ANNOUNCEMENT 02 Nov 2012
In November 2012, the government of South Africa initiated a new anti-dumping investigation and in July 2013 a definitive duty was imposed. In May 2018, a sunset review was initiated and the definitive duty was extended in December 2018.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa:
WTO, Committee on Anti-Dumping Practices, Semi-annual Report under Article 16.4, South Africa, 03.02.2014 (Document G/ADP/N/252/ZAF):
International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa, Notice No. 253 of 2018, Government Gazette No. 41632 of 18 May 2018: http://www.itac.org.za/upload/Notice%20253%20of%202018.pdf
WTO, Committee on Anti-Dumping Practices - Semi-annual report under article 16.4 of the Agreement - South Africa, Document No. G/ADP/N/322/ZAF, issued on 21 February 2019: https://docs.wto.org/dol2fe/Pages/FE_Search/FE_S_S009-DP.aspx?language=E&CatalogueIdList=251700,251638,251566,251480,251275,251276,251274,251193,251161,251097&CurrentCatalogueIdIndex=0&FullTextHash=&HasEnglishRecord=True&HasFrenchRecord=False&HasSpanishRecord=False
On November 2, 2012, the South African authorities initiated an anti-dumping investigation on imports of unframed mirrors, of a thickness of 2 mm or more, but not exceeding 6 mm, from China. The products subject to investigation are classified under the following HS code: 7009.9100. The application filed by PFG Building Glass (Pty) Ltd., the sole manufacturer of the product. The dumping is suspected to have occurred between May 1, 2009 and April 30, 2012.
On March 8, 2013, the South African authorities imposed a provisional anti-dumping duty on imports of unframed mirrors from China. The rate of the duty is 40.22%.
On July 26, 2013, the South African authorities imposed a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of unframed mirrors from China. The rate of this definitive duty is 40.22%.
On 18 May 2018, the International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa initiated a sunset review of the definitive duty imposed on imports of unframed glass mirrors from China. This follows the application lodged by PFG Building Glass (Pty)Ltd.
On 21 December 2018, the South African authorities extended the definitive duty on imports of the subject good from China following the conclusion of the sunset review. The rate of duty is maintained.