21.12.2006   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 365/1


COUNCIL REGULATION (EC) No 1909/2006

of 18 December 2006

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 September 2000, the Council, by Regulation (EC) No 2042/2000 (3) confirmed the definitive anti-dumping duties imposed by Regulation (EC) No 1015/94 (as subsequently amended) pursuant to Article 11(2) of the basic Regulation.

(3)

In Article 1(3)(e) of Regulation (EC) No 2042/2000, 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 that Regulation, but which cannot be regarded as television camera systems.

(4)

The Commission, by notice of 29 September 2005 (4), initiated a review, pursuant to Article 11(2) of the basic Regulation, of Regulation (EC) No 2042/2000 which imposed the existing anti-dumping measures on imports of TCS originating in Japan.

(5)

The Commission, by notice of 18 May 2006, initiated an anti-dumping proceeding concerning imports of certain camera systems originating in Japan pursuant to Article 5 of the basic Regulation. Given that the product scope of this proceeding includes the products subject to measures by Regulation (EC) No 2042/2000, the Commission also initiated by the notice of 18 May 2006, a review, under Article 11(3) of the basic Regulation, of the existing measures.

B.   INVESTIGATION CONCERNING NEW MODELS OF PROFESSIONAL CAMERA SYSTEMS

1.   Procedure

(6)

One Japanese exporting producer, Hitachi Denshi (Europa) GmbH (Hitachi) informed the Commission that it intended to introduce a new model of professional camera systems into the Community market and requested the Commission to add this new model of professional camera systems to the Annex of Regulation (EC) No 2042/2000 and thus exempt it from the scope of the anti-dumping duties.

(7)

The Commission informed the Community industry accordingly and commenced an investigation limited to the determination of whether the product under consideration falls within the scope of the anti-dumping duties and whether the operative part of Regulation (EC) No 2042/2000 should be amended accordingly.

2.   Model under investigation

(8)

The request for exemption was received for the following model of camera systems, supplied with the relevant technical information:

Hitachi:

Camera head V-35W.

This model was presented as a successor model of the already exempted V-35 camera head.

3.   Findings

(9)

Camera head V-35W falls within the product description of Article 1(2)(a) of Regulation (EC) No 2042/2000. However, as with its predecessor model, it is mainly used for professional applications and it is not sold with the corresponding triax system or adaptor on the EC market.

(10)

Therefore, it was found that it qualifies as a professional camera system within the meaning of Article 1(3)(e) of Regulation (EC) No 2042/2000. As a result, it should be excluded from the scope of the existing anti-dumping measures and added to the Annex of Regulation (EC) No 2042/2000.

(11)

In accordance with the established Community institutions' practice, the new model 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 model imported on or after 11 April 2006 should be exempted from the anti-dumping duty from that date:

Hitachi:

Camera head V-35W.

4.   Information of the interested parties and conclusions

(12)

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

(13)

In view of the above, it is proposed to amend the Annex of Regulation (EC) No 2042/2000 accordingly,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

The Annex to Regulation (EC) No 2042/2000 shall be replaced by the Annex hereto.

Article 2

1.   This Regulation shall enter into force on the day following its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

2.   This Regulation shall apply to imports of the following model produced and exported to the Community by the following exporting producer:

Hitachi from 11 April 2006

Camera head V-35W.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.

Done at Brussels, 18 December 2006.

For the Council

The President

J.-E. ENESTAM


(1)  OJ L 56, 6.3.1996, p. 1. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 2117/2005 (OJ L 340, 23.12.2005, p. 17).

(2)  OJ L 111, 30.4.1994, p. 106. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 1754/2004 (OJ L 313, 12.10.2004, p. 1).

(3)  OJ L 244, 29.9.2000, p. 38. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 913/2006 (OJ L 169, 22.6.2006, p. 1).

(4)  OJ C 239, 29.9.2005, p. 9.


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)

 

DK-H31 (2)

 

V-35W (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)

 

RU-3300N (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-F-565HE

 

AW-F575HE

 

AW-E600

 

AW-E800

 

AW-E800A

 

AW-E650

 

AW-E655

 

AW-E750

 

AW-E860L

 

AK-HC910L

 

AK-HC1500G

 

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

 

AK-HRP900

 

AK-HRP150

 

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 EC market.’