INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
06 Apr 2010 Initiation

IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

Supranational

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 17 Feb 2011 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Anti-dumping

On May 20, 2010 the European Commission initiated an anti-dumping investigation concerning imports of certain open mesh fabrics of glass fibres originating from the People's Republic of China.
The investigation was opened following a complaint made on 6 April 2010 by Saint-Gobain Vertex s.r.o., Tolnatext Fonalfeldolgozo, Valmieras 'Stikla Skiedra' AS and Vitrulan Technical Textiles GmbH on behalf of producers representing more than 25 % of the EU's production of the given product.
The exact specification of the products under investigation is "open mesh fabrics made of glass fibres, with a cell size of more than 1.8mm both in length and in width and weighing more than 35 g/m 2". The products subject to investigation are classified under the following HS codes: ex 7019.4000, ex 7019.5100, ex 7019.5900, ex 7019.9091 and ex 7019.9099.

On February 16, 2011 the European Commission imposed provisional anti-dumping duties on imports of certain open mesh fabrics of glass fibres from China. The rate of the provisional duty ranged from 48.4% to 62.9% depending on the company. It entered into force on February 18, 2011.

On August 3, 2011 the European Commission announced a decision to impose definitive anti-dumping duties on imports of certain open mesh fabrics of glass fibres originating from China. The rate of the definitive duty is identical to the provisional one and ranges from 48.4% to 62.9% depending on the company. It has entered into force on August 10, 2011.

On 16 July 2012 the Council extended the definitive duty in force to imports consigned from Malaysia, see related intervention.
On 10 January 2013 the Council extended the anti-dumping measures in force on imports originating in China, to imports consigned from Chinese Taipei and Thailand, see related intervention.
On 16 December 2013, the Council extended the anti-dumping measures in force on imports originating in China, to imports consigned from India and Indonesia, see related intervention.

On 10 August 2016, the European Commission initiated a sunset review of the anti-dumping duty imposed on imports of certain open mesh fabrics of glass fibres from China (Notice No 2016/C 288/03). This follows the request lodged on 4 May 2016 by the Alliance for the Defence of Open Mesh Fabrics. Since the anti-dumping measure imposed on imports of open mesh fabrics of glass fibres from China was extended to imports of the same products originating in Thailand, Chinese Taipei, Malaysia, India and Indonesia the sunset review and its conclusion will hold for these countries as well.

On 8 November 2017, the European Commission extended the definitive antidumping duty imposed on imports of subject good from China following the conclusion of the above sunset review. The rate of duty is between 48.4% and 62.9% depending on the company. The definitive duty was additionally extended to imports of the same good from Indonesia, India, Malaysia, Thailand and Chinese Taipei, see related interventions.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

268 Special fabrics
7019 Glass fibres (including glass wool) and articles thereof (for example, yarn, woven fabrics).
701940 Woven fabrics of rovings
701951 Of a width not exceeding 30 cm
701959 Other
371 Glass & glass products
7019 Glass fibres (including glass wool) and articles thereof (for example, yarn, woven fabrics).
701990 Other

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