INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
03 Jan 2014 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: 07 Nov 2014 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Anti-subsidy

On February 15, 2014, the European Commission announced the initiation of an anti-subsidy investigation on imports of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) live, fresh, chilled, frozen or smoked whether in the form of whole fish (with heads and gills on, gutted, weighing 1.2kg or less each), or with heads off, gilled or gutted (weighing 1kg or less each), or in the form of fillets (weighing 400g or less each) from Turkey.
The products subject to investigation are classified under the following HS codes: 0301.9190, 0302.1180, 0303.1490, 0304.4290, 0304.8290 and 0305.4300.
The complaint was lodged on January 3, 2014 by the Danish Aquaculture Association, on behalf of producers representing more than 25% of the total EU production of the products under scrutiny.
 
On October 29, 2014, the European Commission decided to impose a provisional countervailing duty on imports of rainbow trout originating in Turkey (Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1195/2014). The rate of the duty ranges from 7.0% to 9.7% of the net free-at-Union-frontier price, depending on the company. The duty is applicable for a period of 4 months, starting on November 7, 2014. Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1195/2014 was published in the Official Journal of the European Union (L 319) on November 6, 2014.
 
On February 26, 2015, the European Commission decided to impose a definitive countervailing duty on imports of rainbow trout originating in Turkey (Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 2015/309). The rate of the duty ranges from 6.7% to 9.5% of the net free-at-Union-frontier price, depending on the company.
This duty entered into force on the day following the publication of the regulation in the Official Journal of the European Union (L 56), i.e. on February 28, 2015.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

042 Fish live, fresh or chilled for human consumption
0301 Live fish.
030191 Trout (Salmo trutta, Oncorhynchus mykiss, Oncorhynchus clarki, Oncorhynchus aguabonita, Oncorhynchus gilae, Oncorhynchus apache and Oncorhynchus chrysogaster)
0302 Fish, fresh or chilled, excluding fish fillets and other fish meat of heading 03.04.
030211 Trout (Salmo trutta, Oncorhynchus mykiss, Oncorhynchus clarki, Oncorhynchus aguabonita, Oncorhynchus gilae, Oncorhynchus apache and Oncorhynchus chrysogaster)
212 Prepared & preserved fish, crustaceans, molluscs
0303 Fish, frozen, excluding fish fillets and other fish meat of heading 03.04.
030314 Trout (Salmo trutta, Oncorhynchus mykiss, Oncorhynchus clarki, Oncorhynchus aguabonita, Oncorhynchus gilae, Oncorhynchus apache and Oncorhynchus chrysogaster)
0304 Fish fillets and other fish meat (whether or not minced), fresh, chilled or frozen.
030442 Trout (Salmo trutta, Oncorhynchus mykiss, Oncorhynchus clarki, Oncorhynchus aguabonita, Oncorhynchus gilae, Oncorhynchus apache and Oncorhynchus chrysogaster)
030482 Trout (Salmo trutta, Oncorhynchus mykiss, Oncorhynchus clarki, Oncorhynchus aguabonita, Oncorhynchus gilae, Oncorhynchus apache and Oncorhynchus chrysogaster)
0305 Fish, dried, salted or in brine; smoked fish, whether or not cooked before or during the smoking process; flours, meals and pellets of fish, fit for human consumption.
030543 Trout (Salmo trutta, Oncorhynchus mykiss, Oncorhynchus clarki, Oncorhynchus aguabonita, Oncorhynchus gilae, Oncorhynchus apache and Oncorhynchus chrysogaster)

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