INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
30 Apr 2015 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: 30 Jan 2016 | Removal date: open ended
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Anti-dumping

On April 30th, 2015, the European Commission announced the initiation of an anti-dumping investigation on imports of high fatigue performance steel concrete reinforcement bars and rods (sometimes referred to as HFP rebars) from China (Notice No 2015/C 143/13).
The products subject to investigation are classified under the following HS codes: ex 7214.2000, ex 7228.3020, ex 7228.3041, ex 7228.3049, ex 7228.3061, ex 7228.3069, ex 7228.3070 and ex 7228.3089.
The complaint was lodged on March 17th, 2015 by Eurofer (the European Steel Association), on behalf of EU producers representing more than 25% of the EU production of the subject goods.
On 18 December 2015, the European Commission announced imposing a registration requirement on imports of above products into the EU for nine months. Registration has been deemed necessary in the event that duties are imposed on such products,

On 30 January 2016, the European Commission imposed a provisional anti-dumping duty on imports of the above-mentioned products originating in China (Commission Regulation (EU) No 2016/113 of 28 January 2016). The rate of this duty is 13% of the net free-at-Union-frontier price, at the exception of the companies Jiangyin Xicheng Steel Co., Ltd, Jiangyin and Jiangyin Ruihe Metal Products Co., Ltd, Jiangyin whose exports are subject to a duty of 9.2%. The duty will apply for a period of six months.

On 30 July 2016, the European Commission imposed a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of above product from China (Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 2016/1246). The amount of this duty is 18.4% or 22.5% depending on the company.

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

412 Products of iron or steel
7214 Other bars and rods of iron or nonalloy steel, not further worked than forged, hotrolled, hotdrawn or hotextruded, but including those twisted after rolling.
721420 Containing indentations, ribs, grooves or other deformations produced during the rolling process or twisted after rolling
7228 Other bars and rods of other alloy steel; angles, shapes and sections, of other alloy steel; hollow drill bars and rods, of alloy or nonalloy steel.
722830 Other bars and rods, not further worked than hotrolled, hotdrawn or extruded

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