INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
14 Mar 2013 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 2014 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Anti-subsidy

On April 27, 2013, the European Commission announced the initiation of an anti-subsidy investigation on imports of solar glass consisting of tempered soda-lime-flat-glass, with an iron content of less than 300 ppm, a solar transmittance of more than 88 %, a resistanceto heat up to 250 °C, a resistance to thermal shocks of 150 K and having a mechanical strength of 90 N/mm2 or more, from China (Notice No 2013/C 122/17).
The products subject to investigation are classified under the following HS code: ex 7007.1980.
The complaint was lodged on March 14, 2013 by EU ProSun Glass, on behalf of producers representing more than 25% of the EU production of the subject goods.
On May 13, 2014, the European Commission decided to impose a definitive countervailing duty on imports of solar glass originating in China (Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 471/2014). The rate of the duty ranges from 3.2% to 17.1% of the net free-at-Union-frontier price, depending on the company. This definitive duty entered into force on May 15, 2014.
Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 471/2014 was published in the Official Journal of the European Union (L 142) on May 14, 2014.

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

371 Glass & glass products
7007 Safety glass, consisting of toughened (tempered) or laminated glass.
700719 Other

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