The European Commission announced on Saturday it had terminated its partial interim review of anti-dumping measures against imports of okoume plywood from China.
The commission said the decision was taken after the applicant withdrew its request for review, which was intended to extend the existing anti-dumping measures to more types of Chinese plywood products.
It was also decided the termination of the review would not be against the European Union (EU)'s interests.
The EU imposed a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of Chinese okoume plywood in 2004, ranging from 6.5 percent to 66.7 percent for different companies.
In April 2006, the European Federation of the Plywood Industry (EFPI) lodged a request with the commission for a partial interim review of the anti-dumping measures, aiming to bring some new product types into the scope of the measures.
However, the EFPI withdrew its request in December last year.
The commission said with the review terminated, the existing anti-dumping measures would remain in force.
(Xinhua News Agency February 17, 2008)