ANNOUNCEMENT 13 Oct 2015

In October 2015, the government of India initiated a new anti-dumping investigation. In June 2017 a definitive duty was imposed. In January 2021, a sunset review was initiated. 

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising

SOURCE



Government of India, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Department of Commerce, Directorate General of Anti-Dumping & Allied Duties, Initiation of Anti Dumping investigation concerning imports of 'Glazed/Unglazed Porcelain/Vitrified tiles in polished or unpolished finish with less than 3% water absorption', originating in or exported from China PR, 13.10.2015: http://commerce.nic.in/DOC/writereaddata/traderemedies/adint_%20Glazed_Unglazed_Porcelain_Vitrified_tiles_polished_unpolished_finish_ChinaPR.pdf

Government of India, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Department of Commerce, Directorate General of Anti-Dumping & Allied Duties, Preliminary Findings, Anti-dumping investigation concerning imports of 'Glazed/Unglazed Porcelain/ Vitrified tiles in polished or unpolished finish with less than 3% water absorption', originating in or exported from China PR, 11.03.2016: http://commerce.nic.in/DOC/writereaddata/traderemedies/adpref_%20Glazed_Unglazed_Porcelain_Vitrified_tiles_polished_unpolished_finish_ChinaPR.pdf

Government of India, Ministry of Finance, Department of Revenue, Notification No. 12/2016-Customs (ADD), 29.03.2016: http://www.cbec.gov.in/resources//htdocs-cbec/customs/cs-act/notifications/notfns-2016/cs-add2016/csadd12-2016.pdf


Government of India, Ministry of Finance, Department of Revenue, Notification No. 29/2017-Customs (ADD), 14.06.2017: http://www.cbec.gov.in/resources//htdocs-cbec/customs/cs-act/notifications/notfns-2017/cs-add2017/new-csadd29-2017.pdf
Government of India, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Department of Commerce, Directorate General of Trade Remedies, File No. 7/39/2021-DGTR, 22 January 2021: https://www.dgtr.gov.in/sites/default/files/Initiation%20Notification_English_Vitrified%20Tiles_22nd%20January%2C%202021.pdf

Inception date: 29 Mar 2016 | Removal date: open ended

Anti-dumping

On October 13th, 2015, the Indian Directorate General of Anti-dumping & Allied Duties, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, initiated an anti-dumping investigation on imports of glazed/unglazed porcelain/vitrified tiles in polished or unpolished finish with less than 3% water absorption from China.
The products subject to investigation are classified under the following HS code subheadings: 6907, 6908 and 6914.
This investigation follows the application lodged by the Gujarat Granito Manufacturers Association and the Sabarkantha District Ceramic Association, on behalf of domestic producers of the subject goods.
 
On 11 March 2016, 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 the subject goods originating in or exported from China.

On 29 March 2016, the Indian Ministry of Finance issued the Customs Notification imposing this provisional anti-dumping duty (Notification No. 12/2016-Customs (ADD), 29.03.2016). The amount of the duty imposed on imports originating in or exported from China is USD 1.37 per square meter. This provisional duty is effective for a period of six months.

On 14 June 2017, the Indian Ministry of Finance imposed a definitive antidumping duty on the subject good from China. The rate of duty is between USD 0.28 and 1.87 per square meter. The duty is in force for a period of five years from the date of imposition of provisional duties, i.e. from 29 March 2016.

On 22 January 2021, the Indian authorities initiated a sunset review of the definitive antidumping duty imposed on imports of the subject goods from China. The review follows the application lodged jointly by the Gujarat Granito Manufacturers Association, the Indian Council for Ceramic Tiles and Sanitaryware, the Morbi Ceramic Association and lastly the Sabarkantha District Ceramics Association.

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