The Indian Ministry of Commerce and Industry has decided to impose anti-dumping (AD) duties for five years on copper and copper alloy flat-rolled products imported into the country originating in China, South Korea, Malaysia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Thailand, the ministry informed in a notification on April 16, 2021.
The products subject to the investigation include copper sheets, strips, foils, and other flattened forms of copper, and its alloy in a sheet or coil form and fall under HS codes 7409 and 7410.
The said products are used in power distribution, electrical and electronic switch gears and devices, automobile electronics, sanitary fittings, radiators, heat exchangers, key and locks, buttons, zippers, etc.
The ministry has imposed an anti-dumping duty ranging between $42-$618/mt on Chinese producers and up to $651/mt on products from South Korea.
The anti-dumping duty on products from Malaysia is in the range of $828-$1,077/mt, while those from Nepal invoke $429-$478/mt.
Thai and Sri Lankan producers are subjected to $144-$440/mt and $720/mt of anti-dumping duties, respectively. These rates vary from producers and exporters.
The anti-dumping probe was initiated on April 20, 2020, based on an application by the domestic producer Agrawal Metal Works Pvt Ltd.
The investigation period for the present anti-dumping probe was from Jan 1-Dec 31, 2019.