ANNOUNCEMENT 30 Dec 2010

In December 2010, the European Commission updated an existing Anti-subsidy duty for the first time since the start of GTA monitoring. A definitive countervailing duty was imposed in 2012 and was extended in June 2017.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising

SOURCE



Official Journal of the European Union, Notice of initiation of an anti-subsidy proceeding concerning imports of certain stainless steel bars originating in India, Notice No. 2010/C 87/10, 1 April 2010: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:C:2010:087:0017:0022:EN:PDF

Official Journal of the European Union, Commission Regulation (EU) No. 1261/2010
of 22 December 2010: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2010:343:0057:0075:EN:PDF

Official Journal of the European Union, Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 405/2011 of of 19 April 2011: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2011:108:0003:0010:EN:PDF

Official Journal of the European Union, Notice of initiation of an expiry review of the countervailing measures applicable to imports of certain stainless steel bars and rods originating in India, Notice No. 2016/C 148/05, 27 April 2016: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:52016XC0427(01)&from=EN


Official Journal of the European Union, Case R642: Commission Implementing Regualtion (EU) 2017/1141 of 27 June 2017, published on 28 June 2017: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32017R1141&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 2020/16, 31 December 2020: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/trade-remedies-notice-countervailing-duty-on-certain-stainless-steel-bars-and-rods-originating-in-india/taxation-notice-202016-countervailing-duty-on-certain-stainless-steel-bars-and-rods-originating-in-india

Inception date: 30 Dec 2010 | Removal date: open ended

Anti-subsidy

On 1 April 2010, the European Commission initiated an anti-subsidy investigation on imports of certain stainless steel bars from India (Notice No 2010/C 87/10). The products subject to investigation are classified under the following HS code subheadings: 7222.20.21, 7222.20.29, 7222.20.31, 7222.20.39, 7222.20.81 and 7222.20.89. The complaint was lodged on 15 February 2010 by the European Federation of Iron and Steel Industries (Eurofer) on behalf of domestic producers representing more than 25% of the EU production of the subject good. On the same day an anti-dumping investigation was initiated on imports of the same product, see related measure.
 
On 30 December 2010, the European Commission imposed a provisional countervailing duty on the subject good from India (Commission Regulation (EU) No. 1261/2010). The amount of duty is between 3.3% and 4.3% of the net free-at-Union-frontier price depending on the company. The measure is in force for a period of four months.
 
On 29 April 2011, the European Commission imposed a definitive countervailing duty on the subject good from India (Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 405/2011). The amount of duty is between 3.3% and 4.3% of the net free-at-Union-frontier price depending on the company.
 
On 27 April 2016, the European Commission initiated a sunset review of the countervailing duty imposed on imports of the above products from India (Notice No. 2016/C 148/05). This follows the request lodged on 28 January 2016 by Eurofer on behalf of producers representing more than 25% of the total EU production of the subject goods.

On 29 June 2017, the European Commission extended the definitive countervailing duty on imports of subject good from India following the conclusion of the above sunset review. The rate of duty is between 3.3% and 4% 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 suspending the definitive duty imposed on imports of certain stainless steel bars from India if a specific safeguard duty is also imposed on the same good. More specifically, the definitive countervailing duty is suspended in cases when the definitive safeguard duty of 25% out of quota is applied on the same good, see related state act. 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 2020/16 maintaining the duty following the United Kingdom's exit of the European Union from 1 January 2020. Following the set expire of the definitive duty on 29 June 2022 the United Kingdom will determine the duty's continued imposition.

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