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Anti-dumping Actions

Commodity: Certain flat-rolled products of iron, non-alloy steel or other alloy steel, whether or not in coils (including ‘cut-to-length’ and ‘narrow strip’ products), not further worked than hot-rolled, not clad, plated or coated. The product concerned is currently falling within CN codes 7208 10 00, 7208 25 00, 7208 26 00, 7208 27 00, 7208 36 00, 7208 37 00, 7208 38 00, 7208 39 00, 7208 40 00, 7208 52 10, 7208 52 99, 7208 53 10, 7208 53 90, 7208 54 00, 7211 13 00, 7211 14 00, 7211 19 00, ex 7225 19 10 (TARIC code 7225 19 10 90), 7225 30 90, ex 7225 40 60 (TARIC code 7225 40 60 90), 7225 40 90, ex 7226 19 10 (TARIC code 7226 19 10 90), 7226 91 91 and 7226 91 99. For excluded product types please see Article 1 of Commission Implementing Regulation 2017/969.

Countries/Economies: The Chinese mainland.

Action: On 9 June 2017, the Official Journal published Commission Implementing Regulation 2017/969 imposing definitive countervailing duties on imports of certain hot-rolled flat products of iron, non-alloy or other alloy steel originating in the Chinese mainland, and amending Commission Implementing Regulation 2017/649 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of certain hot-rolled flat products of iron, non-alloy or other alloy steel originating in the Chinese mainland. The Commission had initiated the investigation on 13 May 2016 following a complaint lodged on 31 March 2016 by the European Steel Association (‘Eurofer’ or ‘the complainant’) on behalf of Union producers said to be representing more than 90% of the total Union production of certain hot-rolled flat products of iron, non-alloy or other alloy steel (‘HRF’). The anti-subsidy investigation was carried out in parallel with an investigation concerning the anti-dumping measures, limited to the threat of injury. In view of the use of the lesser duty rule, and the fact that the definitive amounts of countervailable subsidies expressed on an ad valorem basis were lower than the injury elimination level, the Commission decided that it should impose the definitive countervailing duty at the level of the established definitive amounts of countervailable subsidies and then impose the definitive anti-dumping duty up to the relevant injury elimination level. However, as the definitive anti-dumping regulation was already adopted on 6 April 2017, it was necessary to amend that regulation to take account of the findings present in the anti-subsidy context.

Rates: The rate of the definitive countervailing duty is set at between 4.6% and 31.5% for named companies, and is 35.9% for all other companies. Moreover, Article 1(2) of Implementing Regulation 2017/649 laying down the applicable anti-dumping duty is amended. The rate of the definitive anti-dumping duty is set at between 0 and 31.3% for named companies, and is 0% for all other companies.

Dates: Commission Implementing Regulation 2017/969 shall enter into force on the day following that of its publication in the Official Journal.

 

Commodity: Crystalline silicon photovoltaic modules or panels and cells of the type used in crystalline silicon photovoltaic modules or panels (the cells have a thickness not exceeding 400 micrometres), currently falling within CN codes ex 8501 31 00, ex 8501 32 00, ex 8501 33 00, ex 8501 34 00, ex 8501 61 20, ex 8501 61 80, ex 8501 62 00, ex 8501 63 00, ex 8501 64 00 and ex 8541 40 90 (TARIC codes 8501310081, 8501310089, 8501320041, 8501320049, 8501330061, 8501330069, 8501340041, 8501340049, 8501612041, 8501612049, 8501618041, 8501618049, 8501620061, 8501620069, 8501630041, 8501630049, 8501640041, 8501640049, 8541409021, 8541409029, 8541409031 and 8541409039). For a detailed description please see Article 1 of Commission Implementing Regulation 2017/366 or Commission Implementing Regulation 2017/367.

Countries/Economies: The Chinese mainland.

Action: On 2 June 2017, the Official Journal published Commission Implementing Regulation 2017/941 withdrawing the acceptance of an undertaking for two exporting producers. The undertaking was being applied in connection with the anti-dumping and anti-subsidy proceedings concerning imports of crystalline silicon photovoltaic modules and key components (i.e. cells) originating in or consigned from the Chinese mainland for the period of application of definitive measures. As per the undertaking, any exporting producer may voluntarily withdraw its undertaking at any time during its application. BYD (Shangluo) Industrial Co. Ltd notified the Commission in March 2017 that it wished to withdraw its undertaking. Thereafter, Yingli notified the Commission in April 2017 that it also wished to withdraw its undertaking. Therefore, the Commission concluded that the acceptance of the undertaking for BYD and Yingli shall be withdrawn. The Commission observes that the acceptance of the voluntary withdrawal is without prejudice to the power conferred upon it to cancel undertaking invoices that have been issued prior to the acceptance of the voluntary withdrawal, where the Commission becomes aware of facts justifying such a cancellation.

Dates: Commission Implementing Regulation 2017/941 entered into force on the day following that of its publication in the Official Journal.

 

Commodity: Tungsten carbide, fused tungsten carbide and tungsten carbide simply mixed with metallic powder currently falling within CN codes 2849 90 30 and ex 3824 30 00 (TARIC code 3824 30 00 10).

Countries/Economies: The Chinese mainland.

Action: On 2 June 2017, Commission Implementing Regulation 2017/942 was published in the Official Journal. The Regulation imposes a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of tungsten carbide, fused tungsten carbide and tungsten carbide simply mixed with metallic powder originating in the Chinese mainland following an expiry review. Following the publication of a notice of impending expiry of the existing measures, the Commission received, on 7 December 2015, a request for the initiation of an expiry review of these measures. The request was lodged on behalf of six Union producers (‘the applicant’) representing more than 25% of the total Union production of tungsten carbide, fused tungsten carbide and tungsten carbide simply mixed with metallic powder. The request was based on the grounds that the expiry of the measures would likely result in a continuation of dumping and recurrence of injury to the Union industry. In conclusion, the dumping margin established in the review investigation period, the significant spare capacity available in mainland China, and the established attractiveness of the Union market, indicated to the Commission that a repeal of the measures would likely result in a continuation of dumping, and that dumped exports would enter the Union market in significant quantities. It was considered that there is a likelihood of continuation of dumping should the current anti-dumping measures be allowed to lapse.

Rates: The rate of the anti-dumping duty is set at 33%.

Dates: Commission Implementing Regulation 2017/942 entered into force on the day following that of its publication in the Official Journal.

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