ANNOUNCEMENT 25 Oct 2013

In October 2013, the members of SACU initiated a new anti-dumping investigation and a definitive duty was imposed in February 2015. In February 2020, a sunset review was initiated. 

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising

SOURCE



WTO, Committee on Anti-Dumping Practices, Semi-annual Report under Article 16.4, South Africa, 03.02.2014 (Document G/ADP/N/252/ZAF):
https://docs.wto.org/dol2fe/Pages/FE_Search/FE_S_S006.aspx?Query=(%40Symbol%3d+g%2fadp%2fn*+and+%40Title%3d+report*+and+semi*+)+and+(+%40DocumentDate+%3e%3d+2014%2f01%2f01+00%3a00%3a00+)+and+(+%40DocumentDate+%3c%3d+2014%2f12%2f31+23%3a59%3a59+)&Language=ENGLISH&Context=FomerScriptedSearch&languageUIChanged=true#
WTO, Committee on Anti-Dumping Practices, Semi-annual Report under Article 16.4, South Africa, 17.02.2015 (Document G/ADP/N/265/ZAF):
https://docs.wto.org/dol2fe/Pages/FE_Search/FE_S_S006.aspx?Query=(@Symbol=%20g/adp/n*%20and%20@Title=%20report*%20and%20semi*%20)%20and%20(%20@DocumentDate%20%3E=%202015/01/01%2000:00:00%20)%20and%20(%20@DocumentDate%20%3C=%202015/12/31%2023:59:59%20)&Language=ENGLISH&Context=FomerScriptedSearch&languageUIChanged=true#
Government Gazette of South Africa No. 36951, 25.10.2013, International Trade Administration Commission, Notice 1047 of 2013, Notice of initiation of an investigation into the alleged dumping of frozen bone-in portions of fowls of the species gallus domesticus originating in or imported from Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom:
http://www.greengazette.co.za/notices/international-trade-administration-commission-notice-of-initiation-of-an-investigation-into-the-alleged-dumping-of-frozen-bone-in-portions-of-fowls-of-the-species-gallus-domesticus_20131025-GGN-36951-01047
International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa, Report no. 479, Preliminary Determination, 19.06.2014:
http://www.itac.org.za/upload/document_files/20140923125559_Report-no-479.pdf
International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa, Report no. 492, Final Determination, 23.01.2015:
http://www.itac.org.za/upload/document_files/20150306125607_Report-No-492.pdf
International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa, Report No. 492, Final Determination, 23.01.2015:
http://www.itac.org.za/upload/document_files/20150306125607_Report-No-492.pdf
South African Revenue Service, Definitive Duty, published in the Government Gazette No. 38493 on February 27th, 2015:
http://www.sars.gov.za/AllDocs/Embargo/Tariffs/LAPD-LSec-CE-TA-2015-05%20-%20Notice%20R126%20GG%2038493%2027%20February%202015.pdf

Inception date: 04 Jul 2014 | Removal date: open ended

Anti-dumping

On October 25, 2013, the South African authorities initiated an anti-dumping investigation on imports of frozen bone-in chicken portions from Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom into the Southern African Customs Union. The investigation was opened following an application by the Southern African Poultry Association, supported by Grain S.A., the Animal Feed Manufacturers Association, Namib Poultry Industries (Pty) Ltd., Swazi Poultry Processors, the Botswana Poultry Association and the Basotho Poultry Farmers Association.
The products subject to investigation are classified under the following HS code: 0207.1490. The dumping is suspected to have occurred between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2012.
On July 4, 2014, the South African authorities imposed a provisional anti-dumping duty on imports of the subject products from Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. The rate of the duty imposed on imports originating in Germany ranges from 31.30% to 73.33%, depending on the company. The rate of duty imposed on imports originating in the Netherlands is 22.81%. The rate of duty imposed on imports originating in the United Kingdom is 22.03%.
 
On January 23rd, 2015, the International Trade Administration Commission (ITAC) of South Africa issued its final findings and recommended the imposition of a definitive anti-dumping measure on imports of frozen bone-in chicken portions from Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.
 
On February 27th, 2015, the South African Revenu Service issued the notification imposing this definitive anti-dumping duty.
The rate of the duty imposed on imports originating in Germany is 73.33%, at the exception of the following companies whose exports are subject to a duty of 31.3%: Anhaltinische Geflügelspezialitäten GmbH, Donautal Geflügelspezialitäten Zweinierderlassung der Lohman & Co, Nienburger Geflügelspezialitäten Zweinierderlassung der Oldenburger Geflügelspezialitäten GmbH, Oldenburger Geflügelspezialitäten GmbH, and Wiesenhof International GmbH Co. KG.
The rate of the duty imposed on imports originating in the Netherlands is 22.81%, at the exception of the following companies whose exports are subject to a duty of 3.86%: Plukon Dedemsvaart BV, Plukon Goor BV, and Plukon Blokker BV. Moreover, it seems that the following Dutch companies are not subject to the measure: Pluimveeslachterij C van Miert BV, Pluimveeslachterij Mieki Hunsel BV, and Frisia Foods BV (for more details, see the Customs Notification).
The rate of the duty imposed on imports originating in the United Kingdom is 30.99%, at the exception of the following companies whose exports are subject to a duty of 12.07%: Moy Park Ltd., 2 Sisters Food Group Ltd., and Amber Foods Ltd.

On 24 February 2020, the International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa initiated a sunset review of the definitive antidumping duty imposed on imports of the subject good from Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. This follows the application lodged by the South African Poultry Association representing the domestic industry of the Southern African Customs Union (SACU).

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