INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
19 Sep 2014 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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Safeguard

On September 19, 2014, the Indian Directorate General of safeguards initiated a safeguard investigation on imports of cold-rolled flat products of stainless steel (of chromium type, 400 series encompassing all martensitic and ferritic grades as per ASTM A 240/A240 M and equivalent/ comparable specifications in other standards). The goods with width 1,700 mm and above as well as JBS (Jindal Blade Steel) grade and its equivalent are excluded from the product scope.
The products subject to investigation are classified under the following HS codes: 7219.3112, 7219.3111, 7219.3210, 7219.3310, 7219.3410, 7219.3510, 7220.2021 and 7220.9021.
This follows the application lodged by M/s. Jindal Stainless Limited.
According to the UN Comtrade Database, in 2013 the following countries exported goods classified under HS code subheadings 7219.31, 7219.32, 7219.33, 7219.34, 7219.35, 7220.20 and 7220.90 to India with a trade value over USD 1 million: China, South Korea, Japan, Finland, Malaysia, United States of America, Sweden, Germany, South Africa, Italy, Belgium, Vietnam, Mexico, Indonesia, Thailand, Spain, Brazil, United Kingdom and France.
 
On March 23, 2015, the Indian Directorate General of safeguards terminated the investigation without imposing any duty.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

412 Products of iron or steel
7219 Flatrolled products of stainless steel, of a width of 600 mm or more.
721931 Of a thickness of 4.75 mm or more
721932 Of a thickness of 3 mm or more but less than 4.75 mm
721933 Of a thickness exceeding 1 mm but less than 3 mm
721934 Of a thickness of 0.5 mm or more but not exceeding 1 mm
721935 Of a thickness of less than 0.5 mm
7220 Flatrolled products of stainless steel, of a width of less than 600 mm.
722020 Not further worked than coldrolled (coldreduced)
722090 Other

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