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International Trade Amicus: March 2018


DGAD introduces new requirements for user industry
By Ankur Sharma
DGAD has recently introduced a questionnaire format for user industry in India. It is applicable if a user industry is not related to a producer/exporter of the product under consideration in the country under investigation. This effectively will take care of the public interest related concerns, however, it would be the responsibility of a user industry to participate in an investigation at the early stages by also filing a proper response to the questionnaire. According to the author, this is a good reform brought out by the DGAD and user industry should use this avenue to make effective representations in all anti-dumping investigations. Effective participation by user industry will give the DGAD and other stakeholders involved a holistic view on the requirement of protection to the Indian industry...

Trade Remedy News

  • Castings for Wind Operated Electricity Generated / Windmills from China – Indian authorities schedule Oral Hearing on 9-4-2018
  • Ceramic Rollers from China – Indian authorities (DGAD) recommends definitive ADD
  • Coated Paper from China, European Union, USA – Indian authorities extend time for submission of questionnaire response till April 7, 2018
  • Cut-To-Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate from India – USA continues ADD and CVD Orders
  • Di Methyl Formamide (DMF) from China, Germany, Saudi Arabia - Indian authorities extend time for submission of questionnaire response till April 5, 2018
  • Dimethylacetamide from China, Turkey – India imposes definitive anti-dumping duty for 5 years
  • Fine Denier Polyester Staple Fiber from India – USA issues final affirmative CVD determination – Notifies subsidy rates
  • Flat Base Steel Wheels from China – India extends ADD till 25-3-2019 consequent to initiation of sunset review
  • Flax Yarn from China – India extends time for submission of questionnaire response till April 17, 2018
  • Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from India – USA issues preliminary results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2016-2017
  • Glass Fibre-Chopped Strand Mat from China – India extends time for submission of questionnaire response till April 9, 2018 in anti-circumvention investigation
  • Glassware from China and Indonesia – Indian authorities recommend imposition of definitive anti-dumping duty
  • Jute Sacking Bags from Bangladesh – India initiates anti-circumvention investigation
  • Lined Paper Products from India - USA continues ADD and CVD Orders
  • Melamine from China – Indian Customs to do provisional assessment in case of imports from one producer-exporter consequent to initiation of new shipper review
  • Melamine from European Union, Iran, Indonesia, Japan – India rescinds ADD notification after termination of Sunset Review
  • Metaphenylene Diamine from China – India extends anti-dumping duty till 21-3-2019 consequent to initiation of sunset review
  • Monoisopropylamine from China – India imposes definitive anti-dumping duty for 5 years
  • O-Acid from China - India imposes definitive anti-dumping duty for 3 years
  • Ofloxacin from China - India imposes definitive anti-dumping duty for 3 years
  • Peroxosulphates (Persulphate) from China and USA – India initiates sunset review investigations
  • Phosphorus Pentoxide from China – Indian authorities recommend imposition of definitive anti-dumping duty
  • Playing Cards from China – India terminate anti-dumping investigation
  • Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin from India – Canada issues final determination of dumping and subsidization
  • Polytetrafluoroethylene Resin from India – USA issues preliminary affirmative Countervailing duty determination
  • Resorcinol from China and Japan – India imposes definitive anti-dumping duty for 3 years
  • Sodium Nitrite from Russia – India authorities schedule oral heading on 10-4-2018
  • Solar Cells from China, Malaysia, Taiwan – DGAD issues ADD investigation termination order due to withdrawal of petition
  • Steel Products – European Union initiates Safeguard duty investigation
  • Sulphonated Naphthalene Formaldehyde from China – India imposes definitive anti- dumping duty for 5 years
  • Textured Tempered Glass from Malaysia - Indian authorities extend time for submission of questionnaire response till April 10, 2018
  • Veneered Engineered Wooden Flooring from China, Malaysia, Indonesia and EU – India imposes definitive anti-dumping duty

WTO News

  • United States disputes India’s export subsidy programmes
  • US-China disputes - United States seeks consultation with China concerning latter’s certain measures with respect to intellectual property, while compliance panel finds that certain US provisions still violate WTO agreements
  • Russian duties on vehicle imports from Germany, Italy – Appellate body issues report
  • Thailand cigarettes dispute - Philippines files revised request for additional compliance review
  • Korean restrictions on Japanese food imports - Panel report issued
  • Steel disputes – Safeguard investigations initiated by EU and Costa Rica

India Update

  • Customs duty reduced on specified imports from Japan
  • Exemption from IGST and Compensation Cess under different export promotion schemes extended till 1-10-2018
  • Second-hand goods can be freely imported for repairs
  • Apple imports allowed without port restrictions

Ratio decidendi

  • Market economy treatment to Chinese exporters, in EU – Court of Justice of European Union interprets words ‘carried over from the former non-market economy system’ in EU Regulation

News Nuggets

  • 44 African countries agree to have African Continental Free Trade Area
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