ANNOUNCEMENT 05 Nov 2020
In November 2020, the United Kingdom announced the initiation of a transition investigation which concerns the imports of wire rod from China. The investigation is still in progress.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
Department for International Trade of the United Kingdom, Trade Remedies Investigation Directorate, Notice of Initiation TD0007: Anti-dumping duties on wire rod originating in the People’s Republic of China, Initiation of a Transition Review of Anti-Dumping Measures: https://www.trade-remedies.service.gov.uk/public/case/TD0007/submission/290a60aa-3fec-491b-97ce-a628abe5dcfa/document/2e963361-4592-4b2e-b584-7cb7faecd56e/
Department for International Trade of the United Kingdom, Case TD0007 public file: Wire Rod from China: https://www.trade-remedies.service.gov.uk/public/case/TD0007/
On 5 November 2020, the Department for International Trade of the United Kingdom initiated a transition antidumping investigation following the issuance of the Trade Remedies (Dumping and Subsidisation) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019. The antidumping investigation concerns the imports of wire rod from China. Notably, the transition investigation concerns the existing EU trade defence duty introduced by Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/1846 of 14 October 2015, see related state act. The products subject to investigation are classified under HS code subheading 7213.10.00, 7213.20.00, 7213.91.10, 7213.91.20, 7213.91.41, 7213.91.49, 7213.91.70, 7213.91.90, 7213.99.10, 7213.99.90, 7227.10.00, 7227.20.00, 7227.90.10, 7227.90.50, 7227.90.95. This investigation was initiated by the Department for International Trade without an application from the domestic industry.
The United Kingdom is at present only conducting reviews of existing EU trade defence interventions as part of the Trade Remedies (Dumping and Subsidisation) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (as amended). The conclusion of any transition antidumping investigation will first be implemented following the United Kingdom's withdrawal of the European Union following the transition period. During the transition period, all EU trade defence interventions are imposed by the UK.