MOFCOM Announcement No. 20 of 2017 on Expiry Review & Ruling of Anti-dumping Measures against Imported Dispersion Unshifted Single-mode Optical Fiber Originated in EU and US

Date: 2017-05-19 09:29:36, Source: MOFCOM, Today/Total Visits : 1/291

On April 21, 2011, MOFCOM issued Announcement No. 17 of 2011 and decided to levy anti-dumping duty on imported dispersion unshifted single-mode optical fiber originated in EU and US for five years.

On April 21, 2016, after receiving application from the industry of dispersion unshifted single-mode optical fiber in China, the investigation authority issued Announcement No. 15 of 2016, deciding to make expiry review investigation, since April 22, 2016, of applicable anti-dumping measures against imported dispersion unshifted single-mode optical fiber originated in EU and US.

The investigation authority investigated possibility of continued or recurred damage of dumping to China and to China’ industry if the anti-dumping measures are stopped against imported dispersion unshifted single-mode optical fiber originated in EU and US. In accordance with Article 48 in Anti-dumping Regulations of the People’s Republic of China (hereinafter referred to Anti-dumping Regulations), the investigation authority makes the review ruling (see the Appendix) and the announcements as followed:

I.Ruling

The investigation authority ruled that, if anti-dumping measures are stopped, it is likely that the dumping of imported dispersion unshifted single-mode optical fiber originated in EU and US will continue or recur. And damage to the industry in China will possibly continue or recur.

II.Anti-dumping measures

In accordance with Article 50 in the Anti-dumping Regulations, the investigation authority, according to investigation outcomes, proposes to Customs Tariff Commission of the State Council that anti-dumping measures should be continued. Based on the proposal made by the investigation authority, the Customs Tariff Commission of the State Council decides to continue to levy, since April 22, 2017, anti-dumping duty on imported dispersion unshifted single-mode optical fiber originated in EU and US for five years.

Description of products levied with anti-dumping duty and rate of anti-dumping duty are the same as those regulated in Announcement No. 17 of 2011. Product description in this case is shown as follows:

Scope of investigation: imported dispersion unshifted single-mode optical fiber originated in EU and US

Name of investigated product: Dispersion Unshifted Single-mode Optical Fiber

Specific descriptions: Dispersion unshifted single-mode optical fiber is often called G.652 optical fiber or G.652 single-mode optical fiber. It has two windows, 1,550nm and 1,310nm, at the same time. ZDP is close to window 1,310nm while minimum attenuation is at window 1,550nm. Its characteristic is that, when the wave length in design and manufacturing is close to 1,310nm, the dispersion is zero. At the 1,550nm wave length, the loss is smallest but dispersion is largest. In the above two windows, the dispersion unshifted single-mode optical fiber has the typical loss values: attenuation at 1,310nm window ranges between 0.3~0.4dB/km and dispersion coefficient ranges between 0~3.5ps/nm.km.; attenuation at 1,550nm window ranges between 0.19~0.25dB/km, and dispersion coefficient ranges between 15~18ps/nm.km.

Dispersion unshifted single-mode optical fiber is featured by such advantages as low internal loss, large bandwidth, easy to upgrade and expand, and low cost. It can be extensively used in high-speed and long-distance transmission, such as long-distance telecom, trunk line, cable TV, loop feeder and other networks.

In the Customs Import and Export Tariff of the People’s Republic of China, the product is classified as 90011000. The investigation does not include other types of optical fibers, optical fiber clusters and optical cables under this number item, or ITU-T G.657 A/B optical fiber products.

III.How to collect anti-dump duty

Since April 22, 2017, when importing dispersion unshifted single-mode optical fiber originated in EU and US, operators of import should pay anti-dumping duty to the Customs of the People’s Republic of China. Anti-dumping duty is levied according to price based on the duty-paying value approved by the Customs. The calculation formula: anti-dumping duty amount = customs duty-paying value × rate of anti-dumping duty. The import VAT is levied according to price with the customs-approved duty-paying value plus tariff and anti-dumping duty as the taxable value.

IV.Administrative review and proceedings

In accordance with Article 53 in the Anti-dumping Regulations, those who refuse to accept the review ruling and apply for administrative review or file lawsuit in the people’s court in accordance with laws.

V.The Announcement is put into force since April 22, 2017.

Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China

April 21, 2017


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