ZhongYin Represents Clients on India’s Anti-dumping Investigation and Wins the Most Favorable Decision of No Duty
Author： Zhong Yin Law Firm
On October 20, 2022, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry of India announced the decision to impose no anti-dumping duty on Atorvastatin intermediates originating in China. The trade remedy team led by Jia Zheng, Director of International Practice Department and Senior Partner of ZhongYin Law Firm, represented China Chamber of Commerce for Import & Export of Medicines & Health Products and four Chinese exporters to participate in the investigation, and assisted the clients in obtaining an ideal result, namely lower limit of $119.21/kg, in the final ruling. After the final ruling, ZhongYin team, partnering with an Indian law firm, continued to submit a defense before the Ministry of Finance of India. The Ministry of Finance of India ultimately did not accept the taxation proposal of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry of India and decided to impose no anti-dumping duty on Chinese Atorvastatin intermediate products. On August 2, 2021, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry of India announced that it initiated an anti-dumping investigation against Atorvastatin intermediates originating in China.
Since 2006, ZhongYin trade remedy team has represented more than 60 domestic companies in 43 anti-dumping and countervailing duty investigations initiated by India against China on sulphur black, ceftriaxone sodium, energy saving lamp, ceramic tile, radial tire structure, penicillin, carbon black, barium carbonate, SDH system, paracetamol, graphite electrode, FDY, gliclazide, albendazole, dichloromethane, PTA, aluminum foil, amoxicillin trihydrate, hot rolled steel, refined naphthalene, steel wire rod, ofloxacin carboxylic acid, ofloxacin, high-strength polyester yarn, zeolite powder, dimethylformamide, atrazine, PET, refrigerant, fluorine-coated backsheet of solar panel, solar cell, resin grinding wheel, atorvastatin, glycine, ursodeoxycholic acid, industrial laser machine, tempered glass and other products and has repeatedly won favorable decisions of “imposing no duty or imposing duty at the lowest rate”.
ZhongYin Trade Remedy and WTO Legal Service Center has a group of attorneys and accountants with fruitful theoretical results, extensive practical experiences, and excellent representing performance. Its practice covers anti-dumping, countervailing, safeguard measures, WTO negotiation and dispute resolution, trade barrier investigation, and trade-related investment measures, service trade, customs law, etc. The services of ZhongYin cover all stages of anti-dumping matters, including response to and appeal against the original investigation, various administrative review, judicial review, and tax assessment and tax-refund. The purpose of ZhongYin Trade Remedy and WTO Legal Service Center is, by making good use of the domestic laws of each country and the WTO rules, to defend the free trade rights of such country and the enterprises concerned, and safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of the enterprises; and by taking “addressing enterprises’ needs” as its own mission, to build a world-class trade remedy and WTO legal service brand.
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