ANNOUNCEMENT 25 Feb 2015

In February 2015, the government of China initiated a new anti-dumping investigation. In April 2016, a definitive duty was imposed. In April 2021, a sunset review was initiated and the definitive duty was extended.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

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  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising

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Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China, MOFCOM Announcement No. 9 of 2015 on Case-filing for Anti-dumping Investigation Against Imports of Unbleached Sack Paper Originated in the EU, the U.S. and Japan, Issued on April 14th, 2015, English Version:
http://english.mofcom.gov.cn/article/policyrelease/buwei/201504/20150400946418.shtml

Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China, MOFCOM Announcement No. 67 of 2015, English version issued on 14 December 2015: http://english.mofcom.gov.cn/article/policyrelease/buwei/201512/20151201211428.shtml

Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China, MOFCOM Announcement No. 8 of 2016, English version issued on 12 April 2016: http://english.mofcom.gov.cn/article/policyrelease/buwei/201604/20160401294846.shtml


Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China, 9 April 2021, MOFCOM Announcement No. 5 of 2021: http://www.mofcom.gov.cn/article/b/c/202104/20210403050838.shtml

Inception date: 11 Dec 2015 | Removal date: open ended

Anti-dumping

On April 10th, 2015, the Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China decided to initiate an anti-dumping investigation on imports of unbleached sack paper from the European Union, Japan and the United States of America (MOFCOM Announcement No. 9 of 2015, 10.04.2015).
The products subject to investigation are classified under the following HS code: 4804.2100.
The complaint was lodged on February 25th, 2015 by Fujian Qingshan Paper Industry Co., Ltd on behalf of the domestic industry.
According to the UN Comtrade Database, in 2014 the following EU member states exported goods classified under HS code subheading 4804.21 to China with a trade value over the GTA threshold of USD 1 million: Bulgaria (USD 10.55 million), Sweden (USD 8.96 million), Austria (USD 4.38 million) and Finland (USD 1.15 million).

On 11 December 2015, the Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China decided to impose a provisional anti-dumping duty on imports of the above-mentioned goods originating in the United States, Japan and the European Union (Announcement No. 67 of 2015). The rate of the duty imposed on imports originating in the United States is 14.9%. The rate of the duty imposed on imports originating in the European Union is 23.4%, 26.2% or 29% depending on the company. The rate of the duty imposed on imports originating in Japan is 20.2%.
 
On 9 April 2016, the Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China decided to impose a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of the above-mentioned goods originating in the United States, Japan and the European Union (Announcement No. 8 of 2016). The rate of the duty imposed on imports originating in the United States is 14.9%. The rate of the duty imposed on imports originating in the European Union is 23.5%, 26.2% or 29% depending on the company. The rate of the duty imposed on imports originating in Japan is 20.5%. The duty is in force from 10 April 2016 for a period of 5 years.

On 9 April 2021, the Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China announced the initiation of a sunset review of the definitive duty imposed on imports of the subject good from the United States, Japan and the European Union. This follows the application lodged on 5 February 2021 by Fujian Qingshan Paper Co., Ltd. on behalf of China's unbleached paper bag paper industry.

On 10 April 2021, the Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China extended the definitive duty imposed on imports of unbleached sack paper from the United States, Japan and the European Union and the UK.The rate of duty on imports from the United States is 14,9%. The rate of duty on imports from Japan is 20,5%. The rate of duty on imports from the EU ranges from 23,5% to 29% depending on the company. The anti-dumping duty on imports from the UK ceased to be imposed on 10 April 2021. The notice extending the definitive duty was issued on 9 April 2021.

 

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