INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
20 Apr 2018 Renewal
08 Feb 2017 Review
10 Feb 2012 Renewal
13 Nov 2010 Review

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: 10 Feb 2012 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Anti-circumvention

On January 27, 2012, the European authorities decided upon the continuation of the anti-dumping duty imposed on imports of steel ropes and cables with a maximum cross-sectional dimension exceeding 3 mm (including locked coil ropes, excluding ropes and cables of stainless steel) originating in China and Ukraine (Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 102/2012) (see related intervention).
The products subject to the duty are classified under the following HS codes: ex 7312.1081, ex 7312.1083, ex 7312.1085, ex 7312.1089 and ex 7312.1098.
The rate of the duty imposed on imports originating in China is 60.4% of the CIF net free-at-Union-frontier price. This anti-dumping measure continues to be extended to imports originating in Morocco, at the same rate, at the exception of the company Remer Maroc SARL, whose exports are not subject to the payment of the duty. The duty entered into force on the day following the publication of the regulation in the Official Journal of the European Union, i.e. on February 10, 2012.
This extension of the duty follows the application lodged on July 29, 2010 by the Liaison Committee of EU Wire Rope Industries on behalf of producers representing more than 25% of the EU production of the subject goods.

On November 13, 2010, the European Commission announced the initiation of a sunset review (Notice No 2010/C 309/05). The anti-dumping duty imposed on imports of steel ropes and cables from China was extended to imports originating in Morocco for the first time on October 25, 2004 by Council Regulation (EC) No 1886/2004. This regulation entered into force on the day following its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union (L 328), i.e. on October 31, 2004.
It followed the request lodged on January 5, 2004 by the Liaison Committee of the European Federation of Steel Wire Rope Industries (EWRIS) to investigate the alleged circumvention of the anti-dumping measure imposed by Council Regulation (EC) No 1796/1999 dated August 12, 1999 on imports of steel ropes and cables originating in China. The investigation was initiated by Commission Regulation (EC) 275/2004 dated February 17, 2004 and published in the Official Journal of the European Union (L 047) on February 18, 2004.
 
On 8 February 2017, the European Commission initiated a sunset review on imports of the subject good from China, see related intervention. This follows the request lodged on 7 November 2016 by the Liaison Committee of E.U. Wire Rope Industries (EWRIS). Since the anti-dumping measure imposed on imports of steel ropes and cables from China was extended to imports of the same products originating in Morocco, the sunset review and its conclusion will hold for this country as well.

On 21 April 2018, the European Commission extended the definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of subject good from China following the conclusion of a sunset review, see related intervention. The conclusions of this sunset review are additionally covering imports of the same products from Morocco. The rate of duty imposed on imports of the subject good from Morocco is 60.4% of the net free-at-Union-frontier price before duty. Additionally, duties were terminated or extended on imports of the subject good from Moldova and the Republic of Korea, see related interventions.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

429 Other fabricated metal products
7312 Stranded wire, ropes, cables, plaited bands, slings and the like, of iron or steel, not electrically insulated.
731210 Stranded wire, ropes and cables

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