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6.8.

98 EN Official Journal of the European Communities C 246/3

Notice of initiation of a review pursuant to Article 12 of Council Regulation (EC) No 384/96
of the anti-dumping measures applicable to imports of glyphosate originating in the People’s
Republic of China

(98/C 246/03)

The Commission has received a request pursuant to insufficient movement in resale prices within the
Article 12 of Council Regulation (EC) No 384/96Ø(Î) to Community, but that resale prices have inevitably
investigate whether the anti-dumping measures imposed decreased.
by Council Regulation (EC) No 368/98Ø(Ï) on imports of
glyphosate originating in the People’s Republic of China
have had an effect on resale prices or subsequent selling
prices in the Community. 4.ÙProcedure

Having determined, after consulting the Advisory
1.ÙComplainant Committee, that the request has been lodged on behalf
of the Community industry and that there is sufficient
information to justify the initiation of a review, the
Commission hereby re-opens the investigation pursuant
The request was lodged on 19 June 1998 on behalf of to Article 12 of the Regulation (EC) No 384/96 in
Community producers whose collective output of respect of imports of glyphosate from the People’s
glyphosate constitutes a major proportion, as defined Republic of China.
in Article 5(4) of Regulation (EC) No 384/96, of the
total Community production of the product concerned.

(a)ÙQuestionnaires

2.ÙProduct
In order to obtain the information it deems necessary for
its investigation, the Commission will send questionnaires
to the exporters and importers known to be concerned.
The product under consideration is glyphosate, currently The authorities of the exporting country will be notified
classifiable within CN codes 2931Ø00Ø95 and 3808Ø30Ø27. of the initiation of the review investigation and provided
These CN codes are given for information only. with a copy of the request. Information, where appro-
priate, will be sought from Community producers.

3.ÙInformation submitted All other exporters and importers are invited to contact
the Commission forthwith in order to find out whether
they are concerned by the investigation, in which case
they should request a copy of the questionnaire as soon
The request contains information showing that the level as possible, as they are also subject to the time limit set
of the Chinese export prices, on a landed-cost basis and out below. Any requests for questionnaires should be
after the imposition of the anti-dumping measures, have made in writing to the address mentioned below and
decreased as compared to that prevailing in the investi- should indicate the name, address, telephone, fax and/or
gation period on which these measures were based. It is telex numbers of the party making the request.
also alleged that these Chinese export prices are well
below the non-injurious price level of the Community
industry established in that investigation period.
(b)ÙCollection of information and holding of hearings

Given the extent of the shortfall between the current
Chinese export prices and both the export prices and the All interested parties, provided that they can show that
non-injurious price level established in the investigation they are likely to be affected by the outcome of the
period, it is further argued that the anti-dumping investigation, are hereby invited to make their views
measures in force have not only led to no or known in writing and to provide supporting evidence. In
particular, exporters, importers and Community
producers may clarify the situation with regard to resale
(Î)ÙOJ L 56, 6.3.1996, p. 1. prices and subsequent selling prices of the product under
(Ï)ÙOJ L 47, 18.2.1998, p. 1. investigation in the Community.
C 246/4 EN Official Journal of the European Communities 6.8.98

Furthermore, the Commission may hear interested European Commission,
parties, provided that they make a request in writing and Directorate-General I,
show that there are particular reasons why they should External Relations: Commercial Policy and Relations
be heard. with North America, the Far East, Australia and New
Zealand,
Directorate I-C, Unit I-C-1,
5.ÙTime limit DM 24, 8/38,
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Interested parties, if their representations are to be taken B-1049 Brussels.
into account during the investigation, must make them- Fax (32-2) 295Ø65Ø05
selves known, present their views in writing, and submit Telex COMEU B 21877.
information within 37 days of the date of transmission of
this notice to the authorities of the exporting country. 6.ÙNon-cooperation
Interested parties may also apply to be heard by the
Commission within the same time limit. The transmission In cases which any interested party does not provide, or
of this notice to the authorities of the exporting country otherwise refuses access to, the necessary information
shall be deemed to have taken place on the third day within the time limits, or significantly impedes the inves-
following its publication. This time limit also applies to tigation, provisional or definitive findings, affirmative or
interested parties unknown to the Commission and it is, negative, may be made in accordance with Article 18 of
consequently, in the interest of these parties to contact Council Regulation (EC) No 384/96, on the basis of the
the Commission without delay at the following address: facts available.

Non-opposition to a notified concentration
(Case No IV/M.1082 — *** Allianz/AGF)

(98/C 246/04)

(Text with EEA relevance)

On 8 May 1998, the Commission decided not to oppose the above notified concentration and
to declare it compatible with the common market. This decision is based on Article 6(1)(b) of
Council Regulation (EEC) No 4064/89. The full text of the decision is only available in
German and will be made public after it is cleared of any business secrets it may contain. It will
be available:

—Ùas a paper version through the sales offices of the Office for Official Publications of the
European Communities (see list on the last page),

—Ùin electronic form in the ‘CDE’ version of the CELEX database, under document number
398M1082. CELEX is the computerised documentation system of European Community
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