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Preliminary Findings in AD Probe on Imports of Aluminium & Zinc Coated Flat Steel Products from China, Vietnam & Korea

Steel News - Published on Wed, 17 Jul 2019

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India’s Director General Trade Remedies has announced preliminary findings in anti duping investigation on imports of aluminium & zinc coated flat steel from China, Vietnam and Korea recommending anti dumping duty of USD 28.67 to USD 199.53. The petition was filed by JSW Steel Coated Products Limited

Product under consideration is Flat rolled product of steel, plated or coated with alloy of Aluminium and Zinc. This alloy of Aluminium and Zinc may contain one or more additional elements which in individual or in combination shall not exceed 3% by weight. Further, the product under consideration may be in coil form or not in coil form whether or not plain, corrugated or in profiled form. PUC may be skin-passed / processed on temper-mill or non-skin-passed whether or not surface treated with or without additional non-metallic coating. PUC may be supplied in various trade names including but not limited to Alu-Zinc, Al-Zn, Zinc Aluminum, Aluminum Zinc, Zincalume, Galvalume etc. It is also noted that PUC offers resistance to corrosion and is used in many applications and sectors including but not limited to infrastructure projects, solar power projects, roofing, walling decking, cladding and framing, white goods and appliances, furniture and substrate for colour coated steel.

PUC does not include the following products
i. Flat rolled steel products coated with Zinc without addition of Aluminium
ii. Flat rolled steel products coated with Aluminium without addition of Zinc
iii. Pre-painted or colour coated Aluminium Zinc alloy coated steel sheets ( Pre coated SGL sheets).

PUC falls under tariff items 72106100, 72125090, 72259900 and 72269990 of the Customs Tariff Act, 1975. The PUC is also being imported under other Customs Tariff Items 72101290, 72103090, 72104900, 72106900, 72107000, 72109090, 72121090, 72122090, 72123090, 72124000, 72169910, 72255010, 72259100, 72259200, 72269930 etc (The customs classification is indicative only and is in no way binding on the scope of the present investigation)

Tariff Heading - 7210, 7212, 7225 and 7226*
Description of Goods - Flat rolled product of steel, plated or coated with alloy Of Aluminium and Zinc**
SlCountry of Origin or exportCountry of ExportProducerDuty Amount
1Korea RPKorea RPDongkuk Steel Mill Co., Ltd.28.67
2Korea RPKorea RPPOSCO113.49
3Korea RPKorea RPPOSCO Coated & Color Steel Co., Ltd.113.49
4Korea RPAnyAny other producer other than serial number 1, 2 and 3122.66
5Any country other than Subject countriesKorea RPAny122.66
6VietnamVietnamTon Dong A Corporation45.35
7VietnamVietnamHoa Sen Group54.07
8VietnamVietnamTay Nam Steel Manufacturi ng and Trading Co. Ltd.49.05
9VietnamVietnamNam Kim Steel Joint Stock Company86.06
10VietnamAnyAny other producer other than serial number 6. 7, 8 and 9199.53
11Any country other than Subject countriesVietnamAny199.53
12China PRChina PRZhejiang Huada New Materials Co., Ltd.68.08
13China PRAnyAny producer other than Zhejiang Huada New Materials Co., Ltd.129.59
14Any country other than Subject countriesChina PRAny129.59

The Authority invites comments on preliminary findings from all known interested parties within 21 days from the date of issue of preliminary findings. The comments received from them would be examined in the final findings. The Authority would conduct oral hearing to give an opportunity to all interested parties to present their views relevant to the investigation. Issues and concerns raised during oral hearing will be examined in the final findings.

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Posted By : Sanju Moirangthem on Wed, 17 Jul 2019
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