On 26 July 2019, ITAC initiated an anti-dumping sunset review on wire ropes, cables and stranded wire. The investigation was initiated following a sunset review application by Scaw South Africa.
Specific products under investigation
Products covered in the review are wire ropes and cables of a diameter exceeding 32 mm originating in or imported from the United Kingdom and Germany and on stranded wire of a diameter exceeding or equal to 12.7mm originating in or imported from the China.
Scaw alleges that the expiry of the current anti-dumping duties would likely lead to the continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury. It is therefore requesting anti-dumping duties of:
- 75.99% for stranded wire imported from China
- 45.79% for wire ropes and cables imported from Germany
- 70.54% for wire ropes and cables imported from UK
Importance of participating in the process
Anti-dumping duties remain in place for a 5 year period, prior to being reviewed. Participation by affected foreign suppliers and local importers is important as it may provide an advantage. Anti-dumping duties are calculated for each participating exporter and resulting anti-dumping duties will differ by exporter. The advantage of participating is that the overseas supplier may end up with a much lower duty or no duty at all. The downside of non-participation is that the non-participating exporters will almost certainly end up with a higher anti-dumping duty.
Importers and exporters of the above mentioned products have until 2 September 2019 to make submissions to ITAC.
If this investigation affects you and your wish to respond, please mail us on firstname.lastname@example.org