INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
21 Sep 2018 Termination
28 Jan 2015 Renewal
07 Apr 2014 Review
08 Apr 2009 Definitive duty

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: 09 Apr 2009 | Removal date: 21 Sep 2018
Still in force

Anti-dumping

On July 17, 2008, 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 small graphite electrodes with diameter up to 450 mm (18 inches), of any length, machined or not machined, assembled or unassembled, of a kind used for electric furnaces from China (Circular No. 49, 17.07.2008).
The products subject to investigation are classified under the following HS codes: 8545.1100 and 3801.1000.
The complaint was lodged by Graftech Brasil Ltda. on April 17, 2008. The investigation started on the day of the publication of the circular in the Federal Official Gazette of Brazil, i.e. on July 18, 2008.
 
On April 8, 2009, the Brazilian authorities decided to impose a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of graphite electrodes from China (Resolução No. 19, 08.04.2009).
The amount of this definitive duty in USD per tonne is 2,259.46 for all Chinese exporters. This definitive anti-dumping duty entered into force on April 9, 2009 for a period of five years.
 
On April 4, 2014, the Secretary for Foreign Trade of the Brazilian Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade decided to initiate an expiry review of the anti-dumping duty imposed by Resolution No. 19 dated April 8, 2009 (Circular No. 14, 04.04.2014). The review was requested on December 9, 2013 by Graftech. The review started on the day of the publication of the circular in the FederalOfficial Gazette of Brazil, i.e. on April 7, 2014.
 
On January 28, 2015, the Brazilian authorities decided upon the continuation of the definitive anti-dumping duty imposed on imports of graphite electrodes originating in China (Resolution No. 5, 28.01.2015). The amount of the duty remains USD 2,259.46 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 January 30, 2015, and is applicable for a period of five years.
 
On September 8th, 2015, the Secretary for Foreign Trade of the Brazilian Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade decided to initiate an anti-circumvention investigation on imports of graphite electrodes from the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom (Circular No. 57, 08.09.2015). For more details, please see related intervention.

On 21 September 2018, the Brazilian authorities suspended the definitive duty imposed on imports of small graphite electrodes from China for one year. The duty was suspended due to public interest concerns.

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

379 Other non-metallic mineral products n.e.c.
3801 Artificial graphite; colloidal or semicolloidal graphite; preparations based on graphite or other carbon in the form of pastes, blocks, plates or other semimanufactures.
380110 Artificial graphite
469 Other electrical equipment & parts
8545 Carbon electrodes, carbon brushes, lamp carbons, battery carbons and other articles of graphite or other carbon, with or without metal, of a kind used for electrical purposes.
854511 Of a kind used for furnaces

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