Government of India
Ministry of Commerce
New Delhi, the 28th August, 1997
Subject: Initiation of anti dumping investigation concerning import of Metallurgical Coke from China.
M/s BLA Industries Ltd. has filed a petition on behalf of the domestic industry 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 Metallurgical Coke(subject goods) from China and request for anti dumping investigation and levy of anti dumping duties. The petition has been supported by the Industries and Commerce Association whose members represent the manufacturers of Metallurgical Coke in India.
5. Injury: The petitioner has alleged that the volume of dumped Chinese Coke has increased by 849% during 1993-94 to 1996-97. The loss in the market share of the domestic producers fell from 79% to 41% and there is an increase in market share of Chinese Coke from 9% to 43% during the same period.
The profit level of the industry has been declining significantly during the period. The inventory levels have increased over the last three years. Petitioners have also stated that the capacity utilization of industry has gone down from 61% (1993-94) to 46% (1996-97). Various indicators relating to domestic industry collectively and cumulatively, prima facie, indicate that the domestic industry has suffered material injury and the same also pose a threat of material injury.
6. Initiation of Anti-Dumping Investigation: The Authority, therefore, initiates anti-dumping investigation into the existence, degree and effect of alleged dumping of the subject goods originating in or exported from the said country.
8. Submission of Information: The exporters in the said countries and importers in India known to be concerned are being addressed separately to submit relevant information in the form and manner prescribed and make their views known to Shri Dipak Chatterjee, Designated Authority, Ministry of Commerce, Udyog Bhavan, New Delhi-110011. Any other interested party may also make its submissions relevant to the investigation in the prescribed form and manner within the time limit set out below.
9. Time Limit: 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 from the date of publication to this notification. The 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.