EU imposes anti-dumping duties on Chinese canned citrus, Chinese canned industry embarks on a road of defense
Due to the encirclement and suppression of EU anti-dumping duties, some Chinese canned citrus companies are now on a road of defense. The European Commission announced the results of the preliminary ruling in the anti-dumping case of China's canned oranges last month. Companies participating in the anti-dumping case of orange cans were allocated preliminary ruling rates ranging from 330-482.2 euros/ton.
The cheap and good quality Chinese canned citrus is currently facing EU anti-dumping duties. In early November 2007, companies including Zhejiang Huangyan No. 1 Canned Food Factory submitted "Application for Separate Judgment Status" to the European Commission. Zhejiang Huangyan No. 1 Canned Food Factory was one of the key enterprises under investigation. The "Large Questionnaire on the Dumping Case of Canned Oranges" was formally submitted to the EU in early January.
"There are three companies responding to the lawsuit, and they have submitted their defenses." Now everyone is hoping that the tax rate in the future can be lowered on the basis of the initial tax rate.
"Our starting point is to get rid of the counterparty's anti-dumping tax, if not, we hope to reduce the tax rate as much as possible." Pu Lingchen said.
It is understood that after receiving a complaint from the "Spanish National Federation of Processed Fruits and Vegetables Association", the "European Commission" conducted an investigation on the relevant imported products on October 20, 2007; and in November of the same year, it investigated all canned citrus imported from China. Register.
Beijing Zhonglun Law Firm Pu Lingchen said that domestic companies should increase their awareness of proactive response. "Because China's canned oranges occupies a favorable position in Europe, we are not worried about affecting sales at the moment." The current tax rate is still within the scope of the enterprise. "But if the tax rate is increased, it is difficult to say.
Pu Lingchen said that in view of the fact that the defense has been submitted, it is estimated that the results can be expected in 5 months. "There are certain points in the law that can be grasped, but inaccuracy, irrationality and arbitrariness are not ruled out. At present, the results are still very good. It is difficult to judge, but since China has a 95% share of the other’s market, it cannot be said that there is no initiative at all."
"In the face of anti-dumping, companies should adopt an attitude of calming where they come. Running away will not solve the problem, and they should resist in a planned way." Pu Lingchen said that compared with the negative evasion attitude of the past few years, domestic companies are now actively responding. The number of people has increased, but most companies are still not aware of active response.
On July 30, 2008, Beijing Zhonglun Law Firm submitted a defense opinion on the preliminary ruling on behalf of the responding company, and submitted an application for price undertaking on October 28.
On November 10, 2008, the European Commission issued a final ruling disclosure and proposed to impose anti-dumping duties on canned oranges from China. The final tariff of Zhejiang Huangyan No. 1 Canned Food Factory is 361.4 euros, and other Chinese orange can manufacturers will levy 490.7-531.2 euros when they enter the EU market.
On November 20, 2008, Beijing Zhonglun Law Firm submitted a defense opinion on the disclosure of the final ruling on behalf of the responding company, and on November 20 and December 2, it submitted the second price undertakings on behalf of the respondent. Application.
On December 14, 2008, Wu Yongjin, Chairman of Zhejiang Huangyan No. 1 Canned Food Factory, together with leaders of the Fair Trade Bureau of the Ministry of Commerce and the China Chamber of Commerce for Food, Native Produce and Animal Husbandry went to Europe to participate in the final hearing of the anti-dumping case against canned oranges. The European Commission announced the final ruling of the EU anti-dumping case against canned oranges in January 2009, maintaining the levy of 361.4 euros/ton on the Zhejiang Huangyan No. 1 Canned Food Factory; other enterprises will impose a final price ranging from 490.7-531.2 euros/ton. The tax cut rate, with a period of five years, will be implemented from December 30, 2008.
On January 13, 2009, the Fair Trade Bureau of the Ministry of Commerce and the China Chamber of Commerce for Foodstuffs, Native Produce and Livestock Importers and Exporters held the "EU Canned Orange Anti-dumping Case" in Huangyan, Zhejiang, and urged the EU to speed up the review in response to the final ruling. The goal is to adopt price commitments. At the same time, it has made specific arrangements for responding to the "market economy treatment" with relevant canned orange manufacturers. Zhejiang Huangyan No. 1 Canned Food Factory has also accumulated more experience in protesting through this response, and has also established a certain influence in the industry.