Final Findings issued recommending imposition of anti-dumping duty on imports of Plain Medium Density Fibreboard having thickness less than 6mm from Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam (20.04.2021)

Product description – Plain Medium Density Fibreboard having thickness less than 6mm. Moulded Door skin, High Density Fibreboard, laminated MDF board and Plain Medium density fibreboard having thickness of 6mm and above have been excluded from the scope of product under consideration.

HS Codes – 44111200, 44111300. The subject goods are imported under 44119219, 44119229, 44119319, and 44119419.

Uses – It is widely used for partitions, modular furniture, cabinets, etc., due to its smooth and uniform finish.

Countries Involved – Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam

Applicant – Greenply Industries Limited/ Greenpanel Industries Limited

Date of Initiation – 22nd April, 2020

Period of Investigation – 1st January 2019 to 31st December, 2019 (12 months)

Injury Period – 2016-17, 2s017-18, 2018 –19 and the period of investigation

Dumping margin, Injury Margin & Proposed Duty – The following exporter specific dumping margin, injury margin and proposed duty has been determined by the Designated Authority. 

Country Producer Dumping margin Range Injury Margin Range Proposed Duty (US$/MT)
Thailand Panel Plus MDF Company Limited Negative 20-30 NIL
Vanachai Panel Industries Limited 40-50 20-30 258.42
All Others 60-70 30-40 258.42
Malaysia Segamat Panel Board SDN. BHD. 30-40 20-30 258.42
All Others 50-60 40-50 258.42
Indonesia PT Mukti Panel Industri 0-10 15-25 227.47
PT Sumatera Prima Fibreboard 0-10 10-20 244.60
All Others 30-40 25-35 258.42
Vietnam All 40-50 35-45 255.35

Key findings –

  1. Century Plyboards (India) Limited has withdrawn from the investigation. However, Greenply/Greenpanel alone constituted major proportion in Indian production.
  2. Questionnaire responses filed by SPB Panel Industries Co. Ltd., Thailand, M/s. S. Kijchai, M/s. Wisewoods Co. Ltd. And Thamarapally Brothers Veneers and Panel Pvt. Ltd. has been rejected as non-confidential version was not circulated.
  3. The dumping margins are above de-minimis except for Panel Plus MDF Company Limited.
  4. Domestic industry has suffered material injury.
  5. The imports from the subject countries are undercutting, suppressing and depressing the prices of the domestic industry.