INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
28 Jun 2017 Renewal
27 Apr 2016 Review
29 Apr 2012 Definitive duty
30 Dec 2011 Preliminary duty
01 Apr 2011 Initiation

IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

Supranational

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

Yes

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 30 Dec 2010 | Removal date: open ended

Anti-subsidy

On 1 April 2010, the European Commission initiated an anti-subsidy investigation on imports of certain stainless steel bars from India (Notice No 2010/C 87/10). The products subject to investigation are classified under the following HS code subheadings: 7222.20.21, 7222.20.29, 7222.20.31, 7222.20.39, 7222.20.81 and 7222.20.89. The complaint was lodged on 15 February 2010 by the European Federation of Iron and Steel Industries (Eurofer) on behalf of domestic producers representing more than 25% of the EU production of the subject good. On the same day an anti-dumping investigation was initiated on imports of the same product, see related measure.
 
On 30 December 2010, the European Commission imposed a provisional countervailing duty on the subject good from India (Commission Regulation (EU) No. 1261/2010). The amount of duty is between 3.3% and 4.3% of the net free-at-Union-frontier price depending on the company. The measure is in force for a period of four months.
 
On 29 April 2011, the European Commission imposed a definitive countervailing duty on the subject good from India (Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 405/2011). The amount of duty is between 3.3% and 4.3% of the net free-at-Union-frontier price depending on the company.
 
On 27 April 2016, the European Commission initiated a sunset review of the countervailing duty imposed on imports of the above products from India (Notice No. 2016/C 148/05). This follows the request lodged on 28 January 2016 by Eurofer on behalf of producers representing more than 25% of the total EU production of the subject goods.

On 29 June 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 3.3% and 4% of the net free-at-Union-frontier price before duty depending on the company.

On 3 September 2019, the European Commission issued Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1382 suspending the definitive duty imposed on imports of certain stainless steel bars from India if a specific safeguard duty is also imposed on the same good. More specifically, the definitive countervailing duty is suspended in cases when the definitive safeguard duty of 25% out of quota is applied on the same good, see related state act. 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 2020/16 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 29 June 2022 the United Kingdom will determine the duty's continued imposition.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

412 Products of iron or steel
7222 Other bars and rods of stainless steel; angles, shapes and sections of stainless steel.
722220 Bars and rods, not further worked than coldformed or coldfinished

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