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Will new EU decisions provoke real "earthquake" on the fiber optic cable market? Anti-dumping measures concerning imports of fiber optic cables from China are coming closer than ever before.
March 31, 2021

In the fiber optic cable industry, this is one of the most important decisions for investors who are implementing their projects. New information concerning anti-dumping duty proceedings, which aim at supporting and protecting the interests of European producers, has been officially confirmed.

The European Commission has just decided to take another step towards imposing an anti-dumping duty on fiber optic cables imported from China. Pursuant to the latest EC regulation, the registration of potential deliveries was introduced from March 31, so those duties can, if necessary conditions are fulfilled, be levied retroactively on the registered imports in accordance with the applicable legal provisions. The allegations in the complaint requesting the initiation of an anti-dumping investigation estimate an average injury elimination level of 43 % for the product concerned.

Are consumers aware of the upcoming changes? Imposing duty will naturally translate into higher final price for the customer. Consequently, all the investors who are purchasing cables from Chinese producers, should take into account the significant cost increase in their projects. Additionally, it can be assumed that the regulation may also extend to other countries in the future.
At the same time, we want to reassure our customers that all FIBRAIN cables are produced in our manufacturing center in Poland, so there is no need to worry or be afraid that the new regulation will affect our customers.

We will monitor this situation and keep you informed. If you want to read more about this case, we kindly invite you to visit the following websites of the EU Commission:

Polish versionhttps://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/PL/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32021R0548&from=EN

English version https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32021R0548&from=EN