EC: Extended antidumping duties on silicon metal from China, Korea and Chinese Taipei

Measure #3872 | Published 6 Nov 2012 ▲


On 26 May 2010, following an interim expiry review, the European Commission published the Regulation No. 476/2010, thereby extending the imposition of antidumping duties on silicon metal (HS code 2804.6900) originating in China and the Republic of Korea.
The original duties were imposed in March 2004 on products from China, and in January 2007 on products from the Republic of Korea.
On 5 July 2012, the Commission initiated an investigation concerning the possible circumvention of anti-dumping measures imposed by the above Regulation by imports of the subject good consigned from Chinese Taipei.
The request was lodged on 15 May 2012 by Euroalliages on behalf of producers representing a major proportion (namely 100%) of EU's production of silicon.
On 3 April 2013, the Commission decided to extend the antidumping measures in force on imports of the subject product originating in China to imports consigned through Chinese Taipei.

Any Evidence-Based Deliberation:

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Is there anything in the public record to suggest that evidence of the effectiveness of the proposed measure was considered during official deliberations?
Is there any evidence that alternatives to the proposed measure were considered?
Is there anything in the public record that suggests that empirical evidence informed the comparison across the alternatives available to government?
Was such evidence identified?
Is such evidence publicly available?
Did the official decision-maker in question provide an explanation as to why a chosen measure was favoured over alternatives?
Is there any evidence to suggest that potentially affected trading partners were consulted before the measures were taken?
Is there any evidence that safeguards have been put in place to ensure that implementation of the initiative is transparent and non-discriminatory?
Did the government state its intention to review the measure within one year of implementation?

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Date Discovered: 06/11/2012

Implemented: Yes

Date of inception: 26 May 2010

GTA Evaluation: Red


Official Journal of the European Union, 6 July 2012, L 176/50:

Official Journal of the European Union, 29 May 2010, L 131/1:

Official Journal of the European Union, 5 April 2013, L 95/2:

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