INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
11 Nov 2009 Definitive duty
26 Mar 2009 Preliminary duty
06 May 2008 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: 26 Mar 2009 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Anti-dumping

On May 6, 2008, the Indian authorities initiated an anti-dumping investigation on imports of all fully drawn or fully oriented yarn/spin draw yarn/flat yarn of polyester (non-textured and non-POY) from China, Thailand and Vietnam.
The products subject to investigation are classified under the following HS code: 5402.4700.
 
On January 23, 2009, the Indian authorities in their preliminary findings found evidence of positive dumping margin. Thus, a provisional anti-dumping duty was imposed on March 26, 2009 (Notification No. 29/2009 - Customs, 26.03.2009).
 
On September 29, 2009, the Indian authorities issued their final findings and recommended the imposition of a definitive anti-dumping duty. This definitive duty was imposed on November 11, 2009 (Notification No.124/2009-Customs, 11.11.2009). This definitive anti-dumping duty took effect from the date of imposition of the provisional anti-dumping duty, that is, March 26, 2009, and is applicable for a period of five years.
 
On March 24, 2014, the Indian authorities initiated a sunset review of the anti-dumping duty imposed on imports of the above-mentioned products from China and Thailand.
Since there have been no imports from Vietnam during the injury period, Vietnam is excluded from the scope of the sunset review. Therefore the anti-dumping measure expired on March 25th, 2014 as far as Vietnam as exporting country is concerned.
 
On May 9, 2014, the Indian Ministry of Finance issued a notification to extend the validity of the definitive duty imposed on November 11, 2009 for a further period of one year, i.e. upto and inclusive of March 25, 2015, as far as China and Thailand are concerned (No. 18 /2014-Customs (ADD), 09.05.2014).
 
On March 30th, 2015, the Indian authorities extended the time for completing the sunset review up to June 23rd, 2015.
 
On July 7th, 2015, the Indian authorities further extended the time for completing the sunset review up to September 23rd, 2015.
 
On September 22nd, 2015, the Indian Directorate General of Anti-dumping & Allied Duties, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, issued its final findings of the sunset review. It recommended the continuation of the existing anti-dumping measure.
 
On October 21st, 2015, the Indian Ministry of Finance issued the Customs Notification of extension of the anti-dumping duty imposed on imports of the above-mentioned goods originating in China and Thailand (Notification No. 51/2015-Customs (ADD), 21.10.2015).
The amount of the duty imposed on imports originating in China is USD 547 per metric ton, at the exception of the company Jiangsu Hengli Chemical Fibre Co. Ltd. whose exports are subject to a duty of USD 256 per metric ton. The amount of the duty imposed on imports originating in Thailand is USD 248.63 per metric ton, at the exception of the company Indorama Polyester Industries Public Company Limited (formerly Indo Poly (Thailand) Ltd.) whose exports are subject to a duty of USD 57.78 per metric ton.
This duty is effective for a period of five years.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

355 Man-made fibres
5402 Synthetic filament yarn (other than sewing thread), not put up for retail sale, including synthetic monofilament of less than 67 decitex.
540247 Other, of polyesters

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