EU Extends Duties On S. African Battery Raw Material

Law360, New York (February 28, 2014, 2:18 PM EST) -- The European Union will keep in place a 17.1 percent anti-dumping duty on imports of raw material used in batteries from South Africa after determining that a removal of the tariff could threaten its competing domestic industry, it announced Friday.

Though imports of electrolytic manganese dioxides stopped during the period of the EU's review, trade officials at the European Commission determined that certain economic factors showed that its domestic producers were still at risk without tariff protection, the government said in an official journal notice....
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