INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
27 Feb 2015 Definitive duty
04 Jul 2014 Preliminary duty
25 Oct 2013 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: 04 Jul 2014 | Removal date: open ended
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Anti-dumping

On October 25, 2013, the South African authorities initiated an anti-dumping investigation on imports of frozen bone-in chicken portions from Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom into the Southern African Customs Union. The investigation was opened following an application by the Southern African Poultry Association, supported by Grain S.A., the Animal Feed Manufacturers Association, Namib Poultry Industries (Pty) Ltd., Swazi Poultry Processors, the Botswana Poultry Association and the Basotho Poultry Farmers Association.
The products subject to investigation are classified under the following HS code: 0207.1490. The dumping is suspected to have occurred between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2012.
On July 4, 2014, the South African authorities imposed a provisional anti-dumping duty on imports of the subject products from Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. The rate of the duty imposed on imports originating in Germany ranges from 31.30% to 73.33%, depending on the company. The rate of the duty imposed on imports originating in the Netherlands is 22.81%. The rate of the duty imposed on imports originating in the United Kingdom is 22.03%.
 
On January 23rd, 2015, the International Trade Administration Commission (ITAC) of South Africa issued its final findings and recommended the imposition of a definitive anti-dumping measure on imports of frozen bone-in chicken portions from Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.
 
On February 27th, 2015, the South African Revenu Service issued the notification imposing this definitive anti-dumping duty.
The rate of the duty imposed on imports originating in Germany is 73.33%, at the exception of the following companies whose exports are subject to a duty of 31.3%: Anhaltinische Geflügelspezialitäten GmbH, Donautal Geflügelspezialitäten Zweinierderlassung der Lohman & Co, Nienburger Geflügelspezialitäten Zweinierderlassung der Oldenburger Geflügelspezialitäten GmbH, Oldenburger Geflügelspezialitäten GmbH, and Wiesenhof International GmbH Co. KG.
The rate of the duty imposed on imports originating in the Netherlands is 22.81%, at the exception of the following companies whose exports are subject to a duty of 3.86%: Plukon Dedemsvaart BV, Plukon Goor BV, and Plukon Blokker BV. Moreover, it seems that the following Dutch companies are not subject to the measure: Pluimveeslachterij C van Miert BV, Pluimveeslachterij Mieki Hunsel BV, and Frisia Foods BV (for more details, see the Customs Notification).
The rate of the duty imposed on imports originating in the United Kingdom is 30.99%, at the exception of the following companies whose exports are subject to a duty of 12.07%: Moy Park Ltd., 2 Sisters Food Group Ltd., and Amber Foods Ltd.

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

211 Meat & meat products
0207 Meat and edible offal, of the poultry of heading 01.05, fresh, chilled or frozen.
020714 Cuts and offal, frozen

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