ANNOUNCEMENT 06 Feb 2009

In February 2009, the European Commission imposed a provisional duty and in August 2009 a definitive duty was imposed. In August 2014, a sunset review was initiated and the definitive duty was extended for a new period in October 2015. In October 2020, a sunset review was initiated. 

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

2

  • 2 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising

SOURCE

European Commission, case overview: http://trade.ec.europa.eu/tdi/case_history.cfm?init=638
European Commission, Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 2015/1846 (14.10.2015), imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of wire rod originating in the People's Republic of China following an expiry review pursuant to Article 11(2) of Council Regulation (EC) No 1225/2009, Official Journal of the European Union, 15.10.2015, L 268, from p. L 268/9:
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=OJ:JOL_2015_268_R_0003&from=EN
Official Journal of the European Union, Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1382 of 2 September 2019, published on 3 September 2019: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32019R1382&from=EN
Official Journal of the European Union, Notice No. 2020/C 342/04, published on 14 October 2020: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=OJ:JOC_2020_342_R_0004&from=EN

Inception date: 08 Feb 2009 | Removal date: open ended

Anti-dumping

On May 8, 2008, the European Commission announced the initiation of an anti-dumping investigation on imports of wire rod (bars and rods, hot-rolled, in irregularly wound coils, of iron, non-alloy steel or alloy steel other than of stainless steel) from China as well as Moldova and Turkey (Notice No 2008/C 113/17).
 
The complaint was lodged on March 25, 2008 by the European Steel Association (EUROFER) on behalf of producers representing more than 25% of the EU production of the subject goods.
 
The products subject to investigation are classified under the following HS codes: 7213.1000, 7213.2000, 7213.9110, 7213.9120, 7213.9141, 7213.9149, 7213.9170, 7213.9190, 7213.9910, 7213.9990, 7227.1000, 7227.2000, 7227.9010, 7227.9050 and 7227.9095.
 
On February 6, 2009, the Commission decided to impose a provisional anti-dumping duty on imports originating in China and Moldova (Commission Regulation (EC) No 112/2009). The rate of the duty imposed on imports originating in China is 24.6% of the net free-at-Community-frontier price, at the exception of the company Valin Group whose exports are subject to a duty of 8.6%. The rate of the duty imposed on imports originating in Moldova is 3.7% of the net free-at-Community-frontier price. The duty is applicable for a period of 6 months, starting on February 8, 2009. No provisional duty was imposed on imports originating in Turkey since the investigation concluded that imports from this country did not contribute to the injury suffered by the Community industry. Commission Regulation (EC) No 112/2009 was published in the Official Journal of the European Union (L 38) on February 7, 2009.
 
On July 27, 2009, the European authorities decided to impose a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of wire rod from China (Council Regulation (EC) No 703/2009). The rate of the duty is 24.0% of the net free-at-Community-frontier price, at the exception of the company Valin Group whose exports are subject to a duty of 7.9%. This definitive duty entered into force on August 6, 2009. Council Regulation (EC) No 703/2009 was published in the Official Journal of the European Union (L 203) on August 5, 2009. Notably, the investigation concerning imports originating in Moldova and Turkey was terminated without the imposition of duties, see related intervention.
 
On August 2, 2014, the European Commission announced the initiation of a sunset review of the anti-dumping duty imposed on imports of wire rod from China (Notice No 2014/C 252/05).
This sunset review follows the application lodged on April 29, 2014 by the European Steel Association (EUROFER) on behalf of producers representing more than 25% of the EU production of the subject goods.
 
On October 14th, 2015, the European authorities decided upon the continuation of the anti-dumping duty imposed on imports of wire rod originating in China (Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 2015/1846, 14.10.2015). The rate of the duty remains unchanged: 24.0% of the net free-at-Community-frontier price, at the exception of the company Valin Group whose exports are subject to a duty of 7.9%. This definitive duty entered into force on the day following the publication of the regulation in the Official Journal of the European Union (L 268), that is on October 16th, 2015.

On 3 September 2019, the European Commission issued Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1382 suspending the definitive duty imposed on imports of certain wire rod from China if a specific safeguard duty is also imposed on the same good. More specifically, the definitive antidumping duty is suspended in cases when the definitive safeguard duty of 25% out of quota is applied on the same good, see related state act. This decision follows a notice issued in April 2019 and following comments from interested parties.

14 October 2020, the European Commission initiated a sunset review of imports of the subject good from China. The review follows the application lodged on 14 July 2020 by the European Steel Association.

AFFECTED SECTORS

 
Inception date: 08 Feb 2009 | Removal date: 04 Aug 2009

Anti-dumping

On 7 February 2009, a provisional duty was imposed on imports on imports of wire rod (bars and rods, hot-rolled, in irregularly wound coils, of iron, non-alloy steel or alloy steel other than of stainless steel) from Moldova as well as from China (see related intervention). This follows an antidumping investigation initiated in May 2008. The products subject to investigation and duties are classified under the following HS codes: 7213.1000, 7213.2000, 7213.9110, 7213.9120, 7213.9141, 7213.9149, 7213.9170, 7213.9190, 7213.9910, 7213.9990, 7227.1000, 7227.2000, 7227.9010, 7227.9050 and 7227.9095.

On 5 August 2009, the EU Commission concluded the antidumping investigation without the imposition of definitive duties on imports of the subject good from Moldova. Definitive duties were imposed on imports from China, see related intervention.