It was published on October 22 in the Official Gazette Circular SECEX no. 66, issued by the Secretariat of Foreign Trade, initiating an anti-dumping investigation in Brazil on the imports of analog or digital panoramic dental X-ray machines, from Germany.

The product under investigation is commonly classified under positions 9022.13.11 and 9022.12.00 of the Mercosur Common Nomenclature (NCM).

The investigation was requested by Dabi Atlante S/A Indústria Médica Odontológica, representing the domestic industry.

The period considered for the analysis of dumping is from April 2014 to March 2015 and the period considered for the analysis of injury is from is from April 2010 to march 2015.

The argued dumping margin is 573,4% for Germany.

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.

In case you know exporters of this product from the investigated country, it is very important to advise them to 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.

The content of this article is intended to provide a general guide to the subject matter. Specialist advice should be sought about your specific circumstances.