Initiation of anti-dumping investigation concerning import of Epichlorohydrin imported from China, Korea RP, and Thailand (26.09.2023)

Product description – The product under consideration is Epichlorohydrin, abbreviated as ECH.

HS Codes – 2910 30 00.

Uses – ECH is majorly used to make epoxy resins. It is also used in pharmaceutical API, water treatment, paper chemicals, synthetic rubbers, and surfactants and as a strength additive in papers.

Countries Involved – China, Korea RP, and Thailand

Applicants – Meghmani Finechem Limited

Period of investigation –1st April 2022 to 31st March 2023

Injury period – 2019-20, 2020-21, 2021-22 and the period of investigation

Facts of present case – The application was filed for redressal of dumping of ECH from China PR, Korea RP, Taiwan and Thailand. The evidence submitted by the domestic industry shows that the imports from the subject countries have materially retarded the establishment of the domestic industry in India. The volume of imports have increased and the prices have declined, below the raw material cost of the domestic industry. Further, the imports are undercutting the current as well as the projected prices of the domestic industry. Thus, the domestic industry has suffered in terms of low capacity, depressed prices, low market share, increased inventories and significant financial losses. However, the Authority did not find it appropriate to initiate the investigation into imports from Taiwan, since the dumping margin for Taiwan was negative.