Council Regulation (EC) No 1454/2005 of 2 September 2005 amending the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 2042/2000 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of television camera systems originating in Japan


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8.9.2005   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 231/1

COUNCIL REGULATION (EC) No 1454/2005
of 2 September 2005
amending the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 2042/2000 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of television camera systems originating in Japan
THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,
Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,
Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 384/96 of 22 December 1995 on protection against dumped imports from countries not members of the European Community (1) (the basic Regulation),
Having regard to the proposal submitted by the Commission after consulting the Advisory Committee,
Whereas:
A.   PREVIOUS PROCEDURES

(1)

The Council, by Regulation (EC) No 1015/94 (2), imposed a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of television camera systems (‘TCS’) originating in Japan.

(2)

In Article 1(3)(e) of Regulation (EC) No 1015/94, the Council specifically excluded from the scope of the anti-dumping duty camera systems listed in the Annex to that Regulation (‘the Annex’), representing high-end professional camera systems technically falling within the product definition under Article 1(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1015/94, but which cannot be regarded as television camera systems.

(3)

In October 1995, the Council, by Regulation (EC) No 2474/95 (3), amended Regulation (EC) No 1015/94, in particular as regards the definition of the like product and as regards certain models of professional camera systems which were explicitly exempted from the definitive anti-dumping duty.

(4)

In October 1997, the Council, by Regulation (EC) No 1952/97 (4), amended the rates of the definitive anti-dumping duty for two companies concerned, namely for Sony Corporation and Ikegami Tsushinki Co. Ltd, pursuant to Article 12 of the basic Regulation. Furthermore, the Council specifically excluded from the scope of the anti-dumping duty certain new models of professional camera systems by adding them to the Annex.

(5)

In January 1999 and January 2000, the Council, by Regulations (EC) No 193/1999 (5) and (EC) No 176/2000 (6), amended Regulation (EC) No 1015/94 by adding certain successor models of professional camera systems to the Annex and thus excluding those from the application of the definitive anti-dumping duty.

(6)

In September 2000, the Council, by Regulation (EC) No 2042/2000 (7), confirmed the definitive anti-dumping duties imposed by Regulation (EC) No 1015/94 pursuant to Article 11(2) of the basic Regulation.

(7)

In January 2001 and in May 2001, the Council, by Regulations (EC) No 198/2001 (8) and (EC) No 951/2001 (9), amended Regulation (EC) No 2042/2000 by adding certain successor models of professional camera systems to the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 2042/2000 and thus excluding them from the application of the definitive anti-dumping duty.

(8)

In September 2001, further to an interim review pursuant to Article 11(3) of the basic Regulation, the Council, by Regulation (EC) No 1900/2001 (10) confirmed the level of the definitive anti-dumping duty imposed by Regulation (EC) No 2042/2000 on imports of TCS from the exporting producer Hitachi Denshi Ltd.

(9)

In September 2002 and April 2004, the Council, by Regulations (EC) No 1696/2002 (11) and (EC) No 825/2004 (12), amended Regulation (EC) No 2042/2000 by adding certain successor models of professional camera systems to the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 2042/2000 and thus excluding them from the application of the definitive anti-dumping duty.

(10)

In January 2005, the Council, by Regulation (EC) No 84/2005 amended Regulation (EC) No 2042/2000 by adding two models of professional camera systems to the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 2042/2000 and thus excluding them from the application of the definitive anti-dumping duty.
B.   INVESTIGATION CONCERNING NEW MODELS OF PROFESSIONAL CAMERA SYSTEMS
1.   Procedure

(11)

Three Japanese exporting producers, namely Ikegami Tsushinki Co. Ltd (‘Ikegami’), Hitachi Denshi (Europa) GmbH (‘Hitachi’) and Matsushita informed the Commission that they intended to introduce new models of professional camera systems into the Community market and requested the Commission to add these new models, including their accessories, to the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 2042/2000 and thus exempt them from the scope of the anti-dumping duties.

(12)

The Commission informed the Community industry accordingly and began an investigation limited to the determination of whether the products under consideration fall within the scope of the anti-dumping duties and whether the operational part of Regulation (EC) No 2042/2000 should be amended accordingly.
2.   Models under investigation

(13)

The requests for exemption were received for the following models of camera systems, supplied with the relevant technical information:
(i)


Ikegami:




Camera heads HC-500 and HC-500W;

(ii)


Hitachi:




Camera head V-35;



Camera control unit RU-Z35;



Camera adaptor CA-Z35;



Camera adaptor EA-Z35;

(iii)


Matsushita:




Camera head AW-E860L.
All models were presented as successors to models already excluded from the anti-dumping measures in force.
3.   Findings
(i)   Camera heads HC-500 and HC-500W

(14)

It was found that camera heads HC-500 and HC-500W fall under the product description of Article 1(2)(a) of Regulation (EC) No 2042/2000. However, these models are mainly used for professional applications. The Community industry claimed that these camera heads could be used for broadcast purposes in connection with the correspondent triax system and/or triax adaptor. Nevertheless, on the basis of the information available and as for its predecessor models, it was found the camera heads HC-500 and HC-500W are not sold with the corresponding triax system or adaptor on the Community market. Consequently, on this market, these models were not used as broadcast cameras within the meaning of Regulation (EC) No 2042/2000. Therefore, in accordance with the Community institution’s prior practice, it was concluded that these cameras should be regarded as professional camera systems falling within the definition of Article 1(3)(e) of Regulation (EC) No 2042/2000. As a result, these models should be excluded from the scope of the existing anti-dumping measures and added to the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 2042/2000.

(15)

In accordance with the established Community institutions’ practice, these models should be exempted from the anti-dumping duty from the date of receipt by the Commission services of the relevant request for exemption. Therefore, all imports of the following cameras imported on or after 28 October 2004 should be exempted from the anti-dumping duty from this date:
Ikegami — Camera heads HC-500 and HC-500W;
(ii)   Camera head V-35, camera control unit RU-Z35 and camera adaptors CA-Z35 and EA-Z35

(16)

It was found that camera head V-35, base station RU-Z35 and adaptors CA-Z35 and EA-Z35 fall within the product description of Article 1(2)(a) of Regulation (EC) No 2042/2000. However, they are mainly used for professional applications and are not sold with the corresponding triax system or adaptor on the Community market. Therefore, it was concluded that they should be regarded as a professional camera system falling within the definition of Article 1(3)(e) of Regulation (EC) No 2042/2000. As a result, this system (head, base station and adaptors) and its accessories should be excluded from the scope of the existing anti-dumping measures and added to the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 2042/2000.

(17)

In accordance with the established Community institutions’ practice, this television camera system should be exempted from the anti-dumping duty from the date of receipt by the Commission services of the relevant request for exemption. Therefore, all imports of the following camera and its accessories imported on or after 27 January 2005 should be exempted from the anti-dumping duty from this date:
 

Hitachi — colour camera head V-35,

 

Camera control unit RU-Z35,

 

Camera adaptors CA-Z35 and EA-Z35
(iii)   Camera head AW-E860L

(18)

It was found that camera head AW-E860L was almost identical to its predecessor models already listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 2042/2000. The new model was merely a technical update with regard to new environmental requirements in the Community. Therefore, it was concluded that this model should be excluded from the scope of the existing anti-dumping measures.

(19)

In accordance with the established Community institutions’ practice, this television camera system should be exempted from the anti-dumping duty from the date of receipt by the Commission services of the relevant request for exemption. Therefore, all imports of the following camera imported on or after 10 May 2005 should be exempted from the anti-dumping duty from this date:
Matsushita — Camera head AW-E860L.
4.   Information of the interested parties and conclusions

(20)

The Commission informed the Community industry and the exporters of the TCS of its findings and provided them with an opportunity to present their views. None of the parties objected to the Commission’s findings.

(21)

On the basis of the foregoing, Regulation (EC) No 2042/2000 should be amended accordingly,
HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:
Article 1
The Annex to Regulation (EC) No 2042/2000 shall be replaced by the text in the Annex hereto.
Article 2
1.   This Regulation shall enter into force on the day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.
2.   This Regulation shall apply to imports of the following models produced and exported to the Community by the following exporting producers:

(a)

Ikegami Tsushinki Co. Ltd from 28 October 2004:


Camera head HC-500;



Camera head HC-500W.

(b)

Hitachi Denshi (Europa) GmbH from 27 January 2005:


Camera head V-35;



Camera control unit RU-Z35;



Camera adaptor CA-Z35;



Camera adaptor EA-Z35.

(c)

Matsushita from 10 May 2005:


Camera head AW-E860L.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.
Done at Brussels, 2 September 2005.


For the Council


The President

J. STRAW




(1)  OJ L 56, 6.3.1996, p. 1. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 461/2004 (OJ L 77, 13.3.2004, p. 12).

(2)  OJ L 111, 30.4.1994, p. 106. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 176/2000 (OJ L 22, 27.1.2000, p. 29).

(3)  OJ L 255, 25.10.1995, p. 11.

(4)  OJ L 276, 9.10.1997, p. 20.

(5)  OJ L 22, 29.1.1999, p. 10.

(6)  OJ L 22, 27.1.2000, p. 29. Regulation as amended by Regulation (EC) No 1754/2004 (OJ L 313, 12.10.2004, p. 1).

(7)  OJ L 244, 29.9.2000, p. 38. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 84/2005 (OJ L 19, 21.1.2005, p. 9).

(8)  OJ L 30, 1.2.2001, p. 1.

(9)  OJ L 134, 17.5.2001, p. 18.

(10)  OJ L 261, 29.9.2001, p. 3.

(11)  OJ L 259, 27.9.2002, p. 1.

(12)  OJ L 127, 29.4.2004, p. 12.

ANNEX


‘ANNEX
List of professional camera systems not qualified as television camera systems (broadcast camera systems) which are exempted from the measures

Company name

Camera heads

Viewfinder

Camera control unit

Operational control unit

Master control unit

Camera adapters

Sony

DXC-M7PK
DXC-M7P
DXC-M7PH
DXC-M7PK/1
DXC-M7P/1
DXC-M7PH/1
DXC-327PK
DXC-327PL
DXC-327PH
DXC-327APK
DXC-327APL
DXC-327AH
DXC-537PK
DXC-537PL
DXC-537PH
DXC-537APK
DXC-537APL
DXC-537APH
EVW-537PK
EVW-327PK
DXC-637P
DXC-637PK
DXC-637PL
DXC-637PH
PVW-637PK
PVW-637PL
DXC-D30PF
DXC-D30PK
DXC-D30PL
DXC-D30PH
DSR-130PF
DSR-130PK
DSR-130PL
PVW-D30PF
PVW-D30PK
PVW-D30PL
DXC-327BPF
DXC-327BPK
DXC-327BPL
DXC-327BPH
DXC-D30WSP (2)

DXC-D35PH (2)

DXC-D35PL (2)

DXC-D35PK (2)

DXC-D35WSPL (2)

DSR-135PL (2)


DXF-3000CE
DXF-325CE
DXF-501CE
DXF-M3CE
DXF-M7CE
DXF-40CE
DXF-40ACE
DXF-50CE
DXF-601CE
DXF-40BCE
DXF-50BCE
DXF-701CE
DXF-WSCE (2)

DXF-801CE (2)

HDVF-C30W

CCU-M3P
CCU-M5P
CCU-M7P
CUU-M5AP (2)


RM-M7G
RM-M7E (2)




CA-325P
CA-325AP
CA-325B
CA-327P
CA-537P
CA-511
CA-512P
CA-513
VCT-U14 (2)


Ikegami

HC-340
HC-300
HC-230
HC-240
HC-210
HC-390
LK-33
HDL-30MA
HDL-37
HC-400 (2)

HC-400W (2)

HDL-37E
HDL-10
HDL-40
HC-500 (2)

HC-500W (2)


VF15-21/22
VF-4523
VF15-39
VF15-46 (2)

VF5040 (2)

VF5040W (2)


MA-200/230
MA-200A (2)

MA-400 (2)

CCU-37
CCU-10

RCU-240
RCU-390 (2)

RCU-400 (2)

RCU-240A



CA-340
CA-300
CA-230
CA-390
CA-400 (2)

CA-450 (2)


Hitachi

SK-H5
SK-H501
DK-7700
DK-7700SX
HV-C10
HV-C11
HV-C10F
Z-ONE (L)
Z-ONE (H)
Z-ONE
Z-ONE A (L)
Z-ONE A (H)
Z-ONE A (F)
Z-ONE A
Z-ONE B (L)
Z-ONE B (H)
Z-ONE B (F)
Z-ONE B
Z-ONE B (M)
Z-ONE B (R)
FP-C10 (B)
FP-C10 (C)
FP-C10 (D)
FP-C10 (G)
FP-C10 (L)
FP-C10 (R)
FP-C10 (S)
FP-C10 (V)
FP-C10 (F)
FP-C10
FP-C10 A
FP-C10 A (A)
FP-C10 A (B)
FP-C10 A (C)
FP-C10 A (D)
FP-C10 A (F)
FP-C10 A (G)
FP-C10 A (H)
FP-C10 A (L)
FP-C10 A (R)
FP-C10 A (S)
FP-C10 A (T)
FP-C10 A (V)
FP-C10 A (W)
Z-ONE C (M)
Z-ONE C (R)
Z-ONE C (F)
Z-ONE C
HV-C20
HV-C20M
Z-ONE-D
Z-ONE-D (A)
Z-ONE-D (B)
Z-ONE-D (C)
Z-ONE-DA (2)

V-21 (2)

V-21W (2)

V-35 (2)


GM-5 (A)
GM-5-R2 (A)
GM-5-R2
GM-50
GM-8A (2)

GM-9 (2)

GM-51 (2)


RU-C1 (B)
RU-C1 (D)
RU-C1
RU-C1-S5
RU-C10 (B)
RU-C10 (C)
RC-C1
RC-C10
RU-C10
RU-Z1 (B)
RU-Z1 (C)
RU-Z1
RC-C11
RU-Z2
RC-Z1
RC-Z11
RC-Z2
RC-Z21
RC-Z2A (2)

RC-Z21A (2)

RU-Z3 (2)

RC-Z3 (2)

RU-Z35 (2)






CA-Z1
CA-Z2
CA-Z1SJ
CA-Z1SP
CA-Z1M
CA-Z1M2
CA-Z1HB
CA-C10
CA-C10SP
CA-C10SJA
CA-C10M
CA-C10B
CA-Z1A (2)

CA-Z31 (2)

CA-Z32 (2)

CA-ZD1 (2)

CA-Z35 (2)

EA-Z35 (2)


Matsushita

WV-F700
WV-F700A
WV-F700SHE
WV-F700ASHE
WV-F700BHE
WV-F700ABHE
WV-F700MHE
WV-F350
WV-F350HE
WV-F350E
WV-F350AE
WV-F350DE
WV-F350ADE
WV-F500HE (1)

WV-F565HE
AW-F575HE
AW-E600
AW-E800
AW-E800A
AW-E650
AW-E655
AW-E750

AW-E860L


WV-VF65BE
WV-VF40E
WV-VF39E
WV-VF65BE (1)

WV-VF40E (1)

WV-VF42E
WV-VF65B
AW-VF80

WV-RC700/B
WV-RC700/G
WV-RC700A/B
WV-RC700A/G
WV-RC36/B
WV-RC36/G
WV-RC37/B
WV-RC37/G
WV-CB700E
WV-CB700AE
WV-CB700E (1)

WV-CB700AE (1)

WV-RC700/B (1)

WV-RC700/G (1)

WV-RC700A/B (1)

WV-RC700A/G (1)

WV-RC550/G
WV-RC550/B
WV-RC700A
WV-CB700A
WV-RC550
WV-CB550
AW-RP501
AW-RP505





WV-AD700SE
WV-AD700ASE
WV-AD700ME
WV-AD250E
WV-AD500E (1)

AW-AD500AE
AW-AD700BSE

JVC

KY-35E
KY-27ECH
KY-19ECH
KY-17FITECH
KY-17BECH
KY-F30FITE
KY-F30BE
KY-F560E
KY-27CECH
KH-100U
KY-D29ECH
KY-D29WECH (2)


VF-P315E
VF-P550E
VF-P10E
VP-P115E
VF-P400E
VP-P550BE
VF-P116E
VF-P116WE (2)

VF-P550WE (2)


RM-P350EG
RM-P200EG
RM-P300EG
RM-LP80E
RM-LP821E
RM-LP35U
RM-LP37U
RM-P270EG
RM-P210E





KA-35E
KA-B35U
KA-M35U
KA-P35U
KA-27E
KA-20E
KA-P27U
KA-P20U
KA-B27E
KA-B20E
KA-M20E
KA-M27E

Olympus

MAJ-387N
MAJ-387I

 

OTV-SX 2
OTV-S5
OTV-S6

 

 

 

Camera OTV-SX



(1)  Also called master set up unit (MSU) or master control panel (MCP).

(2)  Models exempted under the condition that the corresponding triax system or triax-adapter is not sold on the Community market.’