India initiates antidumping-duty review on 2-EH from six origins

Author: Priya Jestin


MUMBAI (ICIS)--India has begun investigations to review the anti-dumping duties (ADD) on 2-ethyl hexanol (2-EH) imports from the EU, Indonesia, South Korea, Malaysia, Taiwan and the US.

The current ADD on the product was imposed in March 2016 and is set to expire on 28 March 2021.

Andhra Petrochemicals Ltd had filed the application with the Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) to continue the ADD on 2-EH, citing likelihood of recurrence of dumping once the duty expired.

The period of investigation for the review is from April 2019 to March 2020.

DGTR said that “there is prima facie evidence of dumping and consequential injury to the domestic industry”, noting that 2-EH imports into India had increased despite the ADD.

In 2016, the DGTR had imposed ADDs in the range of $15.55/tonne to $127.82/tonne on 2-EH imports from these six origins.