INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
22 Mar 2014 Definitive duty
20 Jul 2013 Initiation

IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

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: 22 Mar 2014 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Anti-circumvention

 

On April 25, 2013, the company Ternium México S.A. de C.V. requested investigation to ascertain the existence of circumventing practices that would challenge the definitive anti-dumping duty imposed on August 31, 2011 on imports of flat hot-rolled steel products from Russia (see related intervention).

The petitioner argued that since 2010, and particularly in 2012, imports of boron-alloyed flat hot-rolled steel products originating in Russia - classified under HS codes 7225.3004, 7225.3005, 7225.4003 and 7225.4004 - have increased in order to avoid the payment of the aforementioned anti-dumping duty. According to the petitioner, boron-alloyed flat hot-rolled steel products, originating in Russia, have relatively minor differences in comparison to flat hot-rolled steel products, whose imports are subject to the payment of an anti-dumping duty.

On July 15, 2013, the Mexican Ministry of Economy decided to initiate an investigation on the circumvention of the anti-dumping duty imposed on imports of flat hot-rolled steel products from Russia (classified under HS codes 7208.1099, 7208.2601, 7208.2701, 7208.3801 and 7208.3901) by imports of goods classified under the following HS codes: 7225.3004, 7225.3005, 7225.4003 and 7225.4004. The investigation started on the day following the publication of the resolution in the Official Journal of the Federation, i.e. on July 20, 2013.

On March 7, 2014, the Mexican authorities decided to impose a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of boron-alloyed flat hot-rolled steel products (boron content equal to or greater than 0.0008%), width equal to or greater than 600 mm, thickness less than 4.75 mm, regardless of length, from Russia.

The rate of this definitive anti-dumping duty is 21%.This duty entered into force on the day following the publication of the resolution in the Official Journal of the Federation, i.e. on March 22, 2014.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

412 Products of iron or steel
7225 Flatrolled products of other alloy steel, of a width of 600 mm or more.
722530 Other, not further worked than hotrolled, in coils
722540 Other, not further worked than hotrolled, not in coils

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