On 28 August 20120 Government of India has initiated anti-dumping investigation on imported 2-ethyl hexanol from Indonesia, EU, Malaysia, US, Korea, and Taiwan based on a request filed by M/s The Andhra Petrochemicals Limited as the only domestic producer of the product concerned. In the original investigation, anti-dumping duty has imposed on the subject countries in the amount of 29.61 USD/MT – 127.82 USD/MT since 29 March 2016. In particular, there’s only one exporter from Indonesia who gets an individual dumping margin, namely PT. Petro Oxo Nusantara Indonesia with the anti-dumping duty in the amount of 45.67 USD/MT. It should be noted that Indonesia got the biggest anti-dumping duty amount i.e. 127.82 USD/MT compared to the other subject countries. This anti-dumping duty will be expired on 28 March 2021.
The product under investigation is fatty alcohol for use in various applications such as solvents, flavors, and fragrances and especially as a precursor for the production of other chemicals such as emollients and plasticizers. The Product Under Investigation is classified under Customs Tariff Heading No. 29051620.
The period of investigation is April 2019 to March 2020 and the injury investigation period shall cover the periods April 2016 – March 2017, April 2017 – March 2018, April 2018 – March 2019, and the POI.
India allows interested parties to intimate their interest and make its submission within thirty days from the date of receipt of the notice.