MINISTRY OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY
(Department of Commerce)
(DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF ANTI-DUMPING AND ALLIED DUTIES)
New Delhi, 6th July, 2016
Subject: -Sunset Review investigation relating to Anti-Dumping Duties imposed on imports of ‘certain glass fibre and articles thereof’ originating in or exported from China PR
A. Background of the Case
F. No. 15/10/2015-DGAD–1. Whereas having regard to the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 as amended in 1995 and thereafter (hereinafter referred 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 referred as the Rules), the Designated Authority (hereinafter referred to as the Authority) initiated an antidumping investigation for imposition of anti-dumping duty on imports of certain glass fibre and articles thereof, originating in or exported from the China PR vide initiation notification dated 8th January 2010. The Authority issued the Preliminary Findings on 2nd June 2010 and provisional duties were imposed vide Customs Notifications dated 14th July, 2010. The Authority issued Final Findings on 6th January 2011 and definitive duties were imposed on 4th March 2011. The Authority thereafter initiated a Mid-term review investigation against imports of subject goods from subject country on 19th September 2013 and on the basis of the recommendation of the Authority in its final finding dated 10th February, 2014, micro Glass Fibre with fibre diameter in the range of 0.3 – 2.5 microns was excluded from the ambit and scope of the anti-dumping duty recommended, vide Customs Notification dated 9th May, 2014.
2. And Whereas M/s Owens-Corning (India) Pvt. Ltd. and Owens Corning Industries (India) Pvt. Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as petitioners) have filed a duly substantiated application before the Authority, on behalf of the producers of the subject goods, in accordance with the Act and the Rules, alleging likelihood of continuation or recurrence of dumping of the subject goods, originating in or exported from the subject country and consequent injury to the domestic industry and have requested for continuation of the anti-dumping duties, imposed on the imports of the above goods, originating in or exported from the subject country.
3. On the basis of the duly substantiated application filed on behalf of the domestic industry and in accordance with section 9A(5) of the Act, read with Rule 23 of the Anti-dumping Rules, the Authority initiated a sunset review investigation, vide Notification No. 15/10/201 5-DGAD dated 7th July, 2015 to review the need for continued imposition of the duties in respect of ‘certain glass fibre and articles thereof’, originating in or exported from China (hereinafter referred to as subject country), and to examine whether the expiry of such duty is likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and injury to the domestic industry. The validity of the anti-dumping duty on the imports of the subject goods from the subject country was extended by the Central Government up to and inclusive of 13th day of July, 2016, vide Notification No.33/2015-Customs (ADD) dated 13th July 2015.
4. The scope of the present review covers all aspects of the original investigation concerning imports of the above goods, originating in or exported from the subject country.
5. The procedure described below has been followed with regard to the subject investigation:
1. The Embassy of the China in New Delhi was informed about the initiation of the investigation in accordance with Rule 6(2).