India has initiated an anti-dumping investigation into flat rolled stainless steel imports from China, South Korea, the EU, Japan, the US and ten other countries, Kallanish learns from the Directorate General Trade Remedies (DGTR).
This follows an application from the Indian Stainless Steel Development Association (ISSDA), Jindal Stainless Limited, Jindal Stainless (Hisar) Limited and Jindal Stainless Steelway Limited.
The other countries under investigation are Taiwan, Indonesia, Thailand, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, Hong Kong, Singapore, Mexico, Vietnam and Malaysia. The product under consideration (PUC) falls under HS code headings 7219 and 7220. The PUC includes cold rolled stainless steel of more than 1,250mm that was excluded from measures imposed in October 2017.
Excluded from the probe are hot rolled stainless steel of 304 grade and width up to 1,650mm from China, Malaysia and South Korea, on which AD duties have been applied since 2015. Also excluded is cold rolled stainless steel of 600mm and above from China, Korea, EU, USA, Taiwan, Thailand, South Africa, except cold rolled stainless steel of more than 1,250mm. Razor blade grade steel and coin blanks under HS code 73269099 are also excluded.
The period of investigation (POI) is April 2018 to March 2019. The injury investigation period will cover the periods 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18 and the POI.
Last week DGTR launched an anti-dumping investigation into imports of coated/plated tin mill flat rolled steel from the EU, Japan, US and South Korea (see Kallanish passim).