Final finding issued recommending imposition of anti-dumping duty on imports of Toluene Di-Isocyanate from European Union, Saudi Arabia, Chinese Taipei and United Arab Emirates (28.01 2021).

Product description – Toluene Di-Isocyanate (TDI) having isomer content in the ratio of 80:20”. TDI is an organic compound having formula CH3C6H3 (NCO)2. Two of the six possible isomers are commercially important: 2,4-TDI (CAS: 584-84-9) and 2,6-TDI (CAS: 91-08-7). 2,4-TDI is produced in the pure state, but TDI is often marketed as 80/20 and 65/35 mixtures of the 2,4 and 2,6 isomers respectively.

HS Codes – 2929 10 20

Uses – Used for the production of the flexible polyurethane foam, mattresses, pillows & quilts, furniture cushion, automobile seats, fumiture, lining, sun visors etc., acoustic insulation, industrial gaskets, protective pads for sports and medical use, industrial, automobiles & household filters, paint rollers, any type of cushioning, coating, adhesives, sealants and elastomers.

Countries involved – European Union, Saudi Arabia, Chinese Taipei and United Arab Emirates 

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

Date of initiation – 31st 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 Injury margin Dumping margin Proposed duty
Covestro Deutschl and AG, EU 20-30 0-10 221.04 MT/US$
Borsod Chem Zrt, EU 20-30 10-20 102.05 MT/US$
Any other producer in EU 20-30 20-30 264.96 MT/US$
Sadara Chemical Company, Saudi 10-20 10-20 217.55 MT/US$
Any other producer in Saudi Arabia 10-20 20-30 344.33 MT/US$
Any producer in Chinese Taipei 10-20 20-30 274.39 MT/US$
Any producer in UAE 20-30 20-30 368.20 MT/US$

Key findings –

  1. Six months period of investigation is considered appropriate.
  2. Imports from subject countries entering India at price lower than its normal value, resulting in dumping.
  3. Domestic industry has suffered material injury due to dumped imports from the subject country.
  4. Domestic industry forced to export at significantly low and unremunerative prices, reflecting injury caused to the domestic industry.
  5. Subsidiary of M/s Sadara Chemical Company in India has incurred a loss in sale of goods imported from parent company. Suitable adjustments made in landed price and net export price.
  6. Preliminary anti-dumping duty is already in force on import of subject goods from subject countries.