INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
02 May 2017 Renewal
06 Jun 2016 Review
20 Feb 2014 Definitive duty
05 Jul 2013 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 Feb 2014 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Anti-circumvention

On April 3, 2013, the company Ternium México S.A. de C.V. requested investigation to ascertain the existence of circumventing practices that would challenge the definitive anti-dumping duty imposed on November 8, 2012 (Resolución final del examen de vigencia y de la revisión de oficio de las cuotas compensatorias impuestas a las importaciones de placa de acero en rollo..., 08.11.2012) on imports of rolled steel plates from Russia (see measure 6120 'Mexico: Extension of definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of rolled steel plates from Russia following an expiry review').

The petitioner argued that since 2010, and particularly in 2012, imports of boron-alloyed rolled steel plates - classified under HS code 7225.3003 - originating in Russia have increased for the purpose of avoiding paying the anti-dumping duty on imports of rolled steel plates (classified under HS codes 7208.1002, 7208.2599 and 7208.3701) mentioned above. According to the petitioner, boron-alloyed rolled steel plates originating in Russia have relatively minor differences in comparison to rolled steel plates, whose imports are subject to the payment of an anti-dumping duty.

On June 27, 2013, the Mexican Ministry of Economy decided to initiate an investigation on the circumvention of the anti-dumping duty imposed on imports of rolled steel plates from Russia (classified under HS codes 7208.1002, 7208.2599 and 7208.3701) by imports of goods classified under the following HS code: 7225.3003 (Resolución por la que se acepta la solicitud de parte interesada y se declara el inicio de la investigación sobre elusión del pago de la cuota compensatoria impuesta a las importaciones de placa de acero en rollo..., 27.06.2013). The investigation started on the day following the publication of the resolution in the Official Journal of the Federation, i.e. on July 6, 2013.

On January 31, 2014, the Mexican authorities decided to impose a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of boron-alloyed rolled steel plates containing at least 0.0008% boron - 4.75 to 10 mm thick and at least 600 mm wide - from Russia (Resolución final de la investigación sobre elusión del pago de la cuota compensatoria impuesta a las importaciones de placa de acero en rollo..., 31.01.2014). The rate of this definitive duty is 29.30% for all Russian exporters. This definitive anti-dumping duty has entered into force on the day following the publication of the resolution in the Official Journal of the Federation, i.e. on February 20, 2014.
 
On 6 June 2016, the Mexican Ministry of Economy initiated a sunset review of the anti-dumping duty imposed on imports of the above product from Russia. This review follows the application lodged on 26 and 29 April 2016 by Ternium México, SA de CV and Altos Hornos de México, SAB de CV. The existing anti-dumping measure remains in force during the review.

On 2 May 2017, the Mexican authorities issued resolution extending the definitive antidumping duty on imports of the subject good from Russia following the conclusion of the above sunset review. The rate of duty remains at 29.30%. This duty is in force for a period of five years starting from 8 June 2016. The resolution comes into force the day following the publication of the resolution in the Official Journal of the Federation, i.e. on 3 May 2017.

 

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

412 Products of iron or steel
7225 Flatrolled products of other alloy steel, of a width of 600 mm or more.
722530 Other, not further worked than hotrolled, in coils

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