ANNOUNCEMENT 15 May 2009

In May 2009, the government of India extended the definitive duty following the conclusion of a sunset review. In May 2014, a sunset review was initiated and the definitive duty was extended for a new period in May 2015. In December 209, a sunset review was initiated and the definitive duty was extended for a new period in July 2020.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

2

  • 1 harmful
  • 1 neutral
  • 0 liberalising

SOURCE



Government of India, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Initiation Notification, Initiation of Sunset Review Anti-Dumping Investigations into imports of Measuring Tapes from China PR, 31.03.2008:
http://commerce.nic.in/writereaddata/traderemedies/adint_SSR_meas_tape_ChinaPR.htm
Government of India, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Final Findings, Sunset Anti-dumping review investigations in the matter relating to imports of Measuring Tapes originating in or exported from China PR, 27.03.2009:
http://commerce.nic.in/writereaddata/traderemedies/adfin_SSR_measuring_tapes_ChinaPR.pdf
Government of India, Ministry of Finance, Notification No. 49/2009-Customs, 15.05.2009:
http://www.cbec.gov.in/customs/cs-act/notifications/notfns-2k9/cs49-2k9.htm
Government of India, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Final Findings, Anti-dumping investigation concerning import of measuring tapes originating in or exported from China PR, 01.09.2003:
http://commerce.nic.in/writereaddata/traderemedies/adfin_measuring_taps.htm
Government of India, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Initiation Notification, Sunset review of anti-dumping duty imposed on the imports of Measuring
Tapes originating in or exported from China PR, 09.05.2014:
http://commerce.nic.in/writereaddata/traderemedies/adint_SSR_2_measuring_tapes_ChinaPR.pdf
Government of India, Ministry of Finance, Department of Revenue, Notification No. 29/2014-Customs (ADD), 04.07.2014:
http://www.cbec.gov.in/customs/cs-act/notifications/notfns-2014/cs-add2014/csadd29-2014.htm
Government of India, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Department of Commerce, Directorate General of Anti-Dumping & Allied Duties, Final Findings, Sunset Review of anti-dumping duty imposed on the imports of Measuring Tapes
originating in or exported from China PR, 05.05.2015:
http://commerce.nic.in/writereaddata/traderemedies/adfin_SSR_2_measuring_tapes_ChinaPR.pdf
Government of India, Ministry of Finance, Department of Revenue, Notification No. 31/2015-Customs (ADD), 09.07.2015:
http://www.cbec.gov.in/customs/cs-act/notifications/notfns-2015/cs-add2015/csadd31-2015.pdf


Government of India, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Department of Commerce, Directorate General of Trade Remedies, File No. 7/24/2019-DGTR, issued on 18 December 2019: http://www.dgtr.gov.in/sites/default/files/Initiation%20MT-Final%2018.12.2019%20English.pdf
Government of India, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Department of Commerce, Directorate General of Trade Remedies, File No. 7/36/2020-DGTR, 21 September 2020: http://www.dgtr.gov.in/sites/default/files/Initiation%20Notification-%20ENGLISH.pdf
Government of India, Ministry of Finance, Department of Revenue, Notification No. 17/2020-Customs (ADD), issued on 8 July 2020: https://www.cbic.gov.in/resources//htdocs-cbec/customs/cs-act/notifications/notfns-2020/cs-add2020/csadd17-2020.pdf

Inception date: 15 May 2009 | Removal date: open ended

Anti-dumping

On March 31, 2008, the Indian authorities initiated a sunset review of the anti-dumping duty imposed on imports of measuring tapes (all types of steel measuring and fibre glass tapes and their parts or components) from China.
The products subject to investigation are classified under the following HS codes: 9017.80 and 9017.90.
This review follows the application lodged by M/s FMI Limited, Ludhiana and M/s. Freemans Measures Pvt Ltd., Ludhiana.
 
On March 27, 2009, the Indian authorities issued their final findings of the sunset review. They recommended the continuation of the existing anti-dumping measure.
 
On May 15, 2009, the Indian authorities issued the notification of extension of the anti-dumping duty imposed on imports of measuring tapes from China classified under HS codes 9017.8010, 9017.9000 and 8486.9000 (Notification No. 49/2009-Customs, 15.05.2009). The amount of the duty imposed on steel tapes and their parts and components is USD 4.19 per kilogram. The amount of the duty imposed on fibre glass tapes and their parts and components is USD 4.10 per kilogram.
This duty is effective for a period of five years.
 
The original anti-dumping duty was decided on September 1, 2003 and imposed by Notification No. 147/2003-Customs on October 7, 2003.
 
On May 9, 2014, the Indian authorities initiated a second sunset review of the anti-dumping duty imposed on imports of measuring tapes from China.
This review follows the application lodged by M/s FMI Limited, Ludhiana, a major domestic producer of measuring tapes.
 
While initiating the sunset review, the Indian authorities decided on July 4th, 2014 to extend up to May 14th, 2015 the existing definitive anti-dumping duty imposed on May 15th, 2009 by Notification No. 49/2009-Customs (Notification No. 29/2014-Customs (ADD), 04.07.2014).
 
On May 5th, 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 July 9th, 2015, the Indian Ministry of Finance issued the Customs Notification of extension of the anti-dumping duty imposed on imports of steel and fibre glass measuring tapes originating in China (Notification No. 31/2015-Customs (ADD), 09.07.2015). HS code 8486.9000 is no longer mentioned; hence goods subject to the measure are only classified under HS codes 9017.8010 and 9017.9000.
The amount of the duty imposed on steel tapes and their parts and components is USD 2.83 per kilogram. The amount of the duty imposed on fibre glass tapes and their parts and components is USD 1.33 per kilogramme. This duty is effective for a period of five years.

On 18 December 2019, the Indian authorities initiated a sunset review of the definitive duty imposed on imports of the subject good from China. This follows the application lodged by FMI Ltd.

On 8 July 2020, the Indian Department of Revenue extended the definitive duty imposed on imports of measuring tapes from China. The rate of duty is USD 1.83 or 2.56 per kg depending on the company. The measure is in force for a period of five years.

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AFFECTED PRODUCTS

 
Inception date: No inception date

Anti-circumvention

On 21 September 2020, the Indian authorities initiated an anti-circumvention investigation on imports of certain measuring tape from Singapore and Combodia. The investigation follows suspicion that the definitive antidumping duty imposed on certain measuring tape from China may be circumvented, see related intervention. The products subject to investigation are classified under HS code 9017. The complaint was lodged by FMI Limited.