On Friday 19 June, ITAC initiated a sunset review on clear float glass and drawn glass imported from India and China. The application was lodged by PFG Building Glass, the only producer of float glass in the SACU.
The products under investigation are drawn glass and blown glass, in sheets, whether or not having an absorbent or reflecting layer, but not otherwise worked, of a thickness exceeding 2,5 mm but not exceeding 6 mm (excluding optical glass). The subject products are classifiable under tariff subheadings 7004.90.90, 7006.29.17, 7005.29.23, 7005.29.25 and 7005.29.35.
The applicant requested dumping margins between 7.19% and 122.14% for China and 114% for India. If no exporters respond, this will be the duty position imposed.
The period of investigation for dumping is September 2018 to August 2019 and the injury investigation period is September 2016 to August 2019 and 2020 estimates in the event the duties expire.
The current anti-dumping duties were imposed on 25 March 2015. The duties were very high, which led to a significant decline in trade out of China. Between 1 September 2018 and 21 August 2019, China accounted for 2.63%, 0.70%, 1.62% and 0.84% of total import volumes for 3mm, 4mm, 5mm and 6mm respectively. The import volumes from India are virtually non-existent for all products under investigation.
Interested parties have until 20 July to respond.
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