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Concern | Argentina Again Launched An Anti-Dumping Investigation On China-Made Ceramic Sanitary Ware
On April 28, 2022, the Ministry of Productive Development of Argentina issued Notice No. 246/2022. On the application of the Argentine enterprise “FERRUM S.A. DE CERÁMICA Y METALURGIA.”, they decided to launch an anti-dumping investigation on ceramic sanitary ware originating from China. The MERCOSUR tariff numbers for the products in question are 6910.10.00 and 6910.90.00. The announcement is effective as of the date of publication.
In May 2017, Argentina initiated an anti-dumping investigation against Chinese ceramic sanitary ware. On October 5, 2018, the Argentine Official Gazette published Resolution No. 56 of 2018. They made a negative final anti-dumping ruling on ceramic sanitary ware originating from China: there was dumping of the products in question (MERCOSUR tariff numbers 6910.10.00 and 6910.90.00). However, no substantial injury was caused to the Argentine domestic industry, so the investigation was closed and no anti-dumping measures were taken.
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Argentina continues to maintain anti-dumping measures on ceramic sanitary products from Brazil in 2022
(China Trade Remedy Information Network) In April 21, 2022, Argentina issued Notice No. 295 of 2022. The third final ruling on the review of the sunset merger situation change of anti-dumping for ceramic sanitary ware products originating from Brazil was made. They decided to maintain the anti-dumping measures determined by Notice No. 245 of 2016, accepting the Brazilian enterprise DURATEX S.A. to change its name to DEXCO S.A., with DEXCO S.A. as the successor to the rights and obligations of DURATEX S.A. and accepting the price commitment proposed by the Brazilian company ROCA SANITARIOS BRASIL LTDA. This case concerns products under MERCOSUR customs codes 6910.10.00 and 6910.90.00. The proclamation is effective from the date of publication and is valid for five years.
On June 17, 2004, Argentina initiated an anti-dumping investigation on ceramic sanitary products originating from Uruguay and Brazil.
On December 12, 2005, Argentina made an affirmative final ruling on the case, ruling that the dumping margin of the enterprises involved in Brazil was 35.53% to 147.40%, and the dumping margin of the enterprises involved in Uruguay was 61.45% to 140.24%.
On June 11, 2010, Argentina made its first final decision on the anti-dumping sunset review of the products originating from Brazil and Uruguay. It was ruled that the anti-dumping measures on the products involved in Brazil should continue to be implemented. They reached a 3-year price agreement with the Uruguayan companies involved in the case.
On June 10, 2016, Argentina issued Notice No. 245 of 2016, making the affirmative final ruling of the second anti-dumping sunset review on the Brazil-involved products, maintaining the validity of the anti-dumping duties on the products in question. The duty rate is 20.94% to 147.40% and is valid for 5 years.
On May 26, 2021, the Ministry of Productive Development of Argentina issued Notice No. 228 of 2021 to initiate an investigation into the filing of the third sunset merger situation variation review for the products involved in the case originating from Brazil.