DGAD discontinues ADD on imports of Phenyl and Methyl from China

The application had been filed by Prima Chemicals and Polygon Chemicals for continuation of anti-dumping duties.

The Dollar Business Bureau

The Directorate General of Anti-dumping & Allied Duties (DGAD) has recommended discontinuation of anti-dumping duties on the imports of 1-Phenyl-3-Methyl-5-Pyrazolone from China, after finding that the imports are not causing material injury to the domestic industry.

“The Authority, in its sunset review investigation, is of the view that continuation of anti-dumping duty, on the imports of 1-Phenyl-3-Methyl-5-Pyrazolone, originating in or exported from the China, is not required,” DGAD said in a notification (Sl. 86) dated August 9, 2017.

“Having initiated and conducted the present review investigation into continued dumping, injury and causal link in terms of the Antidumping Rules, the Authority is of the view that the exports from the subject country are not causing material injury to the domestic industry,” it said.

Further, the analysis of likelihood of injury in view of cessation of duties demonstrates that there is no reason for continuation of anti-dumping duties against the subject goods from the subject country, it added.

The DGAD further stated that an appeal against the orders that may arise out of this recommendation shall lie before the Customs, Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Act.

The period of investigation was from April 2015 to March 2016. However, injury examination was conducted for 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15 and the period of investigation.

The application had been filed by Prima Chemicals and Polygon Chemicals with the DGAD for seeking continuation of anti-dumping duties.

Earlier, in a notification no.47/2016-Customs (ADD) dated August 19, 2016, the Government has extended the existing anti-dumping duty on the subject goods up to August 23, 2017.

The definitive anti-dumping duty on 1-Phenyl-3-Methyl-5-Pyrazolone imports from China were imposed in January 2006, which was later extended in August 2011. 

The Dollar Business Bureau - Aug 14, 2017 12:00 IST