Brazil: Initiation of an antidumping investigation on indigo blue vat dye from China and Singapore.
On 30 October 2012, the Government of Brazil initiated an antidumping investigation against imports of indigo blue vat dye from China and Singapore.
This investigation was requested by the Brazilian enterprise Bann Química Ltda.
The product subject to investigation is classified under the following item of the MERCOSUR´s Harmonized Tariff System: 3204.15.90.
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: 30/10/2012
Date of inception:
GTA Evaluation: Amber
Circular No. 57 available at: http://www.iqom.com.mx/documents/1112/ADIndigoChinaSingapur.pdf