INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
01 Dec 2008 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: 04 Dec 2008 | Removal date: open ended
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Anti-dumping

On September 4, 2007, the European Commission announced the initiation of an anti-dumping investigation on imports of citric acid and trisodium citrate dihydrate from China (Notice No 2007/C 205/08).
The product subject to investigation is classified under the following HS codes: 2918.1400 and ex 2918.1500.
The complaint was lodged on July 23, 2007 by the EuropeanChemical Industry Council (CEFIC) on behalf of a company representing more than 25% of the EU production of the subject good.
On June 2, 2008, the European Commission decided to impose a provisional anti-dumping duty on imports of citric acid originating in China (Commission Regulation (EC) No 488/2008, 02.06.2008). The rate of the duty ranges from 13.2% to 49.3% of the net free-at-Union-frontier price, depending on the company. This provisional duty entered into force on the day following the publication of the regulation in the Official Journal of the European Union (L 143), i.e. on June 4, 2008, and applied for a period of six months.
On December 1, 2008, the European authorities decided to impose a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of citric acid originating in China (Council Regulation (EC) No. 1193/2008, 01.12.2008). The rate of this definitive duty ranges from 6.6% to 42.7% of the net free-at-Union-frontier price, depending on the company. This duty entered into force on the day following the publication of the regulation in the Official Journal of the European Union (L 323), i.e. on December 4, 2008.
 
On November 30, 2013, the European Commission announced the initiation of a sunset review of the anti-dumping duty imposed by Council Regulation (EC) No. 1193/2008 dated 01.12.2008 on imports of citric acid originating in China (Notice No 2013/C 351/06). The application for the review was lodged on August 2, 2013 by SA Citrique Belge and Jungbunzlauer Austria AG on behalf of producers representing 100% of the EU production of the subject good.
On January 21, 2015, the European authorities decided upon the continuation of the definitive anti-dumping duty imposed on imports of citric acid originating in China (Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 2015/82, 21.01.2015). The rate of the duty ranges from 15.3% to 42.7% of the net free-at-Union-frontier price, depending on the company. This extension entered into force on the day following the publication of the resolution in the Official Journal of the European Union (L 15), i.e. on January 23, 2015.
On January 21, 2015, the European authorities also accepted the undertakings offered by certain exporting producers in relation with this anti-dumping investigation (Commission Implementing Decision (EU) No 2015/87, 21.01.2015). Commission Implementing Decision (EU) No 2015/87 was published in the Official Journal of the European Union (L 15) on January 22, 2015.

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

341 Basic organic chemicals
2918 Carboxylic acids with additional oxygen function and their anhydrides, halides, peroxides and peroxyacids; their halogenated, sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives.
291814 Citric acid
291815 Salts and esters of citric acid

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