India to Impose Duty on Coated Flat Products Used in Solar Structure Fabrication

DGTR has issued preliminary findings in the anti-dumping duty investigation on imports of Aluminium and Zinc-coated flat products from China, Korea & Vietnam

Duty Flat Products

The Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) has issued its preliminary findings in the anti-dumping duty investigation on the imports of Aluminium and Zinc-coated flat products originating in or exported from China PR, Vietnam, and Korea RP.

The product in question is used (not exclusively) in the solar energy sector for mounting on module mounting structures (MMS). Offering resistance to corrosion.

According to the local petitioners, there are no differences in quality, output and performance of the subject goods imported into India from the subject countries and the goods manufactured by them. The subject goods produced by the domestic producers and those imported from the subject countries are comparable in all relevant parameters such as physical characteristics, manufacturing process, technology, functions, uses, etc.

And that, the domestic producers of the subject goods in India are capable of meeting the entire demand of the product in India.

After examining the submissions made by the parties, DGTR found that there is a significant increase in the imports of subject goods from concerned countries in absolute terms as well as in relation to the production and consumption in India.

During the investigation, the authority also found that the product under consideration has been exported to India from China PR, Vietnam, and Korea RP, below their normal values. The domestic industry has suffered material injury. Material injury has been caused by the dumped imports of subject goods from these countries.

Based on its findings, the DGTR was of the view that the imposition of a provisional duty is required to offset dumping and injury, pending completion of the investigation. Therefore, DGTR found it necessary to recommend the imposition of provisional anti-dumping duty on the imports of subject goods from China PR, Vietnam, and Korea RP.

For now, the DGTR has kept the draft open for comments and suggestions from all interested parties on the preliminary findings within 21 days from the date of issue of these preliminary findings. The comments received will be examined in the final findings. 

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Ayush Verma

Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at saurenergy.com and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for iamrenew.com.

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