In May 2010, the government of India initiated a new anti-dumping investigation and definitive duties were imposed in August 2011. In August 2016, a sunset review was initiated and the definitive duty was subsequently terminated in July 2917.



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Notice of initiation, the Government of India, as reported by

See also WTO document G/ADP/N/223/IND

Government of India, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Department of Commerce, Directorate General of Anti-Dumping & Allied Duties, Initiation Notification (Sunset Review) of 8 August 2016, File No. 15/10/2016-DGAD:

Government of India, Ministry of Finance, Department of Revenue, Notification No. 46/2016-Customs (ADD), 19.08.2016:

WTO, Committee on Anti-Dumping Practices - Semi-annual report under article 16.4 of the Agreement - India, document No. G/ADP/N/308/IND, issued on 19 April 2018:,239311,235858,235616,231703,228089,135495,135494,135081,135036&CurrentCatalogueIdIndex=0&FullTextHash=&HasEnglishRecord=True&HasFrenchRecord=True&HasSpanishRecord=True

Inception date: 23 Aug 2011 | Removal date: 31 Jul 2017


On May 31, 2010 the Government of India initiated an anti-dumping investigation on imports of Caustic Soda originating from Thailand, Chinese Taipei and Norway.

On August 23, 2011 the government imposed definitive duties of 379 USD/DMT.
On 8 August 2016, the Indian authorities initiated a sunset review of the above-mentioned anti-dumping duty imposed on imports of caustic soda from Chinese Taipei. This follows the application lodged by Alkali Manufacturers' Association of India, DCW Ltd, Gujarat Alkalies & Chemicals Ltd. and Grasim Industries Ltd. As no petition has been submitted for the extension of duties imposed on imports of caustic soda from Thailand and Norway, the duties expire on 23 August 2016.

On 19 August 2016, in connection with the above sunset review the Indian Ministry of Finance issued the Customs Notification extending the definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of the subject good originating in or exported from Chinese Taipei for one year i.e. until 22 August 2017 (Notification No. 46/2016-Customs (ADD), 19.08.2016).

On 31 July 2017, the Indian authorities terminated the definitive duty on imports of the subject good from Chinese Taipei.