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Anti-dumping duty on automotive aluminum wheels from Morocco

05.10.2022

Aluminum rims and automotive aluminum wheels from Morocco will be subject to an anti-dumping duty in the future.
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The EU Commission has decided to impose an anti-dumping duty on aluminum wheels originating in Morocco. More information about this, can be found in this article.

The European Commission initiated an anti-dumping case against Morocco in November 2021. Now, the Commission has imposed provisional anti-dumping measures on aluminum wheels originating in Morocco, effective July 16, 2022. The measures will apply for six months.

The product concerned is aluminum motor vehicle wheels falling within CN headings 8701 to 8705, whether or not fitted with accessories, including tires, originating in Morocco.

The product is currently classifiable within CN codes ex 8708 70 10 and ex 8708 70 50 (TARIC codes: 8708 70 10 15, 8708 70 10 50, 8708 70 50 15 and 8708 70 50 50). A provisional anti-dumping duty of 16.5 percent applies (TARIC additional code C999).

In addition, there is a company-specific duty rate for HANDS 8 S.A.. This rate is 8 percent (TARIC additional code C873). In order to benefit from the company-specific duty rate, a valid commercial invoice must be presented to Member States’ customs authorities. This must contain a declaration dated and signed by a person in charge, identified by name and function, of the invoicing company, which reads as follows:

“I, the undersigned, certify that the [volume] [product concerned] sold for export to the European Union covered by this invoice was manufactured by [company name and address] ([TARIC additional code]) in Morocco and that the information provided in this invoice is complete and correct.”

If no such commercial invoice is presented, the 16.5 percent duty rate applicable to all other companies shall apply.

A security equivalent to the amount of the provisional duty shall be required for release for free circulation.

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