INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
13 Jun 2018 Renewal
26 Sep 2017 Review
25 Aug 2014 Definitive duty
30 Sep 2013 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: 25 Aug 2014 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Anti-dumping

On January 16, 2014, the Colombian Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism decided to initiate an anti-dumping investigation on imports of plasticizer DOP (diethylhexyl phthalate) from Mexico and South Korea (Resolution 005, 16.01.2014).
The product subject to investigation is classified under the following HS code: 2917.3200. The complaint was lodged on September 30, 2013 by Carboquimica S.A.S. on behalf of the national industry.
The investigation started on the day of the publication of the resolution in the Official Journal of the Republic of Colombia, i.e. on January 20, 2014.

On March 21, 2014, the Colombian Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism decided to continue the investigation without imposing a provisional anti-dumping duty on imports of plasticizer DOP originating in Mexico and South Korea (Resolution 051, 21.03.2014). Resolution 051 was published in the Official Journal of the Republic of Colombia on March 26, 2014.

On August 20, 2014, the Colombian Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism decided to impose a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of plasticizer DOP originating in Mexico (Resolution 173, 20.08.2014). The amount of the duty is the difference between the FOB price declared by the importer and the reference FOB price set at 1.96 USD per kilogram. This definitive anti-dumping duty entered into force on the day of the publication of the resolution in the Official Journal of the Republic of Colombia, i.e. on August 25, 2014, and is applicable for a period of three years. No anti-dumping duty was imposed on imports originating in South Korea; thus the investigation terminated.

On April 17th, 2015, the Colombian Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism decided to initiate an ex officio review to determine, according to the current circumstances, whether or not to the termination of the investigation without imposition of any anti-dumping measure concerning South Korea remains justified (Resolution 063, 17.04.2015). The review started on the day of the publication of the resolution in the Official Journal of the Republic of Colombia, i.e. on April 21st, 2015.
 
On 4 December 2015, the Colombian Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism imposed definitive anti-dumping duties on imports of plasticizer DOP originating in the Republic of Korea following the above ex officio review. The amount of duty is the difference between the FOB price declared by the importer and the reference FOB price set at USD 1.44 per kilogram. The duty shall remain in force from the day of publication i.e. 9 December 2015 to 20 August 2017.

On 26 September 2017, the Colombian authorities initiated a sunset review of the antidumping duty imposed on imports of the subject good from Mexico and the Republic of Korea. This follows the application lodged by CARBOQUIMICA S.A.S. The definitive anti-dumping duty remains in force during the period of review.

On 13 June 2018, the Colombian authorities extended the definitive duty imposed on imports of DOP plasticizer from Mexico and the Republic of Korea following the conclusion of the sunset review. The rate of duty on imports from Mexico is the difference between the FOB reference price of USD 1.96 per kilogram and the FOB value declared by the importer if the reference price is less than the declared value. The rate of duty on imports from the Republic of Korea is the difference between the FOB reference price of USD 1.44 per kilogram and the FOB value declared by the importer if the reference price is less than the declared value. The duty is in force for a period of 3 years.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

341 Basic organic chemicals
2917 Polycarboxylic acids, their anhydrides, halides, peroxides and peroxyacids; their halogenated, sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives.
291732 Dioctyl orthophthalates

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