European Commission: No anti-dumping or anti-subsidy tariffs during re-investigation
Tyrepress has learned from the China Rubber Industry Association (CRIA) that on 14 September, CRIA and the European Commission investigators held an online hearing on the European Commission’s renewed anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigations relating to the imports of Chinese-made truck tyres. China’s tyre industry applied for the hearing, and the participants from China came from CRIA, tyre manufacturers and law firms.
Tyrepress understands that Chinese representative said at the hearing that the European Commission should consider legally and fully implementing the judgment of the European Court of Justice in its re-investigation and avoid weakening the legal effect of implementing the ruling.
Laurens Elsen, an investigator of the European Commission, elaborated on the re-investigation procedure, the enforcement of court judgments by EU customs, the scope of re-investigation, import registration and other issues. It is worth noting that Laurens Elsen said that the European Commission would contact EU customs to ensure that during the re-investigation, the relevant departments will not impose any anti-dumping and anti-subsidy measures on the tyre companies that prevail in the judgment of the European Court of Justice.
In other words, the tyre companies listed in the court ruling will likely no longer be subject to anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties when exporting Chinese-made truck tyres to the EU. In addition, the European Commission revealed at this hearing that the investigations will be completed before 7 April 2023.
However, since the UK left the jurisdiction of the aforementioned European bodies as a result of Brexit, the current UK anti-Chinese-produced truck tyre import duty situation remains for the time being at least.