INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
22 Mar 2018 Renewal
17 Mar 2017 Review
20 Mar 2015 Definitive duty
04 Jun 2014 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: 20 Mar 2015 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Anti-dumping

On June 3, 2014, the Colombian Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism decided to initiate an anti-dumping investigation on imports of citric acid and sodium citrate from China (Resolution 107, 03.06.2014).
The products subject to investigation are classified under the following HS codes: 2918.1400 and 2918.1530.
The complaint was lodged on November 22, 2013 by SUCROAL S.A. on behalf of the national industry. The investigation started on the day of the publication of the resolution in the Official Journal of the Republic of Colombia, i.e. on June 4, 2014.
On August 5, 2014, the Colombian Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism decided to extend up to August 20, 2014 the investigation period before issuing a preliminary decision (Resolution 165, 05.08.2014). Resolution 165 was published in the Official Journal of the Republic of Colombia on August 8, 2014.
On August 20, 2014, the Colombian Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism decided to continue the investigation without imposing a provisional anti-dumping duty on imports of citric acid and sodium citrate originating in China (Resolution 172, 20.08.2014). Resolution 172 was published in the Official Journal of the Republic of Colombia on August 25, 2014.
 
On March 19th, 2015, the Colombian Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism decided to impose a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of sodium citrate (classified under HS code 2918.1530) originating in China (Resolution 047, 19.03.2015). The amount of the duty is the difference between the FOB price declared by the importer and the reference FOB price set at USD 1.80 per kilogram. This definitive anti-dumping duty entered into force on the day of the publication of the resolution in the Official Journal of the Republic of Colombia, i.e. on March 20th, 2015, and is applicable for a period of two years.
No anti-dumping measure was imposed on imports of citric acid (classified under HS code 2918.1400) originating in China.

On 17 March 2017, the Colombian authorities initiated a sunset review of the antidumping duty imposed on imports of sodium citrate (HS code 2918.1530) from China. The definitive anti-dumping duty remains in force during the period of review.

On 22 March 2018, the Colombian authorities extended the definitive duty imposed on imports of the subject good from China following the conclusion of the sunset review. The rate of duty is the difference between the FOB reference price of USD 1.80 per kilogram and the FOB value declared by the importer if the reference price is less than the declared value. The duty is in force for a period of 5 years.

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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.
291815 Salts and esters of citric acid

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