On October 18, 2017, the National Tariff Commission (the Commission), Government of Pakistan in the matter of an anti-subsidy application prepared and filed by our firm on behalf of our valued client (All Pakistan Textile Mills Association-APTMA) concerning investigation of subsidized imports of Fine Cotton Yarn (55.5 and above counts) from India for which the Commission has determined subsidy margins ranging from 3.72% to 8.71% for subsidized imports of the investigated product from India.
In fact, on behalf of APTMA for the same product and same period of investigation, we had prepared and filed an antidumping application with the Commission final determination for which was concluded on February 22, 2017. Accordingly, antidumping duties ranging from 4.84% to 14.55% were determined against the dumped imports of the investigated product from India. However, the levy of antidumping duties was suspended till finalization of countervailing (anti-subsidy) investigation.
In terms of Section 25(4) of the Countervailing Duties Act, 2015 (the Act), no product shall be subject to both antidumping duties and countervailing duties under their respective laws for the purpose of dealing with one and the same situation arising from dumping or subsidized imports of the investigated product. Therefore, the Commission decided to impose antidumping duties on the investigated product ranging from 4.84% to 14.55% (which is comparatively higher than the subsidy margins ranging from 3.72% to 8.71%) for a period of five years effective from 18-10-2017. These antidumping duties are extendable for another period of five years after each review of the original investigation. Thus, the concerned domestic industry can benefit from such duties for quite a long period.