EC proposes antidumping duty reduction for damaged chems

03 February 2003 09:32  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (CNI)--The European Commission (EC) has proposed that antidumping duties levied on imports of ethanolamines originating in the US and potassium permanganate from China should be reduced when the chemicals have lost value from damage incurred before being admitted into the European Union (EU).


Brussels has asked European Union (EU) ministers to reduce duties by the same percentage as that by which the price had been reduced for damaged shipments of these products. It rejected, however, claims by importers of these chemicals that the duties should be scrapped entirely. 

These reviews follow a Commission "rebate" policy on antidumping duties that was introduced in 2000 but has been used only when specially requested by interested parties. It also allows for retrospective claims originating in years when there was no such provision for duty reductions, rules that should also apply to these two new cases.

By: Alan Osborn
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