2 June 2017
Commodity: Threaded tube or pipe cast fittings, of malleable cast iron, excluding bodies of compression fittings using ISO DIN 13 metric thread and malleable iron threaded circular junction boxes without having a lid, currently falling within CN code ex 7307 19 10 (TARIC code 7307191010).
Countries/Economies: The Chinese mainland and Thailand.
Action: On 23 May 2017, the Official Journal published a notice of initiation of a partial interim review of the anti-dumping measures applicable to imports of threaded tube or pipe cast fittings, of malleable cast iron, originating in the Chinese mainland and Thailand. The European Commission received a request for a partial interim review, which was lodged by Hebei Yulong Casting Co., Ltd (‘the applicant’). The applicant is a Chinese exporting producer of threaded tube or pipe cast fittings of malleable cast iron, for imports originating in the Chinese mainland. As the measures also apply to imports originating in Thailand, the Commission has decided on its own initiative to initiate the review for imports originating in Thailand. 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 the anti-dumping measures applicable to the imports concerned. The measures currently in force are a definitive anti-dumping duty imposed by Council Implementing Regulation 430/2013. The applicant requests the exclusion of certain threaded tube or pipe cast fittings of malleable cast iron from the scope of the current anti-dumping measures. The products alleged to be excluded are: bodies of compression fittings using DIN 28601 thread, and cross-shaped fittings with two unthreaded central through holes. The request is based on prima facie evidence provided by the applicant that the basic physical, technical and/or chemical characteristics of the products to be excluded significantly differ from those of the product under review. The same evidence is considered applicable to the product under review from both countries concerned. All interested parties, and in particular importers, are invited to make their views known on this issue, and submit any evidence supporting those views.
Dates: Any Regulation which may result from this review might possibly have a retroactive effect as of the date of imposition of the relevant measures, or alternatively from a later date, for instance the date of publication of the current notice in the Official Journal. All interested parties are invited to make their views known, submit information and provide supporting evidence. Unless otherwise specified, this information and supporting evidence must reach the Commission within 37 days of the date of publication of the notice in the Official Journal. In order to obtain information it deems necessary for its investigation, the Commission will send a questionnaire to the applicant as exporting producer. In addition, the Commission may send questionnaires to interested parties that have come forward. Unless otherwise specified, this information and supporting evidence must reach the Commission within 37 days of the date of publication of the notice in the Official Journal. All interested parties may request to be heard by the Commission investigation services. Any request to be heard must be made in writing and must specify the reasons for the request. For hearings on issues pertaining to the initial stage of the investigation the request must be submitted within 15 days of the date of publication of the notice. Thereafter, a request to be heard must be submitted within the specific deadlines set by the Commission in its communication with the parties. The investigation will be concluded within 15 months of the date of publication of the notice.