INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
29 Apr 2009 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: 07 May 2009 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Anti-dumping

On October 21, 2008, the Argentinian authorities decided to initiate an anti-dumping investigation on imports of carbon steel butt welding pipe fittings from China (Resolution 331/2008, 21.10.2008).
The products subject to investigation are classified under the following HS codes: 7307.1920 and 7307.9300.
The complaint was lodged by the Chamber of Manufacturers of Steel Pipes and Tubes (Cámara de Fabricantes de Caños y Tubos de Acero). The investigation started on the day following the publication of the resolution in the Official Journal of the Argentinian Republic, i.e. on October 23, 2008.
On April 29, 2009, the Argentinian authorities decided to impose a provisional anti-dumping duty on imports of the above-mentioned products originating in China (Resolution 154/2009, 29.04.2009). The duty takes the form of a minimum FOB export price of USD 3.94 per kilogram. This provisional anti-dumping duty entered into force on the day following the publication of the resolution in the Official Journal of the Argentinian Republic, i.e. on May 7, 2009, and is applicable for a period of four months.
On October 22, 2009, the Argentinian authorities decided to impose a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of the above-mentioned products originating in China (Resolution 11/2009, 22.10.2009). The duty takes the form of a minimum FOB export price of USD 3.94 per kilogram. This definitive anti-dumping duty entered into force on the day following the publication of the resolution in the Official Journal of the Argentinian Republic, i.e. on October 24, 2009, and is applicable for a period of five years.

On October 23, 2014, the Argentinian authorities decided to initiate a sunset review of the anti-dumping duty imposed on October 22, 2009 by Resolution 11/2009 (Resolution 840/2014, 23.10.2014). This follows the request lodged by the Chamber of Manufacturers of Steel Pipes and Tubes (Cámara de Fabricantes de Caños y Tubos de Acero). The review started on the day of the publication of the resolution in the Official Journal of the Argentinian Republic, i.e. on October 24, 2014. The existing anti-dumping duty remains in force during the review.
 
On 26 October 2015, the Argentinian authorities decided to extend the definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of the above-mentioned products originating in China (Resolution 1181/2015). The duty takes the form of a minimum FOB export price of USD 4.97 per kilogram. This definitive anti-dumping duty is applicable for a period of five years.

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

412 Products of iron or steel
7307 Tube or pipe fittings (for example, couplings, elbows, sleeves), of iron or steel.
730719 Other
730793 Butt welding fittings

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