EU starts limited AD order review on ductile cast iron pipe imports from India’s ECL

Friday, 04 May 2018 16:26:24 (GMT+3)   |   Istanbul
       

The European Commission has initiated a partial interim review of the antidumping (AD) measures applicable to imports of ductile cast iron pipes from India. The partial interim review is limited in scope to the examination of dumping as far as one Indian exporting producer, Electrosteel Castings Ltd (ECL), is concerned.

The request for a review was lodged by the four European Union (EU) producers Saint-Gobain PAM, Saint-Gobain PAM Deutschland GmbH, Saint-Gobain PAM España S.A. and Duktus (Production) GmbH. The applicants allege that dumping margins of ECL significantly increased since the original investigation period. The applicants also allege that ECL significantly decreased its export prices to the EU, and that such a decrease occurred despite the measures in place, an increase in the costs of raw materials and an appreciation of the Indian rupee against the euro.

In the investigation leading to the measures in force, a dumping margin of 4.1 percent was found for ECL, though ECL is subject to zero percent antidumping duty because of the cumulation with the countervailing duty in force for the same imports and the lesser duty rule.

The products covered by the investigation currently fall within CN code ex 7303 00 10 and ex 7303 00 90.


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