INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
27 Jul 2020 Review
01 Dec 2016 Renewal
04 Aug 2015 Review
07 Feb 2013 Definitive duty
14 Aug 2012 Preliminary duty
27 Sep 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: 14 Aug 2012 | Removal date: open ended

Anti-dumping

On 27 September 2010, the Pakistani authorities initiated an anti-dumping investigation on imports of BOPP film from China, Oman, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. The products subject to investigation are classified under the following HS codes: 3920.2010 and 3920.2030. The dumping is suspected to have occurred between January 1, 2009 and June 30, 2010. After the investigation was challenged in the Islamabad High Court, on court's decision it was re-initiated on April 23, 2012.

On 14 August 2012, the Pakistani authorities imposed a provisional anti-dumping duty on imports of BOPP film from China, Oman, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. The rate of the duty imposed on imports originating in China is 62.70%. The rate of the duty imposed on imports originating in Oman is 22.92%. The rate of the duty imposed on imports originating in Saudi Arabia is 26.91%. The rate imposed on imports originating in the United Arab Emirates ranges from 29.70% to 57.09%, depending on the exporting company.

On 7 February 2013, the Pakistani authorities imposed a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of BOPP film from China, Oman, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. The rate of the duty imposed on imports originating in China is 56.80%. The rate of the duty imposed on imports originating in Oman is 22.95%. The rate of the duty imposed on imports originating in Saudi Arabia is 26.91%. The rate imposed on imports originating in the United Arab Emirates ranges from 29.70% to 57.09%, depending on the exporting company.

On 4 August 2015, the Pakistani National Tariff Commission initiated a sunset review of the antidumping duty imposed on imports of the subject good from Oman, China, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. This follows the request lodged on 24 June 2016 by Tri-Pack Films Limited. The duty will remain in force for the duration of this investigation.

On 1 December 2016,  the Pakistani National Tariff Commission extended the definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of BOPP film from China, Oman, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates following the conclusion of the above sunset review. The rate of duty on imports from the United Arab Emirates is 29.70% or 57.09% depending on the company. The rate of duty on imports from Oman is 22.95%. The rate of duty on imports from China is 56.80%. The rate of duty on imports from Saudi Arabia is 26.91%. The duty is in force for a period of five years from 4 August 2015.

On 27 July 2020, the Pakistani authorities announced the initiation of a sunset review of the definitive duty imposed on imports of the subject good from China, Oman, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

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.
392020 Of polymers of propylene

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