CHINA - The Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) has given its ruling on the re-investigation of anti-dumping and countervailing measures against chicken imported from the United States.
To carry out the ruling by the World Trade Organization (WTO) trade dispute settlement mechanism, MOFCOM has released a ruling announcement on re-investigation of anti-dumping and countervailing measures against chicken imported from the United States on 8 July.
MOFCOM made the ruling in its announcement that during the period of investigation, dumping and subsidy existed in chicken imported from the US.
According to MOFCOM, China’s domestic industry was substantially harmed and there was casual relationship between dumping and subsidy and the substantive damage. In addition, MOFCOM adjusted the dumping margin and price-subsidy rate of the US companies in light of the results.
Starting from 9 July 2014, importers of chicken products imported from the US are required to pay anti-dumping and countervailing taxes at Chinese Customs in accordance with the tax rates determined by the announcement.
The tariff numbers of the above cited products are 02071100, 02071200, 02071311, 02071319, 02071321, 02071329, 02071411, 02071419, 02071421, 02071422, 02071429 and 05040021 in the Customs Import and Export Tariff of the People’s Republic of China.
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