INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
06 Nov 2009 Definitive duty
09 Apr 2009 Preliminary duty
25 Jul 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: 09 Apr 2009 | Removal date: open ended
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Anti-dumping

On July 25, 2008, the South African authorities initiated an anti-dumping investigation on imports of stainless steel sinks from China and Malaysia.
The products subject to investigation are classified under the following HS code: 7324.1000.
The dumping is suspected to have occurred between January 1, 2007 and December 31, 2007.
On April 9, 2009, the South African authorities imposed a provisional anti-dumping duty on imports of stainless steel sinks from China and Malaysia. The rate of the duty imposed on imports originating in China ranges from 0% to 62.41%, depending on the exporting company. The rate of the duty imposed on imports originating in Malaysia is 95.86%, at the exception of the company CAM Malaysia whose exports are subject to a duty of 10.74%.
On November 6, 2009, the South African authorities imposed a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of stainless steel sinks from China and Malaysia. The rate of the definitive duty imposed on imports originating in China is similar to the provisional duty, i.e. ranges from 0% to 62.41%, depending on the exporting company. The rate of the definitive duty imposed on imports originating in Malaysia is 95.86%, at the exception of the company CAM Malaysia whose exports are subject to a duty of 10.74%.
 
On September 19, 2014, the South African authorities initiated a sunset review of the above-mentioned anti-dumping measure imposed on November 6, 2009.
This review follows the application lodged on April 30th, 2014 by Franke Kitchen Systems (Pty) Ltd, the major producer of the subject goods in the Southern African Customs Union.
 
On May 29th, 2015, the International Trade Administration Commission (ITAC) of South Africa issued its final findings and recommended the continuation of the existing anti-dumping measure, while modifying the applicable rates. It recommended that individual duties for given companies be removed. Hence, all Chinese exporters would be subject to a duty 62.41% (at the exception of the company Taijing Chuanger Metal Products Co. Ltd. which would not be subject to the duty) and all Malaysian exporters would be subject to a duty of 95.86%.
 
On July 31st, 2015, the South African Revenu Service issued the notification amending the existing measure as explained above.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

429 Other fabricated metal products
7324 Sanitary ware and parts thereof, of iron or steel.
732410 Sinks and wash basins, of stainless steel

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