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October 2017

International Trade Amicus: August 2017

by Garima Prakash

Article

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

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...

 

Trade Remedy News

  • 1-Phenyl-3-Methyl-5-Pyrazolone from China – Indian sunset review recommends termination of ADD
  • Ammonium Nitrate from Russia, Indonesia, Georgia and Iran – Indian authorities recommend imposition of definitive ADD
  • Castings for Wind Operated Electricity Generators from China – Imposition of definitive ADD recommended by Indian authorities
  • Caustic Soda from Chinese Taipei – Sunset review by Indian authorities recommend termination of ADD
  • Caustic Soda from Iran, Saudi Arabia and USA – India modifies ADD after mid-term review
  • Cold Rolled Flat Product of Stainless Steel from China, Korea, European Union, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand and USA – Indian anti-circumvention investigation recommends imposition of ADD on certain products
  • Fine Denier Polyester Staple Fiber from India – USA postpones preliminary determinations in CVD Investigations
  • Finished Carbon Steel Flanges from India – USA issues ADD and CVD Order
  • New/ unused pneumatic radial tyres from China – Indian authorities recommend imposition of definitive ADD
  • Oil Country Tubular Goods from India – USA issues correction to amended final determination and amendment of Antidumping Duty Order
  • Opal Glassware from China PR and UAE – India imposes definitive ADD
  • Polytetraflouroethylene or PTFE from China – India continues ADD after sunset review
  • Rubber Chemicals, namely, TDQ & PX-13 from China PR, European Union – Indian authorities extend time for completion of AD investigation
  • Soda Ash from China PR, European Union, Kenya, Pakistan, Iran, Ukraine and USA - Final findings of mid-term review by Indian authorities recommend termination of definitive anti-dumping duty as well as sunset review
  • Soda Ash from Turkey and Russia - Final findings of mid-term review by Indian authorities recommend termination of definitive anti-dumping duty
  • Sodium Chlorate from Canada, China and EU - Final Findings by Indian authorities recommend imposition of anti-dumping duty
  • Sodium Dichromate from Russia, South Africa, Kazakhstan and Turkey – Indian authorities extend time for filing questionnaire response
  • Sodium Nitrite from China – India continues with definitive ADD after sunset review
  • Solar Cells from China, Taiwan and Malaysia – India initiates anti-dumping investigation
  • Styrene Butadiene Rubber (SBR) of 1500 series and 1700 series from European Union, Korea RP and Thailand – Indian authorities recommend imposition of definitive anti-dumping duty
  • Textured Toughened (Tempered) Glass from China – India imposes definitive anti-dumping duty
  • Zinc Coated (Galvanised) Steel from India – Australia issues findings in relation to dumping and subsidy investigation

 

WTO News

  • Indonesian specific duty on imports of galvalume (flat-rolled iron or steel products) violates MFN provisions
  • Qatar files dispute against UAE, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia alleging coercive attempts at economic isolation
  • WTO members review practices for improving dispute proceedings
  • Fisheries subsidies proposals circulated to Members
  • Ukraine launches Safeguard investigation on imports of Sulfuric acid and Oleum
  • Lowest monthly average of trade restrictions in past decade
  • Ecuador removes import surcharges
  • Members divided on transparency proposal in Goods Negotiations

 

Ratio decidendi

  • Countervailing investigation - The US Court of International Trade has upheld Commerce department’s inclusion of VAT in the benchmark calculations in a dispute involving Countervailing duty measures by USA on crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells from China

 

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