ANNOUNCEMENT 01 Dec 2008

In December 2008, the European Commission imposed a definitive duty. The definitive duty was extended in January 2015 following the conclusion of a sunset review. In January 2016, the definitive duty was extended to import from Malaysia following the conclusion of an anti-circumvention investigation.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

3

  • 2 harmful
  • 1 neutral
  • 0 liberalising

SOURCE

Antidumping measure


European Commission, Notice No 2007/C 205/08, Notice of initiation of an anti-dumping proceeding concerning imports of citric acid originating in the People's Republic of China, Official Journal of the European Union, 04.09.2007, C 205, from p. C 205/14:
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:52007XC0904(06)&from=FR
European Commission, Commission Regulation (EC) No 488/2008 (02.06.2008), imposing a provisional anti-dumping duty on imports of citric acid originating in the People's Republic of China, Official Journal of the European Union, 03.06.2008, L 143, from p. L 143/13:
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32008R0488&from=FR
Council of the European Union, Council Regulation (EC) No 1193/2008 (01.12.2008), imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty and collecting definitively the provisional duties imposed on imports of citric acid originating in the People's Republic of China, Official Journal of the European Union, 03.12.2008, L 323, from p. L 323/1:
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32008R1193&from=FR
European Commission, Notice No 2013/C 351/06, Notice of initiation of an expiry review and of partial interim reviews and an ex officio partial interim review of the anti-dumping measures applicable to imports of citric acid originating in the People's Republic of China, Official Journal of the European Union, 30.11.2013, C 351, from p. C 351/27:
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:52013XC1130(04)&from=FR
European Commission, Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 2015/82 (21.01.2015), imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of citric acid originating in the People's Republic of China following an expiry review pursuant to Article 11(2) of Council Regulation (EC) No 1225/2009 and of partial interim reviews pursuant to Article 11(3) of Regulation (EC)
No 1225/2009, Official Journal of the European Union, 22.01.2015, L 15, from p. L 15/8:
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=OJ:JOL_2015_015_R_0002&from=EN
European Commission, Commission Implementing Decision (EU) No 2015/87 (21.01.2015), accepting the undertakings offered in connection with the anti-dumping proceeding concerning imports of citric acid originating in the People's Republic of China, Official Journal of the European Union, 22.01.2015, L 15, from p. L 15/75:
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=OJ:JOL_2015_015_R_0007&from=EN


Anti-circumvention measure concerning Malaysia


European Commission, Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 2015/706 (30.04.2015), initiating an investigation concerning the possible circumvention of anti-dumping measures imposed by Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/82 on imports of citric acid originating in the People's Republic of China by imports of citric acid consigned from Malaysia, whether declared as originating in Malaysia or not, and making such imports subject to registration, Official Journal of the European Union, 01.05.2015, L 113, from p. L 113/38:
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=OJ:JOL_2015_113_R_0006&from=EN

Official Journal of the European Union, Case No. R614: Commission implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/32 of 14 January 2016
Available at: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=OJ:JOL_2016_010_R_0002&from=EN


Anti-circumvention measure concerning Cambodia
Official Journal of the European Union, Case No. R679: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/2300, 13 December 2017: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32017R2300&from=EN

Inception date: 04 Dec 2008 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Anti-dumping

On September 4, 2007, the European Commission announced the initiation of an anti-dumping investigation on imports of citric acid and trisodium citrate dihydrate from China (Notice No 2007/C 205/08).
The product subject to investigation is classified under the following HS codes: 2918.1400 and ex 2918.1500.
The complaint was lodged on July 23, 2007 by the EuropeanChemical Industry Council (CEFIC) on behalf of a company representing more than 25% of the EU production of the subject good.
On June 2, 2008, the European Commission decided to impose a provisional anti-dumping duty on imports of citric acid originating in China (Commission Regulation (EC) No 488/2008, 02.06.2008). The rate of the duty ranges from 13.2% to 49.3% 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 regulation in the Official Journal of the European Union (L 143), i.e. on June 4, 2008, and applied for a period of six months.
On December 1, 2008, the European authorities decided to impose a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of citric acid originating in China (Council Regulation (EC) No. 1193/2008, 01.12.2008). The rate of this definitive duty ranges from 6.6% to 42.7% 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 323), i.e. on December 4, 2008.
 
On November 30, 2013, the European Commission announced the initiation of a sunset review of the anti-dumping duty imposed by Council Regulation (EC) No. 1193/2008 dated 01.12.2008 on imports of citric acid originating in China (Notice No 2013/C 351/06). The application for the review was lodged on August 2, 2013 by SA Citrique Belge and Jungbunzlauer Austria AG on behalf of producers representing 100% of the EU production 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 citric acid originating in China (Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 2015/82, 21.01.2015). The rate of the duty ranges from 15.3% to 42.7% of the net free-at-Union-frontier price, depending on the company. This extension entered into force on the day following the publication of the resolution in the Official Journal of the European Union (L 15), i.e. on January 23, 2015.
On January 21, 2015, the European authorities also accepted the undertakings offered by certain exporting producers in relation with this anti-dumping investigation (Commission Implementing Decision (EU) No 2015/87, 21.01.2015). Commission Implementing Decision (EU) No 2015/87 was published in the Official Journal of the European Union (L 15) on January 22, 2015.

AFFECTED SECTORS

 

AFFECTED PRODUCTS

 
Inception date: 16 Jan 2016 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Anti-circumvention

On April 30th, 2015, the European. Commission decided to initiate an anti-circumvention investigation on imports of citric acid (including trisodium citrate dihydrate) from Malaysia (Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 2015/706).
This investigation follows suspicion that the definitive anti-dumping duty imposed by Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 2015/82 dated January 21st, 2015 on imports of citric acid from China might be circumvented (see related intervention).
The product subject to investigation is classified under the following HS codes: 2918.1400 and ex 2918.1500.
Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 2015/706 also makes imports of citric acid from Malaysia subject to registration.
Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 2015/706 was published in the Official Journal of the European Union (L 113) on May 1st, 2015.

On 15 January 2016, the European. Commission extended the anti-dumping duty imposed on imports of citric acid (including trisodium citrate dihydrate) from Malaysia (Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 2016/32) originating in Malaysia. The rate of the duty is 42.7% of the net free-at-Union-frontier price.

Inception date: No inception date

Anti-circumvention

On 13 December 2017, the European Commission initiated an anti-circumvention investigation on imports citric acid from Cambodia. This investigation follows suspicion that the definitive antidumping duty imposed by Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/82 on imports of the same products originating in China might be circumvented (see related intervention). The products subject to investigation are classified under the following HS code subheadings: 2918.14.00 and 2918.14.00. The investigation follows the application lodged on 30 October 2017 by the European industry manufacturing citric acid.