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International Trade Amicus: June 2017


Article

India-EU free trade agreement: State of play and way forward -
India and the European Union have been negotiating a bilateral free trade agreement known as the Broad-based Trade and Investment Agreement (BTIA) since 2007, with the last round happening in 2013. The article in this issue of Amicus notes that despite the mutual interest in fostering bilateral trade and investments, India and the EU have divergent interests in the negotiations. According to the author, some recent events including the ongoing Brexit negotiations and the termination of investment treaties by India might have a direct impact on the BTIA and one can expect negotiations to resume in the near future.

Trade Remedy News
  • Ceramic Rollers from China – India extends time for submission of questionnaire, for anti-dumping duty, till 26-6-2017
  • Ceramic Tableware and Kitchenware, excluding knives and toilet items from China – India imposes provisional anti-dumping duty
  • Digital Offset Printing Plates from China – India extends anti-dumping duty till 3-6-2018 consequent to initiation of sunset review, while extends time for submission of questionnaire response till 27-6-2017
  • Dioctyl Phthalate (DOP) from Chinese Taipei and Korea RP – India initiates anti-dumping duty investigation
  • Elastomeric Filament Yarn of all deniers upto and including 150 deniers excluding coloured yarns and Beam type Elastomeric yarns from China, South Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam – India imposes definitive anti-dumping duty
  • Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from India – USA continues anti-dumping duty Order after sunset review
  • Glazed/Unglazed Porcelain/Vitrified tiles from China – India imposes definitive anti-dumping duty
  • Hydrogen Peroxide from Bangladesh, Taiwan, Korea RP, Pakistan and Thailand – India imposes definitive anti-dumping duty
  • Naphthalene - Crude Naphthalene from China, EU, Russia, Iran and Japan, and refined Naphthalene from China, EU and Taiwan – India extends time period for completion of anti-dumping investigation till 31-8-2017
  • New Pneumatic Off-the-Road Tires from India – USA excludes goods produced and exported by specified entitry from anti-dumping duty Order
  • Non-Woven Fabric from Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Saudi Arabia and China– India extends time period for completion of investigation till 14-9-2017
  • O-Acid from China – Indian authorities issue preliminary findings recommending provisional anti-dumping duty
  • Plain Gypsum Plaster Boards from China, Indonesia, Thailand and UAE – India extends anti-dumping duty till 6-6-2018 consequent to initiation of sunset review
  • Saturated Fatty Alcohols from Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Saudi Arabia – India extends time for submission of questionnaire response till 26-6-2017
  • Sewing Machine Needles from China – Indian authorities recommend definitive anti-dumping duty consequent to sunset review
  • Toluene Di-Isocyanate (TDI) from China, Japan and Korea RP – India imposes provisional anti-dumping duty
  • Viscose Filament Yarn from China – India extends anti-dumping duty till 3-5-2018 subsequent to initiation of sunset review
  • Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes from India – USA initiates sunset review of anti-dumping duty
  • Zinc Coated (Galvanised) Steel from India – Australia determines preliminary ADD and CVD
WTO News
  • India requests consultations with USA over compliance in ‘Carbon Steel’ dispute
  • Panel established to review India’s compliance in ‘Poultry’ dispute with USA
  • Mexico granted authorization to suspend concessions in ‘Tuna’ dispute with USA
  • Safeguard Investigations initiated by USA, Vietnam and Turkey, in respect of large residential washers, crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, mineral or chemical fertilizer, and toothbrushes
  • Australia eliminates farm export subsidies while New Zealand and Panama phased out their export subsidies
  • Russia files complaint against Ukraine over restrictions on trade and transit for goods and services
Ratio decidendi
  • Extension of anti-dumping duty pending the outcome of a sunset review investigation has to be necessarily made before the expiry of the notification which originally levied definitive anti-dumping duty – Indian Supreme Court
June, 2017/Issue-73 June, 2017/Issue-73
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