INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
01 Oct 2009 Definitive duty
15 Jan 2009 Preliminary duty
05 May 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: 15 Jan 2009 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Anti-dumping

On April 29, 2008, the Argentinian authorities decided to initiate an anti-dumping investigation on imports of slide fasteners (zippers) from China and Peru (Resolution 120/2008, 29.04.2008).
The products subject to investigation are classified under the following HS codes: 9607.1100, 9607.1900 and 9607.2000.
The complaint was lodged by the Argentinian Chamber of Manufacturers of Clothing and Leather Accessories and Related (Cámara Argentina de Fabricantes de Avios y Accesorios para la Confección y Marroquinería y Afines - CAFAICYM). The investigation started on the day following the publication of the resolution in the Official Journal of the Argentinian Republic, i.e. on May 6, 2008.
On January 15, 2009, the Argentinian authorities decided to impose a provisional anti-dumping duty on imports of the above-mentioned products originating in China and Peru (Resolution 6/2009, 15.01.2009). The rate of the duty imposed on imports originating in China is 221% of the FOB price. The rate of the duty imposed on imports originating in Peru is 33% of the FOB price. This provisional anti-dumping duty entered into force on the day following the publication of the resolution in the Official Journal of the Argentinian Republic, i.e. on January 23, 2009, and is applicable for a period of six months.

On September 30, 2009, the Argentinian authorities decided to impose a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of the above-mentioned products originating in China and Peru (Resolution 409/2009, 30.09.2009). The duty imposed on imports originating in China takes the form of a minimum FOB export price: of USD 0.4474 per piece for sliders and of USD 0.3362 per metre for chains. The rate of the duty imposed on imports originating in Peru is 77.24% for plastic items and 23.61% for bronze items. This definitive anti-dumping duty entered into force on the day following the publication of the resolution in the Official Journal of the Argentinian Republic, i.e. on October 5, 2009, and is applicable for a period of five years.

On October 8, 2014, the Argentinian authorities decided to initiate a sunset review of the anti-dumping duty imposed on September 30, 2009 by Resolution 409/2009 (Resolution 723/2014, 08.10.2014). The review started on the day of the publication of the resolution in the Official Journal of the Argentinian Republic, i.e. on October 27, 2014. The existing anti-dumping duty remains in force during the review.
 
On 17 December 2015, the Argentinian authorities decided to extend the definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of the above-mentioned products originating in China and Peru (Resolution 1913/2015). The rate of the definitive duty imposed on exports originating in China is 257% of the FOB value and for exports originating in Peru a duty of 135.45% of the FOB value is applied. This definitive anti-dumping duty is applicable for a period of five years.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

389 Other manufactured articles n.e.c.
9607 Slide fasteners and parts thereof.
960711 Fitted with chain scoops of base metal
960719 Other
960720 Parts

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