INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
05 Jul 2016 Renewal
28 May 2015 Review
06 Apr 2013 Definitive duty
06 Jul 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: 06 Apr 2013 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Anti-circumvention

 

On July 5th, 2012, the European. Commission decided to initiate an anti-circumvention investigation on imports of silicon from Chinese Taipei (Commission Regulation (EU) No 596/2012).
This investigation follows suspicion that the definitive anti-dumping duty imposed by Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 467/2010 dated May 25th, 2010 on imports of silicon from China (and extended to South Korea) might be circumvented (see related intervention).
The product subject to investigation is classified under the following HS code: 2804.6900.
The complaint was lodged on May 15th, 2012 by Euroalliages on behalf of producers representing 100% of the EU domestic production of the subject good.
Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 596/2012 also makes imports of silicon originating in Chinese Taipei subject to registration.
Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 596/2012 was published in the Official Journal of the European Union (L 176) on July 6th, 2012.

On April 3rd, 2013, the European authorities decided upon the extension of the anti-dumping measure imposed on imports of silicon from China to imports of the same product originating in Chinese Taipei (Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 311/2013). The rate of the duty is the highest rate imposed on Chinese imports, i.e. 19% of the net free-at-Union-frontier price. This definitive duty entered into force on the day following the publication of the regulation in the Official Journal of the European Union (L 95), i.e. on April 6th, 2013.

On May 28th, 2015, the European. Commission announced the initiation of a sunset review of the anti-dumping measure imposed on imports of silicon originating in China and extended to imports from South Korea and Chinese Taipei following anticircumvention investigations (Notice No 2015/C 174/06).
The product subject to investigation is still classified under HS code 2804.6900.
This follows the request lodged on February 27th, 2015 by Euroalliages on behalf of producers representing more than 25% of the total EU production of the subject good.

On September 1st, 2015, the European. Commission announced the initiation of a partial interim review of the anti-dumping measure imposed on imports of silicon originating in China (and extended to imports from South Korea and Chinese Taipei following anticircumvention investigations) (Notice No 2015/C 287/06).
This follows the request lodged by the European Users of Silicon Metal (EUSMET), an ad hoc association of Union chemical users of silicon. It argued that, as far as injury is concerned, the circumstances on the basis of which the existing measures were imposed have changed and that these changes are of a lasting nature. Hence, it alleges that the continued imposition of the measures at the existing level appears to be no longer necessary to offset the effects of injurious dumping as previously established. The partial interim review is limited in scope to the examination of injury.
 
On 5 July 2016, following the conclusion of the above partial interim review and sunset review, the European Commission extended the anti-dumping duty on silicon from China as well as the two anti-circumvention measures in force i.e. extending the duty to imports of the subject from the Republic of Korea and Chinese Taipei. The duty is 16.3%.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

342 Basic inorganic chemicals n.e.c.
2804 Hydrogen, rare gases and other nonmetals.
280469 Other

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