ANNOUNCEMENT 14 May 2015
In April 2015, the European Commission initiated a new anti-dumping investigation and in August 2016 a definitive duty was imposed.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
European Commission, Notice No 2015/C 161/07, Notice of initiation of an anti-dumping proceeding concerning imports of certain cold-rolled flat steel products originating in the People's Republic of China and the Russian Federation, Official Journal of the European Union, 14.05.2015, C 161, from p. C 161/09:
Official Journal of the European Union, Case No. AD620: Notice No 2016/181 of 10 February 2016
Available at: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=OJ:JOL_2016_037_R_0001&from=EN
Official Journal of the European Union, Case No. AD620: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/1328 of 4 August 2016: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32016R1328&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
The United Kingdom, Department for International Trade, Taxation Notice 2020/10, 31 December 2020: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/trade-remedies-notice-anti-dumping-duty-on-certain-cold-rolled-flat-steel-products-originating-in-the-peoples-republic-of-china-and-the-russian-fede/taxation-notice-202010-anti-dumping-duty-on-certain-cold-rolled-flat-steel-products-originating-in-the-peoples-republic-of-china-and-the-russian-fe
On May 14th, 2015, the European Commission announced the initiation of an anti-dumping investigation on imports of flat-rolled products of iron or non-alloy steel (or other alloy steel but excluding of stainless steel), of all widths, cold-rolled (cold-reduced), not clad, plated or coated and not further worked than cold-rolled (cold-reduced), from China and Russia (Notice No 2015/C 161/07).
The products subject to investigation are classified under the following HS codes: ex 7209.1500, 7209.1690, 7209.1790, 7209.1891, ex 7209.1899, ex 7209.2500, 7209.2690, 7209.2790, 7209.2890, 7211.2330, ex 7211.2380, ex 7211.2900, 7225.5080 and 7226.9200.
The complaint was lodged on April 1st, 2015 by Eurofer, on behalf of EU producers representing more than 25% of the EU production of the subject goods.
On 13 February 2016, the European Commission imposed a provisional anti-dumping duty on imports of the above-mentioned products originating in China and Russia (Commission Regulation (EU) No 2016/181 of 10 January 2016). The rate of the duty imposed on imports originating in China is 13.8%, 14.5% or 16% of the net free-at-Union-frontier price depending on the company. The rate of the duty imposed on imports originating in China is 19.8%, 25.4% or 26.2% of the net free-at-Union-frontier price depending on the company. The duty will be in force for a period of six months.
On 4 August 2016, the European authorities imposed a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of the above product from China and Russia (Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 2016/1328). The amount of duty imposed on imports from China is between 19.7% and 22.1% depending on the company. The amount of duty imposed on imports from Russia is between 18.7% and 36.1% depending on the company. The measure enters into force the day following Regulation's publication, i.e. on 5 August 2016.
On 3 September 2019, the European Commission issued Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1382 suspending or amending the definitive duty imposed on imports of certain cold-rolled flat steel products from China and Russia if a specific safeguard duty is also imposed on the same good. More specifically, in cases when the definitive safeguard duty of 25% out of quota is applied on the subject good (see related state act), the definitive antidumping duty is suspended on imports from China and the Russian company Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel Works OJSC whilst the remaining Russian companies are subject to a reduced duty level. The rate of reduced definitive duty is 9% or 11.1%. This decision follows a notice issued in April 2019 and following comments from interested parties.
On 31 December 2020, the UK Department for International Trade issued Taxation Notice 2020/10 maintaining the duty following the United Kingdom's exit of the European Union from 1 January 2020. Following the set expire of the definitive duty on 5 August 2021 the United Kingdom will determine the duty's continued imposition.