EU imposes provisional AD duties on hot-rolled steels from Turkey

08/01/2021

The European Commission (EC) announced that it had imposed a provisional anti-dumping (AD) duty on hot-rolled flat products of iron, non-alloy or other alloy steel from Turkey.

The products subject to this punishment are under CN Codes (Combined Nomenclature) 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, 7208.52.10, 7208.52.99, 7208.53.00, 7208.54.00, 7211.13.00, 7211.14.00, 7211.19.00, 7225.19.10, 7225.30.90, 7225.40.60, 7225.40.90, 7226.19.10, 7226.91.91, and 7226.91.99.

The series of investigations began on May 14, 2020, and the provisional AD duty rates are assigned between 4.8% and 7.6%.

Article 1

1.A provisional anti-dumping duty is imposed on imports of flat-rolled products of iron, non-alloy steel or other alloy steel, whether or not in coils (including ‘cut-to-length’ and ‘narrow strip’ products), not further worked than hot-rolled, not clad, plated or coated, originating in Turkey, currently falling under 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 10, 7208 52 99, 7208 53 00, 7208 54 00, 7211 13 00, 7211 14 00, 7211 19 00, ex 7225 19 10 (TARIC code 7225 19 10 90), 7225 30 90, ex 7225 40 60 (TARIC code 7225 40 60 90), 7225 40 90, ex 7226 19 10 (TARIC code 7226 19 10 90), 7226 91 91 and 7226 91 99.

The following products are excluded:

(i) products of stainless steel and grain-oriented silicon electrical steel;

(ii) products of tool steel and high-speed steel;

(iii) products, not in coils, without patterns in relief, of a thickness exceeding 10 mm and of a width of 600 mm or more;

(iv) products, not in coils, without patterns in relief, of a thickness of 4,75 mm or more but not exceeding 10 mm and of a width of 2 050 mm or more.

2.The rates of the provisional anti-dumping duty applicable to the net, free-at-Union-frontier price, before duty, of the product described in paragraph 1 and produced by the companies listed below, shall be as follows:

Country Company Provisional anti- dumping duty TARIC additional code Turkey

Çolakoğlu Metalurji A.Ş. 7,6 % C602

Erdemir group: — Ereğli Demir ve Çelik Fabrikalari T.A.S. – İskenderun Demir ve Çelik A.Ş. 5,4 % C603

Habaş Sinai ve Tibbi Gazlar İstihsal Endüstrisi A.Ş. 4,8 % C604

Ağir Haddecilik A.Ş. 5,9 % C605 Borçelik Çelik Sanayii Ticaret A.Ş. 5,9 % C606

All other companies 7,6 % C999

3.The application of the individual duty rates specified for the companies mentioned in paragraph 2 shall be conditional upon presentation to the Member States’ customs authorities of a valid commercial invoice, on which shall appear a declaration dated and signed by an official of the entity issuing such invoice, identified by his/her name and function, drafted as follows: ‘I, the undersigned, certify that the (volume) of (product concerned) sold for export to the European Union covered by this invoice was manufactured by (company name and address) (TARIC additional code) in [country concerned]. I declare that the information provided in this invoice is complete and correct’. If no such invoice is presented, the duty applicable to all other companies shall apply.

4.The release for free circulation in the Union of the product referred to in paragraph 1 shall be subject to the provision of a security deposit equivalent to the amount of the provisional duty.

5.Unless otherwise specified, the provisions in force concerning customs duties shall apply.

Article 2

1.Interested parties shall submit their written comments on this regulation to the Commission within 15 calendar days of the date of entry into force of this Regulation. 2.Interested parties wishing to request a hearing with the Commission shall do so within 5 calendar days of the date of entry into force of this Regulation. 3.Interested parties wishing to request a hearing with the Hearing Officer in trade proceedings shall do so within 5 calendar days of the date of entry into force of this Regulation. The Hearing Officer shall examine requests submitted outside this time limit and may decide whether to accept to such requests if appropriate.

Article 3

1.Customs authorities are hereby directed to discontinue the registration of imports established in accordance with Article 1 of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1686 making imports of certain hot-rolled flat products of iron, non-alloy or other alloy steel originating in Turkey subject to registration.

2.Data collected regarding products which were imported for consumption not more than 90 days prior to the date of the entry into force of this regulation shall be kept until the entry into force of possible definitive measures, or the termination of this proceeding.

Article 4

This Regulation shall enter into force on the day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union. Article 1 shall apply for a period of six months. This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.

Done at Brussels, 6 January 2021.

CBAM