India starts antidumping probe on acetonitrile from three origins

Priya Jestin

01-Apr-2024

MUMBAI (ICIS)–India has initiated an investigation into dumping of acetonitrile from China, Taiwan and Russia.

The government was acting on a complaint filed by domestic producer Alkyl Amines Chemical Ltd, India’s Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) said in a notification of the probe dated 26 March.

Other local producers Balaji Amines Ltd and Jindal Specialty Chemicals have also supported the ADD application.

The period under investigation will cover the 12 months from 1 October 2022 to 30 September 2023, while the injury examination period will cover three financial years – from April 2020 to March 2023.

Alkyl Amines has claimed that “because of the dumped imports from the subject countries, the production and capacity utilization of the domestic industry are significantly below its installed capacity”.

Acetonitrile is a byproduct of the acrylonitrile (ACN) production process. It is used to make pharmaceuticals, perfumes, rubber products, pesticides, batteries, among others.

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