ANNOUNCEMENT 09 Mar 2012

In March 2012, the European Commission initiated a sunset review and extended the definitive antidumping duty in June 2013. In May 2018, a new sunset review was initiated and the definitive duty was extended for a new period in July 2019. In September 2020, the definitive duty was extended to imports from Lao and Thailand following the conclusion of an anti-circumvention investigation. 

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

3

  • 2 harmful
  • 1 neutral
  • 0 liberalising

SOURCE



Official Journal of the European Union, 4 June 2013.
L 150/12:
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2013:150:0001:0012:EN:PDF


Official Journal of the European Union, Case No. R685, Notice No. 2018/C 186/07, 31 May 2018: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=OJ:JOC_2018_186_R_0007&from=EN
Official Journal of the European Union, Case No. R685, Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1267 of 26 July 2019 , published on 29 July 2019: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32019R1267&from=EN
Official Journal of the European Union, Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1249 of 2 September 2020, issued on 4 September 2020: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32020R1249&from=EN

Inception date: 05 Jun 2013 | Removal date: open ended

Anti-dumping

On 13 March 2007, the European Commission imposed definitive anti-dumping duties on imports of certain tungsten electrodes originating in China.
On 9 March 2012, the Commission initiated a sunset review investigation on the duties specified above.
On 4 June 2013, the European Commission decided to extend the anti-dumping duties in force for an additional period of 5 years. The HS codes in question are 8101.9910 and 8515.9000.

On 31 May 2018, the European Commission initiated a sunset review of the antidumping duty imposed on imports of the subject good from China. The investigation follows the application lodged on 27 February 2018 by two domestic producers of tungsten electrodes. 

On 29 July 2019, the European Commission issued a regulation extending the definitive duty imposed on imports of certain tungsten electrodes from China following the conclusion of the sunset review. The rate of duty is between 17% and 63.5% of the net free-at-Union-frontier price before duty depending on the company. The regulation extending the definitive duty entered into force on 30 July 2019. 

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AFFECTED PRODUCTS

 
Inception date: 04 Sep 2020 | Removal date: open ended

Anti-circumvention

On 19 December 2019, the European Commission initiated an anti-circumvention investigation on imports tungsten electrodes consigned from India, Laos and Thailand. This investigation follows suspicion that the definitive antidumping duty imposed by Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1267 on imports of the same products originating in China might be circumvented (see related intervention). The products subject to investigation are classified under the following HS code subheadings: ex 8101.99.10 and ex 8515.90.80. 

On 4 September 2020, the European. Commission extended the definitive antidumping duty imposed on imports of tungsten electrodes consigned from China (see related intervention) to imports of certain tungsten welding electrodes from Laos and Thailand. The rate of duty is 63.5%. The investigation on imports of the subject good from India was terminated without the extension of duties, see related intervention. 

Inception date: No inception date

Anti-circumvention

On 19 December 2019, the European Commission initiated an anti-circumvention investigation on imports tungsten electrodes consigned from India, Laos and Thailand. This follows suspicion that the definitive antidumping duty imposed on imports of the same good from China may be circumvented (see related intervention). The products subject to investigation are classified under the following HS code subheadings: ex 8101.99.10 and ex 8515.90.80. 

On 4 September 2020, the European Commission terminated the investigation on imports of the subject good from India without the extension of definitive duties. The duty was extended on imports of the subject from Lao and Thailand, see related intervention.