ANNOUNCEMENT 01 Dec 2008

In December 2008, the European Commission initiated a new anti-dumping investigation.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

2

  • 2 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising

SOURCE

Antidumping measure:


European Commission, Notice No 2009/C 51/07, Notice of initiation of an expiry review and a partial interim review of the anti-dumping measures applicable to imports of silicon originating in the People's Republic of China, Official Journal of the European Union, 04.03.2009, C 51, from p. C 51/17:
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:C:2009:051:0017:0021:EN:PDF
Council of the European Union, Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 467/2010 (25.05.2010), imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of silicon originating in the People's Republic of China, as extended to imports of silicon consigned from the Republic of Korea, whether declared as originating in the Republic of Korea or not, following an expiry review pursuant to Article 11(2) and a partial interim review pursuant to Article 11(3) of Regulation (EC) No 1225/2009, Official Journal of the European Union, 29.05.2010, L 131, from p. L 131/1:
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2010:131:0001:0021:EN:PDF
Council of the European Union, Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 311/2013 (03.04.2013), extending the definitive anti-dumping duty imposed by implementing Regulation (EU) No 467/2010 on imports of silicon originating in the People's Republic of China to imports of silicon consigned from Taiwan, whether declared as originating in Taiwan or not, Official Journal of the European Union, 05.04.2013, L 95, from p. L 95/1:
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2013:095:0001:0007:EN:PDF
European Commission, Notice No 2015/C 174/06, Notice of initiation of an expiry review of the anti-dumping measures applicable to imports of
silicon originating in the People's Republic of China, Official Journal of the European Union, 28.05.2015, C 174, from p. C 174/10:
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=OJ:JOC_2015_174_R_0006&from=EN
European Commission, Notice No 2015/C 287/06, Notice of initiation of a partial interim review of the anti-dumping measures applicable to imports of silicon originating in the People's Republic of China, Official Journal of the European Union, 01.09.2015, C 287, from p. C 287/5:
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=OJ:JOC_2015_287_R_0006&from=EN

European Commission, Case No. R616 and R626, Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/1077 of 5 July 2016: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32016R1077&from=EN


Anti-circumvention measure:
European Commission, Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 596/2012 (05.07.2012), initiating an investigation concerning the possible circumvention of anti-dumping measures imposed by Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 467/2010 on imports of silicon originating in the People's Republic of China by imports of silicon consigned from Taiwan whether declared as originating in Taiwan or not, and making such imports subject to registration, Official Journal of the European Union, 06.07.2012, L 176, from p. L 176/50:
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2012:176:0050:0053:EN:PDF
Council of the European Union, Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 311/2013 (03.04.2013), extending the definitive anti-dumping duty imposed by implementing Regulation (EU) No 467/2010 on imports of silicon originating in the People's Republic of China to imports of silicon consigned from Taiwan, whether declared as originating in Taiwan or not, Official Journal of the European Union, 05.04.2013, L 95, from p. L 95/1:
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2013:095:0001:0007:EN:PDF
Council of the European Union, Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 467/2010 (25.05.2010), imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of silicon originating in the People's Republic of China, as extended to imports of silicon consigned from the Republic of Korea, whether declared as originating in the Republic of Korea or not, following an expiry review pursuant to Article 11(2) and a partial interim review pursuant to Article 11(3) of Regulation (EC) No 1225/2009, Official Journal of the European Union, 29.05.2010, L 131, from p. L 131/1:
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2010:131:0001:0021:EN:PDF
European Commission, Notice No 2015/C 174/06, Notice of initiation of an expiry review of the anti-dumping measures applicable to imports of
silicon originating in the People's Republic of China, Official Journal of the European Union, 28.05.2015, C 174, from p. C 174/10:
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=OJ:JOC_2015_174_R_0006&from=EN
European Commission, Notice No 2015/C 287/06, Notice of initiation of a partial interim review of the anti-dumping measures applicable to imports of silicon originating in the People's Republic of China, Official Journal of the European Union, 01.09.2015, C 287, from p. C 287/5:
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=OJ:JOC_2015_287_R_0006&from=EN
European Commission, Case No. R616 and R626, Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/1077 of 5 July 2016: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32016R1077&from=EN

Inception date: 30 May 2010 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Anti-dumping

On March 4th, 2009, the European Commission announced the initiation of a sunset review of the anti-dumping duty imposed on imports of silicon from China, and extended to imports from South Korea following anticircumvention investigation (Notice No 2009/C 51/07).
The product subject to investigation is classified under the following HS code: 2804.6900.
This follows the request lodged on December 1st, 2008 by Euroalliages on behalf of producers representing 100% of the total EU production of the subject good.

On May 25th, 2010, the European authorities decided upon the continuation of the anti-dumping duty imposed on imports of silicon originating in China as well as in South Korea following anticircumvention investigation (Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 467/2010).
The rate of the duty imposed on imports originating in China is 19% of the net free-at-Union-frontier price, at the exception of the company Datong Jinneng Industrial Silicon Co. whose exports are subject to a duty of 16.3% of the net free-at-Union-frontier price. The rate of the duty imposed on imports originating in South Korea is the highest rate imposed on imports originating in China, i.e. 19% of the net free-at-Union-frontier price.
The duty entered into force on the day following the publication of the regulation in the Official Journal of the European Union (L 131), that is on May 30th, 2010.

On April 3rd, 2013, the European authorities decided upon the extension of this anti-dumping measure to imports of silicon originating in Chinese Taipei following an anticircumvention investigation (see measure 9025) (Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 311/2013).

On May 28th, 2015, the European Commission announced the initiation of a sunset review of the anti-dumping measure imposed on imports of silicon originating in China and extended to imports from South Korea and Chinese Taipei following anti-circumvention investigations (Notice No 2015/C 174/06).
The product subject to investigation is still classified under HS code 2804.6900.
This follows the request lodged on February 27th, 2015 by Euroalliages on behalf of producers representing more than 25% of the total EU production of the subject good.

On September 1st, 2015, the European Commission announced the initiation of a partial interim review of the anti-dumping measure imposed on imports of silicon originating in China (and extended to imports from South Korea and Chinese Taipei following anticircumvention investigations) (Notice No 2015/C 287/06).
This follows the request lodged by the European Users of Silicon Metal (EUSMET), an ad hoc association of Union chemical users of silicon. It argued that, as far as injury is concerned, the circumstances on the basis of which the existing measures were imposed have changed and that these changes are of a lasting nature. Hence, it alleges that the continued imposition of the measures at the existing level appears to be no longer necessary to offset the effects of injurious dumping as previously established.
The partial interim review is limited in scope to the examination of injury.
On 5 July 2016, following the conclusion of the above partial interim review and sunset review, the European Commission extended the anti-dumping duty on silicon from China as well as the two anti-circumvention measures in force i.e. extending the duty to imports of the subject from the Republic of Korea and Chinese Taipei. The duty is 16.3%.

AFFECTED SECTORS

 

AFFECTED PRODUCTS

 
Inception date: 06 Apr 2013 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Anti-circumvention

 

On July 5th, 2012, the European. Commission decided to initiate an anti-circumvention investigation on imports of silicon from Chinese Taipei (Commission Regulation (EU) No 596/2012).
This investigation follows suspicion that the definitive anti-dumping duty imposed by Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 467/2010 dated May 25th, 2010 on imports of silicon from China (and extended to South Korea) might be circumvented (see related intervention).
The product subject to investigation is classified under the following HS code: 2804.6900.
The complaint was lodged on May 15th, 2012 by Euroalliages on behalf of producers representing 100% of the EU domestic production of the subject good.
Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 596/2012 also makes imports of silicon originating in Chinese Taipei subject to registration.
Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 596/2012 was published in the Official Journal of the European Union (L 176) on July 6th, 2012.

On April 3rd, 2013, the European authorities decided upon the extension of the anti-dumping measure imposed on imports of silicon from China to imports of the same product originating in Chinese Taipei (Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 311/2013). The rate of the duty is the highest rate imposed on Chinese imports, i.e. 19% of the net free-at-Union-frontier price. This definitive duty entered into force on the day following the publication of the regulation in the Official Journal of the European Union (L 95), i.e. on April 6th, 2013.

On May 28th, 2015, the European. Commission announced the initiation of a sunset review of the anti-dumping measure imposed on imports of silicon originating in China and extended to imports from South Korea and Chinese Taipei following anticircumvention investigations (Notice No 2015/C 174/06).
The product subject to investigation is still classified under HS code 2804.6900.
This follows the request lodged on February 27th, 2015 by Euroalliages on behalf of producers representing more than 25% of the total EU production of the subject good.

On September 1st, 2015, the European. Commission announced the initiation of a partial interim review of the anti-dumping measure imposed on imports of silicon originating in China (and extended to imports from South Korea and Chinese Taipei following anticircumvention investigations) (Notice No 2015/C 287/06).
This follows the request lodged by the European Users of Silicon Metal (EUSMET), an ad hoc association of Union chemical users of silicon. It argued that, as far as injury is concerned, the circumstances on the basis of which the existing measures were imposed have changed and that these changes are of a lasting nature. Hence, it alleges that the continued imposition of the measures at the existing level appears to be no longer necessary to offset the effects of injurious dumping as previously established. The partial interim review is limited in scope to the examination of injury.
 
On 5 July 2016, following the conclusion of the above partial interim review and sunset review, the European Commission extended the anti-dumping duty on silicon from China as well as the two anti-circumvention measures in force i.e. extending the duty to imports of the subject from the Republic of Korea and Chinese Taipei. The duty is 16.3%.