INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
15 Jan 2018 Termination
21 Feb 2017 Review
01 Mar 2012 Definitive duty
01 Jun 2011 Preliminary duty
30 Apr 2010 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: 01 Jun 2011 | Removal date: 15 Jan 2018
Still in force

Anti-dumping

On August 23, 2010, the Mexican Ministry of Economy decided to initiate an anti-dumping investigation on imports of graphite electrodes for electric arc furnace from China (Resolución por la que se acepta la solicitud de parte interesada y se declara el inicio de la investigación anti-dumping sobre las importaciones de electrodos de grafito para horno de arco eléctrico..., 23.08.2010).
The products subject to investigation are classified under the following HS code: 8545.1101.
The complaint was lodged on April 30, 2010 by GrafTech México S.A. The investigation started on the day following the publication of the resolution in the Official Journal of the Federation, i.e. on September 2, 2010.
On May 24, 2011, the Mexican authorities decided to impose a provisional anti-dumping duty on imports of graphite electrodes from China (Resolución preliminar de la investigación anti-dumping sobre las importaciones de electrodos de grafito para horno de arco eléctrico..., 24.05.2011). The rate of this provisional duty was 23% for all Chinese exporters. This provisional anti-dumping duty entered into force on the day following the publication of the resolution in the Official Journal of the Federation, i.e. on June 1, 2011.
On February 22, 2012, the Mexican authorities decided to impose a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of graphite electrodes from China (Resolución final de la investigación anti-dumping sobre las importaciones de electrodos de grafito para horno de arco eléctrico..., 22.02.2012). The rate of this definitive duty ranges from 38% to 250%, depending on the Chinese exporter. This definitive anti-dumping duty has entered into force on the day following the publication of the resolution in the Official Journal of the Federation, i.e. on March 2, 2012.

On March 20, 2013, the Mexican authorities decided to amend the definitive anti-dumping duty imposed on February 22, 2012. The rate of this duty still ranges from 38% to 250%, depending on the Chinese exporter. However the specific rate for one particular Chinese exporter, namely Jilin Carbon Import and Export Company, was modified within those upper and lower limits, the rate charged on exports of this particular company being reduced from 68% to 42% (Resolución por la que se resuelve el recurso administrativo de revocación interpuesto por las empresas Jilin Carbon Import and Export Company, Sichuan Guanghan Shida Carbon Co. Ltd. y Nantong Yangzi Carbon Co. Ltd. ..., 20.03.2013).
This decision followed a request for the revocation of the resolution imposing the definitive duty lodged by three Chinese exporters on May 8, 2012. This change has entered into force on the day following the publication of the resolution in the Official Journal of the Federation, i.e. on April 4, 2013.
 
On 21 February 2017, the Mexican Ministry of Economy initiated a sunset review of the anti-dumping duty imposed on imports of the subject good from China. This review follows the request lodged on 6 December 2016 by GrafTech México, SA de CV. The existing anti-dumping measure remains in force during the review. A sunset review was also initiated on the anti-dumping duty imposed on the subject good from the United Kingdom, see related intervention.

On 15 January 2018, the Mexican authorities terminated the definitive duty imposed on imports of the subject good from China following the conclusion of the above sunset review. The definitive duty imposed on imports of the same good from the United Kingdom was also terminated, see related intervention. 

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

469 Other electrical equipment & parts
8545 Carbon electrodes, carbon brushes, lamp carbons, battery carbons and other articles of graphite or other carbon, with or without metal, of a kind used for electrical purposes.
854511 Of a kind used for furnaces

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