ANNOUNCEMENT 02 May 2011
In May 2011, the government of Morocco initiated a new antidumping investigation. A definitive antidumping duty was imposed in December 2012. In May 2017 a sunset review was initiated and the duty was extended in May 2018.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
WTO semi-annual report on antidumping. Document G/ADP/N/230/MAR: https://docs.wto.org/dol2fe/Pages/FE_Search/FE_S_S009-DP.aspx?language=E&HasEnglishRecord=True&HasFrenchRecord=True&HasSpanishRecord=True&CatalogueIdList=94219&CurrentCatalogueIdIndex=0&FullTextHash=371857150
WTO semi-annual report on antidumping. Document G/ADP/N/237/MAR: https://docs.wto.org/dol2fe/Pages/FE_Search/FE_S_S009-DP.aspx?language=E&HasEnglishRecord=True&HasFrenchRecord=True&HasSpanishRecord=True&CatalogueIdList=115239&CurrentCatalogueIdIndex=0&FullTextHash=371857150
Kingdom of Morocco, Secretery of Foreign Trade, Avis Public n° 07/17, relatif à l'ouverture d'une enquête de réexamen du droit antidumping définitif appliqué sur les importations du contreplaqué originaire de Chine, 26.05.2017: http://www.mce.gov.ma/antidumping/document/avis%20public%20n%C2%B00717.pdf
Kingdom of Morocco, Joint Order of the Minister of Industry, Investment, Trade and Digital Economy and the Minister of Economy and Finance, No. 1649-17 of 3 Chaoual 1438 (28 June 2017), pblished in the official gazette on 7 September 2017: http://www.sgg.gov.ma/BO/Fr/2017/BO_6602_Fr.pdf
WTO, Comité des pratiques antidumping - Rapport semestriel au titre de l'article 16.4 de l'Accord - Maroc, Document No. G/ADP/N/314/MAR, issued on 25 September 2018: https://docs.wto.org/dol2fe/Pages/FE_Search/FE_S_S006.aspx?Query=@Symbol=%20g/adp/n/*&Language=ENGLISH&Context=FomerScriptedSearch&languageUIChanged=true#
On 2 May 2011, Morocco initiated an anti-dumping investigation on plywood extract from China. The dumping is alleged to have occurred during the year 2010. The affected HS codes are: 4412.1300, 4412.1400, 4412.1900, 4412.2200 and 4412.2900.
On 4 June 2012, Morocco imposed a provisional anti-dumping duty of 25% on imports of the subject good from China.
On 5 December 2012, Morocco imposed definitive anti-dumping duties on imports of the subject good from China. The rate of duty remains at 25%.
On 26 May 2017, the Moroccan authorities issued Public Notice No. 07/17 initiating a sunset review of the definitive antidumping duty imposed on imports of the subject good from China. This follows the application lodged by Cema Bois De L'Atlas. The sunset review commenced on 29 May 2017.
On 7 September 2017, the Moroccan authorities extended the imposition period of the definitive antidumping duty provisionally pending the outcome of the above sunset review.
On 8 May 2018, the Moroccan authorities extended the definitive duty imposed on imports of plywood extract from China following the conclusion of the sunset review. The rate of duty is 25%.