On 23 May 2018, the European Commission initiated an anti-dumping investigation into solar glass originating in Malaysia. The Commission considers that EU ProSun Glass’s request for an investigation contained sufficient evidence of dumping. Interested parties have the possibility to participate in the investigation procedure and thus influence the imposition of anti-dumping duties.
Solar glass covered by the study
The object of the investigation is a solar glass consisting of a prestressed soda-lime flat glass with an iron content of less than 300 ppm, a solar transmission of more than 88 %. They are heat resistant up to 250°C, have a mechanical stability of 90 N/mm² or more and a thickness of no more than 4.5 mm.
The allegedly dumped goods are currently classified under CN code 7007 1980 (TARIC codes 7007 19 80 12 and 7007 19 80 18).
According to the complaint, significant dumping margins would result from the comparison of the domestic price with the price of the products to be examined on export from Malaysia to the Union (at ex-works level).
The sales volumes resulting from the prices would have a negative impact on the Union’s industry. The complainant also submits that future injury is also to be expected in view of the significant increase in dumped imports.
Anti-dumping duties could be imposed
The present investigation will examine whether the products originating in Malaysia are dumped and whether this is damaging to the Union’s industry. If this presumption is confirmed, it will continue to be examined whether the imposition of anti-dumping measures would be contrary to the Union’s interest.
The investigation into dumping and injury covers the period from 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018 and the investigation period for injury analysis covers the period from 1 January 2015 to the end of the above investigation period.
Participate in the anti-dumping proceedings
Exporting producers and independent importers have been invited by the Commission to report within 15 days (from 23 May 2018) and to provide and present relevant information within certain further deadlines. Interested parties may also participate in the procedure by providing further relevant information within 21 days (from 23 May 2018).
In this way, you can actively participate in the outcome of the proceedings and strengthen the position of your company.
O&W Attorneys at Law have been advising clients on ongoing anti-dumping proceedings for years. We participate in the investigations and strategically adjust your company to the impending anti-dumping duties.