India: Initiation of antidumping investigation on imports of phosphoric acid from Israel and Chinese Taipei
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:
|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 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)"
Available from < http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/20/46/47955250.pdf >
WTO semi-annual report on antidumping. Document G/ADP/N/230/IND