India Opens Review of AD Duty on Imports of PPGI from China & EU
India’s Direcor General Trade Remadies has initiated a sunset review investigation to review the need for continued imposition of anti-dumping duty in force in respect of PPGI originating in or exported from China & EU and to examine whether the expiry of such duty is likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and injury to the domestic industry. Indian Steel Association has filed an application on behalf of JSW Steel Coated Products Limited and ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel India Limited for initiation of sunset review investigation concerning imports of Color coated & pre painted flat products originating in or exported from China PR and European Union. The applicant has requested for extension of duties on imports of subject goods, originating in or exported from the subject countries. Petitioner has proposed the period from 1st October 2019 to 31st March 2021 as the period of investigation. The injury investigation period is 2017-18, 2018-19, 2019-20 and POI.
The original anti-dumping investigation concerning imports of subject goods from subject countries was initiated on 29th June 2016. Direcor General Trade Remadies had recommended imposition of anti-dumping duty. His recommendations were implemented vide Notification No. 49/2017-Customs dated 17, October 2017. The duty is valid upto 10th January 2022.
The scope of the product under consideration in the present sunset review investigation is the same as in the original investigation. The product under consideration in the present sunset review investigation is “Pre-painted, painted, colour coated or organic coated flat steels in coils or not in coils, whether or not with metallic coated substrate of zinc, aluminium zinc or any other substrate coating excluding plates of thickness 6mm or more.”
The product under consideration is classified under Custom Tariff Headings 72107000, 72124000, 72259900 and 72269990 of the Customs Tariff Act, 1975. However, the imports have also been observed in certain other ITC HS Codes viz. 72082790,72085430, 72091590, 72091820, 72103090, 72104100, 72104900, 72106100, 72106900, 72107000, 72109010, 72109090, 72112350, 72112330, 72121010, 72123090, 72125090, 72126000, 72131090, 72254013.
Source - Strategic Research Institute