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Possible circumvention case to be opened into solar panels

  In September 2012 an anti-dumping investigation was opened against Chinese photovoltaic manufacturers. Provisional duties were imposed on these products in June 2013, with final duties imposed in December 2013. For those Chinese exporters which co-operated in the case, the European Commission accepted price undertakings setting minimum prices above which no duties would need to […]

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Solar panels latest developments

On January 14th in case T‑507/13, the General Court rejected a challenge by European solar-panel producers to the price undertaking given by Chinese exporters wishing to be exempt from antidumping duties of up to 47.7%. The court ruled that EU producers were not directly concerned by the acceptance of the undertaking and so had no […]

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49% of HMRC decisions reviewed in 2013-2014 were varied or cancelled

Statistics published by HMRC shows that, in the 2013-2014 period, a huge proportion of decisions reviewed internally by HMRC were either cancelled entirely (in 42% of reviews) or were varied (in 7% of reviews). Source: HMRC’s Reviews and Appeals – 2013-14 For those that made an appeal to an independent tax tribunal instead of requesting […]

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Anti-dumping duty on imports of citric acid from China

The European Commission today published their findings following an expiry review of the anti-dumping measures imposed on imports of citric acid (CN codes 2918 14 00 and ex 2918 15 00 ) originating in the People’s Republic of China. The review found that perpetuation of the anti-dumping measures was required to avoid dumping and injury […]

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Anti-subsidy measure introduced on rainbow trout from Turkey

A provisional anti-subsidy measure has been introduced by the Commission on imports of rainbow trout originating from Turkey, with effect from 7th November. The provisional countervailing duty ranges from 7% to 9.7%, with non-sampled cooperating companies receiving a rate of 8.2%. This follows complaints that trout production in Turkey is publicly subsidised, leading to European […]