Final finding of Anti-dumping investigation into imports of Ceftriaxone Sodium Sterile from China PR (23.09.2021)

Product description – The product under consideration in the present investigation is “Ceftriaxone Sodium Sterile also known as Ceftriaxone Disodium Hemiheptahydrate-Sterile. This is a third- generation parenteral Cephalosporin Antibiotic.

HS Code- 2941.1090, 2941.9090 & 2942.0090

Uses- Ceftriaxone Sodium Sterile is an Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) used for formulation for treating disease like lower respiratory tract infection, skin & skin structure infection, pelvic inflammatory disease, intra-abdominal infection, uncomplicated gonorrhoea infection, and surgical prophylaxis.

Countries Involved – China PR

Applicant – M/s. Nectar Life Sciences and M/s. Sterile India Co. Ltd.

Supporter- M/s. Aurobindo Pharma Ltd.

Period of Investigation- 1st April 2019 to 31st March 2020 (12 months)

Injury period – 1st April 2016 – 31st March,2017; 1st April 2017 – 31st March 2018; 1st April 2018 – 31st March 2019 and the POI

Margins and proposed duty –

Country Producers Dumping Margin (Range) Injury Margin (Range) Proposed Duty (USD/ Kg)
China PR All Producers/Exporters   25-35   10-20 12.91

Past investigations involving the product- The product was earlier subjected to anti-dumping duty. The duty was first imposed in 2007.  The anti-dumping duties expired on 13th August 2019.

Facts of present case-

  1. The product produced by the domestic industry is the like article to the product under consideration imported from the subject country. Considering the normal value and the export price for the subject goods, the dumping margin for the subject goods from the subject country has been determined, and the margin is significant.
  2. The domestic industry has suffered material injury. The volume of the dumped imports from the subject country has increased significantly in absolute terms, relative terms and remained significant despite the capacity addition by the domestic industry and increase in its production. The imports from the subject country are marginally undercutting the prices of the domestic industry, indicating stiff competition between the foreign producers and the domestic industry. The capacity utilization of the domestic industry has declined and its inventories have increased in the period of investigation.
  3. The material injury suffered by the domestic industry has been caused by the dumped imports.
  4. The non-imposition of the anti-dumping duty will adversely and materially impact the indigenous production, while the imposition of the duty will not materially impact the consumer or the downstream industry or the public at large. The imposition of anti-dumping duty will not be against the public interest.