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The procedures are divided to measures in force,initiation of an expiry review,investigation.
1. Measures in force
Following an investigation (the ‘original investigation’)the Council, by Regulation (EC) No 260/2007 (2),imposed a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of certain tungsten electrodes originating in the People’sRepublic of China (‘the PRC’) (the ‘original measures’).The measures took the form of an ad valorem duty of63,5 % for all companies except three Chinese exporting producers to whom individual duties were granted.
2. Initiation of an expiry review
On 9 March 2012, the Commission announced by a notice (‘Notice of initiation’), published in the Official Journal of the European Union, the initiation of an expiry review of the anti-dumping measures applicable toimports of certain tungsten electrodes originating in the PRC.
The review was initiated following a substantiated request lodged by Eurométaux (‘the applicant’) on behalf of a Union producer representing more than 50 % of the Union production of certain tungsten electrodes.
The request was based on the grounds that the expiry of the measures would be likely to result in a continuation of dumping and injury to the Union industry.
3.1. Review investigation period and the period considered
The investigation of continuation or recurrence of dumping covered the period from 1 January 2011 to 31 December 2011 (‘the review investigation period’ or‘RIP’). The examination of the trends relevant for the assessment of the likelihood of continuation or recurrence of injury covered the period from 1 January 2008 to the end of the RIP (‘the period considered’).
3.2. Parties concerned by the investigation
The Commission officially advised the applicant, the other known Union producer, exporting producers in
the PRC, unrelated importers and users known to be concerned, producers in the potential analogue countries and the representatives of the PRC of the initiation of the expiry review. Interested parties were given the opportunity to make their views known in writing and to request a hearing within the time limit set out in the Notice of initiation.
The Commission sought and verified all the information it deemed necessary for the determination of the likelihood of continuation or recurrence of dumping and resulting injury and of the Union interest. Verification visits were carried out at the premises of the following companies:
(a) Union producers
— Plansee SE, Austria
— Gesellschaft für Wolfram Industrie mbH,Germany
(b) Exporting producers in the PRC
— Shandong Weldstone Tungsten Industry Co., Ltd,Zibo
— Shaanxi Yuheng Tungsten & Molybdenum Industrial Co., Ltd, Baoji
(c) Related company to one cooperating exporting producer in the PRC
— Shanghai Weldstone Asia Co., Ltd, Shanghai
(d) Related companies to one cooperating exporting producer in the European Union
— Weldstone GmbH, Wilnsdorf, Germany
— Binzel Benelux bvba, Eke – Nazareth, Belgium
(e) Analogue Country
— Global Tungsten & Powders Corp, Towanda,USA