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Judgment of the General Court of 22 September 2021 – NLMK v Commission

(Case T-752/16) 1

(Dumping – Imports of certain cold-rolled flat steel products originating in China and Russia – Definitive anti-dumping duty – Article 18 of Regulation (EC) No 1225/2009 (now Article 18 of Regulation (EU) 2016/1036) – Use of facts available – Article 3(2) and (5) of Regulation No 1225/2009 (now Article 3(2) and (5) of Regulation 2016/1036) – Determination of injury – Article 3(7) of Regulation No 1225/2009 (now Article 3(7) of Regulation 2016/1036) – Causal link – Article 2(9) and Article 9(4) of Regulation No 1225/2009 (now Article 2(9) and Article 9(4) of Regulation 2016/1036) – Elimination of injury – Rights of the defence – Equality of arms – Principle of good administration – Obligation to state reasons – Proportionality – Manifest errors of assessment)

Language of the case: English

Parties

Applicant: Novolipetsk Steel PJSC (NLMK) (Lipetsk, Russia) (represented by: D. O’Keeffe, Solicitor, N. Tuominen and M. Krestiyanova, lawyers)

Defendant: European Commission (represented by: J.-F. Brakeland, K. Blanck and E. Schmidt, acting as Agents)

Intervener in support of the defendant: Eurofer, European Steel Association, ASBL, (Luxembourg, Luxembourg) (represented by: O. Prost, A. Coelho Dias and S. Seeuws, lawyers)

Re:

Application pursuant to Article 263 TFEU seeking the annulment of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/1328 of 29 July 2016 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty and collecting definitively the provisional duty imposed on imports of certain cold-rolled flat steel products originating in the People’s Republic of China and the Russian Federation (OJ 2016 L 210, p. 1).

Operative part of the judgment

The Court:

Dismisses the action;

Orders Novolipetsk Steel PJSC (NLMK) to bear, in addition to its own costs, those incurred by the European Commission;

Orders Eurofer, European Steel Association, ASBL, to bear its own costs.

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1 OJ C 14, 16.1.2017.