DGTR Extends Electrogalvanized Steel AD Duty Probe till 27 July
Strategic Research Institute
Published on :
28 Jun, 2022, 6:57 am
India’s Director General Trade Remadies on 8 June 2022 has extended the time limit for completion of Anti-Dumping investigation concerning imports of Electrogalvanized Steel from Korea, Japan & Singapore till 27 July 2022.
DGTR had opened AD Duty case in June 2021 after American Precoat Speciality filed an application for initiation of anti-dumping investigation concerning imports of Electrogalvanized Steel originating in or exported from Korea, Japan & Singapore. American Precoat Speciality has alleged that material retardation is being caused to the establishment of the domestic industry due to dumped imports of subject goods from the subject countries, and has requested for imposition of anti-dumping duty on the import of the subject goods from the subject countries.
The product under consideration is flat rolled products of hot rolled or cold rolled steel continuously electrolytically plated or coated with zinc, with or without alloying elements. The product under consideration is commonly known as Electrogalvanized steel. The product under consideration may be either of alloy or non-alloy steel, whether or not of prime or non-prime quality. The product under consideration may be in coils or not in coils form. The product under consideration includes all types of Electrogalvanized steel whether or not coated, passivated, pre-treated, pre-painted, colour coated, thin organic coated, chromated, phosphated, printed, whether or not corrugated or profiled, and whether or not having anti-fingerprint treatment.
The period of investigation for the purpose of the present investigation is from 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2020. The injury investigation period for the present investigation will be 2017-18, 2018-19, 2019-20 and the period of investigation.
The following are excluded from the scope of product under consideration
1. Flat rolled steel products that are plated or coated with alloy of aluminium and zinc
2. Flat rolled steel products that are plated or coated with alloy of zinc and nickel with nickel being aimed at a minimum 11%
3. Hot-dip galvanized flat rolled steel products
4. Tin-mill flat rolled steel products
The product under consideration is classified under HS Codes 7210,7212,7225 and 7226 of Schedule I of the Customs Tariff Act, 1975. However, imports of the product under consideration have also been made under HS Codes 7209 & 7211 of Schedule I of the Customs Tariff Act, 1975.
The intended end use of the product under consideration is for protection from corrosion and is majorly used in the manufacturing of electronic appliances, auto applications, consumer electronics, furniture, HVAC, roofing and siding, ceiling grid, construction, office equipment etc.