India’s Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) recommended imposition of anti-dumping duty (ADD) on aluminium and zinc-coated (galvalume) flat products originating in or exported from China, South Korea and Vietnam. Post ADD investigation, the authority concluded on Feb 21 that due to imports of galvalume flat products from these three countries the domestic industry has suffered material injury. DGTR has recommended an ADD of $14.30-$173.10/mt against 15 producers from these countries.
In the period of investigation (POI), Oct 2017 to Sep 2018, DGTR noted that imports from these countries increased to 2,09,676 mt from 18,220mt in 2015-16. Galvalume products are used in infrastructure, solar power, walling decking, cladding, roofing and home appliances. It is also used in furniture and as a substrate for colour-coated steel products.
In April 2019, DGTR issued preliminary observation recommending imposition of provisional ADD on the imports of galvalume under HS Code 7210, 7212, 7275 and 7225 of Customs Tariff Act, 1975. Ministry of Finance slapped anti-dumping duty (ADD) against these products originating in or exported from China, Vietnam and Korea for six months from the date of its notification on Oct 15, 2019.
JSW Steel Coated Products had filed a compliant initiating the anti-dumping probe against imports of galvalume flat products originating from China, Korea and Vietnam. The authorities received responses from eight Chinese companies, three Vietnamese producers and three Korean companies.