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BEITEN BURKHARDT obtains prolongation of anti-dumping duties in favour of European producers of open mesh glass fibre fabrics

Brussels, 13 November 2017 – Supporting European producers of open mesh glass fibre fabrics, the international corporate law office BEITEN BURKHARDT has obtained a 5 year prolongation of existing anti-dumping duties on imports of open mesh glass fibre fabrics originating in China. Open mesh glass fibre fabrics are mainly used as reinforcing material in the construction industry (external thermal insulation, reinforcement of marble and flooring, wall repairs).

At the industry's request and after 15 months of investigations, the European Commission approved the prolongation of the anti-dumping duties in force. The Commission confirms in its implementing regulation (EU) 2017/1993 of 6 November 2017 the position of the European producers that renewed dumping and material damage to the EU industry are to be expected if the anti-dumping measures cease to be in force. Since 2011, when the duties were imposed, the Commission has extended the duties on imports from Indonesia, Malaysia, Taiwan and Thailand to fight against the circumvention of anti-dumping duties on Chinese products. The industry was successfully represented by Dr Rainer Bierwagen, expert for anti-dumping and anti-subsidy procedures at BEITEN BURKHARDT.

This most recent success emphasizes once again the efficient practice of BEITEN BURKHARDT in trade and customs law. With more than 25 years of experience in over 100 cases our lawyers advise European and foreign producers, associations, importers as well as the European Commission and Council on anti-dumping, anti-subsidy and safeguard measures. Our team is regularly recommended and includes members mentioned as leading experts in World's Leading Trade Lawyers and other publications. In addition to anti-dumping cases, our team advises on other trade defence instruments such as anti-subsidy, safeguard and trade barriers, customs law, import and export control and regarding sanctions. In addition, the team represents companies and the European Institutions in trade cases before the European Courts, and provides support and advice on WTO law.

Prof. Dr. Rainer M. Bierwagen
Tel.: +32 2 639 00 00

Public Relations
Frauke Reuther
Phone: +49 69 75 60 95 – 570


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