On October 12, 2009, the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) issued annual Announcement No. 79 deciding to levy anti-dumping duties against importing Polyamide-6,6 Granula originated in the USA, Italy, UK, France and Taiwan Region for five years starting from October 13, 2009.
In accordance with Article 48 of the Regulations of the People's Republic of China on Anti-Dumping, the Ministry of Commerce decides to initiate an expiry review against the anti-dumping measures applicable to the imports of Polyamide-6,6 Granula originated in the USA, Italy, UK, France and Taiwan Region from October 13, 2014. Relevant matters are hereby announced as follows:
1. Extension of the Anti-Dumping Measures
According to the proposal of the Ministry of Commerce, the Customs Tariff Commission of the State Council made a decision to continue to levy anti-dumping duties on the imports of Polyamide-6,6 Granula pursuant to the scope and rate of anti-dumping duty as released in MOFCOM Announcement No. 79 of 2009 during the period of the expiry review.
2. Review Investigation Period
The review period of the dumping investigation is from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014, and the period of industry injury investigation is from January 1, 2009 to June 30, 2014.
3. Scope of Products under Investigation in the Review
The scope of products under the review is the same as that subject to the anti-dumping measures set in MOFCOM Announcement No.79 of 2009; the product is under Chinese HS Code 39081011.
4. Content of the Review
The review is to investigate the likeness of the continuation or recurrence of the dumping and injuries in case of termination of the anti-dumping measures on the imports of Polyamide-6,6 Granula originated in the USA, Italy, UK, France and Taiwan Region.
5. Registration for Responding
Any interested party may, within 20 days from the release of the Announcement, register with the Trade Remedy and Investigation Bureau of MOFCOM for participating in the expiry review, and shall, in accordance with the Reference Format for Responding to Anti-dumping Investigation, provide the basic identity information, and illustrative materials on the volume and value of the products under investigation exported to China or importing the products under investigation of the case during the investigation period and the production and sales volume and value of the same kinds of products, as well as other relevant information. The Reference Format for Responding to Anti-dumping Investigation is available for downloading from sub-web of Trade Remedy and Investigation Bureau of MOFCOM (http://trb.mofcom.gov.cn).
Interested party referred to herein shall be any individual or entity under Article 19 of the Regulations of the People's Republic of China on Anti-Dumping.
6. Access to Public Information
Any interested party may access to relevant websites to download or go to the consultation room of trade relief public information of the Ministry of Commerce (Tel: 0086-10-65197878) to review, consult, copy and print non-confidential text of the petition submitted by the applicants of the case. In the course of investigation, any interested party may view the public information of the case on the websites mentioned above or go to the consultation room to view, consult, copy and print the public information.
7. Comments on Case Filing
Any interested party may submit its written comments to Trade Remedy and Investigation Bureau of MOFCOM within 20 days as of the date on which the Announcement is issued if it has any comment on the coverage and classification of the products under this round of investigation, on qualification of the applicants, countries (regions) under investigation and on other related issues.
8. Methods of Investigation
The Ministry of Commerce may adopt the methods of questionnaire, sampling, hearing, on-site verification or other methods to obtain information from interested parties and make investigation in accordance with Article 20 of the Regulations of the People's Republic of China on Anti-Dumping.
In order to obtain the information required for the investigation of the case, the Ministry of Commerce will usually distribute questionnaires to the foreign exporters or producers and domestic producers and importers that are involved in the case within 10 working days upon expiration of the registered response specified in the Announcement. Interested parties registered for the investigation may also download the questionnaire from relevant websites.
Any other interested party that fails to register for the investigation may directly download the questionnaire from relevant websites or seek for the same from the Trade Remedy and Investigation Bureau, and fill and submit the questionnaire as required.
All companies shall submit their answers to the Questionnaire in a complete and accurate manner within the specified period of time, which shall contain all the information required by the Questionnaire.
9. Submission and Treatment of Confidential Information
If the information submitted by any interested party to the Ministry of Commerce is required to be treated as confidential, a request to keep such information confidential shall be made to the Ministry of Commerce and relevant reasons shall be stated. If the Ministry of Commerce approves such request, interested party applying for confidentiality may also provide a non-confidential summary of such confidential information, which shall include sufficient and meaningful information so that other interested parties may have a reasonable understanding of such confidential information. If it fails to provide such non-confidential summary, it shall give the reasons. If the confidentiality is not stated in the information submitted by any interested party, the Ministry of Commerce will deem it as public information.
10. Consequences of Non-cooperation
In accordance with Article 21 of the Regulations of the People's Republic of China on Anti-dumping, when the Ministry of Commerce is making an investigation, any interested party shall truthfully reflect the situation and provide relevant information. If any interested party fails to do so or fails to provide necessary information within a reasonable time limit or severely impedes such investigation, the Ministry of Commerce may make a ruling based on the facts acquired and the best information obtained.
11. Investigation Period
The investigation shall commence on October 13, 2014 and end before October 13, 2015.
12. Contact Information of the Ministry of Commerce
Trade Remedy and Investigation Bureau of the MOFCOM
Address: No. 2 East Chang'an Avenue, Beijing, China
Zip code: 100731
Contact persons: Ni Qian, Guo Huaiguang, and Chen Guihua
Tel: 0086-10-65198194, 65198070, 85093410
Fax: 0086-10-65198070, 65198172
Website: http://trb.mofcom.gov.cn and http://www.cacs.gov.cn
Reference Format for Responding to Anti-dumping Investigation (omitted)
Polyamide-6,6 Granula Petition (public version) (omitted)
Polyamide-6,6 Granula Attachment (public version) (omitted)
The Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China (MOFCOM)
October 10, 2014