INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
02 Jul 2018 Renewal
12 Apr 2017 Review
18 Apr 2012 Definitive duty
20 Oct 2011 Preliminary duty
13 Dec 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: 21 Oct 2011 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Anti-dumping

On 26 January 2011 the European Commission announced an anti-dumping investigation concerning imports of oxalic acid from China and India. The complaint was received on 13 December 2010.
On the basis of evidence provided by the complainant, the dumping margins calculated are significant. The Commission and the producers of the Union will both participate in investigating whether the imports of the product under investigation cause material harm for the Union industry. (2011/C 24/07)
 
On 20 October 2011 the European Commission imposed provisional anti-dumping duties on imports of oxalic acid from China and India. For the dumping margins, see source. The duty entered into force on 21 October 2011.
 
On 18 April 2012 a definitive duty was imposed. The margins are the same as the ones presented in the provisional duty.
 
On 20 May 2015, the General Court of the European Union delivered its judgement on case T-310/12 between Yuanping Changyuan Chemicals Co. Ltd and the Council. Yuanping Changyuan Chemicals Co. Ltd. is a Chinese company subject to the above definitive duties. The General Court annulled "Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 325/2012 of 12 April 2012 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty and collecting definitively the provisional duty imposed on imports of oxalic acid originating in India and the People's Republic of China in so far as it concerns Yuanping Changyuan Chemicals Co. Ltd.". Moreover, the Court ruled that the Council of the European Union must repay any previous or current costs as a result of the above measure to the Chinese company in question.

On the 27 April 2016, the European Commission announced the conclusions of this judgement and methods of repayment to Yuanping Changyuan Chemicals Co. Ltd. Additionally, the Commission initiated a revised anti-dumping investigation on imports of oxalic acid from China, see related measure.
 
On 12 April 2017, the European Commission initiated a sunset review on imports of the subject good from India and China. This follows the request lodged on 18 January 2017 by Oxaquim S.A.

On 3 July 2018, the European Commission extended the definitive duty imposed on imports of oxalic acid from China and India following the conclusion of the sunset review. The rate of duty on imports from India is between 22.8% and 43.6% of the net free-at-Union-frontier price before duty depending on the company. The rate of duty on imports from China is between 14.6% and 52.2% of the net free-at-Union-frontier price before duty depending on the company. The regulation extending the definitive duty was published on 2 July 2018.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

341 Basic organic chemicals
2917 Polycarboxylic acids, their anhydrides, halides, peroxides and peroxyacids; their halogenated, sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives.
291711 Oxalic acid, its salts and esters

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