Final Finding issued recommending imposition of anti-dumping duty on imports of Synthetic Grade Zeolite 4A from Iran and Thailand. (29.09.2023)

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 –

  1. PQ Chemicals (Thailand) Ltd. (producer/exporter)
  2. Unilever Asia Private Ltd. (Trader)
  3. 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
  Others 20-30% 30-40% 92.55
Iran All 30-40% 40-50% 179.96

Key Findings –

  1. The scope of the product under consideration is “Synthetic Grade Zeolite 4A” originating in or exported from China and UAE.
  2. The product under consideration has been exported to India at a price below the normal value, resulting in dumping.
  3. The dumping margin is not only above de-minimus level but also significant.
  4. The imports from the subject country have increased in absolute as well as relative terms throughout the injury investigation period.
  5. 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.
  6. The injury caused to the domestic industry is not on account of any other known factor.
  7. 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.
  8. The information on record shows that the imposition of the anti-dumping duty will have minimal impact the consumers or the downstream industry.
  9. The imposition of the anti-dumping duty thus will not be against the public interest