Initiation of sunset review of countervailing duty imposed on imports of Atrazine Technical from China (29.12.2023)

Product description – The product under consideration is Atrazine Technical.

HS Codes – 3808 91 99, 3808 93 90, 3808 91 10, and 3808 99 90.

Uses – Atrazine Technical is used in making various kinds of Atrazine formulations as approved by Central Insecticides Board. The Atrazine Formulations are used on crops such as sugarcane, corn, pineapples, sorghum, macadamia nuts, evergreen tree farms and for evergreen forest degrowth. It has also been used to keep weeds from growing on highways and railroads.

Countries Involved – China.

Applicant – Meghmani Industries Limited.

Period of investigation – 1st July 2022 to 30th June 2023.

Injury period – 2019-20, 2020-21, April 2021 to June 2022 and the period of investigation.

Facts of the present case – The application was filed due to continued subsidisation of imports Atrazine Technical from China. The domestic industry submitted evidence which demonstrated that there is likelihood of continuation or recurrence of subsidization and consequent injury in view of the volume and market share of the subject imports, present decline in the performance of the domestic industry and the likely adverse impact of cessation of duty. In addition, the domestic industry also alleged additional programs and schemes that were not investigated in the original investigation.