INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
06 Feb 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: 08 Feb 2009 | Removal date: open ended
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Anti-dumping

On May 8, 2008, the European Commission announced the initiation of an anti-dumping investigation on imports of wire rod (bars and rods, hot-rolled, in irregularly wound coils, of iron, non-alloy steel or alloy steel other than of stainless steel) from China, Moldova and Turkey (Notice No 2008/C 113/17).
 
The complaint was lodged on March 25, 2008 by the European Steel Association (EUROFER) on behalf of producers representing more than 25% of the EU production of the subject goods.
 
The products subject to investigation are classified under the following HS codes: 7213.1000, 7213.2000, 7213.9110, 7213.9120, 7213.9141, 7213.9149, 7213.9170, 7213.9190, 7213.9910, 7213.9990, 7227.1000, 7227.2000, 7227.9010, 7227.9050 and 7227.9095.
 
On February 6, 2009, the Commission decided to impose a provisional anti-dumping duty on imports originating in China and Moldova (Commission Regulation (EC) No 112/2009). The rate of the duty imposed on imports originating in China is 24.6% of the net free-at-Community-frontier price, at the exception of the company Valin Group whose exports are subject to a duty of 8.6%. The rate of the duty imposed on imports originating in Moldova is 3.7% of the net free-at-Community-frontier price. The duty is applicable for a period of 6 months, starting on February 8, 2009. No provisional duty was imposed on imports originating in Turkey since the investigation concluded that imports from this country did not contribute to the injury suffered by the Community industry. Commission Regulation (EC) No 112/2009 was published in the Official Journal of the European Union (L 38) on February 7, 2009.
 
On July 27, 2009, the European authorities decided to impose a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of wire rod from China and to terminate the investigation concerning imports originating in Moldova and Turkey (Council Regulation (EC) No 703/2009). The rate of the duty is 24.0% of the net free-at-Community-frontier price, at the exception of the company Valin Group whose exports are subject to a duty of 7.9%. This definitive duty entered into force on August 6, 2009. Council Regulation (EC) No 703/2009 was published in the Official Journal of the European Union (L 203) on August 5, 2009.
 
On August 2, 2014, the European Commission announced the initiation of a sunset review of the anti-dumping duty imposed on imports of wire rod from China (Notice No 2014/C 252/05).
This sunset review follows the application lodged on April 29, 2014 by the European Steel Association (EUROFER) on behalf of producers representing more than 25% of the EU production of the subject goods.
 
On October 14th, 2015, the European authorities decided upon the continuation of the anti-dumping duty imposed on imports of wire rod originating in China (Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 2015/1846, 14.10.2015). The rate of the duty remains unchanged: 24.0% of the net free-at-Community-frontier price, at the exception of the company Valin Group whose exports are subject to a duty of 7.9%.
This definitive duty entered into force on the day following the publication of the regulation in the Official Journal of the European Union (L 268), that is on October 16th, 2015.

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

412 Products of iron or steel
7213 Bars and rods, hotrolled, in irregularly wound coils, of iron or nonalloy steel.
721310 Containing indentations, ribs, grooves or other deformations produced during the rolling process
721320 Other, of freecutting steel
721391 Of circular crosssection measuring less than 14 mm in diameter
721399 Other
7227 Bars and rods, hotrolled, in irregularly wound coils, of other alloy steel.
722710 Of high speed steel
722720 Of silicomanganese steel
722790 Other

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