EU Imposes Definitive Countervailing Duties on Chinese Truck and Bus Tyres


The European Union has announced its definitive decision relating to anti-subsidy duties imposed on Chinese truck and bus tyres imported into the EU. The publication of the latest document follows on from the final decision on anti-dumping duties announced on October 18. The new document now takes into account anti-subsidy measures also.

Definitive Countervailing Duties Announced

In explaining the judgment, the Official Journal of the European Union states;

“The anti-subsidy investigation was carried out in parallel with an investigation concerning the anti-dumping measures, limited to the injury elimination level. In view of the use of the lesser duty rule, and the fact that the definitive amounts of countervailable subsidies expressed on ad valorem basis are in some cases lower than the injury elimination level, the Commission will impose the definitive countervailing duty at the level of the established definitive amounts of countervailable subsidies and then impose the definitive anti-dumping duty up to the relevant injury elimination level.”

In effect this means that the combined anti-dumping and anti-subsidy measures will be equal to the financial impact of the measures announced in the 18 October anti-dumping statement.

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David is the Owner and Publisher of Retreading Business. With over 30 years' experience as a specialist tyre industry journalist, he first entered the tyre industry in 1987 as Editor of Tyres & Accessories. He was Editor of Tyre Trade News between 1993-96 before establishing Retreading Business in 1997. In 2004 he acquired the Malaysian tyre magazine The Tyreman, before establishing Tyre & Rubber Recycling in 2009. In addition to his publishing ventures, he was also Director of the Retread Manufacturers' Association between 2004 and 2014.


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