India Starts Sunset Review on AD Duties on HR, Plates & CR Imports
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India Starts Sunset Review on AD Duties on HR, Plates & CR Imports

India’s Commerce Ministry's investigation arm Directorate General of Trade Remedies, citing applications from Indian Steel Association, has initiated two

India’s Commerce Ministry's investigation arm Directorate General of Trade Remedies, citing applications from Indian Steel Association, has initiated two probes to review the need for continuing imposition of anti dumping duty on HR & CR flat steel imports from China, Japan, Korea, Russia, Brazil & Indonesia and China, Japan, Korea & Ukraine respectively. DGTR said “On the basis of the duly substantiated application of the applicants and "having satisfied itself, on the basis of the prima facie evidence submitted by the domestic industry, substantiating the likelihood of continuation or recurrence of dumping, DGTR has initiated sunset review investigation. The DGTR would review the need for continued imposition of the duties in force and examine whether the expiry of existing duties is likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and impact the domestic industry.”

Indian Steel Association has filed applications before the DGTR on behalf of the SAIL, JSW Steel Ltd and ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel India Ltd for initiation of sunset review investigation. The application is supported by Tata Steel Limited and Tata Steel BSL Limited. The applicants have alleged that dumping of the products from these countries has continued even after imposition of anti-dumping duty, and there is a likelihood of continuation of dumping if the existing duty is allowed to expire.

HR & Plates - 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 investigation is Hot-rolled flat products of alloy or non-alloy steel in coils of a width up to 2100mm and thickness up to 25mm, and Hot-rolled flat products of alloy or non-alloy steel not in coils of a width up to 4950mm and thickness up to 150mm. The PUC is classified under Custom Tariff Heading 7208, 7211, 7225 and 7226. The subject countries for the present sunset review investigation arc Brazil, China PR. Indonesia, Japan, Korea RP, and Russia. Petitioner has proposed the period from 1st April 2019 to 30th September 2020 (18 months) as the period of investigation. The injury investigation period is 2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19 and POI. DGTR vide a notification dated 10.04.2017 had imposed definitive anti dumping duty equal to the lesser of margin of dumping and margin of injury provided the landed value is less than the value of USD 478-489 per tonne on Hot-rolled flat products of alloy or non-alloy steel in coils of a width up to 2100mm and thickness up to 25mm (7208, 7211, 7225 & 7226) & USD 561 per tonne on Hot-rolled flat products of alloy or non-alloy steel not in coils of a width up to 4950mm and thickness up to 150mm. (7208, 7211, 7225 & 7226)

CR - The product under consideration in the present sunset review investigation is Cold rolled & cold reduced flat steel products of iron or non-alloy steel, or other alloy steel, of all widths and thickness, not clad, plated or coated. The PUC is classified under Custom Tariff Headings 7209, 7211, 7225 and 7226. The subject countries for the present sunset review investigation arc China, Japan, Korea RP and Ukraine. Petitioner has proposed the period from 1st April 2019 to 30th September 2020 (18 months) as the period of investigation. The injury investigation period is 2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19 and POI. DGTR vide a separate notification dated 10.04.2017 had imposed definitive anti dumping duty equal to the lesser of margin of dumping and margin of injury provided the landed value is less than the value of USD 576 per tonne on Cold rolled & cold reduced flat steel products of iron or non-alloy steel, or other alloy steel, of all widths and thickness, not clad, plated or coated (7209, 7211, 7225 and 7226)

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