EU imposed anti-dumping duty on Indian water and sewage pipes for six months

Sep 25, 2015 18:02 IST

The European Union (EU) on 21 September 2015 imposed a provisional anti-dumping duty of up to 31.2 percent on imports of water and sewage pipes made of ductile cast iron (also known as spheroidal graphite cast iron) from India for six months to protect its industry.

The European Commission in its anti-dumping probe has concluded that the material injury to the Union industry was caused by the dumped imports from India. On the basis of this conclusion provisional measures should be imposed to prevent further injury being caused to the Union industry.

While 15.3 percent provisional anti-dumping duty has been imposed on exports by Electrosteel Casting Ltd, there would be 31.2 percent levy on shipments from Jindal Saw Ltd and other companies.

The Commission also initiated an anti-dumping investigation with regard to imports into the EU of tubes and pipes of ductile cast iron, used for drinking water supply, sewage disposal and irrigation of agricultural land originating from India on 20 December 2014.

Background
The Commission initiated the investigation on Indian water and sewage pipes following a complaint lodged on 10 November 2014 by Saint-Gobain PAM Group, on behalf of producers representing more than 25 percent of the total Union production of tubes and pipes of ductile cast iron.

The complaint contained evidence of dumping and of resulting material injury that was sufficient to justify the initiation of the investigation. Following this, the European Commission initiated an anti-dumping investigation on 20 December 2014 on the basis of Article 5 of the basic Regulation.

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