ANNOUNCEMENT 02 Dec 2008

In December 2008, the European Commission imposed a definitive duty on imports of monosodium glutamate from China following the conclusion of an antidumping investigation. In November 2013, a sunset review was initiated and the definitive duty was extended for a new period in January 2015. In October 2020, the definitive duty was extended to certain other forms of monosodium glutamate from China following the conclusion of an anti-circumvention investigation. In January 2020, a sunset review was initiated and the definitive duty was extended for a new period in April 2021. 

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

2

  • 2 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising

SOURCE



European Commission, Notice No 2007/C 206/08, Notice of initiation of an anti-dumping proceeding concerning imports of monosodium glutamate originating in the People's Republic of China, Official Journal of the European Union, 05.09.2007, C 206, from p. C 206/20:
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:52007XC0905(03)&from=FR
European Commission, Commission Regulation (EC) No 492/2008 (03.06.2008), imposing a provisional anti-dumping duty on imports of monosodium glutamate originating in the People's Republic of China, Official Journal of the European Union, 04.06.2008, L 144, from p. L 144/14:
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32008R0492&from=FR
Council of the European Union, Council Regulation (EC) No 1187/2008 (27.11.2008), imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty and collecting definitively the provisional duty imposed on imports of monosodium glutamate originating in the People's Republic of China, Official Journal of the European Union, 02.12.2008, L 322, from p. L 322/1:
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32008R1187&from=FR
European Commission, Notice No 2013/C 349/05, Notice of initiation of an expiry review of the anti-dumping measures applicable to imports of
monosodium glutamate originating in the People's Republic of China, Official Journal of the European Union, 29.11.2013, C 349, from p. C 349/14:
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:52013XC1129(04)&from=FR
European Commission, Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 2015/83 (21.01.2015), imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of monosodium glutamate 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, 22.01.2015, L 15, from p. L 15/31:
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=OJ:JOL_2015_015_R_0003&from=EN


Official Journal of the European Union, Case No. R712, Notice No. 2020/C 20/05, issued on 21 January 2020: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:52020XC0121(03)&from=EN
Official Journal of the European Union, Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/230 of 19 February 2020, issued on 20 February 2020: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32020R0230&from=EN
Official Journal of the European Union, Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1427, issued on 13 October 2020: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32020R1427&from=EN

Official Journal of the European Union, Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/633 of 14 April 2021, published on 19 April 2021: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32021R0633&from=EN

Inception date: 04 Jun 2008 | Removal date: open ended

Anti-dumping

On November 27, 2008, the European authorities decided to impose a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of monosodium glutamate originating in China (Council Regulation (EC) No. 1187/2008, 27.11.2008) following the conclusion of an antidumping investigation initiated in September 2007. The goods subject to definitive duties are classified under HS code subheading 2922.42.00 The rate of this definitive duty ranges from 33.8% to 39.7% of the net free-at-Union-frontier price, depending on the company. This duty entered into force on the day following the publication of the regulation in the Official Journal of the European Union (L 322), i.e. on December 3, 2008.

On November 29, 2013, the European Commission announced the initiation of a sunset review of the anti-dumping duty imposed by Council Regulation (EC) No. 1187/2008 dated 27.11.2008 on imports of monosodium glutamate originating in China (Notice No 2013/C 349/05). The application for the review was lodged on September 2, 2013 by Ajinomoto Foods Europe SAS, the sole EU producer of the subject good.

On January 21, 2015, the European authorities decided upon the continuation of the definitive anti-dumping duty imposed on imports of monosodium glutamate originating in China (Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 2015/83, 21.01.2015). The rate of the duty is not modified, i.e. ranges from 33.8% to 39.7% of the net free-at-Union-frontier price, depending on the company. This extension entered into force on the day of the publication of the resolution in the Official Journal of the European Union (L 15), i.e. on January 23, 2015.

On 21 January 2020, the European Commission initiated a sunset review of the antidumping duty imposed on imports of monosodium glutamate from China. The investigation follows the application lodged on 21 October 2019 by Ajinomoto Foods Europe S.A.S. A sunset review is additionally initiated on the same good from Indonesia, see related state act.

On 20 April 2021, the European Commission extended the definitive anti-dumping duty imposed on imports of monosodium glutamate from China following the conclusion of the sunset review. The duty ranges from 33.8% to 39.7% of the net free-at-Union-frontier price before duty, depending on the company. The regulation extending the definitive duty was published on 19 April 2021.

AFFECTED SECTORS

 

AFFECTED PRODUCTS

 
Inception date: 14 Oct 2020 | Removal date: open ended

Anti-circumvention

On 20 February 2020, the European Commission initiated an anti-circumvention investigation on imports of certain slightly modified monosodium glutamate from China falling under HS code subheadings ex 2103.90.90, ex 2104.10.00, ex 2104.20.00, ex 3824.99.92, ex 3824.99.93 and ex 3824.99.96. This investigation follows suspicion that the definitive anti-dumping duty imposed by Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/83 on imports of monosodium glutamate from China, see related intervention, might be circumvented.

On 14 October 2020, the European. Commission extended the definitive anti-dumping duty imposed on imports of monosodium glutamate from China (see related intervention) to imports of slightly modified monosodium glutamate from China. More specifically the subject good is monosodium glutamate in mixture or in solution, containing by dry weight 50 % or more of monosodium glutamate. The rate of duty is 39.7% of the net free-at-Union-frontier price before duty. The regulation extending the definitive duty was issued on 13 October 2020. 

On 20 April 2021, the European Commission extended the definitive anti-dumping duty imposed on imports of monosodium glutamate from China, following the conclusion of a sunset review. Since the anti-dumping measure was extended to imports of monosodium glutamate in mixture or in solution (in particular, containing by dry weight 50 % or more of monosodium glutamate) from China, the sunset review and its conclusion will hold for this product as well. The duty monosodium glutamate in mixture or in solution is 39.7% of the net free-at-Union-frontier price before duty. The regulation extending the definitive duty was issued on 19 April 2021.