Fabian Demicoli

Trade Defence

COM (2009) 60     Proposal for a Regulation imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of certain plastic sacks and bags originating in the People's Republic of China or Thailand, and terminating the proceeding on imports of certain plastic sacks and bags originating in Malaysia

This proposal concerns the application of Council Regulation on protection against dumped imports from countries not members of the European Community in the proceeding concerning imports of certain plastic sacks and bags originating in the People's Republic of China (PRC) and Thailand.

The Commission's proposal is made in the context of the implementation of the basic Regulation and is the result of an investigation which was carried out in line with the substantive and procedural requirements laid out in the basic Regulation.

During the investigation that led to the imposition of the anti-dumping duty, given the large number of exporters/producers of the product concerned in the PRC and Thailand, a sample of exporting producers was chosen. Individual duty rates ranging from 4.8% to 14.3% were imposed on the companies selected in the sample in the PRC and Thailand. The cooperating companies not included in the sample were attributed a duty rate of 8.4% for the PRC and 7.9% for Thailand. Residual duty rates of 28.8% for the PRC and 14.3% for Thailand were imposed on all other companies.

This Regulation shall enter into force on the day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union. This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.

Source: MEUSAC General Affairs Committee

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