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International Trade Amicus: August 2017


Final Findings in anti-circumvention investigation concerning Cold Rolled Flat Products of Stainless Steel – An analysis
By Garima Prakash

Cold rolled flat products of stainless steel of width above 1250mm were being imported into India and thereafter were slit into flat sheets of lesser width, to avoid anti-dumping duty. The Indian authorities have found that there was a change in pattern of trade which stemmed from a practice, process or work for which there was insufficient due cause or economic justification other than the imposition of anti-dumping duty. The authorities have recommended extension of anti-dumping duty on the products which are slit into sizes below 1250mm, after import. The importer, in this regard, is required to provide a legally enforceable undertaking to concerned Custom Authorities. According to the author, the authorities took a balanced approach thus avoiding the broadening of the original investigation...

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