Answer to Written Question: Provisional duties on imports of extrusions and impact on the European processing chain

(Source: European Parliament)



Answer given by Executive Vice-President Dombrovskis

on behalf of the European Commission


The Commission has published a regulation[1] imposing definitive duties on imports of aluminium extrusions originating in the People’s Republic of China. The anti-dumping duties imposed range from 21.2% to 32.1%. This is another example of the EU’s commitment to ensure that EU industry can compete on a level playing field and to defend jobs – 40,000 across the Union (and around 8,000 in Italy) in this EUR 12 billion industry.

As acknowledged by the investigation, this sector suffers from a number of distortions caused by Chinese overcapacity and other State-induced practices, undermining fair competition and endangering EU companies and jobs. The investigation found that unfair trade practices (dumping) by Chinese exporters caused significant damage to EU industry, and that measures to tackle such practices are necessary and in the interest of the EU. All parties concerned had full opportunities to defend their interests in line with the Basic Regulation[2].

[1] Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/546 of 29 March 2021 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty and definitively collecting the provisional duty imposed on imports of aluminium extrusions originating in the People’s Republic of China OJ L109, 30.3.2021, p.1.

[2] Regulation (EU) 2016/1036 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 8 June 2016 on protection against dumped imports from countries not members of the European Union OJ L 176, 30.6.2016, p. 21.

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