EC TO INVESTIGATE CHINESE BUS TYRE IMPORTS TO EUROPE
The European Commission has issued notice that it will initiate an anti-dumping proceeding focusing on imports of truck and bus tyres originating in the People’s Republic of China. The Commission is taking this course of action as a result of a complaint received on 30 June by the “coalition against unfair tyres imports,” a group representing the interests of manufacturers who account for more than 45 per cent of all new and retreaded truck and bus tyre production in the European Union.
The coalition’s complaint alleges that imports of new and retreaded tyres truck and bus tyres originating in the People’s Republic of China (the products to be investigated fall within CN codes 4011 20 90 and 4012 12 00) are being dumped in European markets and are causing material injury to the new and retreaded tyre industries within the European Union. To ascertain whether this is the case, the Commission aims to investigate the existence of dumping and injury between 1 July 2016 and 30 June 2017, and it will look at the period from 1 January 2014 to 30 June 2017 to examine trends relevant for the assessment of injury.
The European Commission’s schedule calls for the investigation to be concluded within 15 months from publication of notice of the investigation (11 August 2017).