It was published on July 26 in the Official Gazette Circular SECEX no. 41, issued by the Secretariat of Foreign Trade, initiating an anti-dumping investigation in Brazil on the imports of new rubber tires, of diagonal construction, for use in agricultural or forestry vehicles and machinery, from China.
The product under investigation is commonly classified under positions 4011.61.00, 4011.69.90, 4011.92.10, 4011.92.90 e 4011.99.10 of the Mercosur Common Nomenclature (NCM).
The investigation was requested by Associação Nacional da Indústria de Pneumáticos – ANIP, representing the domestic industry.
The period considered for the analysis of dumping is from January 2014 to December 2014 and the period considered for the analysis of injury is from is from January 2011 to December 2014.
The argued dumping margin for China is 71,8%.
Because China is not considered as a market economy country in Brazil, the domestic industry appointed USA as the third market economy for the purpose of calculating the normal value. This choice can be challenged by the exporters.
The interested parties (producers/exporters from the investigated country, as well as the Brazilian importers) will receive Questionnaires in the next days, to be responded and returned to the investigating authorities within 40 days.
The cooperation allows an exporter to have control over the outcome of the investigation and to ensure that any duties imposed are based on accurate data. Moreover, the cooperating exporters may be subject to individual dumping margins, which tend to be lower than the "all others" margin. In this context, we strongly advise exporters from the investigated country to participate in this investigation.
It is very important that exporters of this product from the investigated country provide detailed responses to the questionnaires on the due date, in order to allow the authorities to apply lower anti-dumping duties to the exports from the investigated origins to Brazil, or no anti-dumping duty at all.
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