MOFCOM Announcement No.29 of 2018 on the Ruling of the Expiry Review of the Anti-dumping Measures against Imports of Photographic Paper and Paper Board Originating in the EU, the United States and Japan

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On March 22, 2012, the Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China (the "MOFCOM") issued Announcement No.10 of 2012, deciding to levy anti-dumping duty on imports of photographic paper and paper board originating in the EU, the United States and Japan for five years from March 23, 2012.

On June 29, 2016, the MOFCOM issued Announcement No. 25 of 2016, deciding to adjust the anti-dumping duty rate on photographic paper and paper board applicable to FUJIFILM Manufacturing Europe B.V. to 23.5% and to FUJIFILM Manufacturing U.S.A., Inc., to 23.6%from now on.

On March 22, 2017, the MOFCOM issued Announcement No.10 of 2017, deciding to conduct expiry review investigations into the anti-dumping measures on imports of photographic paper and paper board originating in the EU, the United States and Japan from March 23, 2017.

The Products under Investigation subject to this expiry review are identical to those subject to the original anti-dumping measures, i.e. unexposed 摄影感光纸及纸板; name in English: Photographic Paper and Paper Board; The product is listed under tariff numbers of 37031010, 37032010 and 37039010 in the Customs Import and Export Tariff of the People’s Republic of China.

The MOFCOM conducted investigations with respect to the possibility of the continuance or reoccurrence of dumping of imports of photographic paper and paper board originating the EU, the United States and Japan to China and of the injury to the said industry in China if the anti-dumping measures were terminated. In accordance with the investigation results and Article 48 of the Anti-dumping Regulations of the People's Republic of China (the "Anti-dumping Regulations"), the MOFCOM made the ruling on the review (See the Annex). Now the relevant matters are hereby announced as below:

I. Ruling
The MOFCOM ruled that dumping of imports of photographic paper and paper board originating in the EU, the United States and Japan to China may continue or reoccur, and the injury to the said industry in China may continue or reoccur if the anti-dumping measures were terminated.

II. Anti-dumping Measures
Pursuant to Article 50 of the Anti-dumping Regulations, the MOFCOM proposed to continue the anti-dumping measures to the Customs Tariff Commission of the State Council according to the findings of the investigation. The Customs Tariff Commission of the State Council decides according to the suggestions of the MOFCOM to levy anti-dumping duty on imports of photographic paper and paper board originating in the EU, the United States and Japan for five years since March 23, 2018.

The description of the products subject to the anti-dumping duties and rate are the same as set out in MOFCOM Announcement No.10 of 2012 and No.25 of 2016.

III. Methods of Levying Anti-dumping Duties
As of March 23, 2018, import operators shall pay relevant anti-dumping duties to the Customs of the People’s Republic of China when importing photographic paper and paper board originating in the EU, the United States and Japan. The anti-dumping duties shall be levied by means of ad valorem on the basis of dutiable value authorized by China Customs, and the formula is: Anti-dumping duties = dutiable value authorized by China Customs x rate of anti-dumping duties. The import value-added tax shall be levied by means of ad valorem with the dutiable value authorized by China Customs plus the tariff and anti-dumping duties as the taxable value.

IV. Administrative Reconsideration and Administrative Litigation
Any person who refuses to accept the review may, according to Article 53 of the Anti-dumping Regulations, apply for an administrative reconsideration or initiate litigation to the people's court according to the law.
V. MOFCOM Announcement No.29 of 2018 on the Ruling of the Expiry Review of the Anti-dumping Measures against Imports of Photographic Paper and Paper Board Originating in the EU, the United States and Japan takes effect as of March 23, 2018.

Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China

March 22, 2018

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