INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
17 Jul 2013 Definitive duty
19 Apr 2012 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: 17 Jul 2013 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Anti-dumping

On April 17th, 2012, 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 certain types of flat-rolled products of silicon steel from China, Chinese Taipei and South Korea (Circular Secex No. 18, 17.04.2012).
The products subject to investigation are classified under the following HS codes: 7225.1900 and 7226.1900.
The complaint was lodged on November 30th, 2011 by Aperam Inox América do Sul S.A. The investigation started on the day of the publication of the circular in the Federal Official Gazette of Brazil, i.e. on April 19th, 2012.
 
On February 5th, 2013, the Brazilian authorities decided to extend for up to six months, from April 19th, 2013, the investigation period to determine the existence of dumping practices in exports of flat-rolled products of silicon steel from China, Chinese Taipei and South Korea (Circular Secex No. 9, 05.02.2013). Circular Secex No. 9 was published in the Federal Official Gazette of Brazil on February 6th, 2013.
 
On July 16th, 2013, the Brazilian authorities decided upon the imposition of a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of the above-mentioned products from China, Chinese Taipei and South Korea (Resolution Camex No. 49, 16.07.2013).
The amount of the duty imposed on imports originating in China is USD 432.95 per metric ton, at the exception of the following companies whose exports are subject to a preferential treatment: Baoshan Iron & Steel Co. Ltd. (USD 175.94 per metric ton), China Steel Corporation (USD 251.63 per metric ton), Foshan SMC Long & Wide Steel Co., Ltd. (USD 251.63 per metric ton), Hon Win Steel Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (USD 251.63 per metric ton), Jiangsu Huaxi Group Corporation (USD 251.63 per metric ton), Jiangyin Huaxin Electrical Equipment Co. Ltd. (USD 251.63 per metric ton), Jiangyin Suokang Electricity Co., Ltd. (USD 251.63 per metric ton), Jiangyin Tenghua Import and Export Co., Ltd. (USD 251.63 per metric ton), Maanshan Iron & Steel Company Limited (USD 251.63 per metric ton), Posco (Guangdong) Steel Co., Ltd. (USD 251.63 per metric ton), Shougang Group (USD 251.63 per metric ton) and SK Networks (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. (USD 251.63 per metric ton). The amount of the duty imposed on imports originating in Chinese Taipei is USD 567.16 per metric ton, at the exception of the company China Steel Corporation - CSC whose exports are subject to a duty of USD 198.34 per metric ton. The amount of the duty imposed on imports originating in South Korea is USD 231.40 per metric ton, at the exception of the companies Posco - Pohang Iron and Steel Company, Kiswire Ltd. and Samsung C&T Corporation whose exports are subject to a duty of USD 132.50 per metric ton.
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 July 17th, 2013, and is applicable for a period of five years.
 
On July 3rd, 2014, the Brazilian authorities excluded the South Korean companies Samsung C&T Corporation from the list of companies to which a preferential treatment is granted (Resolution Camex No. 52, 03.07.2014). This decision follows information provided by the company itself to the Brazilian authorities that it does not manufacture the subject goods itself but only sells under its brand name goods manufactured by other South Korea producers. Therefore, the goods sold under the brand name Samsung C&T Corporation are now subject to the regular duty of USD 231.40 per metric ton. Resolution Camex No. 52 was published in the Federal Official Gazette of Brazil on July 4th, 2014.
 
On August 22nd, 2014, the Brazilian authorities decided upon the introduction of a quota of 45.000 metric ton per year not subject to the above-mentioned anti-dumping measure (Resolution Camex No. 74, 22.08.2014). This decision has been taken in the public interest. Resolution Camex No. 74 was published in the Federal Official Gazette of Brazil on August 25th, 2014.
 
On November 4th, 2015, the Brazilian authorities decided upon the modification of the anti-dumping measure imposed by Resolution Camex No. 49 dated July 16th, 2009 (Resolution Camex No. 108, 04.11.2015). The modified amounts are as follows.
The amount of the duty imposed on imports originating in China is USD 132.50 per metric ton, at the exception of the following companies whose exports are subject to a duty of USD 90.00 per metric ton: Baoshan Iron & Steel Co. Ltd., China Steel Corporation, Foshan SMC Long & Wide Steel Co., Ltd., Hon Win Steel Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Jiangsu Huaxi Group Corporation, Jiangyin Huaxin Electrical Equipment Co. Ltd., Jiangyin Suokang Electricity Co., Ltd., Jiangyin Tenghua Import and Export Co., Ltd., Maanshan Iron & Steel Company Limited, Posco (Guangdong) Steel Co., Ltd., Shougang Group and SK Networks (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. The amount of the duty imposed on imports originating in Chinese Taipei is USD 132.50 per metric ton, at the exception of the company China Steel Corporation - CSC whose exports are subject to a duty of USD 90.00 per metric ton. The amount of the duty imposed on imports originating in South Korea is USD 132.50 per metric ton, at the exception of the companies Posco - Pohang Iron and Steel Company and Kiswire Ltd. whose exports are subject to a duty of USD 90.00 per metric ton.
Those modifications entered into force on the day of the publication of the resolution in the Federal Official Gazette of Brazil, i.e. on November 5th, 2015.

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

412 Products of iron or steel
7225 Flatrolled products of other alloy steel, of a width of 600 mm or more.
722519 Other

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