ANNOUNCEMENT 10 Dec 2010

In December 2010, the government of Argentina initiated a new anti-dumping investigation. A definitive duty was imposed in June 2012. The definitive antidumping duty imposed in June 2012 was extended to certain goods falling under HS code 4810.29 from China following the conclusion of an anti-circumvention investigation. In November 2018, the definitive duty was extended following the conclusion of a sunset review.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

2

  • 2 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising

SOURCE



Official Journal of the Argentinian Republic, 15.12.2010, Ministry of Economy and Public Finance, Secretary of Foreign Trade, Resoluci?n No. 238/2010 (10.12.2010):
http://www.infoleg.gov.ar/infolegInternet/anexos/175000-179999/176575/norma.htm
Official Journal of the Argentinian Republic, 20.03.2012, Ministry of Economy and Public Finance, Secretary of Foreign Trade, Resoluci?n No. 63/2012 (13.03.2012):
http://infoleg.gov.ar/infolegInternet/anexos/195000-199999/195246/norma.htm
Official Journal of the Argentinian Republic, 21.06.2012, Ministry of Economy and Public Finance, Secretary of Foreign Trade, Resoluci?n No. 298/2012 (14.06.2012):
http://www.infoleg.gov.ar/infolegInternet/anexos/195000-199999/198768/norma.htm


Official Journal of the Argentinian Republic, 13.06.2017, Ministry of Economy and Public Finance, Secretary of Foreign Trade, Resolution No. 235-E / 2017 (12.06.2017): https://www.boletinoficial.gob.ar/#!DetalleNorma/164979/20170613
Official Journal of the Argentinian Republic, 07.12.2016, Ministry of Production, Secretary of Commerce, Resolusion No. 428 - E / 2016 (06.12.2016): https://www.boletinoficial.gob.ar/#!DetalleNormaBusquedaAvanzada/11513799/null
Official Journal of the Argentinian Republic, 20.07.2017, Ministry of Production, Secretary of Commerce, Resolusion No. 316-E/2017 (19.07.2017): https://www.boletinoficial.gob.ar/#!DetalleNormaBusquedaAvanzada/166804/20170720
Official Journal of the Argentinian Republic, 12.11.2018, Ministry of Production and Labour, Secretariat of Commerce, Resolution No. 108/2018 (09.11.2018): http://servicios.infoleg.gob.ar/infolegInternet/anexos/315000-319999/316268/norma.htm

Inception date: 21 Mar 2012 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Anti-dumping

On December 10, 2010, the Argentinian Ministry of Economy and Public Finance decided to initiate an anti-dumping investigation on imports of paper and paperboard, coated on one or both sides with kaolin, from Austria, China, Finland, the Republic of Korea and the United States of America (Resolution 238/2010, 10.12.2010). The products subject to investigation are classified under the following HS codes: 4810.1389, 4810.1390, 4810.1989 and 4810.1990. The complaint was lodged by Ledesma S.A.A.I. The investigation started on the day following the publication of the resolution in the Official Journal of the Argentinian Republic, i.e. on December 16, 2010.
On March 13, 2012, the Argentinian Ministry of Economy and Public Finance decided to terminate the anti-dumping investigation on imports of the above-metioned product originating in South Korea and to impose a provisional anti-dumping duty on imports of the above-mentioned product originating in Austria, China, Finland and the United States of America (Resolution 63/2012, 13.03.2012).
The rate of the provisional duty imposed on Austrian exports is 143.27% of the FOB price. The rate of the provisional duty imposed on Chinese exports is 39.56% of the FOB price. The rate of the provisional duty imposed on Finnish exports is 145.35% of the FOB price. The rate of the provisional duty imposed on American exports is 63.51% of the FOB price. This provisional anti-dumping duty entered into force on the day following the publication of the resolution in the Official Journal of the Argentinian Republic, i.e. on March 21, 2012, and is applicable for a period of four months.
On June 14, 2012, the Argentinian authorities decided to impose a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of certain types of paper and paperboard from Austria, China, Finland and the United States of America (Resolution 298/2012, 14.06.2012).
The rate of the definitive duty imposed on Austrian exports is 98% of the FOB price. The rate of the definitive duty imposed on Chinese exports is 39.56% of the FOB price. The rate of the definitive duty imposed on Finnish exports is 91% of the FOB price. The rate of the definitive duty imposed on American exports is 63.51% of the FOB price. This definitive anti-dumping duty entered into force on the day of the signature of the resolution, i.e. on June 14, 2012, and is applicable for a period of five years. This resolution was published in the Official Journal of the Argentinian Republic on June 21, 2012.

On 13 June 2017, the Argentinian authorities initiated a sunset review of the antidumping duty imposed on imports of the subject good from Austria, China, Finland and the United States of America. This follows the application lodged by LEDESMA S.A.A.I. The duty remains in force for the duration of this investigation.

On 12 November 2018, the Argentinian authorities extended the definitive antidumping duty imposed on imports of certain types of paper and paperboard from Austria, China and Finland and the United States of America following the conclusion of the above sunset review. The rate of duty is maintained i.e. 98% of the FOB price on imports from Austria, 39.56% of the FOB price on imports from China, 63.51% of the FOB price from the United States and 91% of the FOB price on imports from Finland. The measure is in force for a period of two years.

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AFFECTED PRODUCTS

 
Inception date: 20 Jul 2017 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Anti-circumvention

On 7 December 2016, the Argentinian authorities initiated an anti-circumvention investigation on imports of certain coated paper and paperboard from Finland and China. The products subject to investigation are classified under HS code subheading 4810.29.10. This investigation follows suspicion that the definitive antidumping duty imposed by Resolution 298/2012 of 14 June 2012 on certain types of paper and paperboard from Finland and China is being circumvented. The investigation follows the application lodged by LEDESMA S.A.A.I.

On 20 July 2017, the Argentinian authorities extended the definitive antidumping duty imposed by Resolution 298/2012 of 14 June 2012 to imports of the subject good from China. The rate of duty is 39.56% of the FOB price. The definitive duty was not extended to imports of the subject good from Finland. Notably, a sunset review of the definitive duty imposed by Resolution 298/2012 of 14 June 2012 was initiated on 13 June 2017, see related intervention.

On 12 November 2018, the Argentinian authorities extended the definitive antidumping duty imposed on imports of certain types of paper and paperboard from Austria, the United States, China and Finland following the conclusion of the sunset review, see related intervention. The definitive duty was also extended on certain coated paper and paperboard from China falling under HS code 4810.29.10. The rate of duty is maintained i.e. 39.56% of the FOB price. The measure is in force for a period of two years.