Product description – New/unused pneumatic radial tyres with or without tubes and/or flap of rubber (including tubeless tyres) having nominal rim dia code above 16″ used in buses and lorries/trucks
HS Code – 40112010 (tyres), 40131020 (tubes) 40129049 (flaps)
Country involved – China
Applicant – Automotive Tyre Manufacturer’s Association (ATMA)
Period of investigation – October 2020 to September 2021
Injury period – 2018-19, 2019-20, 2020-21 and the period of investigation.
Past investigations involving the product – Anti-dumping duties were originally levied by the Central Government vide Notification No. 45/2017-Cus (ADD), dated 18th September 2017. The current anti-dumping duties, if not extended, will expire on 17th September 2022.
Facts of the present case – Despite duties in force, there is positive and significant dumping margin. Further, there likelihood of continuation/ recurrence of the dumping and the injury to the domestic industry in the event of cessation of duty. There is prima facie evidence of the excess capacities in the subject county, the potential trade diversion, and the price attractiveness of the Indian market.