INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
04 Mar 2010 Definitive duty
09 Sep 2009 Preliminary duty
31 Dec 2008 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: 09 Sep 2009 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Anti-dumping

On December 29, 2008, the Secretary for Foreign Trade of the Brazilian Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade decided to initiate an anti-dumping investigation on imports of certain types of shoes from China (Circular No. 95, 29.12.2008).
The products subject to investigation are all the products classified under HS codes 6402, 6403, 6404 and 6405, at the exception of the products classified under those specific HS codes: 6402.1200, 6402.2000, 6403.1200 and 6403.2000.
The complaint was lodged on October 30, 2008 by the Brazilian Association of Footwear Industries (Associação Brasileira das Indústrias de Calçados).
The investigation started on the day of the publication of the circular in the Federal Official Gazette of Brazil, i.e. on December 31, 2008.

On September 8, 2009, the Brazilian authorities decided to impose a provisional anti-dumping duty on imports of the above-mentioned products from China (Resolution No. 48, 08.09.2009). For a detailed list of types of shoes that are not subject to the duty, see Resolution No. 48. The amount of the duty is USD 12.47 per pair of shoes. This provisional duty entered into force on the day of the publication of the resolution in the Federal Official Gazette of Brazil, i.e. on September 9, 2009, and is applicable for a period of six months.

On December 8, 2009, the Secretary for Foreign Trade of the Brazilian Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade decided to extend for up to six months, from December 31, 2009, the investigation period to determine the existence of dumping in exports of the above-mentioned products from China (Circular No. 66, 08.12.2009). Circular No. 66 was published in the Federal Official Gazette of Brazil on December 10, 2009.

On March 4, 2010, the Brazilian authorities decided to impose a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of the above-mentioned products from China (Resolution No. 14, 04.03.2010). For a detailed list of types of shoes that are not subject to the duty, see Resolution No. 14. The amount of the duty is USD 13.85 per pair of shoes. This definitive duty entered into force on the day of the publication of the resolution in the Federal Official Gazette of Brazil, i.e. on March 5, 2010, and is applicable for a period of five years.

On February 24, 2015, the Secretary for Foreign Trade of the Brazilian Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade decided to initiate a sunset review of the anti-dumping duty imposed by Resolution No. 14 dated 04.03.2010 (Circular No. 9, 24.02.2015).
The application for the review was lodged on October 31, 2014 by the Brazilian Association of Footwear Industries (Associação Brasileira das Indústrias de Calçados). The investigation started on the day of the publication of the circular in the Federal Official Gazette of Brazil, i.e. on March 2, 2015. The anti-dumping measure imposed by Resolution No. 14 remains enforced during the review.

On September 23rd, 2015, the Secretary for Foreign Trade of the Brazilian Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade issued its preliminary findings of the sunset review (Circular No. 61, 23.09.2015). It came to the conclusion that there exists likelihood of continuation of dumping and therefore injury to the domestic industry in case the current anti-dumping measure were to expire. The investigation continues until the final determination. Circular No. 61 was published in the Federal Official Gazette of Brazil on September 24th, 2015.

On October 9th, 2015, the Secretary for Foreign Trade of the Brazilian Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade decided to initiate an assessment of the scope of products subject to the anti-dumping measure imposed by Resolution No. 14 dated March 4th, 2010 (Circular No. 64, 09.10.2015).
It follows the application lodged on September 18th, 2015 by Crocs Brasil Comércio de Calçados Ltda. to know whether 47 models of sandals produced by this company would be subject to the above-mentioned anti-dumping measure.
The investigation started on the day of the publication of the circular in the Federal Official Gazette of Brazil, i.e. on October 13th, 2015.
 
On 2 March 2016, the Brazilian authorities extended the imposition of definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of footwear from China for a five-year period (Resolution No. 20 of 1 March 2016). More specifically such products include all footwear falling under HS codes 6402, 6403, 6404 and 6405 with the exception of 6402.20.00, 6402.12.00, 6403.12.00 and 6403.20.00 as well as specific footwear types noted in the Resolution. The amount of duty imposed is reduced from USD 13.85 to 10.22 per pair of shoes.

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

293 Footwear other than sports footwear
6402 Other footwear with outer soles and uppers of rubber or plastics.
640220 Footwear with upper straps or thongs assembled to the sole by means of plugs
640291 Covering the ankle
640299 Other
6403 Footwear with outer soles of rubber, plastics, leather or composition leather and uppers of leather.
640359 Other
640391 Covering the ankle
640399 Other
6404 Footwear with outer soles of rubber, plastics, leather or composition leather and uppers of textile materials.
640419 Other
6405 Other footwear.
640510 With uppers of leather or composition leather
640520 With uppers of textile materials
294 Sports footwear, except skating boots
6402 Other footwear with outer soles and uppers of rubber or plastics.
640219 Other
6403 Footwear with outer soles of rubber, plastics, leather or composition leather and uppers of leather.
640319 Other
6404 Footwear with outer soles of rubber, plastics, leather or composition leather and uppers of textile materials.
640411 Sports footwear; tennis shoes, basketball shoes, gym shoes, training shoes and the like
295 Other footwear
6405 Other footwear.
640590 Other

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