ANNOUNCEMENT 18 Feb 2010

In February 2010, the government of Mexico initiated a new anti-dumping investigation.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

2

  • 2 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising

SOURCE

Antidumping measure:


Diario Oficial de la Federaci?n, 08.09.2011, Secretar?a de Econom?a, Resoluci?n final del examen de vigencia de las cuotas compensatorias impuestas a las importaciones de l?mina rolada en caliente originarias de la Federaci?n de Rusia y de Ucrania, independientemente del pa?s de procedencia (31.08.2011):
http://dof.gob.mx/nota_detalle.php?codigo=5210010&fecha=08/09/2011
Diario Oficial de la Federaci?n, 16.03.2010, Secretar?a de Econom?a, Resoluci?n por la que se declara de oficio el inicio del examen de vigencia de la cuota compensatoria impuesta a las importaciones de l?mina rolada en caliente originarias de la Federaci?n de Rusia y de Ucrania, independientemente del pa?s de procedencia (02.03.2010):
http://dof.gob.mx/nota_detalle.php?codigo=5135382&fecha=16/03/2010
Diario Oficial de la Federaci?n, 28.03.2000, Secretar?a de Econom?a, Resoluci?n final de la investigaci?n antidumping sobre las importaciones de l?mina rolada en caliente, mercanc?a clasificada en las fracciones arancelarias 7208.10.99, 7208.26.01, 7208.27.01, 7208.38.01 y 7208.39.01 de la Tarifa de la Ley del Impuesto General de Importaci?n, originarias de la Federaci?n de Rusia y de Ucrania, independientemente del pa?s de procedencia (13.03.2000):
http://dof.gob.mx/nota_detalle.php?codigo=2052674&fecha=31/12/1969
Diario Oficial de la Federaci?n, 17.03.2006, Secretar?a de Econom?a, Resoluci?n final del examen de vigencia de la cuota compensatoria impuesta a las importaciones de l?mina rolada en caliente, mercanc?a clasificada en las fracciones arancelarias 7208.10.99, 7208.26.01, 7208.27.01, 7208.38.01 y 7208.39.01 de la Tarifa de la Ley de los Impuestos Generales de Importaci?n y de Exportaci?n, originarias de la Federaci?n de Rusia y Ucrania, independientemente del pa?s de procedencia (28.02.2006):
http://dof.gob.mx/nota_detalle.php?codigo=2118510&fecha=17/03/2006
Diario Oficial de la Federaci?n, 25.03.2015, Secretar?a de Econom?a, Resoluci?n por la que se declara el inicio del examen de vigencia de las cuotas compensatorias impuestas a las importaciones de l?mina rolada en caliente, originarias de la Federaci?n de Rusia y de Ucrania, independientemente del pa?s de procedencia (12.03.2015):
http://www.economia.gob.mx/files/comunidad_negocios/upci/publicaciones_dof_laminadaroladaencaliente_250315.pdf

Diario Oficial de la Federaci?n, 28.01.2016, Secretar?a de Econom?a, Resoluci?n final del examen de vigencia de las cuotas compensatorias impuestas a las importaciones de l?mina rolada en caliente, originarias de la Federaci?n de Rusia y de Ucrania...: http://dof.gob.mx/nota_detalle.php?codigo=5423829&fecha=28/01/2016


Anti-circumvention measure:
Diario Oficial de la Federaci?n, 19.07.2013, Secretar?a de Econom?a, Resoluci?n por la que se acepta la solicitud de parte interesada y se declara el inicio de la investigaci?n sobre elusi?n del pago de la cuota compensatoria impuesta a las importaciones de l?mina rolada en caliente, originarias de la Federaci?n de Rusia, independientemente del pa?s de procedencia (15.07.2013):
http://dof.gob.mx/nota_detalle.php?codigo=5307432&fecha=19/07/2013
http://www.economia.gob.mx/files/comunidad_negocios/upci/publicaciones_dof_lamina_caliente_190713.pdf
Diario Oficial de la Federaci?n, 21.03.2014, Secretar?a de Econom?a, Resoluci?n final de la investigaci?n sobre elusi?n del pago de la cuota compensatoria impuesta a las importaciones de l?mina rolada en caliente, originarias de la Federaci?n de Rusia, independientemente del pa?s de procedencia (07.03.2014):
http://www.economia.gob.mx/files/comunidad_negocios/upci/publicaciones_dof_laminaroladaencaliente_210314.pdf

Inception date: 09 Sep 2011 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Anti-dumping

On August 31, 2011, the Mexican authorities decided, after having conducted an expiry review, to continue the anti-dumping duty on imports of flat hot-rolled steel products from Russia and Ukraine (Resolución final del examen de vigencia de las cuotas compensatorias impuestas a las importaciones de lámina rolada en caliente..., 31.08.2011).
The products subject to the duty are classified under the following HS codes: 7208.1099, 7208.2601, 7208.2701, 7208.3801 and 7208.3901.
The rate of the duty is 21% on imports from Russia (for all Russian exporters) and 25% on imports from Ukraine (for all Ukrainian exporters).
This definitive anti-dumping duty entered into force on the day following the publication of the resolution in the Official Journal of the Federation, i.e. on September 9, 2011, for a period of five years (from March 29, 2010 onwards).
This duty follows an expiry review requested on February 18, 2010 by Ternium México S.A. de C.V. and Altos Hornos de México S.A.B. de C.V. A review was then initiated by the Mexican Ministry of Economy on March 2, 2010 (Resolución por la que se declara de oficio el inicio del examen de vigencia de la cuota compensatoria impuesta a las importaciones de lámina rolada en caliente..., 02.03.2010). The review started on the day following the publication of the resolution in the Official Journal of the Federation, i.e. on March 17, 2010.

The original anti-dumping duty entered into force on March 29, 2000 (Resolución final de la investigación anti-dumping sobre las importaciones de lámina rolada en caliente..., 13.03.2000). It was then extended on March 18, 2006 for a period of five years starting on March 29, 2005 (Resolución final del examen de vigencia de la cuota compensatoria impuesta a las importaciones de lámina rolada en caliente..., 28.02.2006).

On March 12, 2015, the Mexican Ministry of Economy decided to initiate a third sunset review of the anti-dumping duty imposed on imports of flat hot-rolled steel products from Russia and Ukraine.
This review follows the application lodged on February 19, 2015 by Ternium México, S.A. de C.V. and Altos Hornos de México, S.A.B. de C.V.
The investigation started on the day following the publication of the resolution in the Official Journal of the Federation, i.e. on March 26, 2015. The existing anti-dumping duty remains enforced during the review.
 
On 28 January 2016, following the conclusion the sunset review, the Mexican Ministry of Economy extended the applied duty above for an additional five year starting from 29 March 2015.

AFFECTED SECTORS

 
Inception date: 22 Mar 2014 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Anti-circumvention

 

On April 25, 2013, the company Ternium México S.A. de C.V. requested investigation to ascertain the existence of circumventing practices that would challenge the definitive anti-dumping duty imposed on August 31, 2011 on imports of flat hot-rolled steel products from Russia (see related intervention).

The petitioner argued that since 2010, and particularly in 2012, imports of boron-alloyed flat hot-rolled steel products originating in Russia - classified under HS codes 7225.3004, 7225.3005, 7225.4003 and 7225.4004 - have increased in order to avoid the payment of the aforementioned anti-dumping duty. According to the petitioner, boron-alloyed flat hot-rolled steel products, originating in Russia, have relatively minor differences in comparison to flat hot-rolled steel products, whose imports are subject to the payment of an anti-dumping duty.

On July 15, 2013, the Mexican Ministry of Economy decided to initiate an investigation on the circumvention of the anti-dumping duty imposed on imports of flat hot-rolled steel products from Russia (classified under HS codes 7208.1099, 7208.2601, 7208.2701, 7208.3801 and 7208.3901) by imports of goods classified under the following HS codes: 7225.3004, 7225.3005, 7225.4003 and 7225.4004. The investigation started on the day following the publication of the resolution in the Official Journal of the Federation, i.e. on July 20, 2013.

On March 7, 2014, the Mexican authorities decided to impose a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of boron-alloyed flat hot-rolled steel products (boron content equal to or greater than 0.0008%), width equal to or greater than 600 mm, thickness less than 4.75 mm, regardless of length, from Russia.

The rate of this definitive anti-dumping duty is 21%.This duty entered into force on the day following the publication of the resolution in the Official Journal of the Federation, i.e. on March 22, 2014.