Following an expiry review, the European Commission imposed definitive anti-dumping and countervailing duties on certain fine coated paper from China in Regulations (EU) 2017/1187 and (EU) 2017/1188 with effect from 5 July 2017.
The products concerned are paper or paperboard, coated on one or both sides, without kraft paper and board, in rolls or sheets with a weight per square meter of at least 70g and at most 400g and a whiteness of more than 84%, originating in the People’s Republic of China. Not affected are web products for rotary presses, multiplex paper and multiplex board. The general rate of anti-dumping duty is set at 27,1% and the general countervailing duty at 12%. For certain Chinese manufacturers there are individual tariff rates, which are partly higher, partly lower.
The anti-dumping and countervailing duties have been in place since 2011 and, at the request of EU producers, the Commission has examined whether these measures should be extended. The Commission’s investigation concluded that Chinese producers of the product concerned are still benefiting from and are likely to continue to benefit from subsidies. This represents a competitive disadvantage for EU-based companies.
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