Argentina: Final antidumping duties imposed on recordable compact discs from Paraguay
On March 25, 2009 Argentina initiated antidumping investigation on recordable compact discs from Paraguay. Investigation was initiated following request from Camara Argentina de Fabricantes de Medios Magneticos y Opticos (Cafmo).
On September 24, 2009 the government of Argentina imposed a preliminary antidumping duty by means of Resolution No. 393/2009. The duty takes the form of a minimum FOB export price which amounts to 0.25 USD per piece and was imposed for a period of 4 months.
On September 30, 2010 the Government of Argentina announced the completion of an antidumping investigation on recordable compact discs from Paraguay. As a result antidumping duties taking the form of minimum FOB export price 0.25 USD were imposed. The measure will be in force for two years as of its issuance.
Any Evidence-Based Deliberation:
|Is there anything in the public record to suggest that evidence of the effectiveness of the proposed measure was considered during official deliberations?|
|Is there any evidence that alternatives to the proposed measure were considered?|
|Is there anything in the public record that suggests that empirical evidence informed the comparison across the alternatives available to government?|
|Was such evidence identified?|
|Is such evidence publicly available?|
|Did the official decision-maker in question provide an explanation as to why a chosen measure was favoured over alternatives?|
|Is there any evidence to suggest that potentially affected trading partners were consulted before the measures were taken?|
|Is there any evidence that safeguards have been put in place to ensure that implementation of the initiative is transparent and non-discriminatory?|
|Did the government state its intention to review the measure within one year of implementation?|
Date Discovered: 26/04/2009
Date of inception: 30 Sep 2010
Duration: 24 months
GTA Evaluation: Red
As reported by Antidumpingpublishing.com
Ministry of Industry, Resolution 83/2010