INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
01 Jul 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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Anti-subsidy

On August 14, 2014, the European Commission announced the initiation of an anti-subsidy investigation on imports of flat-rolled products of stainless steel (not further worked than cold-rolled) from China (Notice No 2014/C 267/06).
The products subject to investigation are classified under the following HS codes: 7219.3100, 7219.3210, 7219.3290, 7219.3310, 7219.3390, 7219.3410, 7219.3490, 7219.3510, 7219.3590, 7220.2021, 7220.2029, 7220.2041, 7220.2049, 7220.2081 and 7220.2089.
The complaint was lodged on July 1, 2014 by the European Steel Association (EUROFER) on behalf of producers representing more than 25% of the EU production of the subject goods.
 
On December 15, 2014, the European Commission decided to make imports of stainless steel cold-rolled flat products originating in China and Chinese Taipei subject to registration (Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1331/2014). This decision entered into force on the day following the publication of the regulation in the Official Journal of the European Union (L 359), i.e. on December 17, 2014 and shall expire after nine months.
 
On July 23rd, 2015, the European Commission decided to terminate the investigation without imposing any countervailing duty (Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 2015/1206, 23.07.2015). The reason for this decision is the withdrawal of the complaint by the complainant on May 11th, 2015.
Hence, Regulation No 1331/2014 dated December 15th, 2014 making imports of stainless steel cold-rolled flat products originating in China and Chinese Taipei was repealed.
This decision entered into force on the day following the publication of the regulation in the Official Journal of the European Union (L 196), i.e. on July 25th, 2015.

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

412 Products of iron or steel
7219 Flatrolled products of stainless steel, of a width of 600 mm or more.
721931 Of a thickness of 4.75 mm or more
721932 Of a thickness of 3 mm or more but less than 4.75 mm
721933 Of a thickness exceeding 1 mm but less than 3 mm
721934 Of a thickness of 0.5 mm or more but not exceeding 1 mm
721935 Of a thickness of less than 0.5 mm
7220 Flatrolled products of stainless steel, of a width of less than 600 mm.
722020 Not further worked than coldrolled (coldreduced)

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