INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
11 Apr 2015 Definitive duty
16 Sep 2014 Preliminary duty
05 Sep 2013 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: 16 Sep 2014 | Removal date: open ended
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Anti-dumping

On September 5, 2013, the Indian Directorate General of anti-dumping & allied duties, Ministry of Commerce, initiated an anti-dumping investigation on imports of electrical insulators of glass, or eramics/porcelain, whether assembled or unassembled, from China. The following items are excluded from the product scope of this investigation: telephone or telegraph insulators of voltage rating up to 1 kV, electrical or electronic appliances/device insulators of voltage rating up to 1 kV, and composite insulators.
The products subject to investigation are classified under the following HS sub-heading: 8546.
This follows the application lodged by WS Industries (India) Ltd., Modern Insulators Limited, Insulators and Electrical Company, Bharat Heavy Electrical Limited and Aditya Birla Nuvo Ltd., companies that represent significantly more than 50% of the domestic production of the subject goods.
 
On July 1, 2014, the Indian Directorate General of anti-dumping & allied duties, Ministry of Commerce, issued its preliminary findings and recommended the imposition of a provisional anti-dumping duty on imports of electrical insulators from China.
 
On September 4, 2014, the Indian authorities extended the time for completing the investigation up to March 4, 2015.
 
On September 16, 2014, the Indian Ministry of Finance issued the Customs Notification imposing a provisional anti-dumping duty on imports of electrical insulators originating in China (Notification No. 40/2014-Customs (ADD), 16.09.2014). The amount of the duty ranges from USD 287 to USD 2,042 per metric ton, depending on the Chinese company. This duty shall remain into force for a period of six months.
 
On March 4, 2015, 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 electrical insulators originating in China.
On April 11, 2015, the Indian Ministry of Finance issued the Customs Notification imposing this definitive anti-dumping duty (Notification No. 11/2015-Customs (ADD), 11.04.2015). The amount of the duty ranges from USD 128 to USD 2,042 per metric ton, depending on the Chinese company.
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 September 16, 2014.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

371 Glass & glass products
8546 Electrical insulators of any material.
854610 Of glass
372 Non-structural ceramic ware
8546 Electrical insulators of any material.
854620 Of ceramics
469 Other electrical equipment & parts
8546 Electrical insulators of any material.
854690 Other

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