The UK’s trade remedies body, the Trade Remedies Authority (“TRA”) announced on 22 February that it has begun a reconsideration of its recommendation in Case AD0012, concerning imports of certain aluminium extrusions originating in China (here). Notably, this was the TRA’s first anti-dumping investigation in response to an application from UK industry. A reconsideration application is a request for the TRA to review its findings in a concluded investigation.
The applicant, a UK producer in Case AD0012, alleges that the TRA erred in its evaluation of the facts and in the application of UK anti-dumping law (here).The applicant seeks an increase in the level of all of the dumping margins found; imposing dumping margins on Shandong Nanshan, a co-operating overseas exporter; and the inclusion of certain large aluminium extrusions originating in China in the product scope so that anti-dumping duties will apply to these as well.
In its Final Determination, the TRA concluded that aluminium extrusions originating in China were being dumped on the UK market causing injury to the domestic UK industry and that it was in the UK’s economic interests to impose measures. However, in the TRA’s Negative Determination, it concluded that certain large sized extrusions should be excluded from the scope of the measures.
The grounds of the reconsideration application also turn on the fact that the applicant considers that the dumping margins of sampled co-operating overseas exporters were incorrect and therefore, if the correct dumping margins were applied, the result would be that the dumping duties would be uplifted.
At the end of the reconsideration process, the TRA will reach a reconsidered decision either upholding or varying its recommendation and will notify this to the Secretary of State for Business and Trade.
If you would be interested in receiving updates on this reconsideration application, or further information in respect of the UK TRA, please get in touch with our team.