|08 Dec 2020||Termination|
|08 Dec 2015||Renewal|
|03 Oct 2014||Review|
|06 Oct 2009||Definitive duty|
ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARYYes
On October 6, 2009, through Council Regulation (EC) No 926/2009 (dated 24 September 2009), definitive anti-dumping duties were imposed on imports of certain seamless pipes and tubes of iron or steel from the People's Republic of China.
The investigation was originally initiated upon request from the Defence Committee of the Seamless Steel Tube Industry of the European Union.
On 3 October 2014, the European Commission announced the initiation of a sunset review of the anti-dumping measure imposed on imports of certain seamless pipes and tubes of iron and steel from China (Notice No 2014/C 347/06).
The application for the review was lodged on 27 June 2014 by the Defence Committee of the Seamless Steel Tubes Industry of the European Union (ESTA) on behalf of producers representing more than 25% of the EU production of the subject goods.
On 8 December 2015, the European authorities decided upon the continuation of the definitive anti-dumping duty imposed on imports of certain seamless pipes and tubes of iron and steel from China (Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 2015/2272, 08.12.2015). The rate of the duty ranges from 17.7% to 39.2% of the net free-at-Union-frontier price, depending on the exporting company. The products subject to duties are classified under the following HS code subheadings: ex 7304 19 10, ex 7304 19 30, ex 7304 23 00, ex 7304 29 10, ex 7304 29 30, ex 7304 31 20, ex 7304 31 80, ex 7304 39 10, ex 7304 39 52, ex 7304 39 58, ex 7304 39 92, ex 7304 39 93, ex 7304 51 81, ex 7304 51 89, ex 7304 59 10, ex 7304 59 92 and ex 7304 59 93. This extension entered into force on the day following the publication of the resolution in the Official Journal of the European Union, i.e. on 9 December 2015.
On 3 September 2019, the European Commission issued Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1382 amending the definitive duty imposed on imports of certain seamless pipes and tubes of iron or steel from China if a specific safeguard duty is also imposed on the same good. More specifically, in cases when the definitive safeguard duty of 25% out of quota is applied on the subject good (see related state act), the definitive antidumping duty is reduced. The rate of reduced definitive duty is 2.2% or 14.2% depending on the company. This is with the exception of the company Shandong Luxing Steel Pipe Co., Ltd whose duty is suspended in case the specific safeguard is applied. This decision follows a notice issued in April 2019 and following comments from interested parties.
On 8 December 2020, the European Commission terminated the definitive duty imposed on imports of the subject good from China from 9 December 2020. The duty is terminated as it was set to expire.
On 29 June 2021, the European Commission ordered the repayment of the duties paid from 9 December 2015 pursuant to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/2272. This follows the ECJ ruling in case C-324/19, of 4 February 2021, in which Regulation (EC) No 926/2009 was considered invalid from the day it entered into force, and the anti-dumping duties on imports of certain seamless pipes and tubes of iron or steel from China imposed by Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/2272 were repealed as from 9 December 2015. The regulation ordering the repayment of the duties was published on 28 June 2021.
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