In accordance with the Anti-dumping Regulations of the People's Republic of China (hereinafter referred to as the “Anti-dumping Regulations”), on June 8, 2017, the Ministry of Commerce (hereinafter referred to as the “Investigation Authority”) issued Announcement No.29 of 2017, deciding to carry out anti-dumping investigation against imports of meta phenoxy benzaldehyde (hereinafter referred to as the “Products under Investigation”) originating in India.
The Investigation Authority has investigated into the existence of dumping and dumping margin, the existence of damage to China’s domestic industry of meta phenoxy benzaldehyde caused by the Products under Investigation and the extent of such damage, as well as the causal relationship between the dumping and the damage. The Investigation Authority has made a preliminary ruling (See the Annex) according to the investigation findings and Article 24 of the Anti-dumping Regulations. Relevant matters are hereby announced as follows:
I. Preliminary ruling
The Investigation Authority preliminarily ruled that there was dumping of meta phenoxy benzaldehyde originating in India and the domestic industry of meta phenoxy benzaldehyde was substantially damaged, and there was causal relationship between the dumping and the substantive damage.
II. Methods on levying of margin
The Investigation Authority decides to carry out interim anti-dumping measures by levying margin according to Article 28 and Article 29 of the Anti-dumping Regulations. As of February 8, 2017, import operators shall pay relevant margin to the Customs of the People’s Republic of China at the rate determined by this ruling for each company when importing the Products under Investigation.
Details of the Products under Investigation are as follows:
Scope of investigation: imports of meta phenoxy benzaldehyde originating in India.
Name of the Products under Investigation: 间苯氧基苯甲醛.
English names: meta Phenoxy Benzaldehyde, M-Phenoxy Benzaldehyde, 3- Phenoxy Benzaldehyde, etc. or MPB or MPBD in short.
Chemical structural formula:
Description: meta phenoxy benzaldehyde is an important pesticide chemical intermediate; from its appearance, it is usually faint yellow or colorless and clear liquid, insoluble in water and soluble in alcohol, benzene, methylbenzene and other organic solvents.
Main purposes: mainly used for the synthesis of cyhalothrin (cyhalothrin), cypermethrin, beta-cypermethrin, fenvalerate, fenpropathrin and other pyrethroid drugs, and then used in the manufacture of pyrethroid pesticides and other pesticide formulations.
The product is listed under tariff number of 29124990 in the Customs Import and Export Tariff of the People’s Republic of China. Other products under the above tariff number fall beyond the scope of this investigation.
Rates of margin imposed on companies are as follows:
1. BHARAT RASAYAN LIMITED 56.4%
2. Hemani Industries Limited 36.2%
3. Gujarat Insecticides Limited 51.9%
4. All Others 56.9%
III. Methods on levying of margin
As of February 8, 2018, import operators shall pay relevant margin to the Customs of the People’s Republic of China according to the dumping margin determined by this ruling for each company when importing meta phenoxy benzaldehyde originating in India. The margin is levied by means of ad valorem on the basis of dutiable value authorized by China Customs, and the formula is: margin = (dutiable value authorized by the Customs * levying rate)* (1+ import value-added tax rate).
An interested party may submit written comments to the Investigation Authority within 10 days from the promulgation date hereof.
Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China
February 7, 2018