India Starts Anti Dumping Probe on Import of Electrogalvanized
India’s Director General Trade Remedies announced that American Precoat Speciality Private Limited has filed for initiation of anti-dumping investigation concerning imports of Electrogalvanized originating in or exported from Korea, Japan and Singapore. The Applicant 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 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 following are excluded from the scope of product under consideration
Flat rolled steel products that are plated or coated with alloy of aluminium and zinc.
Flat rolled steel products that are plated or coated with alloy of zinc and nickel with nickel being aimed at a minimum 11%.
Hot-dip galvanized flat rolled steel products.
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.
The period of investigation for the purpose of the present investigation is from 1st January 2020 to 31st December 2020. The injury investigation period for the present investigation will be 2017-18, 2018-19, 2019-20 and the POI.