ANNOUNCEMENT 02 Feb 2009

In February 2009, the government of India imposed a provisional duty plain medium density fibreboard from New Zealand, China, Malaysia, Thailand and Sri Lanka. In October 2009, a definitive duty was imposed. In February 2014, a sunset review was initiated and in October 2015 the definitive duty was extended for a new period on imports from China, Malaysia, Thailand and Sri Lanka. In February 2020, a sunset review was again initiated.

 

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising

SOURCE



Government of India, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Initiation of anti dumping investigation concerning imports of Plain Medium Density Fibre Board from China PR, Malaysia, New Zealand, Thailand and Sri Lanka, 06.06.2008:
http://commerce.nic.in/writereaddata/traderemedies/adint_Fibre_Board_ChinaPR_Malaysia_NZealand_Thailand_SirLanka.htm
Government of India, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Preliminary Findings, Anti-Dumping Investigations concerning imports of Plain Medium
Density Fibre Board originating in or exported from China PR, Malaysia, New Zealand, Thailand and Sri Lanka, 02.02.2009:
http://commerce.nic.in/writereaddata/traderemedies/adpref_Fibre_Board_ChinaPR_Malaysia_NZealand_Thailand_SirLanka.pdf
Government of India, Ministry of Finance, Notification No.21/2009-Customs, 27.02.2009:
http://www.cbec.gov.in/customs/cs-act/notifications/notfns-2k9/cs21-2k9.htm
Government of India, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Final Findings, Anti-Dumping Investigations concerning imports of Plain Medium Density Fibre Board originating in or exported from China PR, Malaysia, New Zealand, Thailand and Sri Lanka, 26.08.2009:
http://commerce.nic.in/writereaddata/traderemedies/adfin_Fibre_Board_ChinaPR_Malaysia_NZealand_Thailand_SirLanka.pdf
Government of India, Ministry of Finance, Notification No. 116/2009-Customs, 08.10.2009:
http://www.cbec.gov.in/customs/cs-act/notifications/notfns-2k9/cs116-2k9.htm
Government of India, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Sunset review of anti-dumping duty imposed on the imports of Plain Medium Density Fibre Board originating in or exported from China PR, Malaysia, Thailand and Sri Lanka, 18.02.2014:
http://commerce.nic.in/writereaddata/traderemedies/adint_SSR_Fibre_Board_ChinaPR_Malaysia_NZealand_Thailand_SirLanka.pdf.
Government of India, Ministry of Finance, Department of Revenue, Notification No. 12/2014-Customs (ADD), 12.03.2014:
http://www.cbec.gov.in/customs/cs-act/notifications/notfns-2014/cs-add2014/csadd12-2014.htm
Government of India, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Department of Commerce, Directorate General of Anti-Dumping & Allied Duties, Extension of time period for completing the Sunset Review investigation concerning imports of 'Plain Medium Density Fibre' originating in or exported from China PR, Malaysia, Thailand and Sri Lanka, 23.02.2015:
http://commerce.nic.in/writereaddata/traderemedies/adint_Ext_Time_SSR_Fibre_Board_ChinaPR_Malaysia_NZealand_Thailand_SirLanka.pdf
Government of India, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Department of Commerce, Directorate General of Anti-Dumping & Allied Duties, Final Findings, Sunset Review (SSR) of anti-dumping duty imposed on the imports of Plain Medium Density Fibre Board originating in or exported from China PR, Malaysia, Thailand and Sri Lanka, 17.08.2015:
http://commerce.nic.in/writereaddata/traderemedies/adfin_SSR_Fibre_Board_ChinaPR_Malaysia_NZealand_Thailand_SirLanka.pdf
Government of India, Ministry of Finance, Department of Revenue, Notification No. 48/2015-Customs (ADD), 21.10.2015:
http://www.cbec.gov.in/htdocs-cbec/customs/cs-act/notifications/notfns-2015/cs-add2015/csadd48-2015


Government of India, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Department of Commerce, Directorate General of Trade Remedies, File No. 7/6/2020-DGTR, 28 February 2020: http://www.dgtr.gov.in/sites/default/files/Initiation%20Notification%20MDF-SSR.pdf

Inception date: 27 Feb 2009 | Removal date: open ended

Anti-dumping

On June 6, 2008, the Indian authorities initiated an anti-dumping investigation on imports of plain medium density fibreboard from China, Malaysia, New Zealand, Thailand and Sri Lanka.
The products subject to investigation are classified under the following HS code: 4411.0000.
 
On February 2, 2009, the Indian authorities in their preliminary findings found evidence of positive dumping margin. Thus, a provisional anti-dumping duty was imposed on February 27, 2009 (Notification No. 21/2009 - Customs, 27.02.2009).
 
On August 26, 2009, the Indian authorities issued their final findings and recommended the imposition of a definitive anti-dumping duty. This definitive duty was imposed on October 8, 2009 (Notification No.116/2009-Customs, 08.10.2009). This definitive anti-dumping duty took effect from the date of imposition of the provisional anti-dumping duty, that is, February 27, 2009.
Imports from New Zealand are not subject to the payment of any since the domestic industry has withdrawn their application in respect of New Zealand in view of the fact that imports from that country were primarily present in a market segment where the domestic industry was not offering the material in significant volumes.
 
On February 18, 2014, the Indian authorities initiated a sunset review of the anti-dumping duty imposed on imports of plain medium density fibreboard from China, Malaysia, Thailand and Sri Lanka.
 
On March 12, 2014, the Indian Ministry of Finance decided to provisionally extend during the sunset review the anti-dumping duty imposed on October 8, 2009 by Notification No. 116/2009-Customs up to February 26, 2015 (Notification No. 12/2014-Customs (ADD), 12.03.2014).
 
On February 23rd, 2015, the Indian authorities extended the time for completing the sunset review up to August 17th, 2015.
 
On August 17th, 2015, the Indian Directorate General of Anti-dumping & Allied Duties, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, issued its final findings of the sunset review. It recommended the continuation of the existing anti-dumping measure.
 
On October 21st, 2015, the Indian Ministry of Finance issued the Customs Notification of extension of the anti-dumping duty imposed on imports of plain medium density fibreboard from China, Malaysia, Thailand and Sri Lanka (Notification No. 48/2015-Customs (ADD), 21.10.2015).
The amount of the duty imposed on imports originating in China is USD 46.09 per cubic metre. The amount of the duty imposed on imports originating in Thailand is USD 45.27 per cubic metre. The amount of the duty imposed on imports originating in Malaysia is USD 36.10 per cubic metre, at the exception of the company M/s Robin Resources (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd whose exports are subject to a duty of USD 5.72 per cubic metre. The amount of the duty imposed on imports originating in Sri Lanka is USD 26.49 per cubic metre, at the exception of the company M/s Merbok MDF Lanka (private) Ltd. whose exports are subject to a duty of USD 11.83 per cubic metre.
This duty is effective for a period of five years.

On 28 February 2020, the Indian authorities initiated a sunset review of the antidumping duty imposed on imports of the subject good from China, Malaysia, Thailand and Sri Lanka. This follows the application lodged by Greenply Industries Limited, Greenpanel Industries Limited, Century Plyboards (India) Ltd. and Rushil Decor Limited.

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