economy country for the purpose of establishing normal value in respect of mainland China. These comments must reach the Commission within 10 days of the date of publication of the notice in the Official Journal.

The investigation will be concluded within 15 months of the date of the publication of the notice in the Official Journal.

Remarks Updated on 11 December 2008.

 

Commodity Saddles and essential parts thereof (bases, cushions or covers), of bicycles and other cycles (including delivery tricycles), whether or not motorized and with or without sidecars, of fitness machines and of home trainers, originating in the Chinese mainland (the product concerned"), normally declared within CN codes 8714 95 00, ex 8714 99 90 and ex 9506 91 10. These CN codes are only given for information.
Countries/Economies Chinese mainland

Action

On 21 June 2007 , the Official Journal published Council Regulation 691/2007 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty and collecting definitively the provisional duty imposed on imports of certain saddles originating in the Chinese mainland. It may be recalled that the Commission, by Regulation 1999/2006, had imposed a provisional anti-dumping duty on imports into the Community of certain saddles originating in the Chinese mainland.

Rates Regulation 691/2007 fixes the general anti-dumping rate for companies from the Chinese mainland at 29.6 %. The following companies face a lower rate of 5.8%: Cionlli Bicycle (Taicang) Co., Ltd, Shunde Hongli Bicycle Parts Co., Ltd, Safe Strong Bicycle Parts Shenzhen Co., Ltd and Cionlli Bicycle Components (Tianjin) Co., Ltd. The following benefit from a rate of 0%: Giching Bicycle Parts (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd and Velo Cycle Kunshan Co., Ltd.
Dates Regulation 691/2007 entered into force on 22 June 2007.
Remarks Updated on 29 June 2007.

 

Commodity

(New.) certain seamless pipes and tubes, of iron or steel, of circular cross-section, of an external diameter not exceeding 406.4 mm with a Carbon Equivalent Value (CEV) not exceeding 0.86 according to the International Institute of Welding (IIW) formula and chemical analysis. The notice of initiation indicated that normally the product concerned is declared within CN codes ex 7304 11 00, ex 7304 19 10, ex 7304 19 30, ex 7304 22 00, ex 7304 23 00, ex 7304 24 00, ex 7304 29 10, ex 7304 29 30, ex 7304 31 80, ex 7304 39 58, ex 7304 39 92, ex 7304 39 93, ex 7304 51 89, ex 7304 59 92 and ex 7304 59 93. However, the investigation established that three of these CN codes do not refer to the product concerned, i.e. ex 7304 11 00, ex 7304 22 00 and ex 7304 24 00, and that five other CN codes were missing, i.e. ex 7304 31 20, ex 7304 39 10, ex 7304 39 52, ex 7304 51 81 and ex 7304 59 10.

Countries/Economies mainland China
Action

On 8 April 2009 the Official Journal published Commission Regulation 289/2009 imposing a provisional anti-dumping duty on imports of certain seamless pipes and tubes of iron or steel originating in the People's Republic of China.

It is recalled that the anti-dumping investigation was initiated on 9 July 2008, as a result of a complaint lodged on 28 May 2008 by the Defence Committee of the Seamless Steel Tubes Industry of the European Union (the complainant) on behalf of producers representing a major proportion, in this case more than 50%, of the total Community production of certain seamless pipes and tubes of iron or steel.

On the basis of an investigation, it was concluded that the Community industry suffered material injury and that the injury was caused by imports of the product concerned from mainland China. Therefore, it was considered that provisional anti-dumping duties should be imposed.

Dates The rate of the definitive anti-dumping duty applicable to the net, free-at-Community-frontier price, before duty, was set at between 15.1% and 24.2%.
Rates Regulation 289/2009 entered into force on 9 April 2009. It will apply for six months.
Remarks Updated on 10 April 2009.

 

Commodity

Silico-manganese, normally declared within CN codes 7202 30 00 and ex 8111 00 11.

Countries/Economies

Chinese mainland, Kazakhstan

Action

On 4 September 2008, the Official Journal published Regulation 865/2008 extending the suspension of the definitive anti-dumping duty imposed by Regulation 1420/2007 on imports of silico-manganese originating in mainland China and Kazakhstan.

It is recalled that by Regulation 1420/2007, the Council imposed a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of silico-manganese (SiMn) originating in mainland China and Kazakhstan. The rate of the anti-dumping duty was set at 8.2% and 6.5% for imports of the product concerned originating in mainland China and Kazakhstan respectively. By Decision 2007/789/EC, the Commission suspended the definitive anti-dumping duties for a period of nine months, with effect from 6 December 2007.

Following the suspension of the definitive anti-dumping duties, the Commission has continued to monitor the developments on the market, in particular with regard to the flow of imports and the prices of SiMn. In addition to such analysis of the imports, a questionnaire was also sent to co-operating Community producers requesting monthly data on production, sales volumes and value on the Community market as well as profitability for the last quarter of 2007 and the first quarter of 2008. On the basis of the information gathered, it was established that market prices of SiMn on the Community market continued to be relatively high and significantly higher than during the original investigation period (1 July 2005 to 30 June 2006). A continuous increase can be observed from the third quarter of year 2006 with an average price of 622 EUR/MT, through an average of 1051 EUR/MT in the third quarter of year 2007 and an average 1189 EUR/MT in the first quarter of year 2008. These trends were also observed for imports of SiMn into the Community.

Given the above, it was considered that the market was in a substantially similar situation as when the measures were suspended. It was therefore decided that the suspension of the anti-dumping measures on imports of silico-manganese be extended for a further period of one year, i.e. until 6 September 2009.

The Commission will continue to monitor the development of imports and the prices of the product concerned. Should a situation arise at any time in which increased volumes at dumped prices of the product concerned from mainland China and Kazakhstan resume and consequently cause injury to the Community industry, the Commission will take the necessary steps to reinstate the anti-dumping duty, taking into account the substantive rules that govern an injury assessment. An interim review may be initiated, if appropriate.

Dates

Regulation 865/2008 entered into force on 5 September 2008.

Remarks

Updated on 2 October 2008.

 

Commodity Silicon carbide of CN code 2849 20 00
Countries/Economies Chinese mainland, Russia and Ukraine
Action

On 25 August 2006 , the Official Journal published Council Regulation 1264/2006 terminating the investigations concerning the anti-dumping measures applicable to imports of silicon carbide originating in the Russian Federation and Ukraine and imposing a definitive antidumping duty on imports of silicon carbide (SiC) originating in the Chinese mainland following an expiry review.

Following the publication of a notice of impending expiry of the anti-dumping measures in force on SiC originating in the Chinese mainland, Russia and Ukraine , the Commission received, on 24 February 2005 , a request to review these measures. At the same time, the Commission also received a request to review the form of the measures applicable to imports of the product concerned originating in Russia. These requests were lodged by the European Chemical Industry Council on behalf of producers representing 100% of the total Community production of SiC. The request for an expiry review was based on the grounds that the expiry of the measures would be likely to result in a continuation or recurrence of dumping and injury to the Community industry. The request for an interim review was based on the fact that the form of the measures would be inappropriate and would not eliminate the injurious effects of the dumping. According to the Commission, sufficient evidence would exist for the initiation of an expiry review and an interim review. Therefore, the Commission initiated both reviews on the same date.

Since Ukraine and the Chinese mainland were not considered market economy countries during the investigation period (nor during the preceding investigations), normal value had to be established based on information obtained in a market economy third country where the product was produced and sold domestically. The Commission concluded that Brazil was a reasonable and appropriate choice in order to establish normal value for imports of SiC originating in the Chinese mainland and the Ukraine .

According to the Commission, none of the mainland Chinese exporting producers cooperated in the investigation. As a result, export prices were established on the basis of facts available, i.e., information in the complaint.

Rates On the basis of the Commissions findings in its investigations, the Council decided to terminate the anti-dumping proceeding concerning imports of silicon carbide originating in Russia and Ukraine and to repeal the anti-dumping measures on SiC imposed on those countries. With respect to the Chinese mainlands exporting producers, the Council decided to impose a definitive anti-dumping duty. The rate of duty applicable to the net, free-at-Community-frontier price, before duty, amounts to 52.6%.
Remarks Updated on 29 August 2006.

 

Commodity Silicon, currently classifiable within CN code 2804 69 00.
Countries/Economies mainland China, the Republic of Korea
Action

(New.) On 4 March 2009 , the Official Journal published a notice of initiation of an expiry and partial interim review of the anti-dumping measures applicable to imports of silicon originating in mainland China . The measures currently in force are a definitive anti-dumping duty imposed by Regulation 398/2004. By Regulation 42/2007, the definitive anti-dumping duty was extended to imports of silicon consigned from the Republic of Korea, whether declared as originating in the Republic of Korea or not.

The expiry review request was lodged by Euroalliages (Liaison Committee of the Ferro-Alloy Industry) on behalf of producers representing 100% of the Community production of silicon. The interim review request was lodged by EUSMET (European Users of Silicon Metal) and is limited in scope to the examination of dumping.

The expiry review request was based on the grounds that the expiry of the measures would be likely to result in a continuation or recurrence of dumping and injury to the Community industry. Euroalliages alleged that the dumping margin calculated in respect of Chinese silicon producers is significant, that the exports to other third countries are also made at dumped prices, and that measures in force on imports of similar products from the Chinese mainland in traditional markets other than the EU can lead to a redirection of exports from other third countries to the Community. In addition, it was further alleged that, should measures be allowed to lapse, the current import level of the product concerned is likely to increase due to the existence of unused capacity and stocks in the Chinese mainland and that any recurrence of substantial imports at dumped prices from the Chinese mainland would likely lead to a recurrence of injury to the Community industry.

The interim review request is based on preliminary evidence provided by EUSMET that the circumstances on the basis of which measures were established have changed and that the new circumstances are of a lasting nature.

In view of the apparent large number of parties involved in the proceeding, the Commission may decide to apply sampling.

Dates

All interested parties, if their representations are to be taken into account during the investigation, must make themselves known by contacting the Commission, present their views and submit questionnaire replies or any other information within 40 days of the date of publication of the notice in the Official Journal. All interested parties may also apply to be heard by the Commission within the same 40-day time limit. Duly substantiated claims for market economy status and/or individual treatment must reach the Commission within 15 days of the date of publication of the notice in the Official Journal.

Parties to the investigation may wish to comment on the appropriateness of Brazil which is envisaged as a market economy country for the purpose of establishing normal value in respect of mainland China . These comments must reach the Commission within 10 days of the date of publication of the notice in the Official Journal.

The investigation will be concluded within 15 months of the date of the publication of the notice in the Official Journal.

Remarks Updated on 19 March 2009.

 

Commodity Sodium cyclamate, currently classifiable within CN code ex 2929 90 00.
Countries/Economies mainland China, Indonesia
Action

(New.) On 10 March 2009 , the Official Journal published a notice of initiation of an expiry review of the anti-dumping measures applicable to imports of sodium cyclamate originating in mainland China and Indonesia .

It is recalled that the measures currently in force are a definitive anti-dumping duty imposed by Regulation 435/2004 on imports of sodium cyclamate originating in mainland China and Indonesia .

Following the publication of a notice of impending expiry, the Commission received a request for an expiry review. The request was lodged on 11 December 2008 by Productos Aditivos SA, the sole producer in the Community of sodium cyclamate, representing 100% of the Community production thereof. The request is based on the grounds that the expiry of the measures would be likely to result in a continuation or recurrence of dumping and injury to the Community industry.

Date

All interested parties who did not co-operate in the investigation leading to the measures subject to the present review should request a questionnaire or other claim forms as soon as possible, but not later than 15 days after the publication of the notice in the Official Journal. All interested parties, if their representations are to be taken into account during the investigation, must make themselves known by contacting the Commission, present their views and submit questionnaire replies or any other information within 40 days of the date of publication of the notice in the Official Journal. All interested parties may also apply to be heard by the Commission within the same 40-day time limit. Parties to the investigation may wish to comment on the appropriateness of Indonesia which is envisaged as a market-economy country for the purpose of establishing normal value in respect of mainland China . These comments must reach the Commission within 10 days of the date of publication of the notice in the Official Journal.

The investigation will be concluded within 15 months of the date of the publication of the notice in the Official Journal.

Remarks Updated on 19 March 2009.

 

 

Commodity

Stainless steel fasteners and parts thereof, falling within CN codes ex 7318 12 10, ex 7318 14 10, ex 7318 15 30, 7318 15 51, 7318 15 61 and 7318 15 70. Nuts have been excluded from the product scope.

Countries/Economies

The Chinese mainland, Indonesia , Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Philippines

Action

 

 

 

 

On 19 November 2005, the EUs Official Journal published Council Regulation 1890/2005 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty and collecting definitively the provisional duty imposed on imports of certain stainless steel fasteners and parts thereof originating in the Chinese mainland, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam and terminating the proceeding on imports of certain stainless steel fasteners and parts thereof originating in Malaysia and the Philippines. It may be recalled that the Commission, by Regulation 771/2005, had already imposed a provisional anti-dumping duty on imports of certain stainless steel fasteners and parts thereof originating in the Chinese mainland, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.

Regulation 1890/2005 confirms Regulation 771/2005 as far as market economy treatment (MET) and individual treatment (IT) are concerned. In Regulation 771/2005, no companies were granted MET, while two mainland Chinese companies (Tengzhou Tengda Stainless Steel Product Co. Ltd. and Tong Ming Enterprise (Jiaxing) Co. Ltd.) were granted IT.

Rates

 

The definitive duty rate is fixed at 11.4% for Tengzhou Tengda Stainless Steel Product Co. Ltd. and 12.2% for Tong Ming Enterprise (Jiaxing) Co. Ltd. All other mainland Chinese companies face a rate of 27.4%. Furthermore, the following country-wide duty rates apply: 24.6% for Indonesian companies, 23.6% for Taiwanese companies, 14.6% for Thai companies and 7.7% for Vietnamese companies. Individual rates apply to certain named companies.

Date

The Regulation entered into force on 20 November 2005 .

Remarks

Updated on 25 November 2005
Commodity steel ropes and cables, including locked coil ropes, excluding ropes and cables of stainless steel, with a maximum cross-sectional dimension exceeding 3 mm. They are currently classifiable within CN codes ex 7312 10 82, ex 7312 10 84, ex 7312 10 86, ex 7312 10 88 and ex 7312 10 99.
Countries/Economies Chinese mainland, India , South Africa and Ukraine
Action

On 16 November 2005, the Official Journal of the European Union published Council Regulation 1858/2005 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of steel ropes and cables (hereafter 'SWR') originating in the Chinese mainland, India, South Africa and Ukraine. It may be recalled that, by Regulation 1796/1999, the Council had imposed a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of SWR originating in the Chinese mainland, Hungary, India, Mexico, Poland, South Africa and Ukraine. By Regulation 760/2004, the Council subsequently extended the definitive anti-dumping duty imposed on imports originating in the Ukraine to imports of the same steel ropes and cables consigned from Moldova. Similarly, the anti-dumping duty imposed on imports originating in the Chinese mainland was extended, by Council Regulation 1886/2004, to imports of the same steel ropes and cables consigned from Morocco, with the exception of those produced by a genuine Moroccan producer.

Following the publication of a notice of impending expiry of the anti-dumping measures in force, the Commission received, on 17 May 2004, a request to review these measures. This request was lodged by the Liaison Committee of European Union Wire Rope Industries on behalf of producers representing a major proportion of the total Community production of SWR. The applicant did not request the initiation of an expiry review concerning imports originating in Mexico.

The Commissions investigation revealed that dumping of exporting producers of all countries concerned would likely continue or recur in significant quantities, should measures be allowed to expire. The Commission furthermore concluded that the repeal of the measures would in all likelihood result in the recurrence of injury to the Community industry. Therefore, it was determined that the anti-dumping measures should be maintained.

Rates The rate of the definitive anti-dumping duty is fixed at 23.8% for one Indian company and 30.8% for all other Indian companies, 60.4% for mainland Chinese companies, 51.8% for Ukrainian companies and 38.6% for South African companies. The definitive anti-dumping duty applicable to imports from Ukraine are extended to imports from Moldova and the definitive anti-dumping duty applicable to imports from the Chinese mainland are extended to imports from Morocco, with the exception of those produced by a genuine Moroccan producer. Imports produced and directly exported by the two companies from which undertakings were accepted, an Indian and a South African company, are exempt from the anti-dumping duty.
Date Regulation 1858/2005 entered into force on 17 November 2005 .
Remarks Updated on 21 November 2005

 

Commodity Strawberries, uncooked or cooked by steaming or boiling in water, frozen, whether or not containing added sugar or other sweeteners originating in the Chinese mainland normally declared within CN codes 0811 10 11, 0811 10 19 and 0811 10 90.
Countries/Economies Chinese mainland
Action

On 17 April 2007 , the Official Journal published Council Regulation 407/2007 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty and releasing the provisional duty imposed on imports of certain frozen strawberries originating in the Chinese mainland. It may be recalled that, on 18 October 2006 , the Commission imposed, by Regulation 1551/2006, a provisional anti-dumping duty on imports of certain frozen strawberries originating in the Chinese mainland.

Out of five companies that had applied for market economy treatment (MET), only Yantai Yongchang Foodstuff was eventually granted MET. Out of four companies that had applied for Individual treatment (IT), only Junao Foodstuff Co., Ltd. was granted IT. Turkey was chosen as the analogue market economy country for establishing normal value for the companies that had not been granted MET.
Rate

In view of the Commissions findings, the Council decided to impose a definitive anti-dumping duty. Whereas Yantai Yongchang Foodstuff was granted a 0.0% duty rate, for all other companies, the amount of the definitive antidumping duty will be the difference between the minimum import price fixed in paragraph 4 of Article 1 of Regulation 407/2007 and the net free at Community frontier price, before duty, if the latter is lower than the former. For a detailed breakdown of the applicable duty rates, please see Article 1 of Regulation 407/2007: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/site/en/oj/2007/l_100/l_10020070417en00010013.pdf.

Date Regulation 407/2007 entered into force on 18 April 2007 .
Remarks Updated on 25 April 2007

 

Commodity Sulphanilic acid, currently classifiable within CN code ex 2921 42 10. There are basically two grades of sulphanilic acid, which are determined according to their purity: a technical grade and a purified grade. In addition, the purified grade is sometimes commercialised in the form of a salt of sulphanilic acid. Sulphanilic acid is used as a raw material in the production of optical brighteners, concrete additives, food colorants and speciality dyes. While there are different uses of sulphanilic acid, all grades and forms are perceived by users to be reasonably substitutable, are used interchangeably in most applications and are, therefore, treated as one single product.
Countries/Economies mainland China, India

Action

On 16 October 2008, the Official Journal published Regulation 1000/2008 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of sulphanilic acid originating in mainland China and India following an expiry review pursuant to Article 11(2) of Regulation 384/96.

It is recalled that in July 2002, by Regulation 1339/2002, the Council imposed a definitive anti-dumping duty of 21% on imports of sulphanilic acid originating in mainland China and a residual duty rate of 18.3% on imports originating in India . In February 2004, following an anti-absorption reinvestigation, the Council, by Regulation 236/2004, increased the rate of the definitive anti-dumping duty applicable to imports of sulphanilic acid originating in mainland China from 21% to 33.7%.

Following the publication of a notice of impending expiry, the Commission, on 24 April 2007 , received a request for an expiry review. This request was lodged by two Community producers allegedly representing 100% of the Community production of sulphanilic acid. Having determined, after consulting the Advisory Committee, that sufficient evidence existed for the initiation of an expiry review, the Commission announced on 24 July 2007 the initiation of an expiry review.

On the basis of an expiry review, it was concluded that, should measures lapse, imports into the Community market from the countries concerned would very likely occur in significant volumes and at dumped prices which would be below the Community industrys prices. This would in all likelihood have the effect of introducing a price-depressive trend on the Community market, with an expected negative impact on the economic situation of the Community industry. This would, in particular, reverse the recovery that was achieved over the period considered, leading to a likely recurrence of injury. In view of the conclusions reached with regard to the likelihood of continuation of dumping regarding imports of sulphanilic acid from mainland China, the likelihood of recurrence of dumping in regard to imports from India, the likelihood of recurrence of injury, and the Community interest, it was decided that the anti-dumping measures on imports of sulphanilic acid should be maintained in order to prevent a recurrence of injury being caused to the Community industry by the dumped imports.

Duty:

It was established that the rate of the definitive anti-dumping duty applicable to the net free-at-Community frontier price, before duty will be 33.7% for mainland China and 18.3% for India . The duty rate will not be applicable for imports of the product concerned which are manufactured and sold for export to the Community by one Indian company (Kokan) from which an undertaking has been accepted by Commission Decision 2006/37/EC.

Dates Regulation 1000/2008 entered into force on 17 October 2008.
Remarks Updated on 31 October 2008.

 

Commodity Synthetic staple fibres of polyesters, not carded, combed or otherwise processed for spinning, commonly referred to as polyester staple fibres - "PSF", currently classifiable within CN code 5503 20 00.
Countries/Economies mainland China, Belarus, Saudi Arabia, Korea
Action

On 16 September 2008, the Official Journal published Regulation 893/2008 maintaining the anti-dumping duties on imports of polyester staple fibres originating in Belarus, mainland China, Saudi Arabia and Korea following a partial interim review.

It is recalled that the Council, by Regulation 428/2005, imposed the current anti-dumping duties on imports of PSF originating in mainland China and Saudi Arabia and amended Regulation 2852/2000 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of PSF originating in Korea. The anti-dumping measures imposed by Regulation 1799/2002 on imports of PSF originating in Belarus expired on 11 October 2007 . As a consequence, the review concerning Belarus has been discontinued. However, it was formally conducted until that date and the Commission considered in particular the question of retroactive repeal of measures in force between 22 June 2007 and 11 October 2007 , should the conclusions warrant this.

Having determined that there was sufficient preliminary evidence that the measures in force at the time could be no longer appropriate because their maintenance could be against the Community interest, the Commission initiated on its own initiative a partial interim review of the measures, in force on that date, applicable to PSF imports originating in Belarus, Korea, mainland China and Saudi Arabia. The review was limited to the examination of whether or not the continued imposition of measures is not against the Community interest, with the decision thereon possibly having retroactive effect as of 22 June 2007 .

In the light of the results of the investigation, it was considered that the financial situation of the Community producers of PSF is still precarious and cannot face a sudden influx of dumped imports, as well as that the maintenance of the duties will continue to provide substantial benefits to the Community industry and contribute in all likelihood to the restoration of its viability. It was likewise considered that the possible limited advantages to be enjoyed by users and importers of PSF in the Community if duties were to be repealed, would clearly be disproportionate compared to the serious disadvantages to the Community industry.

Therefore, it was concluded that the termination of the existing measures on imports from the countries concerned on Community interest grounds would not be justified and the partial interim review was accordingly terminated without amending the anti-dumping measures in force.

Dates Regulation 893/2008 entered into force on 17 September 2008.
Remarks Updated on 2 October 2008.

 

Commodity

5, currently classifiable within CN code 2918 12 00. The product concerned is used in wine, in beverage and food additives, as a retardant in plaster and in numerous other products. It can be obtained either form the by-products of wine making, or via chemical synthesis from petrochemical compounds.

Countries/Economies Chinese mainland
Action On 29 July 2008 , the Official Journal published Regulation 727/2008 terminating the new exporter review of Regulation 130/2006 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of tartaric acid originating in mainland China . It is recalled that by Regulation 130/2006, the Council imposed a definitive anti-dumping duty on such imports. The measures in force consist of an ad valorem duty rate of 34.9%, with the exception of several companies expressly mentioned which are subject to individual duty rates. Furthermore, by Regulation 150/2008, following an interim review, the Council amended the scope of the measures.

Subsequent to the imposition of the definitive anti-dumping measures, the Commission received a request for a 'new exporter' review. The request was submitted by Fuyang Genebest Chemical Industry Co Ltd. On the basis of the findings, it was concluded that the applicant could not demonstrate that it met the criteria for being considered a new exporter. The investigation concluded that, in the absence of exports to the Community during the review investigation period, the Commission could not establish that the applicants individual dumping margin was indeed different from the residual dumping margin established in the original investigation. Therefore, the request made by the applicant should be rejected and the new exporter review terminated. The residual anti-dumping duty found during the original investigation, i.e. 34.9%, will consequently be maintained as far as the applicant is concerned. The anti-dumping duty applicable to the applicant will be levied retroactively.

Dates Regulation 727/2008 entered into force on 30 July 2008.
Remarks Updated on 5 August 2008.

 

Commodity Certain tube or pipe fittings (other than cast fittings, flanges and threaded fittings), of iron or steel (not including stainless steel), with a greatest external diameter not exceeding 609.6 mm, of a kind used for butt-welding or other purposes, currently classifiable within CN codes ex 7307 93 11, ex 7307 93 19, ex 7307 99 30 and ex 7307 99 90.
Countries/Economies Chinese mainland, Thailand and Taiwan

Action

On 5 June 2008, the Official Journal published a Notice of initiation of an expiry review of the anti-dumping measures applicable to imports of certain tube or pipe fittings, of iron or steel, originating in mainland China and Thailand and a partial interim review of the anti-dumping measures applicable to imports of certain tube or pipe fittings, of iron or steel, originating in mainland China and those consigned from Taiwan, whether declared as originating in Taiwan or not. It is recalled that the measures currently in force are definitive anti-dumping duties imposed by Council Regulation 964/2003 on imports of certain tube or pipe fittings, of iron or steel, originating in mainland China and Thailand, and those consigned from Taiwan, whether declared as originating in Taiwan or not as last amended by Council Regulation 1496/2004.

The request was lodged on 5 March 2008 by the Defence Committee of the Steel Butt-Welding Fittings Industry of the European Union on behalf of producers representing a major proportion, in this case more than 25% of the total Community production of certain tube or pipe fittings, of iron or steel. The request is based on the grounds that the expiry of measures would be likely to result in a continuation or recurrence of dumping and injury to the Community industry. In addition, the applicant has provided information that, with regard to imports of the product concerned from mainland China, the measure is no longer sufficient to counteract the injurious dumping, in particular as far as the extension of the measure to imports consigned from Taiwan is concerned. The applicant has provided prima facie evidence that the exemption of imports produced by Chup Hsin Enterprise Co. Ltd, Kaohsiung (Taiwan) and Niang Hong Pipe Fittings Co. Ltd, Kaohsiung (Taiwan) from the extended measure is no longer justified as these companies appear to be engaged in circumvention practices such as transshipment of certain tube or pipe fittings, of iron or steel, originating in mainland China via Taiwan.

The investigation will determine whether the expiry of the measures would be likely, or unlikely, to lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping and injury. The interim review will determine whether, with regard to imports of the product concerned consigned from Taiwan, the exemption of certain tube or pipe fittings, of iron or steel produced by Chup Hsin Enterprise Co. Ltd, Kaohsiung (Taiwan) and Niang Hong Pipe Fittings Co. Ltd, Kaohsiung (Taiwan) from the extension of the anti-dumping measures imposed on imports originating in mainland China to imports consigned from Taiwan is still justified to counteract the injurious dumping.

The Commission envisages using the United States of America as an appropriate market economy third country for the purpose of establishing normal value with respect to mainland China.

In view of the apparent number of parties involved in this proceeding, the Commission may decide to apply sampling.

All interested parties who did not co-operate in the investigation leading to the measures subject to the present review should request a questionnaire or other claim forms as soon as possible, but not later than 15 days after the publication of this notice in the Official Journal. All interested parties, if their representations are to be taken into account during the investigation, must make themselves known by contacting the Commission, present their views and submit questionnaire replies or any other information within 40 days of the date of publication of this notice in the Official Journal. All interested parties may also apply to be heard by the Commission within the same 40-day time limit. Parties to the investigation may wish to comment on the appropriateness of the United States of America which is envisaged as a market economy country for the purpose of establishing normal value in respect of mainland China. These comments must reach the Commission within 10 days of the date of publication of this notice in the Official Journal.

Dates The investigation will be concluded within 15 months of the date of the publication of this notice in the Official Journal.
Remarks Updated on 13 June 2008.

 

Commodity

Trichloroisocyanuric acid (TCCA), normally declared within CN codes ex 2933 69 80 and 3808 40 20.

Countries/Economies Chinese mainland and the United States of America

Action

On 7 October 2005 , the Official Journal of the European Union published Council Regulation 1631/2005 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of trichloroisocyanuric acid originating in the Chinese mainland and the US. It may be recalled that the Commission, by Regulation 538/2005, had already imposed a provisional anti-dumping duty on certain imports of trichloroisocyanuric acid originating in these two countries.

Regulation 1631/2005 confirms Regulation 538/2005 as far as market economy treatment (MET) and individual treatment (IT) are concerned. In Regulation 538/2005, three Mainland Chinese companies (Hebei Jiheng Chemical Co. Limited, Puyang Cleanway Chemicals Limited and Heze Huayi Chemical Co. Limited) were granted MET and one company (Zhucheng Taisheng Chemical Co. Limited) was granted IT. 

Rates The anti-dumping rate for US companies was fixed at 25 % with the exception of two companies, which will face rates amounting to 7.4% and 8.1% respectively. The anti-dumping duty rate for companies from the Chinese mainland was fixed at 42.6%. However, the Mainland Chinese companies that were granted MET or IT will face lower rates (Hebei Jiheng Chemical Co. Limited: 8.1%, Puyang Cleanway Chemicals Limited: 7.3%, Heze Huayi Chemical Co. Limited: 14.1% and Zhucheng Taisheng Chemical Co. Limited: 40.5%). The Regulation entered into force on 8 October 2005 .
Dates The Regulation entered into force on 8 October 2005 .
Remarks Updated on 7 October 2005

 

Commodity Tungsten carbide and fused tungsten carbide falling within CN code 2849 90 30.
Countries/Economies Chinese mainland

Action

On 3 August 2005 , the Official Journal of the European Union published Council Regulation 1275/2005 amending Regulation 2268/2004 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of tungsten carbide and fused tungsten carbide originating in the Chinese mainland, following an expiry review of Regulation 771/98.

While the above-mentioned expiry review was ongoing, the Commission received a request for an interim review, pursuant to Article 11(3) of the basic Regulation, to examine the scope of existing measures with a view to including a new product type. The new product type is mainly constituted of the product subject to the existing measures which is mixed with a small percentage of another metallic powder (mostly cobalt but other metallic powders such as nickel, chromium and other components, depending on specific properties required, can also be mixed with the product concerned). This new product type is currently classified within CN code 3824 30 00. On 31 March 2004 , the Commission initiated a partial interim review of the anti-dumping measures. The interim review was limited in scope to the definition of the product concerned.

Pursuant to the review, in light of its findings, the Commission has concluded that the alleged new product type is fundamentally the same as the product subject to the existing measures and that the addition of a metallic powder does not alter its properties or use. In view of these findings, the Commission considered appropriate to clarify that the existing anti-dumping measures on the product concerned also cover the new product type currently imported under CN code ex 3824 30 00 (TARIC code 3824 30 00 10). 

Date Council Regulation 1275/2005entered into force on 4 August 2005
Remarks Updated on 9 August 2005

 

Commodity Tungsten electrodes including tungsten bars and rods for welding electrodes, containing 94% or more by weight of tungsten, other than those obtained simply by sintering, whether or not cut to length. It is currently classifiable within CN codes ex 8101 99 10 and ex 8515 90 00.
Countries/Economies Chinese mainland
Action

On 4 December 2008, the Official Journal published a notice of initiation of a partial interim review of the anti-dumping measures applicable to imports of certain tungsten electrodes originating in mainland China.

It is recalled that the measures currently in force are a definitive anti-dumping duty imposed by Council Regulation 260/2007 on imports of certain tungsten electrodes originating in mainland China.

The request for an interim review was lodged by Shandong Weldstone Tungsten Industry Co. Ltd, an exporter from mainland China. The request is limited in scope to the examination of dumping as far as the applicant is concerned.

The request is based on prima facie evidence, provided by the applicant, that the circumstances on the basis of which measures were imposed have changed and that these changes are of a lasting nature. The applicant provided prima facie evidence that the continued application of the measure at its current level is no longer necessary to offset dumping. In particular, the applicant has provided prima facie evidence showing that a comparison of its constructed normal values (calculated on the basis of costs of production, selling, general and administrative costs and profits) and export prices to the Community indicates that the dumping margin appears to be substantially lower than the current level of the measure.

Having determined, after consulting the Advisory Committee, that sufficient evidence exists to justify the initiation of a partial interim review, the Commission decided to initiate a review with a view to determining whether the measures should be removed or amended for the applicant. If so, it may be necessary to amend the rate of duty currently applicable to imports of the product concerned from companies not specifically mentioned in Regulation 260/2007.

Dates

All interested parties, if their representations are to be taken into account during the investigation, must make themselves known by contacting the Commission, present their views and submit questionnaire replies or any other information within 40 days of the date of publication of the notice in the Official Journal. All interested parties may also apply to be heard by the Commission within the same 40-day time limit. The company's duly substantiated claim for market economy treatment must reach the Commission within 15 days of the date of publication of the notice in the Official Journal. Parties to the investigation may wish to comment on the appropriateness of the US, which is considered as a market economy country for the purpose of establishing normal value in respect of mainland China. These comments must reach the Commission within 10 days of the date of publication of the notice in the Official Journal.

The investigation will be concluded within 15 months of the date of the publication of the notice.

Remarks Updated on 11 December 2008.

 

Commodity Unwrought unalloyed magnesium falling within CN codes 8104 11 00 and ex 8104 19 00
Countries/Economies Chinese mainland

Action

Termination of the anti-dumping proceeding. By a letter of 18 June 2002, the complainant, the Comite de Liaison des Industries de Ferro-Alliages, formally withdrew its complaint. The complainant informed the Commission that the sole known Community producer of unwrought unalloyed magnesium had ceased its production, and declared that the measures appeared no longer necessary.

It may also be recalled that, in June 2002, a partial interim review was initiated in the framework of the proceeding. The review was limited in scope to the appropriateness of the definitive anti-dumping duties imposed. However, given that the proceeding itself is terminated, the review has also been terminated.

Rate The amount of the anti-dumping duty was: (A) the difference between the minimum import price of EUR 2 622 per tonne and the cif Community frontier price in all cases where the latter was (i) less than the minimum import price (TARIC additional code A 156), and (ii) established on the basis  of an invoice issued by an exporter located in the Chinese mainland to a party unrelated to it. No duty was to be collected where the cif Community frontier price per tonne was equal to or higher than the minimum import price. (B) In all cases not falling under (A), the amount of the anti-dumping duty was equal to an ad valorem duty of 63.4%
Date The termination has entered into effect by means of a Council Regulation, on the day of the Regulations publication in the Official Journal, i.e., 1 April 2003.
Remarks Updated on 2 April 2003.

 

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 pipes with attached fittings suitable for conducting gases or liquids for use in civil aircraft. It is normally declared within CN codes ex 7306 30 41, ex 7306 30 49, ex 7306 30 72 and ex 7306 30 77.
Countries/Economies mainland China, Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Thailand, Turkey, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Action

On 19 December 2008, the Official Journal published Regulation 1256/2008 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of certain welded tubes and pipes of iron or non-alloy steel originating in Belarus, mainland China and Russia following a proceeding pursuant to Article 5 of Regulation 384/96, originating in Thailand following an expiry review pursuant to Article 11(2) of the same Regulation, originating in Ukraine following an expiry review pursuant to Article 11(2) and an interim review pursuant to Article 11(3) of the same Regulation, and terminating the proceedings in respect of imports of the same product originating in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Turkey.

It is recalled that on 26 September 2007 , the Commission announced the initiation of an anti-dumping proceeding with regard to imports of certain welded tubes and pipes, of iron or non-alloy steel originating in Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, mainland China and Russia. On the same day, the Commission announced the initiation of an expiry review for imports from Thailand, Turkey and Ukraine and an interim review as far as imports from Turkey are concerned with regard to imports of certain welded tubes and pipes, of iron or non-alloy steel. On 24 January 2008 , the Official Journal published a notice of initiation of an interim review limited to the dumping of the Interpipe Group, an exporter of certain welded tubes and pipes from Ukraine. The abovementioned investigations have been treated jointly since they were interlinked with each other, in particular as regards the determination of injury and likelihood of recurrence of injury.

The investigation revealed that the exports from mainland China, Belarus, Russia and Thailand showed the existence of dumping. With respect to Thailand, Turkey and the Ukraine, it was examined whether dumping was likely to continue or recur upon a possible expiry of the measures in force. It was also established that a significant amount of Russian and Thai exports would be likely to be sold in the Community at dumped prices should measures be allowed to lapse. On the other hand, it was concluded that there was no continuation of dumping in case of Turkey and that there was no likelihood of recurrence of dumping.

As regards Ukraine, dumping by the Interpipe Group was found to exist. As regards all other exporting producers in Ukraine, it was decided that the applicable residual dumping margin would not change. It was further established that a significant amount of Ukrainian exports would be likely to be sold in the Community at dumped prices should measures be allowed to lapse. Furthermore, imports of the product concerned were also found to be dumped.

With respect to injury, it was concluded that the coincidence in time between the increase of dumped imports from the countries concerned, their increase in market share, the undercutting and underselling found, and on the other hand, the deterioration of the situation of the Community industry led to the conclusion that the dumped imports were a cause of the material injury suffered by the Community industry. Furthermore, the investigation revealed that there was, for imports from both Ukraine and Thailand, a clear likelihood of recurrence and continuation of injury to a Community industry that has been suffering the consequences of injurious dumping for many years.

In respect of imports from Turkey, injurious dumping was not expected to continue or recur. As regards Bosnia and Herzegovina, the dumping margin was found to be de minimis, i.e., less than 2%. Therefore, the proceedings against both Turkey and Bosnia and Herzegovina were terminated without imposition of measures.

Rates With respect to other countries, the following anti-dumping duties were imposed:

- for imports from Thailand 21.7 - 35.2%;

- for imports from Ukraine 10.7 - 44.1%;

- for imports from China 90.6%;

- for imports from Russia 10.1 - 20.5%; and

- for imports from Belarus 38.1%.

Dates Regulation 1256/2008 entered into force on 20 December 2008 .
Remarks Updated on 6 January 2009.

 

Commodity Wire rod: Bars and rods, hot-rolled, in irregularly wound coils, of iron, non-alloy steel or alloy steel other than of stainless steel, normally declared within CN codes 7213 10 00, 7213 20 00, 7213 91 10, 7213 91 20, 7213 91 41, 7213 91 49, 7213 91 70, 7213 91 90, 7213 99 10, 7213 99 90, 7227 10 00, 7227 20 00, 7227 90 10, 7227 90 50 and 7227 90 95. The product concerned does not include stainless steel wie rod.
Countries/Economies mainland China, the Republic of Moldova and Turkey

Action

(New.) On 7 February 2009 , the Official Journal published Regulation 112/2009 imposing a provisional anti-dumping duty on imports of wire rod originating in mainland China and the Republic of Moldova . It is recalled that an anti-dumping proceeding was initiated on 8 May 2008 based on a complaint of 25 March 2008 lodged by EUROFER on behalf of producers representing more than 25% of the total Community production of wire rod. The investigation targeted imports from mainland China , the Republic of Moldova and Turkey .

According to Regulation 112/2009, the investigation showed that there was a substantial increase in the volume and market share of the low-priced dumped imports originating in mainland China and the Republic of Moldova between 2004 and the investigation period. In addition, it was found that these imports were made at significantly dumped prices which were below the prices charged by the Community industry on the Community market for similar product types. According to the investigation, the increase in volume and market share of the low-priced dumped imports from mainland China and the Republic of Moldova coincided with an overall increase of the demand in the Community but also with the negative development in the market share of the Community industry and a deterioration of the main indicators pertaining to its economic situation during the investigation period. Indeed, the Community industry's profitability apparently more than halved between 2004 and the investigation period. The examination of the other known factors which could have caused injury to the Community industry revealed, as per the Commissions findings, that none of these factors could have had a significant negative impact on that industry, in particular during the investigation period.

Based on the above analysis, it was provisionally concluded that the imports from mainland China and the Republic of Moldova have caused material injury to the Community industry. On the other hand, it was concluded that imports from Turkey did not contribute to the injury suffered by the Community industry. In view of the conclusions reached, it was decided that provisional measures should be imposed on imports from mainland China and the Republic of Moldova in order to prevent further injury being caused to the Community industry by the dumped imports.

Rates The rate of the provisional anti-dumping duty applicable to the net, free-at-Community-frontier price, before duty, was set at 8.6% for the Vanlin Group and 24.6% for all other companies from mainland China . Exports from the Republic of Moldova are subject to a 3.7% provisional anti-dumping duty. No provisional anti-dumping duties were imposed on imports originating in Turkey.
Dates Regulation 112/2009 entered into force on 8 February 2009. It shall apply for six months.
Remarks Updated on 20 February 2009.

 

Commodity

Woven polyolefin bags (also known as woven sacks and bags) of a kind used for packaging of goods, not knitted or crocheted, obtained from polyethylene or polypropylene strip or the like, of woven fabrics weighing 120g/m2 or less, currently classifiable within CN codes 6305 32 81, 6305 33 91, ex 3923 21 00, ex 3923 29 10 and ex 3923 29 90.

Countries/Economies

Chinese mainland, India, Indonesia and Thailand

Action

On 12 February 2004, the Official Journal published Council Regulation 237/2004 terminating the anti-dumping proceeding concerning imports of the product concerned.

It may be recalled that on 9 October 2002 , the Official Journal had published the notice of initiation of an expiry review of the anti-dumping measures applicable to the above-mentioned imports, pursuant to a request for such a review from the European Association for Textile Polyolefins (EATP).

However, by a letter dated 22 October 2003 to the Commission, the EATP formally withdrew its request for an expiry review. According to the basic anti-dumping Regulation, a proceeding may be terminated where the request for a review is withdrawn, unless such termination would not be in the Community interest. It was considered by the Commission that this proceeding ought to be terminated since the investigation did not bring to light any considerations suggesting otherwise.

Dates

The termination of the proceeding has occurred on 13 February 2004. 

Rate

The rate of the duty applicable to the net free-at-Community-frontier price, before customs clearance, was 102.4%.

Remarks

Updated on 13 February 2004.

 

Commodity Zinc oxide (chemical formula ZnO) with a purity of not less than 93% zinc oxide, currently classifiable within CN code ex 2817 00 00 
Countries/Economies Chinese mainland
Action

On 1 March 2007 , the Official Journal published a notice of the expiry of anti-dumping measures applicable to imports of zinc oxides originating in the Chinese mainland. On 23 June 2006 a notice of impending expiry had been published, following which no request for a review was received.

Date

The measures have expired on 6 March 2007.

Remarks Updated on 8 March 2007.