Termination of Anti-Circumvention investigation concerning alleged circumvention of anti-dumping duty imposed on the imports of “Polytetrafluoroethylene” (PTFE) originating in or exported from Russia by imports of “Polytetrafluoroethylene” (PTFE) exported from Korea RP

Having regard to the Customs Tariff Act 1975 as amended from time to time and the Customs Tariff (Identification and Assessment of AD Rules) Rules, 1997, as amended from time to time thereof, Mis Gujarat Fluorochemicals Limited filed an application before the Designated Authority in accordance with the Act and Rules for
initiation of Anti-Circumvention investigation concerning imports of Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) into India alleging increased imports of subject goods and consequent serious injury and threat of serious injury being caused by such increased imports of Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) from Korea RP.

The Designated Authority, on the basis of prima facie evidence submitted by the Applicant, issued a public notice vide Notification No. 07/07/2020-DGTR dated 161h April 2020, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, initiating the subject investigation in accordance with the Rule 25 and 26 of the Rules to consider extension of existing anti-dumping duty on imports of subject goods from Russia to the subject goods imported from South Korea.

While the Authority was in the process of proceeding further with the conduct of investigation, in accordance with the Rules, the Applicant vide their email communication dated 7th May, 2020 withdrew the application stating the Applicant had sought circumvention investigation in respect of Chinese and Russian duties, whereas the investigation have been initiated only in respect of imports from Korea. The Applicant has requested the Authority to terminate the present investigation with liberty to the Applicant to resubmit the application, after further substantiating the circumvention of AD duty imposed on subject goods from China PR as

Since the Applicant has withdrawn the application, the authority considered it not appropriate to proceed further with the conduct of investigation. Accordingly, in terms of Rule 14 (a) of the Rules the Authority terminated the investigation concerning imports of Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) into India from Korea RP initiated vide Notification No.07/07/2020-DGTR dated 16th April 2020.