Coated Fine Paper from China – Anti-Dumping and Subsidy Measures Under Expiry Reviews

09-06-2016

Anti-dumping duties of up to 35.10% and countervailing (anti-subsidy) duties of up to 12% have been in place against imports of coated fine paper from China since 15 May 2011. These were due to expire on 15 May 2016, however, the Commission has initiated expiry reviews into both sets of measures to determine whether the measures should be extended for a further period or be terminated.  This review will last 15 months during which time the duties will remain in force.  If extended, the period will most likely be the maximum five years (as from the conclusion of the review - deadline 13 August 2017) and remain at the same duty levels and product scope.

The duty levels and product scope concerns are: coated fine paper which is paper or paperboard coated on one or both sides (excluding kraft paper or kraft paperboard), in either sheet or rolls, and with a weight of 70 g/m2 or more but not exceeding 400 g/m2 and brightness of more than 84 (measured according to ISO 2470-1), (‘the product under review’), currently falling within CN codes ex 4810 13 00, ex 4810 14 00, ex 4810 19 00, ex 4810 22 00, ex 4810 29 30, ex 4810 29 80, ex 4810 99 10 and ex 4810 99 80 (TARIC codes 4810 13 00 20, 4810 14 00 20, 4810 19 00 20, 4810 22 00 20, 4810 29 30 20, 4810 29 80 20, 4810 99 10 20 and 4810 99 80 20).

Members who are interested in taking part in the investigation, presenting evidence or views, or requesting a hearing with the Commission should do so by 20 June 2016.  Any submissions should be presented in two versions: “Limited” – containing confidential information and to which only the Commission has access, and For inspection by interested parties - containing non-confidential information and indexed versions of the confidential information.  The contact point for the anti-dumping measures is: trade-cfp-dumping-china @ec.europa.eu and trade-cfp-injury-china@ec.europa.eu and for the anti-subsidy measures: trade-cfp-subsidy-china@ec.europa.eu and trade-cfp=injury-china@ec.europa.eu.

If any FTA member is affected by this issue, please contact Stuart Newman as soon as possible.

By Stuart Newman, Senior Legal Advisor 

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