India: Imposition of antidumping duties on imports of stainless steel cold rolled flat products originating from the EU, Republic of Korea and the United States
On August 16, 2010 the Ministry of Commerce and Industry issued an initiation of antidumping investigation concerning imports of Stainless Steel Cold Rolled Flat Products of 400 series having width below 600 mm originating in or exported from European Union, Republic of Korea and the United States. The product subject to this investigation is "Cold Rolled Flat Products of Stainless Steel of 400 series having a width of less than 600mm including all Ferritic & Martensitic grades excluding Razor Blade Steel" and it is used for "manufacture of process equipments, railways, pipes & tubes, automotive components, industrial fabrication, industrial cutting tools, surgical knives & other cutting tools, pumps etc." (quoted from the notice of initiation, see Source).
On November 14, 2011 the Authority confirmed that a dumping practice was in place and that such practice was harmful to the domestic industry.
The injury margin was calculated to be 1-30% for Korea, 50-60% for USA and 20-30% for the EU.
The Authority has therefore recommended that an antidumping duty should be set forth.
The definitive duty was imposed on 4 October 2012.
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: 28/10/2010
Date of inception: 4 Oct 2012
GTA Evaluation: Red
Government of India
Department of Commerce
Ministry of Commerce & Industry
(Directorate General of Anti-Dumping & Allied Duties)
Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated the 16th August 2010
Government of India, Ministry of Commerce and Industry: http://commerce.nic.in/writereaddata/traderemedies/adfin_Stainless_Steel...
Initiation of Anti-dumping investigation concerning imports of Stainless Steel Cold Rolled Flat Products of 400 series having width below 600 mm originating in or exported from European Union, Korea RP and USA.
As reported by Antidumpingpublishing.com
WTO semi-annual report on antidumping. Document: G/ADP/N/237/IND