Anti-Dumping Investigation of Imports of Copper & Copper Alloy Flat Rolled Products
MINISTRY OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY
(Department of Commerce)
(DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF TRADE REMEDIES)
New Delhi, the 16th April 2021
Case No. AD-OI-06/2020
Subject: Anti-Dumping investigation concerning imports of “Copper & Copper Alloy Flat Rolled Products” originating in and exported from China PR, Korea RP, Malaysia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Thailand
F. No. 6/7/2020-DGTR.—Having regard to the Customs Tariff Act 1975, as amended from time to time (hereinafter also referred to as “the Act”) and the Customs Tariff (Identification, Assessment and Collection of Anti-Dumping Duty on Dumped Articles and for Determination of Injury) Rules 1995, as amended from time to time (hereinafter also referred to as “the Rules” or “the AD Rules”) thereof.
A. Background of The Case
1. The Designated Authority (hereinafter referred to as “Authority”) received an application dated 19th February 2020 from M/s Agrawal Metal Works Pvt. Ltd. (hereinafter also referred to as “the applicant”) requesting imposition of anti-dumping duty on imports of “Copper & Copper Alloy Flat Rolled Products” (hereinafter also referred to as “the product under consideration‖ or ―PUC” or “subject goods”) originating in or exported from China PR, Korea RP, Malaysia, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand (hereinafter also referred to as the “subject countries”).
2. The Authority, on the basis of sufficient prima-facie evidence submitted by the applicant, issued a public notice vide Notification No. 6/7/2020-DGTR dated 20th April 2020 published in the Gazette of India, initiating the subject investigation in accordance with Section 9A of the Act read with Rule 5 of the AD Rules to determine the existence, degree, and effect of the alleged dumping of the subject goods, originating in or exported from China PR, Korea RP, Malaysia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Thailand and to recommend the amount of anti-dumping duty, which, if levied, would be adequate to remove the alleged injury to the domestic industry.
3. The procedure described hereinbelow has been followed with regard to the investigation:
i. The Authority notified the Embassies of the Subject Countries in India about the receipt of the present anti-dumping application before proceeding to initiate the investigation in accordance with Sub-Rule (5) of Rule 5 supra.
ii. The Authority issued a public notice vide its initiation notification dated 20th April 2020, published in the Gazette of India Extraordinary, initiating anti-dumping investigation concerning imports of the subject goods from subject countries.
iii. The Authority sent a copy of the initiation notification dated 20th April 2020 to the Embassies of subject countries in India, the known producers, and exporters from the subject countries known importers, importer/user Associations, the domestic industry as well as other domestic producers, and other interested parties as mentioned in the application, and requested them to make their views were known in writing within the prescribed time limit, in accordance with Rules 6(2) and 6(4) of the Rules.
iv. The Authority provided a copy of the non-confidential version of the application to the known producers/exporters and to the Government of the subject countries, through their Embassies in India in accordance with Rule 6(3) of the Rules supra.
v. The Embassies of the subject countries in India were also requested to advise the exporters/producers from their respective countries to respond to the questionnaire within the prescribed time limit. A copy of the letter and questionnaire sent to the known producers/exporters was also sent to them along with the names and addresses of the known producers/exporters from the subject countries.