Product Description – Synthetic Zeolite 4A (Detergent Grade)
HS Codes – 3824 99 22, imports also coming under 3824 90 90, 3824 99 90, 2842 90 90, 2826 90 00, 2839 90 90 & 2842 10 00.
Countries involved – Iran & Thailand
Applicants – Gujarat Credo Mineral Industries Limited (GCMIL)
Producers/Exporters involved –
- PQ Chemicals (Thailand) Ltd. (producer/exporter)
- Unilever Asia Private Ltd. (Trader)
- United Raw Material Pte Ltd. (Trader)
Important Dates and Events –
Date of Initiation – 30th September 2022
Period of Investigation – 1st April 2021 to 31st March 2022
Recommended Duty – The DGTR has recommended imposition of anti-dumping duty against imports from Iran and Thailand.
|Country||Producer||Dumping Margin||Injury Margin||Proposed Duty (USD/MT)|
|Thailand||PQ Chemicals (Thailand) Ltd.||10-20%||20-30%||54.09|
Key Findings –
- The scope of the product under consideration is “Synthetic Grade Zeolite 4A” originating in or exported from China and UAE.
- The product under consideration has been exported to India at a price below the normal value, resulting in dumping.
- The dumping margin is not only above de-minimus level but also significant.
- The imports from the subject country have increased in absolute as well as relative terms throughout the injury investigation period.
- Imposition of antidumping duties on China earlier had led the industry to earn profits. However invent of dumping from present subject countries have led to significant losses since 2019-20. The cash profit and ROI has become negative since 2020-21 and declined further in the POI.
- The injury caused to the domestic industry is not on account of any other known factor.
- The landed value of imports of the subject goods from subject countries is much below the non-injurious price of the domestic industry indicating significant injury margin/price underselling.
- The information on record shows that the imposition of the anti-dumping duty will have minimal impact the consumers or the downstream industry.
- The imposition of the anti-dumping duty thus will not be against the public interest