Antidumping investigation initiated against 7 countries on imports of polystyrene

Excerpt: Anti-Dumping Investigation concerning imports of Polystyrene of all types except expandable Polystyrene from Iran, Malaysia, Singapore, Chinese Taipei, UAE and USA has been initiated.

Anti-Dumping Investigation concerning imports of Polystyrene of all types except expandable Polystyrene from Iran, Malaysia, Singapore, Chinese Taipei, UAE and USA has been initiated. M/s Ineos Styrolution India Limited, Vadodara along with Supreme Petrochem Ltd, Mumbai has filed an application before the Designated Authority in accordance with the Customs Tariff Act, 1975.

The Application has been filed by M/s Ineos Styrolution India Limited, Vadodara and Supreme Petrochem Limited, Mumbai as domestic producers of the product under consideration. According to the applicants, they are the major producers of the subject goods in India accounting 67% of the total production in India. The applicants have certified that there are no imports of the product under consideration by the applicants or any of its related party from the subject countries. Apart from the applicants, there is only one other producer of the subject goods in India, namely, M/s LG Polymers India Pvt. Ltd.

The Authority prima facie finds that sufficient evidence of dumping of the subject goods, originating in or exported from the subject countries; injury to the domestic industry and causal link between the alleged dumping and injury exist to justify initiation of an anti-dumping investigation, the Authority hereby initiates an investigation into the alleged dumping, and consequent injury to the domestic industry in terms of Rule 5 of the Rules, to determine the existence, degree and effect of alleged dumping and to recommend the amount of antidumping duty, which if levied, would be adequate to remove the ‘injury’ to the domestic industry.

The period of investigation for the purpose of present investigation is from 1st January 2018 to 31st December 2018 (12 months). However, the injury investigation period will cover the data of previous three years, i.e. 1 st April 2015 to 31st March 2016, 1 st April 2016 to 31st March-2017, 1 st April 2017 to 31st March-2018 and POI.

The exporters in the subject countries, their government through their Embassies in India, the importers and users in India known to be concerned and the domestic industry are being addressed separately to submit relevant information in the form and manner prescribed and to make their views known to the Authority at the following address: The Designated Authority, Directorate General of Trade Remedies, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Department of Commerce Government of India 4th Floor, Jeevan Tara Building, 5, Parliament Street, New Delhi-110001

Any information relating to the present investigation should be sent in writing so as to reach the Authority at the address mentioned above not later than forty days (40 days) from the date of publication of this Notification.

Krupali Shetty

Krupali Shetty

Punit Krishna

The process of making H-Acid generates a lot of effluent. There should be checks to see that it is being made by zero discharge manufacturing units or by units whose pollution control measures are in good shape. The increased price realisations of the product should increase compliance.

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