ANNOUNCEMENT 06 Jan 2009

In January 2009, the government of Argentina imposed a definitive duty. In January 2014, a sunset review was initiated and the duty was extended for a new period in July 2015. In July 2020, a sunset review was initiated. 

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

2

  • 2 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising

SOURCE

Antidumping measure:


Official Journal of the Argentinian Republic, 11.07.2007, Ministry of Economy and Production, Secretary of Foreign Trade, Resoluci?n No. 309/2007 (06.07.2007):
http://www.infoleg.gov.ar/infolegInternet/anexos/125000-129999/129955/norma.htm
Official Journal of the Argentinian Republic, 11.04.2008, Ministry of Economy and Production, Secretary of Foreign Trade, Resoluci?n No. 204/2008 (04.04.2008):
http://www.infoleg.gov.ar/infolegInternet/anexos/135000-139999/139472/norma.htm
Official Journal of the Argentinian Republic, 06.01.2009, Ministry of Production, Secretary of Foreign Trade, Resoluci?n No. 36/2008 (30.12.2008):
http://www.infoleg.gov.ar/infolegInternet/anexos/145000-149999/149013/norma.htm
Official Journal of the Argentinian Republic, 07.01.2014, Ministry of Economy and Public Finance, Secretary of Foreign Trade, Resoluci?n No. 1/2014 (06.01.2014):
http://infoleg.mecon.gov.ar/infolegInternet/anexos/220000-224999/224657/norma.htm
Official Journal of the Argentinian Republic, 17.07.2015, Ministry of Economy and Public Finance, Resoluci?n No. 539/2015 (06.07.2015):
http://www.infoleg.gob.ar/infolegInternet/anexos/245000-249999/249295/norma.htm


Anti-circumvention measure:
Official Journal of the Argentinian Republic, 06.03.2012, Ministry of Economy and Public Finance, Secretary of Foreign Trade, Resoluci?n No. 14/2012 (02.03.2012):
http://www.infoleg.gov.ar/infolegInternet/anexos/190000-194999/194562/norma.htm
Official Journal of the Argentinian Republic, 06.01.2009, Ministry of Production, Secretary of Foreign Trade, Resoluci?n No. 36/2008 (30.12.2008):
http://www.infoleg.gov.ar/infolegInternet/anexos/145000-149999/149013/norma.htm
Official Journal of the Argentinian Republic, 16.08.2013, Ministry of Industry, Secretary of Foreign Trade, Resoluci?n No. 129/2013 (09.08.2013), from p. 53:
http://www.boletinoficial.gov.ar/Avisos/VerPDF.castle?f=20130816&s=01&pd=53&ph=0&sup=False
Official Journal of the Argentinian Republic, Ministry of Productive Development, Resolution No. 335/2020, issued on 6 July 2020: http://servicios.infoleg.gob.ar/infolegInternet/anexos/335000-339999/339642/norma.htm

Inception date: 07 Jan 2009 | Removal date: open ended

Anti-dumping

On December 30, 2008, the Argentinian authorities decided to impose a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of crossheads and spindle tripod joints from China (Resolution 36/2008, 30.12.2008). The duty was imposed following an investigation initiated in July 2007. The products subject to duties are classified under the following HS code: 8708.9990. The amount of the definitive duty imposed on crossheads is USD 10.97 per kilogram. The amount of the definitive duty imposed on spindle tripod joints is USD 17.34 per kilogram. This definitive anti-dumping duty entered into force on the day following the publication of the resolution in the Official Journal of the Argentinian Republic, i.e. on January 7, 2009, and is applicable for a period of five years.
 
On January 6, 2014, the Argentinian authorities decided to initiate an expiry review of the above-mentioned anti-dumping duty imposed on December 30, 2008 by Resolution 36/2008 (Resolution 1/2014, 06.01.2014). The review was requested by ETMA (Establecimiento Técnico Metalúrgico Argentino). Resolution 1/2014 was published in the Official Journal of the Argentinian Republic on January 7, 2014.
 
On July 6th, 2015, the Argentinian authorities concluded the expiry review and decided upon the continuation of the anti-dumping measure imposed on imports of crossheads and spindle tripod joints originating in China (Resolution 539/2015, 06.07.2015).
The amount of the duty imposed on imports of crossheads is USD 11.09 per kilogram. The amount of the duty imposed on imports of spindle tripod joints is USD 16.02 per kilogram.
This definitive anti-dumping duty entered into force on July 6th, 2015, and is applicable for a period of five years. Resolution 539/2015 was published in the Official Journal of the Argentinian Republic on July 17th, 2015.

On 6 July 2020, the Argentinian authorities initiated a sunset review of the definitive duty imposed on the subject good from China. This follows the application lodged by E.T.M.A. Establecimiento Tecnico Metalurgico Argentino S.A. The definitive duty will remain in force for the duration of the investigation.

AFFECTED SECTORS

 

AFFECTED PRODUCTS

 
Inception date: 17 Aug 2013 | Removal date: open ended

Anti-circumvention

On March 2, 2012, the Argentinian authorities decided to initiate an anti-circumvention investigation to verify if Chinese imports of crossheads are circumventing the anti-dumping duty imposed by Resolution Resolution 36/2008 dated December 30, 2008 (see related intervention) by being declared as originating from Japan (Resolution 14/2012, 02.03.2012). The products subject to the anti-dumping duty and anti-circumvention investigation are classified under the following HS code: 8708.9990. Notably, on December 30, 2008, the Argentinean authorities through Resolution 36/2008 adopted an anti-dumping duty of USD 10.97 kilogram against the importation of Chinese crossheads. Through the anti-circumvention procedure, the Argentinean authorities will verify the origin of imports of crossheads that have been declared as originating from Japan, to determine whether the Chinese product is effectively evading the payment of anti-dumping duty. If the authorities conclude that the measure is being circumvented, they could impose reprisals to the Japanese product.

On August 9, 2013, the Argentinian authorities terminated the investigation by concluding that croosheads declared as originating from Japan and exported by GMB Corporation (and imported by SKF Argentina S.A.) have to be regarded as originating from China (Resolution 129/2013, 09.08.2013). Thus, those Japanese exports to Argentina will face the same treatment as Chinese exports of crossheads, that is the imposition of an anti-dumping duty of USD 10.97 per kilogram decided on December 30, 2008 by Resolution 36/2008. This duty imposed on Japanese exports of crossheads entered into force on the day following the publication of the resolution in the Official Journal of the Argentinian Republic, i.e. on August 17, 2013.

On 6 July 2020, the Argentinian authorities initiated a sunset review of the definitive duty imposed on the subject good from China.