ANNOUNCEMENT 22 Dec 2009In December 2009, the European Commission initiated a new anti-dumping investigation.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
Official Journal of the European Union, 30.12.2009, L 352/1:
Official Journal of the European Union, 03.10.2008, C 251/21:
Official Journal of the European Union, 06.10.2006, L 275/1:
On December 22, 2009, the European Commission decided to impose a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of certain footwear with uppers of leather originating in China and Vietnam (Council Implementing Regulation No. 1294/2009, 22.12.2009).
The rate of the duty imposed on Chinese exports is 16.5%, at the exception of the exporting company Golden Step, whose exports are subject to a duty of 9.7%. The rate of the duty imposed on Vietnamese exports is 10.0%. This definitive duty entered into force on the day following the publication of the resolution in the Official Journal of the European Union, i.e. on December 31, 2009, and is applicable for a period of 15 months.
The products subject to the duty are classified under the following headline HS codes: 6403 and 6405. This duty follows an expiry review requested by the European Confederation of the Footwear Industry on behalf of producers representing more than 35% of the EU production. The review was then initiated by the European Commission October 3, 2008 (2008/C251/12, 03.10.2008).
The original anti-dumping duty on footwear with uppers of leather was decided on October 5, 2006 (Council Regulation No. 1472/2006, 05.10.2006) and entered into force on October 7, 2006.