ANNOUNCEMENT 26 Dec 2011

In December 2011, the government of Brazil initiated a new anti-dumping investigation. In October 2013, a definitive duty was imposed. The duty was extended to include a larger scope of products concerning imports from China and in part from Ukraine following anti-circumvention investigation concluded in December 2014, August 2015 and January 2016. In October 2018, a sunset review was initiated. 

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

4

  • 4 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising

SOURCE

Antidumping measure


Federal Official Gazette of Brazil, Issue No. 85, 03.05.2012, Minist?rio do Desenvolvimento, Ind?stria e Com?rcio Exterior, Secretaria de Com?rcio Exterior, Circular No. 19 (02.05.2012), from p. 52:
http://pesquisa.in.gov.br/imprensa/jsp/visualiza/index.jsp?jornal=1&pagina=52&data=03/05/2012
http://www.mdic.gov.br/arquivos/dwnl_1336073591.pdf
Federal Official Gazette of Brazil, Issue No. 235, 06.12.2012, Minist?rio do Desenvolvimento, Ind?stria e Com?rcio Exterior, Secretaria de Com?rcio Exterior, Circular No. 63 (05.12.2012), p. 100:
http://pesquisa.in.gov.br/imprensa/jsp/visualiza/index.jsp?jornal=1&pagina=100&data=06/12/2012
http://www.mdic.gov.br/arquivos/dwnl_1354813242.pdf

Federal Official Gazette of Brazil, Issue No. 192, 03.10.2013, Conselho de Governo, C?mara de Com?rcio Exterior, Resolu??o No. 77 (02.10.2013), from p. 1:
http://pesquisa.in.gov.br/imprensa/jsp/visualiza/index.jsp?jornal=1&pagina=1&data=03/10/2013
http://www.camex.gov.br/legislacao/interna/id/1124
Federal Official Gazette of Brazil, Issue No. 75, 22.04.2014, Minist?rio do Desenvolvimento, Ind?stria e Com?rcio Exterior, Secretaria de Com?rcio Exterior, Circular No. 19 (17.04.2014), from p. 98:
http://pesquisa.in.gov.br/imprensa/jsp/visualiza/index.jsp?jornal=1&pagina=98&data=22/04/2014
http://www.desenvolvimento.gov.br/arquivos/dwnl_1399295811.pdf
Federal Official Gazette of Brazil, Issue No. 111, 15.06.2015, Minist?rio do Desenvolvimento, Ind?stria e Com?rcio Exterior, Secretaria de Com?rcio Exterior, Circular No. 38 (12.06.2015), from p. 86:
http://pesquisa.in.gov.br/imprensa/jsp/visualiza/index.jsp?jornal=1&pagina=86&data=15/06/2015
http://www.mdic.gov.br/arquivos/dwnl_1435068827.pdf
Federal Official Gazette of Brazil, Issue No. 209, 03.11.2015, Minist?rio do Desenvolvimento, Ind?stria e Com?rcio Exterior, Secretaria de Com?rcio Exterior, Circular No. 70 (29.10.2015), from p. 23, in Portuguese:
http://pesquisa.in.gov.br/imprensa/jsp/visualiza/index.jsp?jornal=1&pagina=23&data=03/11/2015
http://www.mdic.gov.br/arquivos/dwnl_1446743097.pdf


Secretary for Foreign Trade of the Brazilian Ministry of Industry, Foreign Trade and Services, Circular No. 40 of 1 October 2018, published in the Federal Official Gazette on 2 October 2018: http://pesquisa.in.gov.br/imprensa/jsp/visualiza/index.jsp?data=02/10/2018&jornal=515&pagina=43&totalArquivos=104

Anti-circumvention measure (2014)


Federal Official Gazette of Brazil, Issue No. 75, 22.04.2014, Minist?rio do Desenvolvimento, Ind?stria e Com?rcio Exterior, Secretaria de Com?rcio Exterior, Circular No. 19 (17.04.2014), from p. 98:
http://pesquisa.in.gov.br/imprensa/jsp/visualiza/index.jsp?jornal=1&pagina=98&data=22/04/2014
http://www.desenvolvimento.gov.br/arquivos/dwnl_1399295811.pdf
Federal Official Gazette of Brazil, 20.10.2014, Minist?rio do Desenvolvimento, Ind?stria e Com?rcio Exterior, Secretaria de Com?rcio Exterior, Circular No. 63 (17.10.2014):
http://www.desenvolvimento.gov.br/arquivos/dwnl_1413825474.pdf
Federal Official Gazette of Brazil, Issue No. 192, 03.10.2013, Conselho de Governo, C?mara de Com?rcio Exterior, Resolu??o No. 77 (02.10.2013), from p. 1:
http://pesquisa.in.gov.br/imprensa/jsp/visualiza/index.jsp?jornal=1&pagina=1&data=03/10/2013
http://www.camex.gov.br/legislacao/interna/id/1124
Federal Official Gazette of Brazil, 20.10.2014, Minist?rio do Desenvolvimento, Ind?stria e Com?rcio Exterior, Secretaria de Com?rcio Exterior, Circular No. 63 (17.10.2014):
http://www.desenvolvimento.gov.br/arquivos/dwnl_1413825474.pdf
Federal Official Gazette of Brazil, Issue No. 246, 19.12.2014, Conselho de Governo, C?mara de Com?rcio Exterior, Resolu??o No. 119 (18.12.2014), from p. 39:
http://pesquisa.in.gov.br/imprensa/jsp/visualiza/index.jsp?jornal=1&pagina=39&data=19/12/2014
Federal Official Gazette of Brazil, Issue No. 88, 12.05.2015, Minist?rio do Desenvolvimento, Ind?stria e Com?rcio Exterior, Secretaria de Com?rcio Exterior, Circular No. 31 (11.05.2015):
http://pesquisa.in.gov.br/imprensa/jsp/visualiza/index.jsp?jornal=1&pagina=99&data=12/05/2015
http://www.mdic.gov.br/arquivos/dwnl_1431635469.pdf
Federal Official Gazette of Brazil, Issue No. 139, 23.07.2015, Conselho de Governo, C?mara de Com?rcio Exterior, Resolu??o No. 70 (22.07.2015), from p. 21:
http://pesquisa.in.gov.br/imprensa/jsp/visualiza/index.jsp?jornal=1&pagina=21&data=23/07/2015
http://www.camex.gov.br/legislacao/interna/id/1429


Anti-circumvention measure (2015)


Federal Official Gazette of Brazil, Issue No. 111, 15.06.2015, Minist?rio do Desenvolvimento, Ind?stria e Com?rcio Exterior, Secretaria de Com?rcio Exterior, Circular No. 38 (12.06.2015), from p. 86:
http://pesquisa.in.gov.br/imprensa/jsp/visualiza/index.jsp?jornal=1&pagina=86&data=15/06/2015
http://www.mdic.gov.br/arquivos/dwnl_1435068827.pdf
Federal Official Gazette of Brazil, Issue No. 192, 03.10.2013, Conselho de Governo, C?mara de Com?rcio Exterior, Resolu??o No. 77 (02.10.2013), from p. 1:
http://pesquisa.in.gov.br/imprensa/jsp/visualiza/index.jsp?jornal=1&pagina=1&data=03/10/2013
http://www.camex.gov.br/legislacao/interna/id/1124
Federal Official Gazette of Brazil, Issue No. 166, 31.08.2015, Conselho de Governo, C?mara de Com?rcio Exterior, Resolu??o No. 82 (28.08.2015), from p. 4:
http://pesquisa.in.gov.br/imprensa/jsp/visualiza/index.jsp?jornal=1&pagina=4&data=31/08/2015
http://www.camex.gov.br/legislacao/interna/id/1445


Anti-circumvention measure (2015/2016)


Federal Official Gazette of Brazil, Issue No. 209, 03.11.2015, Minist?rio do Desenvolvimento, Ind?stria e Com?rcio Exterior, Secretaria de Com?rcio Exterior, Circular No. 70 (29.10.2015), from p. 23, in Portuguese:
http://pesquisa.in.gov.br/imprensa/jsp/visualiza/index.jsp?jornal=1&pagina=23&data=03/11/2015
http://www.mdic.gov.br/arquivos/dwnl_1446743097.pdf

Ministry of Development, Industry and Trade (MDIC), press release of 27 January 2016 on Camex Resolution no. 2/16
Available at: http://www.mdic.gov.br/sitio/interna/noticia.php?area=1&noticia=14296

Brazilian Foreign Trade Council (Camex), Resolution no. 2 of 26 January 2016, (published in the Official Gazette of 27 January 2016)
Available at: http://www.camex.gov.br/legislacao/interna/id/1496

Inception date: 03 Oct 2013 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Anti-dumping

On May 2, 2012, the Secretary for Foreign Trade of the Brazilian Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade decided to initiate an anti-dumping investigation on imports of heavy plates from Australia, China, Russia, South Africa, Republic of Korea and Ukraine (Circular No. 19, 02.05.2012). The products subject to investigation are classified under the following HS codes: 7208.5100 and 7208.5200. The complaint was lodged on December 26, 2011 by the company Usinas Siderúrgicas de Minas Gerais S.A. (USIMINAS). The investigation started on the day of the publication of the circular in the Federal Official Gazette of Brazil, i.e. on May 3, 2012.
 
On December 5, 2012, the Secretary for Foreign Trade of the Brazilian Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade decided to terminate the investigation concerning imports originating in Australia and Russia (Circular No. 63, 05.12.2012). Reason for this decision is that volumes at stake are not significant. Circular No. 63 was published in the Federal Official Gazette of Brazil on December 6, 2012.
 
On October 2, 2013, the Brazilian authorities decided to impose a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of heavy plates from China, South Africa, Republic of Korea and Ukraine (Resolution No. 77, 02.10.2013). The amount of the duty imposed on imports originating in China is USD 211.56 per metric ton. The amount of the duty imposed on imports originating in South Africa is USD 166.63 per metric ton. The amount of the duty imposed on imports originating in Republic of Korea is USD 135.84 per metric ton, at the exception of the company Posco whose exports are subject to a duty of USD 135.08 per metric ton. The amount of the duty imposed on imports originating in Ukraine is USD 261.79 per metric ton. This definitive duty entered into force on the day of the publication of the resolution in the Federal Official Gazette of Brazil, i.e. on October 3, 2013, and is applicable for a period of five years.

On 2 October 2018, the Brazilian authorities initiated a sunset review of the definitive antidumping duty imposed on imports of heavy plates from China, South Africa, the Republic of Korea and Ukraine. This follows the application lodged on 30 April 2018 by Usinas Sederúrgicas de Minas Gerais S.A. - USIMINAS. The duty will remain in force for the duration of the review.

AFFECTED SECTORS

 

AFFECTED PRODUCTS

 
Inception date: 19 Dec 2014 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Anti-circumvention

On March 18, 2014, Usinas Siderúrgicas de Minas Gerais S.A. (USIMINAS) requested an investigation to ascertain the existence of circumventing practices that would challenge the definitive anti-dumping duty imposed on October 3, 2013 (Resolution No. 77, 02.10.2013) on imports of low carbon and alloy steel products from China and Ukraine (see realted intervention).
On April 17, 2014, the Brazilian Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade decided to initiate an anti-circumvention investigation targeting imports of painted plates from China and boron-alloyed plates from China and Ukraine.
The products subject to investigation are classified under the following HS codes: 7210.7010 (painted plates from China) and 7225.4090 (boron-alloyed plates from China and Ukraine).
The investigation started on the day of the publication of the circular in the Federal Official Gazette of Brazil, i.e. on April 22, 2014.

On October 17, 2014, the Brazilian authorities decided to extend for up to three months, from October 22, 2014, the investigation period to determine the existence of circumventing practices in exports of painted plates from China and boron-alloyed plates from China and Ukraine (Circular No. 63, 17.10.2014). Circular No. 63 was published in the Federal Official Gazette of Brazil on October 20, 2014.

On December 18, 2014, the Brazilian authorities decided to extend the anti-dumping measure imposed on imports of heavy plates from China (see realted intervention) to imports of painted heavy plates from China and imports of boron-alloyed heavy plates from China and Ukraine (Resolution No. 119, 18.12.2014).
The amount of the duty imposed on imports of painted heavy plates (HS code 7210.7010) originating in China is USD 211.56 per metric ton. The amount of the duty imposed on imports of boron-alloyed heavy plates (HS code 7225.4090) originating in China is also USD 211.56 per metric ton. The amount of the duty imposed on imports of boron-alloyed heavy plates (HS code 7225.4090) originating in Ukraine is USD 261.79 per metric ton.
This definitive duty entered into force on the day of the publication of the resolution in the Federal Official Gazette of Brazil, i.e. on December 19, 2014, and is applicable as long as the original anti-dumping measure (see realted intervention) remains enforced.

On May 11th, 2015, the Brazilian authorities decided to initiate an evaluation of the scope of products subject to the above-mentioned anti-dumping measure (Circular No. 31, 11.05.2015). This review should evaluate if some specific goods classified under HS code 7210.7010 and originating in China should continue to be subject to the measure imposed by Resolution No. 119 dated December 18th, 2014.
This review follows the application lodged on February 23rd, 2015 by Panasonic do Brasil Limitada. The review started on the day of the publication of the circular in the Federal Official Gazette of Brazil, i.e. on May 12th, 2015.

On July 22nd, 2015, the Brazilian authorities concluded the review and decided to exclude the investigated products from the scope of products subject to the anti-dumping measure imposed by Resolution No. 119 dated December 18th, 2014 (Resolution No. 70, 22.07.2015). For more details about the exact definition of those products, please see Resolution No. 70. This modification entered into force on the day of the publication of the resolution in the Federal Official Gazette of Brazil, i.e. on July 23rd, 2015.

On 2 October 2018, the Brazilian authorities initiated a sunset review of the definitive antidumping duty imposed on imports of heavy plates from China, South Africa, the Republic of Korea and Ukraine, see related intervention. This follows the application lodged on 30 April 2018 by Usinas Sederúrgicas de Minas Gerais S.A. - USIMINAS. Since the antidumping duty imposed on imports of heavy plates from China, South Africa, the Republic of Korea and Ukraine was extended to imports of the subject good falling under HS code 7225.40 from China and Ukraine, the sunset review and its conclusion will hold for these goods as well.

 

Inception date: 31 Aug 2015 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Anti-circumvention

On June 12th, 2015, the Secretary for Foreign Trade of the Brazilian Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade decided to initiate an anti-circumvention investigation on imports of heavy plates with addition of chrome from China (Circular No. 38, 12.06.2015).
This investigation follows suspicion that the definitive anti-dumping duty imposed by Resolution No. 77 dated October 2nd, 2013 on imports of heavy plates from China might be circumvented (see related intervention).
The products subject to investigation are classified under the following HS code: 7225.4090.
The complaint was lodged on May 18th, 2015 by Usinas Siderúrgicas de Minas Gerais S.A. - USIMINAS. The investigation started on the day of the publication of the circular in the Federal Official Gazette of Brazil, i.e. on June 15th, 2015.

On August 28th, 2015, the Brazilian authorities decided to extend to imports of heavy plates with addition of chrome originating in China the definitive anti-dumping duty imposed by Resolution No. 77 dated October 2nd, 2013 on imports of heavy plates from China (Resolution No. 82, 28.08.2015). The amount of the duty is USD 211.56 per metric ton.
This measure entered into force on the day of the publication of the resolution in the Federal Official Gazette of Brazil, i.e. on August 31st, 2015, and is applicable as long as the original duty imposed by the above-mentioned Resolution No. 77 remains in force.

On 2 October 2018, the Brazilian authorities initiated a sunset review of the definitive antidumping duty imposed on imports of heavy plates from China, South Africa, the Republic of Korea and Ukraine, see related intervention. This follows the application lodged on 30 April 2018 by Usinas Sederúrgicas de Minas Gerais S.A. - USIMINAS. Since the antidumping duty imposed on imports of heavy plates from China, South Africa, the Republic of Korea and Ukraine was extended to imports of the subject good falling under HS code 7225.40 from China, the sunset review and its conclusion will hold for these goods as well.

Inception date: 27 Jan 2016 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Anti-circumvention

On October 29th, 2015, the Secretary for Foreign Trade of the Brazilian Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade decided to initiate an anti-circumvention investigation on imports of hot-rolled products of iron or steel, unbound, of a width of 600 mm, not clad, plated or coated, of a thickness not exceeding 4.75 mm, in coil, from China (Circular No. 70, 29.10.2015). This investigation follows suspicion that the definitive anti-dumping duty imposed by Resolution No. 77 dated October 2nd, 2013 on imports of heavy plates from China might be circumvented (see related intervention).

The complaint was lodged on August 26th, 2015 by Usinas Siderúrgicas de Minas Gerais S.A. - USIMINAS. The investigation started on the day of the publication of the circular in the Federal Official Gazette of Brazil, i.e. on November 3rd, 2015.

The products subject to investigation are classified under the following HS codes: 7208.3610, 7208.3690, 7208.3700 and 7225.3000.

On 27 January 2016, the Brazilian authorities extended the definitive anti-dumping duty under Resolution No. 77 to imports of hot-rolled products of iron or steel, unbound, of a width of 600 mm, not clad, plated or coated, of a thickness not exceeding 4.75 mm, in coil, originating from China. The duty will be applied in USD 211.56 per tonne. This duty is applicable for the same period of the original anti-dumping measure.

On 2 October 2018, the Brazilian authorities initiated a sunset review of the definitive antidumping duty imposed on imports of heavy plates from China, South Africa, the Republic of Korea and Ukraine, see related intervention. This follows the application lodged on 30 April 2018 by Usinas Sederúrgicas de Minas Gerais S.A. - USIMINAS. Since the antidumping duty imposed on imports of heavy plates from China, South Africa, the Republic of Korea and Ukraine was extended to imports of the subject good falling under HS code 7208.3610, 7208.3690, 7208.3700 and 7225.3000. from China, the sunset review and its conclusion will hold for these goods as well.