INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
04 Jul 2017 Renewal
13 May 2016 Review
15 May 2011 Definitive duty
04 Mar 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: 15 May 2011 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Anti-subsidy

On 17 April 2010, the European Commission issued a notice of initiation of countervailing duty concerning the imports of coated fine paper from China. The products subject to investigation are classified under the following HS codes: 4810.13.20.20, 4810.13.80.20, 4810.14.80.20, 4810.19.10.20, 4810.19.90.20, 4810.22.10.20, 4810.22.90.20, 4810.29.30.20, 4810.29.80.20, 4810.92.10.00, 4810.92.30.00, 4810.92.90.00, 4810.99.10.20, 4810.99.30.20 and 4810.99.90.20. The proceedings were initiated by a complaint lodged on 4 March 2010 by CEPIFINE (the European association of fine paper manufacturers), which represents 25 % of the producers in the European Union. An anti-dumping investigation was launched in February on imports of the same products from China, see related measure.
 
On 15 May 2011, the European Commission imposed a definitive countervailing duty on coated fine paper from China. The rate of duty is 4% or 12% of the net free-at-Union-frontier price depending on the company.
 
On 13 May 2016, the European Commission initiated a sunset review of the countervailing duty imposed on imports of the above products from China (Notice No. 2016/C 172/07). This follows the request lodged on 12 February 2016 by Arctic Paper Grycksbo AB, Burgo Group SpA, Fedrigoni SpA, Lecta Group and Sappi Europe SA on behalf of producers representing more than 25% of the total EU production of the subject goods.

On 5 July 2017, the European Commission extended the definitive countervailing duty imposed on imports of subject good from China following the conclusion of the above sunset review. The rate of duty is 8% or 12%.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

321 Pulp, paper & paperboard
4810 Paper and paperboard, coated on one or both sides with kaolin (China clay) or other inorganic substances, with or without a binder, and with no other coating, whether or not surface coloured, surfacedecorated or printed, in rolls or rectangular (includi
481013 In rolls
481014 In sheets with one side not exceeding 435 mm and the other side not exceeding 297 mm in the unfolded state
481019 Other
481022 Lightweight coated paper
481029 Other
481092 Multiply
481099 Other

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