|18 Jun 2009||Initiation|
ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARYNo
On September 17th, 2009, the European Commission announced the initiation of a sunset review of the countervailing duty imposed on imports of graphite electrodes of a kind used for electric furnaces, with an apparent density of 1.65 g/cm3 or more and an electrical resistance of 6.0µO.m or less, and nipples used for such electrodes, from India (Notice No 2009/C 224/11). The products subject to investigation are classified under the following HS codes: ex 8545.1100 and ex 8545.9090. This follows the request lodged on June 18th, 2009 by SGL Carbon, Erftcarbon and GrafTech, three producers representing more than 50% of the total EU production of the subject goods.
On December 13th, 2010, the European authorities decided upon the continuation of the countervailing duty imposed on imports of certain graphite electrode systems originating in India (Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1185/2010, 13.12.2010).
The rate of this duty is 7.2% of the net free-at-Union-frontier price, at the exception of the companies Graphite India Limited (GIL) and HEG Limited whose exports are subject to a duty of 6.3% and 7.0% respectively.
The measure entered into force on the day following the publication of the regulation in the Official Journal of the European Union (L 332), i.e. on December 17th, 2010.
On December 15th, 2015, the European Commission announced the initiation of a sunset review of the anti-subsidy measure imposed on imports of certain graphite electrode systems originating in India (Notice No 2015/C 415/10).
This follows the request lodged on September 16th, 2015 by SGL Carbon GmbH, TOKAI Erftcarbon GmbH and GrafTech Switzerland SA, three producers representing more than 25% of the total EU production of the subject goods.
On 11 March 2017, the European Commission extended the definitive countervailing duty on imports of subject good from India following the conclusion of the above sunset review. The rate of duty is between 6.3% and 7.2% of the net free-at-Union-frontier price before duty depending on the company.
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