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2020-04-06
Update on the investigations concerning imports of Glass Fibre Reinforcements and Glass Fibre Fabrics from China, Bahrain and Egypt

The European Commission already established that Chinese state-backed enterprises receive illegal export subsidies and dump glass fibre reinforcements (“GFR”) in the EU at predatory prices.

As Chinese GFR manufacturers relocated production to avoid legitimate trade defence measures, GlassFibreEurope called on the EU to act against illegal dumping and subsidies related to imports of GFR from Egypt and Bahrain.Read More

2020-03-25
Position on COVID-19: Ensured Continued Manufacturing of European Glass Fibre Producers

GlassfibreEurope’s strong concerns with respect to State and local regulations governing “essential businesses” and “essential workers” during this critical time.Read More

2019-11-29
Press Release: Energy Intensive Industries: all sectors of economy will have to work together to deliver on climate-neutrality

All energy Intensive Industries sectors of economy will have to work together to deliver on climate-neutralityRead More

2019-05-03
Press Release: European glass fibre reinforcements industry welcomes launch of European Commission investigations into dumping by state-backed Chinese producers exporting from Bahrain and Egypt.

Axel Jorns, Secretary-General at GlassFibreEurope welcomed the announcement in the EU’s Official Journal today: “We strongly welcome the new European Commission investigation into the destructive dumping of state-backed Chinese producers exporting from Bahrain and Egypt. To address the surge of unfairly traded imports from those countries, GlassFibreEurope has asked the European Commission for the immediate registration of glass fibre reinforcement imports from Bahrain and Egypt, which would allow EU anti-dumping duties to be imposed retroactively to the date of registration. We are confident that the European Commission will make a thorough analysis and confirm the existence of dumping by imports from Bahrain and Egypt, which is injuring EU producers and destroying valuable manufacturing jobs, growth and investment in Europe. European downstream industries need a local, innovative and viable glass fibre reinforcements industry to compete internationally. If Europe loses glass fibre reinforcements manufacturing, key sectors from renewables to construction will be dependent on inputs from Chinese state-backed companies.”Read More

2019-02-15
Compliance Scheme regarding products of Continuous Filament Glass Fibre (CFGF) used in Glass Fibre Reinforced Plastic (GFRP) intended to come into contact with drinking water according to requirements of the German Federal Environment Agency (UBA)

Glass fibre-reinforced plastics are used in drinking water contact materials. This guidance document intends to assist the supply chain actors in determining compliance of sizing formulations with the new requirements of the German Federal Environment Agency (UBA).Read More

2019-02-14
Status of Continuous Filament Glass Fiber products under selected international chemical regulations

Continuous Filament Glass Fiber (CFGF) products meet the definition of Article in various international chemical regulations. While the wording may differ from country to country, the letter and intend of the definitions are consistent and applicable to CFGF products.Read More

2017-10-23
Joint Reaction Paper “For an ambitious EU industrial strategy: going further”

The Council Industry Working Party, at the invitation of the Estonian Presidency, presented to all Member States our new Joint Reaction Paper “For an ambitious EU industrial strategy: going further”. Many Member States but also the Estonian Presidency took the floor to thank the #Industry4Europe coalition and praised the quality of our collective work. Member States continued their discussion in camera during the afternoon as they further worked on the drafting of the future Council conclusions on “A renewed EU Industrial Policy Strategy”.Read More

2017-10-12
Continuous Filament Glass Fibre and Human Health

Latest information on continuous filament glass fibres (CFGF) and human health. GlassFibreEurope continually reviews and updates product information based on the latest evaluation of work by different laboratories.Read More

2017-07-20
Glass fibre value chain called on to support the continuation of duties against illegal dumping of open mesh fabric from China

GlassFibreEurope (GFE) and Tech-Fab Europe (TFE) have called on all actors in the glass fibre value chain to stand united in the fight against illegal trade practises by China.Read More

2017-04-24
EU COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION 2017/724 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of certain continuous filament glass fibre products originating in the People’s Republic of China

Published following an expiry review pursuant to Article 11(2) of Regulation (EU) 2016/1036 of the European Parliament and of the CouncilRead More

2016-06-27
Guidelines for Good Manufacturing Practice For Continuous Filament Glass Fibre (CFGF) Products Intended For Food Contact Applications

These industry guidelines have been drafted to support individual companies in the supply chain to establish their company specific manufacturing processes and procedures according good manufacturing practice, but don’t replace the respective requirements set by Commission Regulations.Read More

2016-02-17
Compliance Scheme regarding products of Continuous Filament Glass Fibre (CFGF) used in Glass Fibre Reinforced Plastic (GFRP) intended to come into contact with food.

Glass fibre-reinforced plastics (GFRP) are composite materials made of a polymer matrix reinforced with glass fibres. The glass fibres therein are treated with a sizing to hold individual filaments together and to promote adhesion to the polymer matrix. Glass fibre-reinforced plastics are covered by Regulation (EU) No 10/2011. Until 31.12.2015, compliance of the sizing was solely based on a risk assessment in accordance with Article 19. This guidance document intends to assist the supply chain actors in determining compliance of sizing formulations with the new requirements of Regulation (EU) No 10/2011.Read More

2014-12-16
COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) No 1379/2014 of 16 December 2014

Imposing a definitive countervailing duty on imports of certain filament glass fibre products originating in the People’s Republic of China and amending Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 248/2011 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of certain continuous filament glass fibre products originating in the People’s Republic of ChinaRead More

2012-10-10
COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) No 907/2012 of 20 August 2012

Establishing for 2012 the ‘Prodcom list’ of industrial products provided for by Council Regulation (EEC) No 3924/91Read More