India Starts Sunset Review of AD Duty on Seamless Pipes from China
India’s Commerce Ministry's Directorate General of Trade Remedies, on request from ISMT Ltd & Jindal Saw Ltd, has initiated a probe for sunset review
India’s Commerce Ministry's Directorate General of Trade Remedies, on request from ISMT Ltd & Jindal Saw Ltd, has initiated a probe for sunset review for the continuing imposition of anti dumping duty imports of seamless tubes from China. The scope of product under consideration in the original investigation are seamless tubes & pipes, hollow profiles of iron, alloy or non alloy steel other than cast iron and stainless steel, whether hot finished or cold drawn or cold rolled of an external diameter not exceeding 355.6 mm or 14 inches. The product is classified under Chapter 73 in heading 7304
The following were excluded from the scope of product under consideration.
1. Seamless Pipes & Tubes made of cast iron and stainless steel
2. Seamless alloy-steel pipes, tubes and hollow profiles of specifications ofASTM A213/ASME SA 213 and ASTM A335/ASME SA 335 or equivalent BIS/DIN/BS/EN or any other equivalent specifications
3. Non API and Premium Joints, Premium Connections, Premium Threaded Tubes & Pipes
4. AH 13 Chromium Grade Tubes and Pipes
5. Drill Collars.
6. High pressure seamless steel pipe/tube used for manufacturing gas cylinders by producers approved by the Chief Controller of Explosives. Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organisation
The period of investigation in the present investigation is the period from 1st April 2019 to 30th September, 2020. The period of investigation is taken as 18 months instead of normal period of 12 months so that the period of investigation l is within 6 months from the date of initiation. The injury analysis period will cover the period of investigation and the preceding three years 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19. The authority would also examine the post period of investigation data of 6 months of the petitioner and other interested parties to examine whether the expiry of existing AD duties arc likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and injury to the Domestic Industry.
Dumping of these products from China was initiated on 8th July 2015 by the Directorate General of Trade Remedies. Directorate General of Trade Remedies recommended provisional anti-dumping duty vide preliminary findings dated 31st March, 2016 and the Ministry of Finance imposed provisional duty on 17th May 2016. Thereafter, vide final findings dated 9th December 2016, the Directorate General of Trade Remedies recommended imposition of definitive anti dumping on 17th February 2017, set to expire on 16th May 2021.