Mexico: Continuation of application of antidumping duties against stearic acid from the U.S.
On October 7, 2011, the Government of Mexico announced the final results of the first sunset review of the antidumping measure applicable to imports of stearic acid from the U.S.
As a result of this review, the Mexican authorities have resolved to continue applying, for a period of five years, antidumping duties of 5.18%, and 36.51%, depending on the exporter, to imports from this type of acid from the U.S. .
The sunset review initiated on April 7, 2010, upon request of Quimic, S.A. de C.V., a Mexican enterprise that accounts for 100% of Mexico's production of stearic acids.
The products subject to this measure are classified under the following items of Mexico's Harmonized System: 3823.11.01 and 3823.19.99.
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: 07/10/2011
Date of inception: 7 Oct 2011
GTA Evaluation: Red
Fuente Secretaría de Economía: www.iqom.com.mx/documents/1011/DOF071011.doc