ANNOUNCEMENT 04 Nov 2013In November 2013, the European Commission initiated a new anti-subsidy investigation.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
European Commission, Notice No 2013/C 372/12, Notice of initiation of an anti-subsidy proceeding concerning imports of polyester staple fibres originating in the People's Republic of China, India and Vietnam, Official Journal of the European Union, 19.12.2013, C 372, from p. C 372/31:
European Commission, Commission Implementing Decision No 2014/918/EU (16.12.2014), terminating the anti-subsidy proceeding concerning the imports of polyester staple fibres originating in the People's Republic of China, India and Vietnam, Official Journal of the European Union, 17.12.2014, L 360, from p. L 360/65:
On December 19, 2013, the European Commission announced the initiation of an anti-subsidy investigation on imports of synthetic staple fibres of polyesters (not carded, combed or otherwise processed for spinning) from China, India and Vietnam (Notice No 2013/C 372/12).
The products subject to investigation are classified under the following HS code: 5503.2000.
The complaint was lodged on November 4, 2013 by the European Man-made Fibres Association (CIRFS) on behalf of producers representing more than 25% of the EU production of the subject goods.
On December 16, 2014, the European Commission decided to terminate the anti-subsidy investigation without imposing any duty as subsidy for China and Vietnam were found to be de minimis and due to the lack of a causal link between injury and subsidy insofar as imports originating in India are concerned (Commission Implementing Decision No 2014/918/EU). Commission Implementing Decision No 2014/918/EU was published in the Official Journal of the European Union (L 360) on December 17, 2014.