ANNOUNCEMENT 14 Sep 2015In July 2015, the government of Brazil initiated a new anti-dumping investigation.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
Federal Official Gazette of Brazil, Issue No. 175, 14.09.2015, Minist?rio do Desenvolvimento, Ind?stria e Com?rcio Exterior, Secretaria de Com?rcio Exterior, Circular No. 58 (11.09.2015), from p. 73:
Brazilian Foreign Trade Council (Camex), Resolution no. 5 of 26 January 2016, (published in the Official Gazette of 27 January 2016): http://www.camex.gov.br/legislacao/interna/id/1499
Brazilian Foreign Trade Council (Camex), Resolution No. 65 of 20 July 2016, (published in the Official Gazette of 21 July 2016): http://www.camex.gov.br/legislacao/interna/id/1566
On September 11th, 2015, the Secretary for Foreign Trade of the Brazilian Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade decided to initiate an anti-dumping investigation on imports of seamless carbon steel pipes and tubes, with external diameter not greater than 374 mm, from China (Circular No. 58, 11.09.2015).
The products subject to investigation are classified under the following HS codes: 7304.3110, 7304.3190, 7304.3910, 7304.3920 and 7304.3990. The following goods are excluded from the scope of the investigation: pipes used in oil and gas pipelines as well as casing and tubing of a kind used in drilling for oil or gas.
The complaint was lodged on July 31st, 2015 by Vallourec Tubos do Brasil S.A. The investigation started on the day of the publication of the circular in the Federal Official Gazette of Brazil, i.e. on September 14th, 2015.
On 27 January 2016, the Brazilian authorities imposed a provisional anti-dumping duty on imports of the above-mentioned products originating in China for a six-month period (Resolution No. 5 of 26 January 2016). The duty is collected in the form of a specific tax of USD 810.46 or 1151.76 per tonne depending on the exporting producer. Method of duty calculation is set out in the Resolution's Annex I.
On 21 July 2016, the Brazilian authorities imposed a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of the above-mentioned products from China (Camex Resolution No. 65). The duty is collected in the form of a specific tax of USD 1009.29 or 1356.90 per tonne depending on the company. The duty is in force for a period of five years.