ANNOUNCEMENT 13 Feb 2016
In February 2016, the European Commission initiated a new anti-dumping investigation and in February 2017 a definitive duty was imposed.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
Official Journal of the European Union, Case No. AD631: Notice No 2016/C 58/09 of 13 February 2016
Available at: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:52016XC0213(03)&from=EN
European Commission, Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/1357 of 9 August 2016, published 10 August 2016: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32016R1357&from=EN
Official Journal of the European Union, Case No. AD631, COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2016/1777 of 6 October 2016, published on 7 October 2016: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32016R1777&from=EN
Official Journal of the European Union, Case No. AD631: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/336 of 27 February 2017, published on 28 February 2017: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32017R0336&from=EN
Official Journal of the European Union, Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1382 of 2 September 2019, published on 3 September 2019: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32019R1382&from=EN
The United Kingdom, Department for International Trade, Taxation Notice 2020/12, 31 December 2020: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/trade-remedies-notice-anti-dumping-duty-on-certain-heavy-plate-of-non-alloy-or-other-alloy-steel-originating-in-the-peoples-republic-of-china/taxation-notice-202012-anti-dumping-duty-on-certain-heavy-plate-of-non-alloy-or-other-alloy-steel-products-originating-in-the-peoples-republic-of-c
On 13 February 2016, the European Commission announced the initiation of an anti-dumping investigation on imports of flat products of non-alloy or alloy steel (excluding stainless steel, silicon- electrical steel, tool steel and high-speed steel), hot-rolled, not clad, plated or coated, not in coils, of a specific thickness and width, from China (Notice No 2016/C 58/09). The products subject to investigation are classified under the following HS codes: ex. 7208.51.20, 7208.51.91, 7208.51.98, 7208.52.91, 7208.90.20, 7208.90.80, 7225.40.40, 7225.40.60 and 7225.99.00. The complaint was lodged on 4 January 2016 by The European Steel Association (EUROFER), on behalf of producers representing more than 25% of the EU production of the subject goods.
On 11 August 2016, the European Commission imposed a Customs registration requirement on the above goods from China for a period of nine months.
On 8 October 2016, the European Commission imposed a provisional anti-dumping duty on imports of the above product from China (Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 2016/1777). The rate of duty is between 65.1% and 73.7 % of the net free-at-Union-frontier price depending on the company. The measure is in force for a period of 6 months.
On 28 February 2017, the European Commission imposed a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of the subject good from China (Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 2017/336). The amount of duty is between 65.1% and 73.7% of the net free-at-Union-frontier price before duty depending on the company.
On 3 September 2019, the European Commission issued Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1382 amending the definitive duty imposed on imports of heavy plate of non-alloy or other alloy steel from China if a safeguard duty is also imposed on the same good. More specifically, the definitive antidumping duty is amended in cases when the definitive safeguard duty of 25% out of quota is applied on the same good, see related state act. The amended rate of duty is between 40.1% and 48.7%. This decision follows a notice issued in April 2019 and following comments from interested parties.
On 31 December 2020, the UK Department for International Trade issued Taxation Notice 2020/12 maintaining the duty following the United Kingdom's exit of the European Union from 1 January 2020. Following the set expire of the duty on 1 March 2022, the United Kingdom will determine the duty's continued imposition.