INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
19 Nov 2010 Definitive duty
30 Jul 2009 Preliminary duty
24 Feb 2009 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 2009 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Anti-dumping

On February 24, 2009, the Indian authorities initiated an anti-dumping investigation on imports of polypropylene (i.e. homopolymers of propylene and copolymers of propylene and ethylene) from Oman, Saudi Arabia and Singapore.
The products subject to investigation are classified under the following HS codes: 3902.1000 and 3902.3000.
On June 15, 2009, the Indian authorities issued their preliminary findings. They recommended the imposition of a provisional anti-dumping duty on imports of polypropylene from Oman and Saudi Arabia and Singapore.
This provisional duty was imposed on July 30, 2009 (Notification No. 82/2009-Customs, 30.07.2009).
The amount of the duty imposed on imports originating in Oman is USD 977.67 per metric ton, at the exception of the company M/s Oman Polypropylene LLC whose exports are not subject to the payment of a provisional duty. The amount of the duty imposed on imports originating in Saudi Arabia is USD 820.55 per metric ton, at the exception of the company Saudi Polyolefins Company whose exports are not subject to the payment of a provisional duty and of the company Advanced Polypropylene Co. whose exports are subject to the payment of a duty of USD 440.48 per metric ton. The amount of the duty imposed on imports originating in Singapore ranges from USD 44.43 to USD 1,033.65 per metric ton, depending on the company (the companies The Polyolefin Company (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. and Exxon Mobil Chemical Asia Pacific Singapore are not subject to the payment of the duty).
This provisional duty is effective upto and inclusive of January 29, 2010.
 
On August 23, 2010, the Indian authorities issued their final findings and recommended the imposition of a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of polypropylene from Oman and Saudi Arabia and Singapore.
This definitive duty was imposed on November 19, 2010 (Notification No. 119/2010-Customs, 19.11.2010).
The amount of the duty imposed on imports originating in Oman is USD 241.82 per metric ton, at the exception of the company M/s Oman Polypropylene LLC whose exports are subject to the payment of a duty of USD 67.68 per metric ton. The amount of the duty imposed on imports originating in Saudi Arabia ranges from USD 51.16 to USD 322.57 per metric ton, depending on the company. The amount of the duty imposed on imports originating in Singapore ranges from USD 28.49 to USD 323.50 per metric ton, depending on the company (the companies The Polyolefin Company (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. and Exxon Mobil Chemical Asia Pacific Singapore are not subject to the payment of the duty).
This definitive duty is effective for a period of five years from the date of imposition of the provisional anti-dumping duty, i.e. from 19 November 2010.
 
On December 30, 2011, the Indian authorities revoked the definitive duty imposed on imports of polypropylene originating in Saudi Arabia (Notification No. 130/2011-Customs, 30.12.2011).
 
On December 2, 2013, the Indian authorities revoked the definitive duty imposed on imports of polypropylene originating in Oman (Notification No. 32/2013-Customs (ADD), 02.12.2013).
 
On July 28, 2014, the Indian authorities initiated a sunset review of the anti-dumping duty imposed on imports of polypropylene (excluding expanded polypropylene beads) from Singapore, still classified under HS codes 3902.1000 and 3902.3000.
This sunset review follows the application lodged by M/s Reliance Industries Limited, major domestic producer of the good under investigation.
While initiating the sunset review, the Indian authorities decided on August 13, 2014 to extend the existing anti-dumping duty for one year upto and inclusive of July 29, 2015 (Notification No. 38/2014-Customs (ADD), 13.08.2014).
 
On 27 January 2016, the Indian Directorate General of anti-dumping & allied duties, Ministry of Commerce, issued its final findings and recommended the imposition of a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of polypropylene originating in or exported from the Singapore.
On 8 March 2016, the Indian Ministry of Finance issued the Customs Notification imposing this definitive anti-dumping duty (Notification No. 7/2016-Customs (ADD), 08.03.2016). The amount of the duty imposed on imports originating in or exported from Singapore is USD 145.2 per metric ton. This definitive duty is effective for a period of five years.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

347 Plastics in primary forms
3902 Polymers of propylene or of other olefins, in primary forms.
390210 Polypropylene
390230 Propylene copolymers

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