Initiation of anti-dumping investigation into imports of Plastic Processing Machines (PPM) from China PR (17.02.2021)

Product description – Plastic Processing Machines (PPM) or Injection Moulding Machines having clamping force not less than 40 tonnes and not above 3200 tonnes.

HS Codes – 8477.1000.

Uses – PPM is used for processing or moulding of plastic materials.

Countries involved – The present investigation involves producers and exporters from China PR.

Applicants – Plastic Machinery Manufacturers Association of India (PMMAI) on behalf of Shibaura Machine India Private Limited (formerly known as Toshiba machine (Chennai) Private Limited) and Milacron India Pvt. Ltd. constituting domestic industry.

Period of investigation – 1st April, 2019 – 30th September, 2020 (18 months).

Injury period – April 2016- March 2017, April 2017- March 2018, April 2018- March 2019 and the period of investigation.

Facts of the present case – Based on the information submitted by the domestic industry in the application, the Authority noted that there is prima facie evidence of dumping and consequential injury to the domestic industry on account of significant volume of imports from the subject country, price undercutting, and price depressing effect. There is also prime facie evidence of a causal link between them.