Pak imposes anti-dumping duty on China's steel products

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Karachi [Pakistan], Feb. 9 (ANI): International Steel Limited (ISL) said that the National Tariff Commission (NTC) has decided to impose definitive anti-dumping duties on galvanised steel coils/sheets from China for a period of five years with effect from February 8, 2017, according to a company notice sent to the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX). The NTC initiated an anti-dumping investigation on August 11, 2015 on the request of the domestic industry against the dumping from China into Pakistan. The industry complained that the dumping was causing material injury to domestic players, reports the Express Tribune. Galvanised steel coils/sheets of primary and secondary quality under different headings of Pakistan Customs Tariff (PCT) were under investigation. After the investigation, the commission established that the domestic industry suffered material injury on account of increase in volume of dumped imports, price undercutting, price depression, decline in market share, sales, capacity utilisation, return on investment and negative effect on cash flow and increase in inventories. The duty is imposed on Cost and Freight (C&F) value in advance value on imports of galvanised steel coils/sheets from China on the exporters/producers of this origin. However, it would not be levied on imports from other sources (other than China) and in terms of Section 51(1) (e) of the Act on imports that are to be used as inputs in products destined solely for exports and are covered under any scheme exempting customs duty for exports under the Customs Act, 1969. The dumping margin would be 40.47 percent for Angang Steel Company Limited, Anshan City, China and all other producers/exporters from China. The dumping margin for Hebei Iron and Steel Company Limited, Handan City China would be 31.31 percent. The dumping margin for Bengang Steel Plates Co. Ltd, Benxi City, China is fixed at 9.13 percent while the margin for Maanshan Iron and Steel Company Limited, Maanshan City, China would be just 6.09 percent. (ANI)