INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
01 Dec 2008 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: 30 May 2010 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Anti-dumping

On March 4th, 2009, the European Commission announced the initiation of a sunset review of the anti-dumping duty imposed on imports of silicon from China, and extended to imports from South Korea following anticircumvention investigation (Notice No 2009/C 51/07).
The product subject to investigation is classified under the following HS code: 2804.6900.
This follows the request lodged on December 1st, 2008 by Euroalliages on behalf of producers representing 100% of the total EU production of the subject good.

On May 25th, 2010, the European authorities decided upon the continuation of the anti-dumping duty imposed on imports of silicon originating in China as well as in South Korea following anticircumvention investigation (Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 467/2010).
The rate of the duty imposed on imports originating in China is 19% of the net free-at-Union-frontier price, at the exception of the company Datong Jinneng Industrial Silicon Co. whose exports are subject to a duty of 16.3% of the net free-at-Union-frontier price. The rate of the duty imposed on imports originating in South Korea is the highest rate imposed on imports originating in China, i.e. 19% of the net free-at-Union-frontier price.
The duty entered into force on the day following the publication of the regulation in the Official Journal of the European Union (L 131), that is on May 30th, 2010.

On April 3rd, 2013, the European authorities decided upon the extension of this anti-dumping measure to imports of silicon originating in Chinese Taipei following an anticircumvention investigation (see measure 9025) (Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 311/2013).

On May 28th, 2015, the European Commission announced the initiation of a sunset review of the anti-dumping measure imposed on imports of silicon originating in China and extended to imports from South Korea and Chinese Taipei following anti-circumvention investigations (Notice No 2015/C 174/06).
The product subject to investigation is still classified under HS code 2804.6900.
This follows the request lodged on February 27th, 2015 by Euroalliages on behalf of producers representing more than 25% of the total EU production of the subject good.

On September 1st, 2015, the European Commission announced the initiation of a partial interim review of the anti-dumping measure imposed on imports of silicon originating in China (and extended to imports from South Korea and Chinese Taipei following anticircumvention investigations) (Notice No 2015/C 287/06).
This follows the request lodged by the European Users of Silicon Metal (EUSMET), an ad hoc association of Union chemical users of silicon. It argued that, as far as injury is concerned, the circumstances on the basis of which the existing measures were imposed have changed and that these changes are of a lasting nature. Hence, it alleges that the continued imposition of the measures at the existing level appears to be no longer necessary to offset the effects of injurious dumping as previously established.
The partial interim review is limited in scope to the examination of injury.
On 5 July 2016, following the conclusion of the above partial interim review and sunset review, the European Commission extended the anti-dumping duty on silicon from China as well as the two anti-circumvention measures in force i.e. extending the duty to imports of the subject from the Republic of Korea and Chinese Taipei. The duty is 16.3%.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

342 Basic inorganic chemicals n.e.c.
2804 Hydrogen, rare gases and other nonmetals.
280469 Other

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