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Notice of initiation of an anti-dumping proceeding concerning imports of certain hot-rolled flat products of iron, non-alloy or other alloy steel originating in Brazil, Iran, Russia, Serbia and Ukraine

(2016/C 246/08)

The European Commission (‘the Commission’) has received a complaint pursuant to Article 5 of Council Regulation (EC) No 1225/2009 of 30 November 2009 on protection against dumped imports from countries not members of the European Community (1) (‘the basic Regulation’), alleging that imports of certain hot-rolled flat products of iron, non-alloy or other alloy steel originating in Brazil, Iran, Russia, Serbia and Ukraine, are being dumped and are causing material injury to the Union industry.

1.   Complaint

The complaint was lodged on 23 May 2016 by The European Steel Association (Eurofer) (‘the complainant’) on behalf of producers representing more than 25 % of the total Union production of certain hot-rolled flat products of iron, non-alloy or other alloy steel.

2.   Product under investigation

The product subject to this investigation is certain flat-rolled products of iron, non-alloy steel or other alloy steel (not including stainless steel), whether or not in coils (including products cut-to-length and ‘narrow strip’), not further worked than hot-rolled (hot-rolled flat), not clad, plated or coated, excluding grain-oriented silicon electrical steel (‘the product under investigation’).

3.   Allegation of dumping

The product allegedly being dumped is the product under investigation, originating in Brazil, Iran, Russia, Serbia and Ukraine (‘the countries concerned’), currently falling within CN codes 7208 10 00, 7208 25 00, 7208 26 00, 7208 27 00, 7208 36 00, 7208 37 00, 7208 38 00, 7208 39 00, 7208 40 00, 7208 52 99, 7208 53 90, 7208 54 00, 7211 14 00, 7211 19 00, 7225 19 10, 7225 30 10, 7225 30 30, 7225 30 90, 7225 40 12, 7225 40 15, ex 7225 40 60, 7225 40 90, 7226 19 10, ex 7226 20 00, 7226 91 20, 7226 91 91 and 7226 91 99. These CN codes are given for information only.

The allegation of dumping from Brazil, Iran, Russia and Ukraine is based on a comparison of the domestic price with the export price (at ex-works level) of the product under investigation when sold for export to the Union.

In the absence of reliable data on domestic prices for Serbia, the allegation of dumping is based on a comparison of a constructed normal value (manufacturing costs, selling, general and administrative costs – SG&A – and profit) with the export price (at ex-works level) of the product under investigation when sold for export to the Union.

On this basis the dumping margins calculated are significant for all the countries concerned…………