The O/o Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) has issued notification vide Case No. (SSR) 22/2020 dated 31st December, 2020 regarding Initiation of Sunset Review of Anti-dumping Duty imposed on Imports of Phenol originating in or exported from European Union and Singapore.
We understand that M/s Deepak Phenolics Ltd. and M/s Hindustan Organics Chemical Ltd have filed an application before the Designated Authority for sunset review of Anti-Dumping duty imposed on imports of Phenol originating in or exported from European Union and Singapore.
The Applicants have alleged likelihood of continuation or recurrence of dumping of subject goods, originating in and exported from the subject countries and consequent injury to the domestic industry and have requested for review and continuation of the anti-dumping duty imposed on the imports of subject goods, originating in or exported from the subject countries.
The Authority had initiated the original investigation concerning imports of Phenol originating in or exported from European Union, Korea RP and Singapore vide Notification No. 14/13/2014-DGAD dated 15th October, 2014. The Final Findings Notification was issued by the Authority vide Notification No. 14/13/2014-DGAD dated 12th January, 2016 recommending imposition of definitive Anti-dumping duty on the imports of the subject goods, originating in or exported from European Union, Korea RP and Singapore. Definitive anti-dumping duties were imposed by the Department of Revenue vide Notification No. 6/2016 – Customs (ADD) dated 8th March, 2016.
Product Under Consideration
The Product Under Consideration is “Phenol” is classified under Customs Tariff heading no. 29071110. However, the said Customs classification is indicative only and in no way binding on the scope of the present
Period of Investigation (POI)
The period of investigation (POI) for the present investigation is 1st July, 2019 to 30th June, 2020 (12 Months) and the injury investigation period is from 2016-17, 2017-18 and April, 2018-June 2019, and POI.
Submission of Information
In view of the special circumstances arising out of COVID- l 9 pandemic, all communication should be sent to the Designated Authority via email at email address email@example.com , firstname.lastname@example.org , email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org ,. It should be ensured that the narrative part of the submission is in searchable PDF/ MS Word format and data files are in MS Excel format.
The known producer/ exporters in the subject countries, their Government through their Embassies in India, the importers and users in India known to be concerned with the subject goods and the Domestic Industry are being informed separately to enable them to file all the relevant information in the form and manner prescribed within the time-limit set out below.
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.
Any party making any confidential submission before the Authority is required to make a non-confidential version of the same available to the other parties.
Interested parties are further advised to keep a regular watch on the official website of the Designated Authority http://www.dgtr.gov.in/ for any updated information with respect to this investigation.
Time Limit for submission of information
Any information relating to the present investigation should be sent to the Designated Authority via email at the email addresses mentioned above within thirty days from the date of receipt of the notice as per Rule 6(4) of the Anti-Dumping Rules.
It may, however, be noted that in terms of explanation of the said Rule, the notice calling for information and other documents shall be deemed to have been received within one week from the date on which it was sent by the Designated Authority or transmitted to the appropriate diplomatic representative of the exporting country. If no information is received within the prescribed time limit or the information received is incomplete, the Authority may record its findings on the basis of the facts available on record in accordance with the Rules.
All the interested parties are hereby advised to intimate their interest (including the nature of interest) in the instant matter and file their questionnaire responses within the above time limit.
Relevant members/ interested parties/ importers are requested to take note of the same and do the needful accordingly. The above said initiation notification issued by DGTR is available for reference on below link-
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Acting Executive Director