INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
31 Oct 2015 Definitive duty
21 May 2015 Preliminary duty
04 Sep 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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Inception date: 21 May 2015 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Anti-dumping

On September 4, 2014, the European Commission announced the initiation of an anti-dumping investigation on imports of acesulfame potassium, as well as acesulfame potassium contained in preparations and/or mixtures comprising also other sweeteners and/or water, from China (Notice No 2014/C 297/02).
The products subject to investigation are classified under the following HS codes: ex 2106.9092, ex 2106.9098, ex 2934.9990 and ex 3824.9097.
The complaint was lodged on July 22, 2014 by Nutrinova Nutrition Specialties & Food Ingredients GmbH, company representing 100% of the EU production of the subject goods.
 
On May 19th, 2015, the European Commission decided to impose a provisional anti-dumping duty on imports of acesulfame potassium originating in China (Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 2015/787).
The amount of this duty is EUR 3.19 per kilogram, at the exception of the companies Anhui Vitasweet Food Ingredient Co., Ltd and Suzhou Hope Technology Co., Ltd whose exports are subject to a duty of EUR 1.23 per kilogram and EUR 3.15 per kilogram respectively. For preparations and/or mixtures containing acesulfame potassium, this duty shall be applicable in proportion in the preparations and/or mixtures, by weight, of the total content of acesulfame potassium.
This provisional duty entered into force on the day following the publication of the resolution in the Official Journal of the European Union (L 125), i.e. on May 22nd, 2015, and will apply for a period of six months.
 
On October 30th, 2015, the European Commission decided to impose a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of acesulfame potassium originating in China (Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 2015/1963). The amount of this duty is EUR 4.58 per kilogram, at the exception of the companies Anhui Vitasweet Food Ingredient Co., Ltd and Suzhou Hope Technology Co., Ltd whose exports are subject to a duty of EUR 2.64 per kilogram and EUR 4.47 per kilogram respectively.
This definitive duty entered into force on the day following the publication of the resolution in the Official Journal of the European Union (L 287), i.e. on November 1st, 2015.

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

239 Food products n.e.c.
2106 Food preparations not elsewhere specified or included.
210690 Other
341 Basic organic chemicals
2934 Nucleic acids and their salts, whether or not chemically defined; other heterocyclic compounds.
293499 Other
354 Chemical products n.e.c.
3824 Prepared binders for foundry moulds or cores; chemical products and preparations of the chemical or allied industries (including those consisting of mixtures of natural products), not elsewhere specified or included.
382490 Other

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