INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
07 Nov 2017 Renewal
10 Aug 2016 Review
17 Jan 2013 Definitive duty
25 May 2012 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: 17 Jan 2013 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Anti-circumvention

On 25 May 2012, the European Commission initiated an anti-circumvention investigation on imports of certain open mesh fabrics of glass fibres from Chinese Taipei and Thailand. (Commission Regulation (EU) No 437/2012). This investigation follows suspicion that the definitive anti-dumping duty imposed by Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 791/2011 on imports of the same product from China might be circumvented (see related intervention). The products subject to investigation are classified under the following HS codes: ex 7019.51.00 and ex 7019.59.00. The complaint was lodged on 10 April 2012 by Saint-Gobain Adfors CZ s.r.o., Tolnatext Fonalfeldolgozo, Valmieras "Stikla Skiedra" AS and Vitrulan Technical Textiles GmbH. This Regulation also makes imports of certain open mesh fabrics of glass fibres from Chinese Taipei and Thailand subject to registration for a period of nine months.

On 17 January 2013, the European Commission extended the anti-dumping measure imposed on imports of certain open mesh fabrics of glass fibres originating in China to imports of the same products originating in Thailand and Chinese Taipei (Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 21/2013). The rate of the duty is 62.9% of the net free-at-Union-frontier price.

On 10 August 2016, the European Commission announced the initiation of a sunset review of the anti-dumping duty imposed on imports of certain open mesh fabrics of glass fibres from China (Notice No 2016/C 288/03). This follows the request lodged on 4 May 2016 by the Alliance for the Defence of Open Mesh Fabrics. Since the anti-dumping measure imposed on imports of open mesh fabrics of glass fibres from China was extended to imports of the same products originating in Thailand and Chinese Taipei, the sunset review and its conclusion will hold for these countries as well.

On 8 November 2017, the European Commission extended the definitive antidumping duty imposed on imports of subject good from Chinese Taipei and Thailand following the conclusion of the above sunset review. The rate of duty is 62.9%.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

268 Special fabrics
7019 Glass fibres (including glass wool) and articles thereof (for example, yarn, woven fabrics).
701951 Of a width not exceeding 30 cm
701959 Other

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