ANNOUNCEMENT 07 May 2015

In May 2015, the government of India initiated a new anti-dumping investigation. In July 2016, a definitive duty was imposed. In June 2021, a sunset review was initiated. In September 2021, the investigation was terminated.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

2

  • 2 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 Notification, Initiation of Anti-Dumping Duty investigation concerning import of 'Plain medium density Fibre Board having thickness of 6mm and above' originating in or exported from Indonesia and Vietnam, 07.05.2015:
http://commerce.nic.in/DOC/writereaddata/traderemedies/Adint_Plain_medium_density_Fibre_Board_thickness_6mm_Indonesia_Vietnam.pdf

Government of India, Ministry of Finance, Department of Revenue, Notification No. 34/2016-Customs (ADD), 14.07.2016: http://www.cbec.gov.in/resources//htdocs-cbec/customs/cs-act/notificatio...

Government of India, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Department of Commerce, Directorate General of Trade Remedies, File No. 7/2/2021-DGTR, 7 June 2021:
https://www.dgtr.gov.in/sites/default/files/Initiation%20Notification%20-%20PMDF%28English%29.pdf

Government of India, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Department of Commerce, Directorate General of Trade Remedies, File No. 7/2/2021-DGTR, 13 September 2021:
https://www.dgtr.gov.in/sites/default/files/MDF%20English.pdf

World Trade Organization, Committee on Anti-Dumping Practices, Semi-annual report under article 16.4 of the Agreement, India, G/ADP/N/364/IND, 22 April 2022: http://www.cbic.gov.in/htdocs-cbec/customs/cs-act/notifications/notfns-2021/cs-add2021/csadd72-2021.pdf

Inception date: 14 Apr 2016 | Removal date: 13 Jul 2021

Anti-dumping

On May 7th, 2015, the Indian Directorate General of anti-dumping & allied duties, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, initiated an anti-dumping investigation on imports of plain medium density fibre board (having thickness of 6mm and above) from Indonesia. Additionally, an investigation was initiated on imports of the subject good from Vietnam, see related intervention. The product subject to investigation is classified under the following HS code subheading: 4411. This follows the application lodged by M/s Greenply Industries Ltd. and M/s Mangalam Timber Products Ltd.
 
On 14 July 2016, the Indian Ministry of Finance issued the Customs Notification imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on above products from Indonesia and Vietnam (Notification No. 34/2016-Customs (ADD), 14.07.2016). The amount of duty imposed on imports originating in or exported from Indonesia is between USD 14.71 and 64.35 per cubic meter depending on the company. The amount of duty imposed on imports originating in or exported from Vietnam is between USD 14.84 and 63.99 per cubic meter depending on the company. This definitive duty is effective for a period of five years.

The duty was terminated on 13 July 2021. 

AFFECTED SECTORS

 
Inception date: 14 Apr 2016 | Removal date: 13 Sep 2021

Anti-dumping

On May 7th, 2015, the Indian Directorate General of anti-dumping & allied duties, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, initiated an anti-dumping investigation on imports of plain medium density fibre board (having thickness of 6mm and above) from Indonesia. Additionally, an investigation was initiated on imports of the subject good from Vietnam. The product subject to investigation is classified under the following HS code subheading: 4411. This follows the application lodged by M/s Greenply Industries Ltd. and M/s Mangalam Timber Products Ltd.
 
On 14 July 2016, the Indian Ministry of Finance issued the Customs Notification imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on above products from Indonesia and Vietnam (Notification No. 34/2016-Customs (ADD), 14.07.2016). The amount of duty imposed on imports originating in or exported from Indonesia is between USD 14.71 and 64.35 per cubic meter depending on the company. The amount of duty imposed on imports originating in or exported from Vietnam is between USD 14.84 and 63.99 per cubic meter depending on the company. This definitive duty is effective for a period of five years.

On 7 June 2021, the Indian Directorate General of Trade Remedies announced the initiation of a sunset review of the definitive duty imposed on imports of the subject good from Vietman. This follows the application lodged by M/s Greenply Industries Ltd, Greenpanel Industries Limited and Rushil Decor Limited.

On 13 September 2021, the Indian authorities terminated the antidumping investigation on imports of the subject good from Vietnam, without the imposition of duties. The termination follows the applicants' withdrawal of their petition on 1 September 2021. The duty was terminated on 13 September 2021.