Initiation of anti-dumping investigation into imports of Opal Glassware from China PR and UAE (09.09.2021)

Product description – Opal glassware

HS Code – 7013 4900

Uses – Opal Glassware is used in lighting fixtures and as tableware for food and beverages

Countries involved – China PR and UAE

Applicant – Borosil Limited

Period of investigation – 1st April 2020 to 31st March 2021

Injury period – 2017-18, 2018-19, 2019-20 and the period of investigation.

Past investigations involving the product – Provisional anti-dumping duties were first levied vide Notification No. 72/2011-Customs, dated 9th August 2011 and final duties were levied vide Notification No. 103/2011-Customs, dated 23rd November 2011. Pursuant to a sunset review investigation, the duties were continued vide Notification No. 37/2017-Customs (ADD), dated 9th August 2017. The current anti-dumping duties, if not extended, will expire on 8th August 2022.

Facts of the present case – Despite duties in force, the imports from the subject countries have remained significant in absolute and relative terms. The dumped imports are undercutting the prices of the domestic. Further, continued dumping, freely disposable existing capacities, export orientation of the exporters and vulnerability of the domestic industry due to price sensitive market demonstrate that the dumping and injury are likely to continue in the event of expiry of duty.