INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
07 Dec 2017 Termination
06 Dec 2012 Definitive duty
13 Jun 2011 Initiation

IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

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: 06 Dec 2012 | Removal date: 07 Dec 2017
Still in force

Anti-dumping

On June 10, 2011, the Secretary for Foreign Trade of the Brazilian Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade decided to initiate an anti-dumping investigation on imports of high-end and luxury stainless steel cutlery from China (Circular No. 31, 10.06.2011).
The products subject to investigation are classified under the following HS codes: 8211.1000, 8211.9100, 8215.2000 and 8215.9910.
The complaint was lodged on December 29, 2010 by Tramontina Farroupilha S/A Indústria Metalúrgica. The investigation started on the day of the publication of the circular in the Federal Official Gazette of Brazil, i.e. on June 13, 2011.
 
On December 5, 2012, the Brazilian authorities decided to impose a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of the subject goods originating in China (Resolution No. 87, 05.12.2012). The amount of the duty is USD 19.70 per kilogram.
This definitive duty entered into force on the day of the publication of the resolution in the Federal Official Gazette of Brazil, i.e. on December 6, 2012, and is applicable for a period of five years.
 
On February 20, 2015, the Brazilian authorities decided to initiate a review of the anti-dumping measure imposed by Resolution No. 87 dated 05.12.2012 in order to re-evaluate the scope of products subject to the duty (Circular No. 8, 20.02.2015). This follows the request lodged on November 17, 2014 by Rojemac Importação e Exportação Ltda. The investigation started on the day of the publication of the circular in the Federal Official Gazette of Brazil, i.e. on February 23, 2015.
 
On April 29th, 2015, the Brazilian authorities concluded the review to re-evaluate the scope of products subject to the duty (Resolution No. 28, 29.04.2015). They decided that the evaluated products, i.e. high-end stainless steel cutlery that do not fit the definition of fork, spoon or knife (including all kitchen ustensils used to cut, mix, serve or eat food), independently of size and weight, are subject to the anti-dumping duty imposed by Resolution No. 87 dated February 20th, 2015. Resolution No. 28 was published in the Federal Official Gazette of Brazil on April 30th, 2015.

On 7 December 2018, the Brazilian authorities terminated the definitive duties imposed on the subject good from China following the imposing period expired.

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

429 Other fabricated metal products
8211 Knives with cutting blades, serrated or not (including pruning knives), other than knives of heading 82.08, and blades therefor.
821110 Sets of assorted articles
821191 Table knives having fixed blades
8215 Spoons, forks, ladles, skimmers, cakeservers, fishknives, butter knives, sugar tongs and similar kitchen or tableware.
821520 Other sets of assorted articles
821599 Other

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