|07 Apr 2017||Definitive duty|
|08 Oct 2016||Preliminary duty|
|04 Jan 2016||Initiation|
ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARYYes
On 13 February 2016, the European Commission announced the initiation of an anti-dumping investigation on imports of certain hot-rolled flat products of iron, non-alloy or other alloy steel, from China. (Notice No 2016/C 58/08). The products subject to investigation are classified under the following HS 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, 7208.52.99, 7208.53.90, 7208.54.00, 7211.14.00, 7211.19.00, 7225.19.10, 7225.30.10, 7225.30.30, 7225.30.90, 7225.40.12, 7225.40.15, ex 7225.40.60, 7225.40.90, 7226.19.10, ex 7226.20.00, 7226.91.20, 7226.91.91 and 7226.91.99. The complaint was lodged on 4 January 2016 by the European Steel Association (EUROFER), on behalf of producers representing more than 25% of the EU production of the subject goods.
On 8 October 2016, the European Commission imposed a provisional anti-dumping duty on imports of the above product from China (Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 2016/1778). The rate of duty is between 13.2% and 22.6 % of the net free-at-Union-frontier price depending on the company. The measure is in force for a period of 6 months.
On 7 April 2017, the European Commission imposed a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of the subject good from China (Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 2017/649). The amount of duty is between 18.1% and 35.9% of the net free-at-Union-frontier price before duty depending on the company.
On 10 June 2017, the European Commission amended the definitive antidumping duty imposed in April on imports of the subject good from China. The rate of duty is between 10.3% and 31.3% of the net free-at-Union-frontier price before duty and only applies to a limited number of companies. As such, companies not specifically listed are not subject to antidumping duties. The Commission notes that the list of companies subject to duties may be amended.
On 3 September 2019, the European Commission issued Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1382 suspending or amending the definitive duty imposed on imports of certain hot-rolled flat products of iron, non-alloy or other alloy steel, from China if a specific safeguard duty is also imposed on the same good. More specifically, in cases when the definitive safeguard duty of 25% out of quota is applied on the subject good (see related state act), the definitive antidumping duty is suspended on imports from a number of Chinese companies whilst the remaining Chinese companies are subject to a reduced duty level. The rate of reduced definitive duty is 6.3%. This decision follows a notice issued in April 2019 and following comments from interested parties.
On 31 December 2020, the UK Department for International Trade issued Taxation Notice 2020/13 maintaining the duty following the United Kingdom's exit of the European Union from 1 January 2020. Following the set expire of the definitive duty on 11 June 2022 the United Kingdom will determine the duty's continued imposition.
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