INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
25 Aug 2011 Definitive duty
30 Jul 2010 Preliminary duty
01 Feb 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: 30 Jul 2010 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Anti-dumping

On February 1, 2010, the Indian authorities initiated an anti-dumping investigation on imports of PVC flex films (also known as PVC Flex Banners, PVC Flex Sheets for advertising signage, billboards, PVC films and tarpaulins etc.) from China.
The products subject to investigation are classified under the following HS codes: 3920.1019, 3920.1012, 3920.4900, 3921.9026, 3921.9029, 3926.9099, 3919.9090, 3918.1090, 3918.9090 and 3926.9080.

On June 22, 2010, the Indian authorities issued their preliminary findings and recommended the imposition of a provisional anti-dumping duty. This provisional duty was imposed on July 30, 2010 (Notification No. 79/2010-Customs, 30.07.2010). For details about the amount of the duty, see the table in Notification No. 79/2010. This provisional duty is effective upto and inclusive of January 29, 2011.

On July 29, 2011, the Indian authorities issued their final findings and recommended the imposition of a definitive anti-dumping duty. This definitive duty was imposed on August 25, 2011 (Notification No. 82/2011-Customs, 25.08.2011). The amount of the duty ranges from USD 0.034 to USD 0.538 per kilogram. This definitive duty is effective for a period of five years with effect from the date of imposition of the provisional anti-dumping duty, i.e. from July 30, 2010.

On July 27th, 2015, the Indian Directorate General of anti-dumping & allied duties, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, initiated a sunset review of the anti-dumping duty imposed on imports of PVC flex films originating in China. This review follows the application lodged by M/s Pioneer Polyleathers Ltd. and M/s SRF Ltd.

While initiating the sunset review, the Indian authorities decided on August 18th, 2015 to extend up to July 29th, 2016 the existing anti-dumping duty imposed on August 25th, 2011 by Notification No. 82/2011-Customs (Notification No. 43/2015-Customs (ADD), 18.08.2015).
 
On 8 August 2016, following the conclusion the above-mentioned sunset review the Indian Ministry of Finance issued the Customs Notification extending the definitive anti-dumping duty (Notification No. 42/2016-Customs (ADD), 08.08.2016). The amount of the duty imposed on imports originating in or exported from China is USD 0.034 or USD 0.538 per kilogram depending on the company. The definitive duty is in force for a period of five years.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

363 Semi-manufactures of plastics
3920 Other plates, sheets, film, foil and strip, of plastics, noncellular and not reinforced, laminated, supported or similarly combined with other materials.
392010 Of polymers of ethylene
392049 Other
3921 Other plates, sheets, film, foil and strip, of plastics.
392190 Other
369 Other plastics products
3918 Floor coverings of plastics, whether or not selfadhesive, in rolls or in the form of tiles; wall or ceiling coverings of plastics, as defined in Note 9 to this Chapter.
391810 Of polymers of vinyl chloride
391890 Of other plastics
3919 Selfadhesive plates, sheets, film, foil, tape, strip and other flat shapes, of plastics, whether or not in rolls.
391990 Other
3926 Other articles of plastics and articles of other materials of headings 39.01 to 39.14.
392690 Other

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