India: Initiation of antidumping investigation on imports of phosphoric acid from Israel and Chinese Taipei

Measure #2394 | Published 6 Jun 2011 ▲


On 4 February 2011 the Indian authorities initiated an antidumping investigation concerning imports of phosphoric acid of all grades and all concentrations (excluding agriculture/fertilizer grade) originating in Israel and Chinese Taipei.
The 8 digit HS code of the product is 2809 2010.
On 13 January 2012 a preliminary duty was imposed of US$260.28-236.83 per metric ton.
On 4 April 2012 the duty was made definitive and modified to an amount of US$174.06-194.51 per metric ton.

Any Evidence-Based Deliberation:

Question Result
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?

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Date Discovered:

Implemented: Yes

Date of inception: 13 Jan 2012

GTA Evaluation: Red


This measure is reported in the WTO/OECD/UNCTAD report "REPORT ON G20 TRADE MEASURES (MID-OCTOBER 2010 TO APRIL 2011)"
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WTO semi-annual report on antidumping. Document G/ADP/N/230/IND

Government Response:

Glossary of trade terms