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October 05, 2021

Anti-dumping sunset review on imports of PVC-S, from the United States and Mexico

Anti-dumping sunset review on imports of PVC-S from the United States and Mexico

 

On September 28, Circular SECEX No. 63/2021 initiated the sunset review on the exports from the United States of America (USA) and Mexico of poltvinyl chloride resin (PVC-S) obtained by the suspension process, commonly classified under the NCM code 3904.10.10.

PVC-S resins are commercialized in some basic subtypes, whose main applications are the production of pipes, connections, rigid and flexible profiles, rigid and flexible laminates, packaging, footwear, wires and cables, among others.

The petition was filed by the Braskem S.A. and Unipar Indupa.

The analysis of the dumping’s evidence considered the period of April/2020 to March/2021 and the injury analysis considered April/2016 to March/2021.

For the purpose of the initiation of the sunset review, the following absolute and relative dumping margins were determined for the USA:
 

Dumping Margin - USA
Normal
Value US$/t
Export Price
US$/t
Absolut Dumping
Margin US$/t
Relative
Dumping Margin (%)
1,808.69 1,013.29 795.40 78.5%
 

As for Mexico, considering that there is a likelihood of resumption of dumping, the CIF normal value internalized was compared to the price of the domestic industry,
 

Mexico
CIF Normal Value internalized US$/t Price of the domestic industry US$/t Absolut
Difference US$/t
Relative
Difference (%)
1,295.88 1,202.21 93.68 7.8%
 

A public interest procedure will be optional, upon request submitted based on a duly completed Public Interest Questionnaire or ex officio at the discretion of SDCOM (Subsecretariat of Trade Defense and Public Interest). The public interest procedure aims to identify possible impacts of the imposition of the anti-dumping measure on economic agents, which could be potentially more harmful when compared to the positive effects of the application of the trade defense measure. It has the same deadlines as the anti-dumping sunset review.

The parties interested (Exporters, Importers, other Domestic Producers) can cooperate with the investigation by submitting their response to the Questionnaire, ensuring that the final decision is based on precise data, and also benefitting from an individual dumping margin (which tends to be lower than the margin calculated based on the facts available).

Vera Kanas
Partner - São Paulo
vkanas@tozzinifreire.com.br

 

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