MINTSTRY OF COMMERCE
DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF ANTI-DUMPING AND ALLIED DUTIES
New Delhi, The 30th July, 1998
Subject:- Initiation of anti-dumping investigation concerning import of Acrylic Fibres from Mexico.
No. 21/l/98-ADD.M/s. Indian Acrylics Ltd., Pasupati Acrylon Ltd., and Consolidated Fibres and Chemicals Ltd have filed a petition in accordance with the Customs Tariff (Amendment) Act, 1995 and Customs Tariff ( Identification, Assessment and Collection of Anti-Dumping Duty on Dumped Articles and for Determination of Injury) Rules, 1995 before the Designated Authority (hereinafter referred to as the Authority) alleging dumping of Acrylic Fibres from Mexico and requested for anti-dumping investigations and levy of anti dumping duties.
Acrylic Fibre is classified under customs sub-heading Nos. 5501 and 5503 of the Customs tariff Act. The Classification is, however, indicative only and in no way binding on the scope of the present investigations.
2. Standing : The petitioner has claimed that Acrylic Fibre is being produced in India by the following:
Further, the Forum of Acrylic Fibres Manufacturers has supported the petition. The petitioner has claimed that JK Synthetic Ltd., is presently not in operation. The petitioners account for 74% of the total Indian production. The petitioners, therefore, satisfy the standing to file the present petition, on behalf of the domestic industry.
3. Country(ies) involved: The country involved in the present investigation is Mexico.
4. Like Goods: The petitioner has claimed that goods produced by it are like articles to the goods exported or originating from Mexico. Goods produced by the petitioner are being treated as like articles to the goods exported from Mexico within the meaning of the Rules.
5. Dumping and dumping margin:
There is sufficient prima facie evidence that the normal value of the product under consideration in Mexico is significantly higher than the price at which it has been exported to India, indicating, prima facie, that the subject goods are being dumped by the exporters from Mexico.
6. Injury and casual Link: The various economic indicators relating to domestic industry such as production sales, market share, profit/loss etc. collectively and cumulatively, prima facie, indicate that the domestic industry has suffered injury. There is sufficient prima facie evidence that the imports of the production under consideration have caused injury to the domestic industry.
7. Initiation of Anti-Dumping investigation: The Authority, therefore, initiates anti-dumping investigations into the existence, degree and effect of alleged dumping of the subject goods originating in or exported from the said country.
8. Period of investigation: The period of investigation for the purpose of the present investigation is 1st April, 1997 to 31st March, 1998 (12 months).
9. Submission of Information: The exporters in Mexico and the importers in India known to be concerned are being addressed separately of submit relevant information on the form and manner prescribed and to make their views known to the Designated Authority, Ministry of Commerce, Directorate General of Anti-Dumping and Allied Duties, Udyog Bhavan, New Delhi-110 011. Any other interested party may also make it submissions relevant to the investigation in the prescribed form and manner within the time limit set out below.
10. Time Limit: Any information relating to the present investigation should be sent in writing so as to reach the Authority at the addressed mentioned above not later than forty days from the date of publication of this notification. This known exporters and importers, who are being addressed separately, are however, required to submit the information within forty days from the date of letter addressed to them separately.
11. Inspection of Public File: In terms of rule 6(7), any interested party may inspect the public file containing non-confidential version of the evidence submitted by other interested parties.
RATHI VINAY JHA