INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
07 Nov 2017 Renewal
10 Aug 2016 Renewal
21 Dec 2013 Definitive duty
11 Apr 2013 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: 21 Dec 2013 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Anti-circumvention

On 11 April 2013, the European Commission initiated an anti-circumvention investigation on imports of certain open mesh fabrics of glass fibres from India and Indonesia. (Commission Regulation (EU) No 322/2013). 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 measure 1430). 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 25 February 2013 by Saint-Gobain Adfors CZ s.r.o., Tolnatext Fonalfeldolgozo es Muszakiszovet-gyarto Bt., Valmieras 'Stikla Skiedra' AS and Vitrulan Technical Textiles GmbH. This Regulation also makes imports of certain open mesh fabrics of glass fibres from India and Indonesia subject to registration for a period of nine months.

On 21 December 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 India and Indonesia (Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1371/2013). The rate of the duty is 62.9% of the net free-at-Union-frontier price. The subject goods produced by the Indian company Montex Glass Fibre Industries Pvt. Ltd. is however exempt from this duty.

On September 23rd, 2014, the European Commission announced the initiation of a partial interim review of the anti-dumping duty imposed on imports of the above-mentioned goods originating in India (Notice No 2014/C 330/06). This partial review follows the application lodged by Pyrotek India Pvt. Ltd., an exporting producer from India. The review is limited in scope to the examination of the possibility of granting an exemption from the anti-dumping measure applicable as far as the applicant is concerned.

On September 9th, 2015, the European authorities terminated the partial interim review mentioned above and decided to grant an exemption to the Indian compay Pyrotek India Pvt. Ltd. (Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 2015/1507). This company is no longer subject to the anti-dumping measure imposed on December 16th, 2013 by Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1371/2013. This decision entered into force on the day following the publication of the regulation in the Official Journal of the European Union (L 236), i.e. on September 11th, 2015.

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 India and Indonesia, 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 India and Indonesia 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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