Preliminary findings issued recommending provisional anti-dumping duty against imports of TDI from EU, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan and UAE. (04.09.2020)

Product description – The product under consideration is Toluene Di-Isocyanate (TDI) having isomer content in the ratio of 80:20”. TDI is an organic compound having formula CH3C6H3 (NCO)2. All other grades are beyond the scope of product under consideration.

HS Codes – 2929 10 20

Uses – Majorly used inproduction of Flexible Polyurethane foam, Mattresses, Pillows& Quilts, Furniture cushion, Seats, Furniture, Lining, Sun Visors and Adhesives. Sealants. Elastomers etc.

Countries involved – European Union, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan and United Arab Emirates

Applicant – Gujarat Narmada Fertilizers and Chemicals Limited

Date of initiation – 31st January 2020

Period of investigation – 1st April 2019 to 30th September 2020

Injury period – 2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19 and period of investigation

Margins and proposed duty –

SN Producer
Dumping Margin Injury Margin Proposed Duty
Range Range (US$/MT)
A European Union  
1 Borsod Chem Zrt 0-10 30-40 102.05
2 Covestro Deutschland AG 10-20 30-40 221.04
3 Any other producer 20-30 30-40 265.03
B Saudi Arabia  
1 Sadara Chemical Company 10-20 20-30 275.01
2 Any other producer 20-30 20-30 361.76
C Chinese Taipei  
1 Any other producer 10-20 20-30 323.25
D United Arab Emirates  
1 Any other producer 20-30 25-35 405.97

Key findings –

  • 6-month period of investigation can be considered.
  • Adjustment in time lag in import prices not allowed.
  • As the related party of producer from Saudi Arabia was importing the product at higher prices and reselling at a loss, adjustments were made to determine the landed price and export price.
  • The material injury to the domestic industry gets established by increase in volume of imports in absolute and relative terns, price depression, decline in domestic sales and loss of market share, surplus inventories, losses and negative return in period of investigation.