ANNOUNCEMENT 21 Jun 2013

In June 2013, the members of SACU initiated a new anti-dumping investigation.

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#
International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa, Report No. 456, Investigation into the alleged dumping of disodium carbonate (soda ash) originating in or imported from the United States of America: Preliminary determination:
http://www.itac.org.za/docs/Report%20No.%20456.PDF
International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa, Report No. 476, Investigation into the alleged dumping of disodium carbonate (soda ash) originating in or imported from the United States of America: Final determination:
http://www.itac.org.za/docs_page.asp?dID=1013&cID=8&scID=0
http://www.itac.org.za/docs/Report%20No.%20476.PDF
WTO, Committee on Anti-Dumping Practices, Semi-annual Report under Article 16.4, South Africa, 27.08.2014 (Document G/ADP/N/259/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=%202014/01/01%2000:00:00%20)%20and%20(%20@DocumentDate%20%3C=%202014/12/31%2023:59:59%20)&Language=ENGLISH&Context=FomerScriptedSearch&languageUIChanged=true#


Inception date: 20 Dec 2013 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Anti-dumping

On June 21, 2013, the South African authorities initiated an anti-dumping investigation on imports of soda ash from the United States of America into the Southern African Customs Union, following a complaint by the customs union's sole manufacturer of soda ash, Botswana Ash (Pty) Ltd (Botash). The product subject to investigation is classified under HS code 2836.20.00.
On December 20, 2013, the South African authorities imposed a provisional anti-dumping duty on imports of soda ash from the United States of America. The rate of the duty ranges from 8% to 40%, depending on the exporting company.
On May 26, 2014, the International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa recommended imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty at the same rates of the provisional one and the Trade Minister followed that recommendation.
On June 19, 2014, the South African authorities imposed a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of soda ash from the United States of America. The rate of the duty remains 40%, at the exception of the companies TATA Chemicals and OCI Chemical Corporation whose exports are subject to a duty of 8% and 21% respectively.

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