INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
22 Dec 2009 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: 31 Dec 2009 | Removal date: 01 Apr 2011
Still in force

Anti-dumping

On December 22, 2009, the European Commission decided to impose a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of certain footwear with uppers of leather originating in China and Vietnam (Council Implementing Regulation No. 1294/2009, 22.12.2009).
 
The rate of the duty imposed on Chinese exports is 16.5%, at the exception of the exporting company Golden Step, whose exports are subject to a duty of 9.7%. The rate of the duty imposed on Vietnamese exports is 10.0%. This definitive duty entered into force on the day following the publication of the resolution in the Official Journal of the European Union, i.e. on December 31, 2009, and is applicable for a period of 15 months.
 
The products subject to the duty are classified under the following headline HS codes: 6403 and 6405. This duty follows an expiry review requested by the European Confederation of the Footwear Industry on behalf of producers representing more than 35% of the EU production. The review was then initiated by the European Commission October 3, 2008 (2008/C251/12, 03.10.2008).
 
The original anti-dumping duty on footwear with uppers of leather was decided on October 5, 2006 (Council Regulation No. 1472/2006, 05.10.2006) and entered into force on October 7, 2006.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

293 Footwear other than sports footwear
6403 Footwear with outer soles of rubber, plastics, leather or composition leather and uppers of leather.
640351 Covering the ankle
640359 Other
640391 Covering the ankle
640399 Other
6405 Other footwear.
640510 With uppers of leather or composition leather
640520 With uppers of textile materials
294 Sports footwear, except skating boots
6403 Footwear with outer soles of rubber, plastics, leather or composition leather and uppers of leather.
640319 Other
295 Other footwear
6403 Footwear with outer soles of rubber, plastics, leather or composition leather and uppers of leather.
640320 Footwear with outer soles of leather, and uppers which consist of leather straps across the instep and around the big toe
640340 Other footwear, incorporating a protective metal toecap
6405 Other footwear.
640590 Other

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