Canada: Notice of normal value review of Upholstered Domestic Seating

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has initiated a normal value review (review) to establish the normal values, export prices and amounts of subsidy applicable to upholstered domestic seating (UDS) originating in or exported from China by Shenzhen Zhuangjia Wanchang Technology Co., Ltd. The review follows a request for re‑determination filed by an importer and is part of the CBSA’s enforcement of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal’s (CITT) finding issued on September 2, 2021 in Inquiry No. NQ-2021-002, respecting the dumping and subsidizing of UDS originating in or exported from China and Vietnam, in accordance with the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA).

Canada: Notice of retroactive assessments of Corrosion-resistant steel sheet 2 

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) initiated a re-investigation as part of the CBSA’s enforcement of the measures in force regarding certain corrosion-resistant steel sheet (COR2) originating in or exported from the Republic of Turkey (Türkiye) and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. Based on the analysis of information collected during the re-investigation, the CBSA has determined that retroactive assessments using the normal values determined for subject goods released into Canada from December 2021 to November 2022 could be required in some cases to ensure full compliance under the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA). The CBSA is currently issuing detailed adjustment statements (DAS) to applicable importers.

Canada: Notice of conclusion of expedited review of Hollow structural sections 

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has concluded an expedited review of certain hollow structural sections (HSS) exported to Canada by Histeel Co. Ltd. (Histeel), in accordance with the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA). This expedited review was initiated on July 26, 2023 and is part of the ongoing enforcement of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal’s (CITT) finding of material injury issued on December 23, 2003, respecting the dumping of HSS from South Korea and Türkiye. The finding was subsequently reviewed and continued by orders dated December 22, 2008, December 20, 2013, and October 16, 2019.

European Union: Notice of initiation of an anti-dumping proceeding concerning imports of glass fibre yarns (‘GFY’) 

EU commission has published notice of initiation of an anti-dumping proceeding concerning imports of glass fibre yarns (‘GFY’) originating in the People’s Republic of China. The product subject to this investigation is glass fibre yarns , whether or not twisted (‘GFY’) (‘the product under investigation’), excluding glass fibre slivers and glass fibre cords. All interested parties wishing to submit information on the product scope must do so within 10 days of the date of publication of this Notice.

The product allegedly being dumped is the product under investigation, originating in the People’s Republic of China (‘the country concerned’), currently classified under CN codes ex 7019 13 00 and ex 7019 19 00 (TARIC Codes 7019 13 00 10, 7019 13 00 15, 7019 13 00 20, 7019 13 00 25, 7019 13 00 30, 7019 13 00 50, 7019 13 00 87, 7019 13 00 94, 7019 19 00 30, 7019 19 00 85). The CN and TARIC codes are given for information only and without prejudice to a subsequent change in the tariff classification. 

European Union: Notice of initiation of an anti-subsidy proceeding concerning imports of certain aluminium roadwheels 

European Commission has published notice of initiation of an anti-subsidy proceeding concerning imports of certain aluminium road wheels, originating in Morocco.  The complaint was lodged on 3 January 2024 by the Association of European Wheel Manufacturers (‘the complainant’). The complaint was made on behalf of the Union industry of certain aluminium road wheels in the sense of Article 10(6) of the basic Regulation. An open version of the complaint and the analysis of the degree of support by Union producers for the complaint are available in the file for inspection by interested parties. The product allegedly being subsidised is the product under investigation, originating in Morocco (‘the country concerned’), currently classified under CN codes ex 8708 70 10 and ex 8708 70 50 (TARIC codes 8708 70 10 15, 8708 70 10 50, 8708 70 50 15 and 8708 70 50 50). The CN and TARIC codes are given for information only and without prejudice to a subsequent change in the tariff classification. 

European Union: imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of ceramic tiles 

European Union has imposed a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of ceramic tiles originating in the People’s Republic of China following an expiry review pursuant to Article 11(2) of Regulation (EU) 2016/1036 of the European Parliament and of the Council. The anti-dumping duties currently in force are at rates ranging between 13,9 % and 32,0 % on imports from the sampled exporting producers, 32,0 % on imports from the non-sampled cooperating companies and a duty rate of 69,7 % on imports from all other companies in the People’s Republic of China (‘the country concerned’, ‘the PRC’,‘China’). The product under review is the same as in the original investigation and previous expiry review, namely glazed and unglazed ceramic flags and paving, hearth or wall tiles; glazed and unglazed ceramic mosaic cubes and the like, whether or not on a backing, currently falling under CN codes 6907 21 00, 6907 22 00, 6907 23 00, 6907 30 00 and 6907 40 00 (‘the product under review’).

European Union: Notice of initiation concerning the possible extension in time and review of the safeguard measures applicable to imports of certain steel products

On 1 February 2019, the European Commission (‘the Commission’) imposed a definitive safeguard measure on certain steel products by Commission implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/159 (1). The measure currently in force consists of a tariff-rate quota (‘TRQ’), based on historical trade flows, which is applicable to imports into the Union of each of the 26 product categories comprising the product concerned. Where the relevant TRQ is exhausted, an additional duty of 25% is levied.

The safeguard measure was imposed for an initial period of three years, i.e. until 30 June 2021. It was prolonged until 30 June 2024 after a prolongation review investigation.

On 12 January 2024, the Commission received a substantiated request by 14 Member States to examine pursuant to Article 19 of Regulation (EU) 2015/478 of the European Parliament and of the Counciland Article 16 of Regulation (EU) 2015/755 of the European Parliament and of the Council  whether the current safeguard measure should be extended. In the course of the investigation, the Commission will focus its assessment, in the first place, on whether the safeguard measure continues to be necessary to prevent or remedy serious injury, whether there is evidence that Union producers are adjusting, and whether a prolongation would be in the Union interest. The investigation will also determine the appropriate duration of the extension (if any). In case the Commission concludes that the safeguard measure should be prolonged, the investigation will also assess whether any technical adjustment to the functioning of the measure would be necessary.

European Union: Notice of initiation of an expiry review of the anti-subsidy measures applicable to imports of biodiesel originating in Argentina

European Union has published notice of initiation of an expiry review of the anti-subsidy measures applicable to imports of biodiesel originating in Argentina. Following the publication of a Notice of impending expiry of the anti-subsidy measures in force on the imports of biodiesel originating in Argentina (‘the country concerned’), the European Commission ('the Commission') received a request for review pursuant to Article 18 of Regulation (EU) 2016/1037 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 8 June 2016 on protection against subsidised imports from countries not members of the European Union (2) ('the basic Regulation'). The request was submitted on 10 November 2023 by the European Biodiesel Board, an association of European producers ('the applicant') on behalf of the Union industry of biodiesel in the sense of Article 10(6) of the basic Regulation. An open version of the request and the analysis of the degree of support by Union producers for the request are available in the file for inspection by interested parties. Section 5.6 of this Notice provides information about access to the file for interested parties.

The product subject to this review is fatty-acid mono-alkyl esters and/or paraffinic gasoils obtained from synthesis and/or hydro-treatment, of non-fossil origin, in pure form or as included in a blend ('the product under review'), currently falling under CN codes ex 1516 20 98 (TARIC codes 1516209821, 1516209822, 1516209823, 1516209829, 1516209831, 1516209832 and 1516209839), ex 1518 00 91 (TARIC codes 1518009121, 1518009122, 1518009123, 1518009129, 1518009131, 1518009132 and 1518009139), ex 1518 00 95 (TARIC codes 1518009510, 1518009511 and 1518009519), ex 1518 00 99 (TARIC codes 1518009921, 1518009922, 1518009923, 1518009929, 1518009931, 1518009932 and 1518009939), ex 2710 19 43 (TARIC codes 2710194321, 2710194322, 2710194323, 2710194329, 2710194331, 2710194332 and 2710194339), ex 2710 19 46 (TARIC codes 2710194621, 2710194622, 2710194623, 2710194629, 2710194631, 2710194632 and 2710194639), ex 2710 19 47 (TARIC codes 2710194721, 2710194722, 2710194723, 2710194729, 2710194731, 2710194732 and 2710194739), 2710 20 11, 2710 20 16, ex 3824 99 92 (TARIC codes 3824999210, 3824999211, 3824999213, 3824999214, 3824999215, 3824999216 and 3824999219), 3826 00 10 and ex 3826 00 90 (TARIC codes 3826009011, 3826009012, 3826009013, 3826009019, 3826009031, 3826009032 and 3826009039). The CN and TARIC codes are given for information only and without prejudice to a subsequent change in the tariff classification.

European Union: imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of certain open mesh fabrics of glass fibres originating 

European Union has imposed a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of certain open mesh fabrics of glass fibres originating in the People’s Republic of China as extended to imports consigned from India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Taiwan and Thailand following an expiry review pursuant to Article 11(2) of Regulation (EU) 2016/1036 of the European Parliament and the Council. 

The anti-dumping duties currently in force are:

  • ranging between 48,4 % and 62,9 % on imports from the three Chinese exporting producers sampled in the original investigation;
  • 57,7 % for the Chinese exporting producers not sampled in the original investigation; and
  • 62,9 % on imports from all other companies.

The product under review is certain open mesh fabrics of glass fibres, of a cell size of more than 1,8 mm both in length and in width and weighing more than 35 g/m2 , excluding fibreglass discs, currently falling under CN codes ex 7019 63 00, ex 7019 64 00, ex 7019 65 00, ex 7019 66 00 and ex 7019 69 90 (TARIC codes 7019 63 00 19, 7019 64 00 19, 7019 65 00 18, 7019 66 00 18 and 7019 69 90 19).

United Kingdom: TRA starts reviews of safeguards - Hot Rolled Flat & Coil steel

The TRA has initiated a suspension review and Tariff Rate Quota review of the current safeguards measure on Category 1 steel products. The Trade Remedies Authority (TRA) has (9 February 2024) initiated two reviews of the current safeguards measure on the (Category 1) steel product, Hot Rolled Flat and Coil steel.   

The TRA has initiated both a suspension review and a Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ) review in response to applications from Tata Steel UK (TSUK) and Kromat Trading Ltd. Both reviews respond to TSUK’s recent proposal to close its two blast furnaces in Port Talbot, Wales, as part of a transition to an electric arc furnace.  

If adopted, the new production plan would significantly reduce TSUK’s capacity to produce Hot Rolled Flat and Coil steel in the UK for a period and would require greater imports to meet UK demand. This would mean that the current level of duty-free TRQs for Category 1 steel would be insufficient for UK industrial needs. Additional imports required in place of reduced domestic production would face tariffs of 25% after they exceeded the current quota size – something we have already started to see happening as imports have increased. The production plan the reviews will consider is the same as TSUK submitted to Trade Unions for formal consultation on 19 January. Given the importance to the UK economy of managing the projected reduction in domestic production of Hot Rolled Flat and Coil steel, we are carrying out the reviews in parallel with the consultation between TSUK and Trade Unions. Should the consultation result in a different production plan, the TRA would take that into account in making a recommendation to the Secretary of State for Business and Trade.

United States: Commerce Initiates Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations of Certain Paper Plates 

On February 15, 2024, the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) announced the initiation of antidumping duty (AD) investigations of certain paper plates (Classified under tariff chapter 4823.69.0040) from the People’s Republic of China (China), Thailand, and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Vietnam), and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of certain paper plates from China and Vietnam.

United States: Preliminary Affirmative Determination in the Antidumping Duty (AD) Investigation of Certain Pea Protein 

On February 8, Commerce announced its affirmative preliminary determination in the AD investigation of certain pea protein (Classified under tariff HTS codes 3504.00.1000, 3504.00.5000, and 2106.10.0000) from the People’s Republic of China (China). Commerce is conducting a concurrent countervailing duty investigation on imports of Certain Pea Protein from China.

United States: Commerce Initiates Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations of Certain Glass Wine Bottles 

On January 19, 2024, the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) announced the initiation of antidumping duty (AD) investigations of certain glass wine bottles (Classified under tariff HTS code 7010.90.5019) from Chile, the People’s Republic of China (China), and Mexico, and a countervailing duty (CVD) investigation of certain glass wine bottles from China.