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C 149/12 EN Official Journal of the European Union 26.6.


Notice of initiation of an expiry review of the antidumping measures applicable to imports of

synthetic fibre ropes originating in India

(2003/C 149/07)

Following the publication of a notice of impending expiry (1) of of the product concerned is likely to increase due to the
the antidumping measures in force on imports of synthetic existence of unused capacity in the country concerned.
fibre ropes originating in India, (‘country concerned’), the
Commission has received a request for review pursuant to
Article 11(2) of Council Regulation (EC) No 384/96 (2), as
The applicant alleges that the situation of the Community
last amended by Council Regulation (EC) No 1972/2002 (3)
industry is still fragile and that any further substantial
(‘the Basic Regulation’).
increase of imports at dumped prices from the country
concerned would be likely to cause even further injury to the
Community industry.
1. Request for review
The request was lodged on 26 March 2003 by Eurocord (‘the
applicant’) on behalf of producers representing a major 5. Procedure
proportion, in this case more than 53 %, of the total
Community production of synthetic fibre ropes. Having determined, after consulting the Advisory Committee,
that sufficient evidence exists to justify the initiation of an
expiry review, the Commission hereby initiates a review in
accordance with Article 11(2) of the Basic Regulation.
2. Product
The product under review is twine, cordage, ropes and cables,
whether or not plaited or braided and whether or not 5.1. Procedure for the determination of likelihood of dumping and
impregnated, coated, covered or sheathed with rubber or injury
plastics of polyethylene or polypropylene, other than binder
and baler twine, measuring more than 50 000 decitex The investigation will determine whether the expiry of the
(5 g/m), plaited and other, as well as other synthetic fibres of measures would be likely, or unlikely, to lead to a continuation
nylon or other polyamides or of polyesters measuring more or recurrence of dumping and injury.
than 50 000 decitex (5 g/m), plaited or other, originating in
India (‘the product concerned’), currently classifiable within CN
codes 5607 49 11, 5607 49 19, 5607 50 11 and 5607 50 19.
These CN codes are given only for information. (a) Questionnaires
In order to obtain the information it deems necessary for
its investigation, the Commission will send questionnaires
to the Community industry and to any association of
3. Existing measures
producers in the Community, to the exporters/producers
The measures currently in force are a definitive anti-dumping in India to any association of exporters/producers, to the
duty imposed by Council Regulation (EC) No 1312/98 (4). importers, to any association of importers named in the
request or which cooperated in the investigation leading to
the measures subject to the present review, and to the
authorities of the exporting country concerned.
4. Grounds for the review
The request is based on the grounds that the expiry of In any event, all parties should contact the Commission
measures would be likely to result in a recurrence of forthwith by fax in order to find out whether they are
dumping and injury to the Community. With regard to the listed in the request and if necessary request a questionnaire
recurrence of dumping, it is alleged that the exports to other within the time limit set in paragraph 6(a), given that the
third countries, i.e., USA and Norway, are made at dumped time limit set in paragraph 6(b) of this notice applies to all
prices. interested parties.

The applicant further alleges the likelihood of further injurious

dumping. In this respect the applicant presents evidence that, (b) Collection of information and holding of hearings
should measures be allowed to lapse, the current import level
All interested parties are hereby invited to make their views
known, submit information other than questionnaire
(1) OJ C 240, 5.10.2002, p. 2. replies and to provide supporting evidence. This
(2) OJ L 56, 6.3.96, p. 1. information and supporting evidence must reach the
(3) OJ L 305, 7.11.2002, p. 1. Commission within the time limit set in paragraph 6(b)
(4) OJ L 183, 26.6.98, p. 1. of this notice.
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Furthermore, the Commission may hear interested parties, unless otherwise specified. Attention is drawn to the fact
provided that they make a request showing that there are that the exercise of most procedural rights set out in the
particular reasons why they should be heard. This request Basic Regulation depends on the party's making itself
must be made within the time limit set in paragraph 6(c) of known within the aforementioned period
this notice.

(c) Hearings
5.2. Procedure for the assesment of Community interest
All interested parties may also apply to be heard by the
In accordance with Article 21 of the Basic Regulation and in Commission within the same 40 day time limit.
the event that the likelihood of a continuation of dumping and
injury is confirmed, a decision will be reached as to whether to
maintain or repeal the anti-dumping measures would not be 7. Written submissions, questionnaire replies and corre-
against the Community interest. For this reason the spondence
Community industry, importers, their representative
associations, representative users and representative consumer All submissions and requests made by interested parties must
organisations, provided that they prove that there is an be made in writing (not in electronic format, unless otherwise
objective link between their activity and the product specified), and must indicate the name, address, e-mail address,
concerned, may, within the time limits set in paragraph 6(b) telephone and fax, and/or telex numbers of the interested party.
of this notice, make themselves known and provide the All written submissions, including the information requested in
Commission with information. The parties which have acted this notice, questionnaire replies and correspondence provided
in conformity with the precedent sentence may request a by interested parties on a confidential basis shall be labelled as
hearing, setting the particular reasons why they should be ‘Limited (1)’ and, in accordance with Article 19(2) of the Basic
heard, within the time limit set in paragraph 6(c) of this Regualtion, shall be accompanied by a non-confidential
notice. It should be noted that any information submitted version, which will be labelled ‘for inspection by interested
pursuant to Article 21 will only be taken into account if parties’.
supported by factual evidence at the time of submission.
Commission address for correspondence:

6. Time limits European Commission

Directorate General for Trade
(a) For parties to request a questionnaire or other claim forms Directorate B
Office: J-79 5/16
All interested parties who did not cooperate in the inves- B-1049 Brussels
tigation leading to the measures subject to the present Fax (32-2) 295 65 05
review should request a questionnaire or other claim Telex COMEU B 21877.
forms as soon as possible, but not later than 15 days
after the publication of this notice in the Official Journal
of the European Union. 8. Non-cooperation

In cases in which any interested party refuses access to or

(b) For parties to make themselves known, to submit ques- otherwise does not provide the necessary information within
tionnaire replies and any other information the time limits, or significantly impedes the investigation,
findings, affirmative or negative, may be made in accordance
All interested parties, if their representations are to be with Article 18 of the Basic Regulation, on the basis of the
taken into account during the investigation, must make facts available.
themselves known by contacting the Commission, present
their views and submit questionnaire replies or any other Where it is found that any interested party has supplied false or
information within 40 days of the date of publication of misleading information, the information shall be disregarded
this notice in the Official Journal of the European Union, and use may be made of the facts available.

(1) This means that the document is for internal use only. It is
protected pursuant to Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001
of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ L 145,
31.5.2001, p. 43). It is a confidential document pursuant to
Article 19 of Council Regulation (EC) No 384/96 (OJ L 56,
6.3.1996, p. 1) and Article 6 of the WTO Agreement on the
Implementation of Article VI of the GATT 1994 (Anti-dumping