ANNOUNCEMENT 26 Jun 2014

In June 2014, the European Commission initiated a new anti-dumping investigation and a definitive duty was imposed in August 2015. In August 2020, a sunset review was initiated and the definitive duty was extended in September 2021. 

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising

SOURCE



European Commission, Notice No 2014/C 196/07, Notice of initiation of an anti-dumping proceeding concerning imports of stainless steel cold-rolled flat products originating in the People's Republic of China and Taiwan, Official Journal of the European Union, 26.06.2014, C 196, from p. C 196/9:
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=OJ:JOC_2014_196_R_0007&from=EN
European Commission, Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1331/2014 (15.12.2014), making imports of stainless steel cold-rolled flat products originating in the People's Republic of China and Taiwan subject to registration, Official Journal of the European Union, 16.12.2014, L 359, from p. L 359/90:
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=OJ:JOL_2014_359_R_0004&from=EN
European Commission, Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 2015/501 (24.03.2015), imposing a provisional anti-dumping duty on imports of stainless steel cold-rolled flat products originating in the People's Republic of China and Taiwan, Official Journal of the European Union, 25.03.2015, L 79, from p. L 79/23:
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=OJ:JOL_2015_079_R_0006&from=EN
European Commission, Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 2015/1429 (26.08.2015), imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of stainless steel cold-rolled flat products
originating in the People's Republic of China and Taiwan, Official Journal of the European Union, 27.08.2015, L 224, from p. L 224/10:
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32015R1429&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 280/06, published on 25 August 2020: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=OJ:JOC_2020_280_R_0006&from=EN

Inception date: 25 Mar 2015 | Removal date: open ended

Anti-dumping

On 26 June 2014, the European Commission announced the initiation of an anti-dumping investigation on imports of stainless steel cold-rolled flat products from China and Chinese Taipei (Notice No 2014/C 196/07).
The products subject to investigation are classified under the following HS codes: 7219.3100, 7219.3210, 7219.3290, 7219.3310, 7219.3390, 7219.3410, 7219.3490, 7219.3510, 7219.3590, 7220.2021, 7220.2029, 7220.2041, 7220.2049, 7220.2081 and 7220.2089.
The complaint was lodged on 13 May 2014 by EUROFER (the European Steel Association) on behalf of producers representing more than 25% of the EU production of the subject goods.
 
On 15 December 2014, the European Commission decided to make imports of stainless steel cold-rolled flat products originating in China and Chinese Taipei subject to registration (Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1331/2014). This decision entered into force on the day following the publication of the regulation in the Official Journal of the European Union (L 359), i.e. on 17 December 2014 and shall expire after nine months.
 
On 24 March 2015, the European Commission decided to impose a provisional anti-dumping duty on imports of stainless steel cold-rolled flat products originating in China and Chinese Taipei (Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 2015/501). The rate of the duty imposed on imports originating in China ranges from 24.3% to 25.2% of the net free-at-Union-frontier price, depending on the company. The rate of the duty imposed on imports originating in Chinese Taipei ranges from 10.9% to 12.0% of the net free-at-Union-frontier price, depending on the company.
This provisional duty entered into force on the day following the publication of the resolution in the Official Journal of the European Union (L 79), i.e. on March 26, 2015, and will apply for a period of six months.
 
On 26 August 2015, the European Commission decided to impose a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of stainless steel cold-rolled flat products originating in China and Chinese Taipei (Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No. 2015/1429, 26.08.2015).
The rate of the duty imposed on imports originating in China ranges from 24.4% to 25.3% of the net free-at-Union-frontier price, depending on the company. The rate of the duty imposed on imports originating in Chinese Taipei is 6.8% of the net free-at-Union-frontier price, with the exception of the company Chia Far Industrial Factory Co., Ltd, Taipei City which is not subject to this measure. This definitive duty entered into force on the day following the publication of the resolution in the Official Journal of the European Union, i.e. on August 28th, 2015.

On 3 September 2019, the European Commission issued Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1382 suspending or amending the definitive duty imposed on imports of stainless steel cold-rolled flat products from China and Chinese Taipei if a specific safeguard duty is also imposed on the same good. More specifically, the definitive anti-dumping duty is suspended or amended in cases when the definitive safeguard duty of 25% out of quota is applied on the same good, see related state act. The definitive duty is suspended on imports of the subject good from Chinese Taitai and a number of Chinese companies whilst the definitive duty is amended to 0.3% on the remaining Chinese companies not listed by name. This decision follows a notice issued in April 2019 and following comments from interested parties.

On 25 August 2020, the European Commission initiated a sunset review of the definitive duty imposed on imports of the subject good from China and Chinese Taipei. This follows the application lodged on 27 May 2020 by the European Steel Association (EUROFER).

On 15 September 2021, the European Commission issued a regulation extending the definitive duty imposed on imports of stainless steel cold-rolled flat products from China and Chinese Taipei following the conclusion of the sunset review. The rate of duty on imports from China ranges from 24.4% to 25.3% of the net free-at-Union-frontier price before duty depending on the company. The rate of duty on imports from Chinese Taipei is 6.8%. The regulation extending the definitive duty entered into force on 16 September 2021.

AFFECTED SECTORS