INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
22 Jun 2017 Renewal
04 Aug 2016 Extended duty
10 Jun 2016 Review
22 Jun 2011 Definitive duty
19 May 2010 Initiation

IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 22 Jun 2011 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Anti-dumping

On May 19, 2010, the Indian authorities initiated an antidumping investigation on imports of sewing machine needles (meant for both household and industrial purposes) from China.
The products subject to investigation are classified under the following HS code: 8452.3000.
 
On May 6, 2011, the Indian authorities issued their final findings and recommended the imposition of a definitive anti-dumping duty. This definitive duty was imposed on June 22, 2011 (Notification No. 50/2011-Customs, 22.06.2011). For details about the amount of the duty, see table of Notification No. 50/2011-Customs. This duty is effective for a period of five years.
 
On 10 June 2016, the Indian authorities initiated a sunset review of the above-mentioned anti-dumping duty imposed on imports of sewing machine needle originating in or exported from China. This follows the application lodged by Altek Beissel Needles Ltd.

On 4 August 2016, in connection with the above sunset review the Indian Ministry of Finance issued the Customs Notification extending the definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of the subject good originating in or exported from China until 21 June 2017 (Notification No. 37/2016-Customs (ADD), 04.08.2016).

On 22 June 2017, following the conclusion the above-mentioned sunset review the Indian Ministry of Finance, Department of Revenue extended the definitive antidumping duty (Notification No. 31/2017-Customs (ADD)). The rate of duty is INR 154,732 (USD 2,397.44) per lakh needles. The duty is in force for a period of five years.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

446 Machinery for textile, apparel & leather production; parts
8452 Sewing machines, other than booksewing machines of heading 84.40; furniture, bases and covers specially designed for sewing machines; sewing machine needles.
845230 Sewing machine needles

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