ANNOUNCEMENT 27 Apr 2013

In April 2013, the European Commission initiated a new anti-subsidy investigation and imposed definitive duties in May 2014. In May 2019, a sunset review was initiated. 

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising

SOURCE



European Commission, Notice No 2013/C 122/17, Notice of initiation of an anti-subsidy proceeding concerning imports of solar glass originating in the People's Republic of China, Official Journal of the European Union, 27.04.2013, C 122, from p. C 122/24:
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:52013XC0427(11)&from=EN
European Commission, Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 471/2014 (13.05.2014), imposing definitive countervailing duties on imports of solar glass originating in the People's Republic of China, Official Journal of the European Union, 14.05.2014, L 142, from p. L 142/23:
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32014R0471&from=EN


Official Journal of the European Union, Case No. R702, Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/C 165/07, published on 14 May 2019: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=OJ:JOC_2019_165_R_0007&from=EN

Inception date: 15 May 2014 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Anti-subsidy

On April 27, 2013, the European Commission announced the initiation of an anti-subsidy investigation on imports of solar glass consisting of tempered soda-lime-flat-glass, with an iron content of less than 300 ppm, a solar transmittance of more than 88 %, a resistanceto heat up to 250 °C, a resistance to thermal shocks of <U+0394> 150 K and having a mechanical strength of 90 N/mm2 or more, from China (Notice No 2013/C 122/17). The products subject to investigation are classified under the following HS code: ex 7007.1980. The complaint was lodged on March 14, 2013 by EU ProSun Glass, on behalf of producers representing more than 25% of the EU production of the subject goods.

On May 13, 2014, the European Commission decided to impose a definitive countervailing duty on imports of solar glass originating in China (Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 471/2014). The rate of the duty ranges from 3.2% to 17.1% of the net free-at-Union-frontier price, depending on the company. This definitive duty entered into force on May 15, 2014. Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 471/2014 was published in the Official Journal of the European Union (L 142) on May 14, 2014.

On 14 May 2019, the European Commission initiated a sunset review of the countervailing duty imposed on imports of solar glass from China. The investigation follows the application lodged on 13 February 2019 by EU Pro Sun Glass.

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