Final finding issued recommending imposition of anti-dumping duty on imports of Aniline from China PR (20.01.2021)

Product description – Aniline is also known as Aniline oil. Aniline is transparent, oily liquid and is a primary amine compound. Its colour transforms to light pale-yellow liquid when freshly distilled, its color darkens when exposed to light or air.

HS Codes – 29214110

Uses – Aniline is a basic organic chemical, essential for vital industries such as drugs, pharmaceuticals, dyes and  dyes intermediaries.

Area Used as
Rubber Chemical Antioxidants, Accelerators, vulcanizing Agents
Photographic Chemicals Hydroquinone
Dyes & Dye Intermediates: Acetanilide, Cyclo Hexyl Amine, Aceto Acetanilide, Diethoxy Aniline, P-Amino Azo Benzene, Diethyle Aniline, Dimethyl Aniline, Diphenyl Aniline, Sulphanilic Acid, 2-5 Dimethoxy Aniline, etc.
Pharmaceutical: Analgin, Isopropyl antipyrine, Sulpha Drugs, Oxyphen Butazone, Vitamin B2
Isocyanates Methylene Diphenylene Di Isocyanate (MDI)
Others Explosives, Pesticides, Insecticides, Herbicides, Fungicides

Country involved – China PR.

Applicant – M/s Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilizers and Chemicals Limited.

Date of initiation – 24th January 2020.

Period of investigation – April 2019 to September 2019 (6 months)

Injury period – 2016-2017, 2017-2018, 2018-2019 and period of investigation.

Margins and proposed duty –

Producer Dumping margin Injury margin Proposed duty
Wanhua Chemical Group Ltd. 30-40% 0-10% 36.90 MT/US$
Any other 30-40% 10-20% 121.79 MT/US$

Key findings –

  1. 6-month period considered appropriate as period of investigation.
  2. Product under consideration exported to India below its normal value.
  3. Domestic industry has suffered material injury due to dumped imports from the subject country.
  4. Preliminary anti-dumping duty is already in force on the import of subject goods from subject country.