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 August 11, 2009, the European. Commission decided to initiate an anti-circumvention investigation 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) from Malaysia and South Korea (Commission Regulation (EC) No 734/2009).
This investigation follows suspicion that the definitive anti-dumping duty imposed by Council Regulation (EC) No 1858/2005 dated November 8, 2005 on imports of the same products originating in China might be circumvented (see measure 7936).
The products subject to investigation are classified under the following HS codes: ex 7312.1081, ex 7312.1083, ex 7312.1085, ex 7312.1089 and ex 7312.1098.
The complaint was lodged on June 29, 2009 by the Liaison Committee of EU Wire Rope Industries (EWRIS) on behalf of the EU producers of steel ropes and cables.
Commission Regulation (EC) No 734/2009 also makes imports of steel ropes and cables originating in Malaysia and South Korea subject to registration for a period of nine months. Commission Regulation (EC) No 734/2009 was published in the Official Journal of the European Union (L 208) on August 12, 2009 and entered into force on August 13, 2009.
On April 26, 2010, the European. Commission decided to extend the duty imposed by Council Regulation (EC) No 1858/2005 dated November 8, 2005 on imports of steel ropes and cables originating in China to imports of the same products originating in South Korea (Implementing Regulation of the Council (EU) No 400/2010). The rate of the duty is 60.4% of the CIF net free-at-Union-frontier price. Some Korean companies are exempted from the payment of this duty; see the table in Article 1 of Implementing Regulation of the Council (EU) No 400/2010. This definitive duty entered into force on the day following the publication of the regulation in the Official Journal of the European Union (L 117), i.e. on May 12, 2010.
On January 27, 2012, the European authorities decided upon the continuation of the anti-dumping duty imposed on imports of steel ropes and cables originating in China and Ukraine (Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 102/2012) (see measure 7936). 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 South Korea, at the same rate. Some Korean companies remain exempted from the payment of this duty; see the table in Article 1.4 of Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 102/2012. 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.
On November 25th, 2015, the European. Commission announced the initiation of a review of the anti-dumping duty imposed on imports of steel ropes and cables from South Korea as far as the South Korean company Daechang Steel Co. Ltd. is concerned (Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 2015/2179, 25.11.2015).
This follows the request lodged on September 7th, 2015 by Daechang Steel Co. Ltd., a South Korean exporter of the subject goods. This review should determine the possibility of granting an exemption from the anti-dumping measure to the company Daechang Steel Co. Ltd.
Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 2015/2179 repealed the anti-dumping duty with regard to imports from Daechang Steel Co. Ltd. and made those imports subject to registration.
Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 2015/2179 entered into force on the day following its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union (L 309), i.e. on November 27th, 2015.

On 20 July 2016, the European. Commission concluded the above review and amended the list of companies exempted from the above measure.
 
On 8 February 2017, the European. Commission initiated a sunset review on imports of the subject good from China. 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 the Republic of Korea, 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 the Republic of Korea. The rate of duty imposed on imports of the subject good from the Republic of Korea 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 Morocco, 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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