SynopsisAfter a year of analysis, the Mexican government has issued a preliminary resolution in the antidumping investigation of steel balls imported from China. The resolution does not impose provisional countervailing duties and allows the investigation to continue. Steel balls, primarily used in the mining sector for grinding minerals, are imported under tariff item 7326.11.03. Interested parties have until October 24 to present additional evidence and arguments.ArticleAfter a meticulous year-long analysis, the Mexican government has released a preliminary resolution concerning the antidumping investigation of steel balls imported from China. Notably, this resolution refrains from imposing provisional countervailing duties and signals the continuation of the investigation.Steel balls, a critical component primarily employed in the mining sector for grinding minerals, are imported into Mexico under tariff item 7326.11.03 of the General Import and Export Tax Law (TIGIE).The commencement of the anti-dumping investigation into steel ball imports from China can be traced back to September 6, 2022, initiated at the behest of Moly-Cop Mexico, a subsidiary of the American Molycop.The investigation period spans from January 1 to December 31, 2021, while the damage analysis period extends from January 1, 2019, to December 31, 2021.With the issuance of this preliminary resolution, interested parties are granted a window until October 24 to reappear before the Ministry of Economy. During this period, they may present further arguments and additional evidence they deem pertinent to the investigation.ConclusionMexico's decision to issue a preliminary resolution without provisional countervailing duties reflects the nation's commitment to fair trade practices while maintaining an open and transparent investigation process. As the investigation continues, stakeholders will have the opportunity to contribute their perspectives and evidence, ensuring a thorough assessment of the situation.