|09 Apr 2013||Initiation|
ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARYNo
On April 9, 2013, the Indian authorities initiated a sunset review of the anti-dumping duty imposed on imports of diclofenac sodium from China.
The product subject to investigation is classified under the following HS code: 2942.0090.
This sunset review follows the application lodged by M/s Aarti Drugs Ltd. and M/s Amoli Organics Pvt. Ltd. on behalf of the domestic producers of diclofenac sodium.
While initiating the sunset review, the Indian authorities decided on November 13, 2013 to extend the existing anti-dumping duty upto and inclusive of April 9, 2014 (Notification No. 31/2013-Customs (ADD), 13.11.2013).
On May 9, 2014, the Indian authorities extended the time for completing the review up to July 8, 2014.
On July 23, 2014, the Indian authorities extended again the time for completing the review up to October 8, 2014.
On October 2, 2014, the Indian Directorate General of anti-dumping & allied duties, Ministry of Commerce, issued its final findings and recommended that the anti-dumping duty imposed on imports of diclofenac sodium originating in China be prolonged.
On November 21, 2014, the Indian Ministry of Finance issued the Customs Notification extending for five years this anti-dumping duty (Notification No. 44/2014-Customs (ADD), 21.11.2014). The amount of the duty is USD 2,715 per metric ton.
The original anti-dumping investigation on imports of diclofenac sodium from China was initiated on June 4, 2007.
On January 28, 2008, the Indian authorities issued their preliminary findings and recommended the imposition of a provisional anti-dumping duty. This provisional duty was imposed on April 10, 2008 (Notification No. 46/2008-Customs, 10.04.2008). The amount of the duty was INR 135 per kilogram (USD 2.2566 per kilogram at the exchange rate of July 2, 2014), at the exception of the company Tangyin Yongqi Chemical Industry Co. Ltd. whose exports were subject to a duty of INR 100 per kilogram (USD 1.6725 per kilogram at the exchange rate of July 2, 2014). This provisional duty was effective upto and inclusive of October 9, 2008.
On May 29, 2008, the Indian authorities issued their final findings and recommended the imposition of a definitive anti-dumping duty. This definitive duty was imposed on July 30, 2008 (Notification No. 91/2008-Customs, 30.07.2008). The amount of the duty was INR 144 per kilogram (USD 2.4066 per kilogram at the exchange rate of July 2, 2014). This definitive duty was effective from the date of imposition of the provisional anti-dumping duty, i.e. from April 10, 2008.
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