Initiation of anti-dumping investigation concerning imports of Vinyl Tiles other than in roll or sheet form originating in or exported from China PR, Taiwan, and Vietnam. (24.01.2022)

Product description – The product under consideration is Vinyl Tiles other than in roll or sheet form. The product under consideration is also known as Luxury Vinyl Tiles (LVT), Luxury Vinyl Flooring, Stone Plastic Composite, SPC, PVC flooring tiles, PVC tiles or Rigid Vinyl Tile, Rigid Vinyl Flooring.

HS Codes – There is no dedicated customs classification. The product is classified under Chapter 39 of the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 and is imported under various codes such as  39181010, 39181090, 39189010, 39189020 and 39189090.

Uses – Luxury Vinyl Tiles are used for covering the floors in residential and commercial buildings.

Countries involved – China PR, Taiwan, and Vietnam

Applicants – Welspun India Limited, Welspun Flooring Limited, and Welspun Global Brands Limited.

Period of investigation – 1st October 2020 to 30th September 2021

Injury period –2018-19, 2019-20, 2020-21 and the period of investigation.

Facts of the present case – The present application was filed pursuant to increase in volume of subject imports at prices below the projected price of the domestic industry leading to price suppression and depression. Since both the product and the industry are at a nascent stage, dumping of subject goods has materially retarded the establishment of the domestic industry in India. The domestic industry will not be able to achieve its projected performance due to the presence of dumped imports in the country.