INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
20 May 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
← back to the state act
Inception date: 10 Jun 2009 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Anti-dumping

On May 21, 2008, the Indian authorities initiated a sunset review of the anti-dumping duty imposed on imports of potassium carbonate from China, Chinese Taipei, the European Union and South Korea.
The product subject to investigation is classified under the following HS code: 2836.4000.
This sunset review follows the application lodged by M/s Gujarat Alkalies & Chemicals Ltd. Vadodra.
According to the UN Comtrade Database, in 2007 the following EU member exported potassium carbonate to India with a trade value over USD 1 million: France (USD 1.53 million).
 
On May 20, 2009, the Indian authorities issued their final findings of the sunset review. They recommended the continuation of the existing anti-dumping measure.
 
On June 10, 2009, the Indian authorities issued the notification of extension of the anti-dumping duty imposed on imports of potassium carbonate from China, Chinese Taipei, the European Union and South Korea (Notification No. 61/2009-Customs, 10.06.2009). The amount of the duty imposed on imports originating in Chinese Taipei is USD 123.58 per metric ton. The amount of the duty imposed on imports originating in South Korea is USD 123.86 per metric ton, at the exception of the company M/s UNID Co. Ltd. whose exports are subject to a duty of USD 9.45 per metric ton. The amount of the duty imposed on imports originating in China is USD 90.03 per metric ton. The amount of the duty imposed on imports originating in the European Union is USD 69.92 per metric ton, at the exception of the company M/s Degussa GmbH, Germany whose exports are subject to a duty of USD 17.18 per metric ton. This duty is effective for a period of five years.
 
On June 9, 2014, the Indian authorities initiated a second sunset review of the anti-dumping duty imposed on imports of potassium carbonate from China, Chinese Taipei, the European Union and South Korea.
This sunset review follows the application lodged by Gujarat Alkalies & Chemicals Ltd., a major domestic producer of the good subject to the duty.
According to the UN Comtrade Database, in 2013 the following EU member exported potassium carbonate to India with a trade value over USD 1 million: Germany (USD 5.58 million).
 
While initiating the sunset review, the Indian authorities decided on July 23, 2014 to extend upto and inclusive of June 9, 2015 the existing definitive anti-dumping duty imposed on June 10, 2009 by Notification No. 61/2009-Customs (Notification No. 34/2014-Customs (ADD), 23.07.2014).
 
On June 8th, 2015, the Indian Directorate General of anti-dumping & allied duties, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, issued its final findings and recommended the continuation of the definitive anti-dumping duty imposed on imports of potassium carbonate from Chinese Taipei and South Korea. The measure should elapse as far as imports from China and the European Union are concerned since there is no likelihood of recurrence of dumping.
 
On August 12th, 2015, the Indian Ministry of Finance issued the Customs Notification of extension of the anti-dumping duty imposed on imports of potassium carbonate from Chinese Taipei and South Korea (Notification No. 40/2015-Customs (ADD), 12.08.2015).
The amount of the duty imposed on imports originating in Chinese Taipei is USD 153 per metric ton. The amount of the duty imposed on imports originating in South Korea remains USD 123.86 per metric ton, at the exception of the company M/s UNID Co. Ltd. whose exports are subject to a duty of USD 9.45 per metric ton.
This duty is effective for a period of five years.
The anti-dumping measure concerning imports originating in China and the European Union expired.

 
The original anti-dumping investigation on imports of potassium carbonate from China, Chinese Taipei, the European Union and South Korea was initiated on December 19, 2002.
On April 30, 2003, the Indian authorities issued their preliminary findings and recommended the imposition of a provisional anti-dumping duty. This provisional duty was imposed on June 10, 2003 (Notification No. 91/2003-Customs, 10.06.2003). For details about the amount of the duty, see Table of Notification No. 91/2003-Customs. This provisional duty was effective upto and inclusive of December 9, 2003.
On January 16, 2004, the Indian authorities issued their final findings and recommended the imposition of a definitive anti-dumping duty. This definitive duty was imposed on February 20, 2004 (Notification No. 37/2004-Customs, 20.02.2004). For details about the amount of the duty, see Table of Notification No. 37/2004-Customs. This definitive duty was effective from the date of imposition of the provisional anti-dumping duty, i.e. June 10, 2003.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

342 Basic inorganic chemicals n.e.c.
2836 Carbonates; peroxocarbonates (percarbonates); commercial ammonium carbonate containing ammonium carbamate.
283640 Potassium carbonates

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