ANNOUNCEMENT 22 Feb 2012
In February 2012, the European Commission initiated a new anti-subsidy investigation and definitive duties were imposed in March 2013. In March 2018, a sunset review was initiated and the definitive countervailing duty was extended in May 2019.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
Official Journal of the European Union, 15.03.20013; L73/19:
Official Journal of the European Union, Case No. R686, Notice No. 2018/C 96/07, 14 March 2018: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=OJ:JOC_2018_096_R_0007&from=EN
Official Journal of the European Union, Case No. R686, Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/688 of 2 May 2019, published on 3 May 2019: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32019R0688&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
On 22 February 2012, the European Commission initiated an anti-subsidy proceeding with regard to the imports of certain organic coated steel originating in China. The proceeding was initiated after EUROFER (on behalf of producers representing more than 70% of EU production) lodged a complaint in January 2012.
The injury analyses performed in this investigation are identical to the one carried out in the antidumping investigation, see related state act.
The concerned HS codes are 7210.7080; 7212.4080; 7225.9900 and 7226.9970.
On 11 March 2013, the Commission decided to impose a countervailing duty on imports of the subject product imported from China.
On 14 March 2018, the European Commission initiated a sunset review of the countervailing duty imposed on imports of certain organic coated steel products from China. The investigation follows the application lodged on 13 December 2017 by EUROFER.
On 4 May 2019, the European Commission extended the definitive countervailing duty imposed on imports of the subject good from China following the conclusion of the sunset review. The rate of duty is between 13.7% and 44.7% of the net free-at-Union-frontier price before duty. The regulation extending the definitive duty was published on 3 May 2019.
On 3 September 2019, the European Commission issued Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1382 suspending or amending the definitive duty imposed on imports of certain organic coated steel from China if a specific safeguard duty is also imposed on the same good. More specifically, in cases when the definitive safeguard duty of 25% out of quota is applied on the subject good (see related state act), the definitive countervailing duty is reduced apart from imports from the Chinese company Union Steel China where the duty is suspended. The rate of reduced definitive duty is between 1.1% and 33.3% depending on the company. This decision follows a notice issued in April 2019 and following comments from interested parties.