Initiation of anti-circumvention investigation concerning anti-dumping duty imposed on imports of High Tenacity Polyester Yarn originating in or exported from China PR (27.07.2022).

Product description (product subject to duty) – The product subject to anti-dumping duty isHigh Tenacity Polyester Yarn with 1000 deniers to 6000 deniers. It is known as IDY in market parlance. Twisted yarns, coloured yarns, adhesive activated yarns with deniers above 1000 and yarns with HMLS properties are excluded from the scope of anti-dumping duty.

Product description (circumvented product) – High Tenacity Polyester Yarn of less than 1000 deniers but more than 840 deniers; more than 6000 deniers but less than 7000 deniers; and Adhesive Activated yarn of more than 1000 denier.

HS Code – 54022090

Uses – IDY is used to manufacture tyre cord fabric, seat belt webbing, geo grid, geo slings, ropes, single cord, coated fabric, conveyer belt fabric, rubberized hose, fire hose, automatic hose etc.

Country involved – China  

Applicant – Reliance Industries Limited

Supported by – Wellknown Polyesters Limited

Period of investigation – 1st  April 2021 to 31st March 2022

Injury period – 2018-19, 2019-20, 2020-21 and 2021-22

Past investigations involving the product – Anti-dumping duties on imports of IDY from China were recommended by the Authority vide Notification No. 6/12/2017-DGAD dated 24th May 2018. These were levied by the Ministry of Finance on 9th July 2018 vide Notification No. 35/2018 – Customs (ADD)

Facts of the present case – The anti-dumping duty imposed on imports of IDY from China PR are being circumvented by way of changes in the description, name or composition of the subject goods, thereby undermining the remedial effect of the duties imposed. While the product is produced in standard deniers, it is being imported from China in abnormal deniers in order to circumvent the duties in force. There is no demand of abnormal deniers in India and such deniers are being imported from China only.