ANNOUNCEMENT 30 Dec 2008

In December 2008, the government of Argentina initiated a new anti-dumping investigation.

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

Inception date: 07 Jan 2009 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Anti-dumping

On July 6, 2007, the Argentinian authorities decided to initiate an anti-dumping investigation on imports of crossheads and spindle tripod joints from China (Resolution 309/2007, 06.07.2007).
The products subject to investigation are classified under the following HS code: 8708.9990.
The complaint was lodged by ETMA (Establecimiento Técnico Metalúrgico Argentino). The investigation started on the day following the publication of the resolution in the Official Journal of the Argentinian Republic, i.e. on July 12, 2007.
 
On April 4, 2008, the Argentinian authorities decided to impose a provisional anti-dumping duty on imports of crossheads and spindle tripod joints from China (Resolution 204/2008, 04.04.2008).
The provisional duty consists of a minimum FOB price. The minimum FOB price for crossheads is USD 5.16 per kilogram. The minimum FOB price for spindle tripod joints is USD 13.06 per kilogram. This provisional 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 April 12, 2008, and is applicable for a period of six months.
 
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 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.

AFFECTED SECTORS

 

AFFECTED PRODUCTS

 
Inception date: 17 Aug 2013 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

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).
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.
The products subject to the anti-dumping duty and anti-circumvention investigation are classified under the following HS code: 8708.9990.
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.