The National Tariff Commission (NTC) of Pakistan has imposed provisional anti-dumping duty on import of Biaxially Oriented Poly Propylene (BOPP) film from China, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Oman and Saudi Arabia, in the range of 22.92% to 62.7%. Sources told Business Recorder that the provisional anti-dumping duty would be applicable from August 14, 2012 to December 13, 2012.

The anti-dumping duty would be 29.70% on the import of BOPP film from UAE (exporter name Taghleef) and 57.09% on the import of BOPP film (all other exporters).

The anti-dumping duty would be 22.92% on the import of BOPP film from Oman (exporter name Taghleef) and 22.92% on the import of BOPP Film (all other exporters). The anti-dumping duty would be 62.70% on the import of BOPP Film from China (all exporters), and 26.91% on the import of BOPP Film from Saudi Arabia.

Provisional anti-dumping duty levied would be in addition to other anti-dumping duty imposed earlier and taxes and duties levied under any other law.

The Commission has on preliminary basis established that the domestic industry suffered material injury on account of Increase in volume of dumped imports, price undercutting, price depression, decline in market share, decline in domestic sales, decline in profit, negative effect on productivity, negative effect on salaries & wages, negative effect on return on investment, and negative effect on growth.

Any party registered as an interested party in this case may, if it so wishes, request a hearing in accordance with Rule 14 of the Rules within 30 days of the publication of this notice by contacting National Tariff Commission. In terms of Section 39 of the Ordinance, the Commission is required to make final determination within 180 days of publication of notice of Preliminary Determination. However, the Commission has planned to finalise this investigation within four months of the publication of this notice of Preliminary Determination.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Aparna Shivpuri Arya is Senior Editor, Trade and Export Middle East, CPI, Dubai. Before joining CPI, she was working with UNESCAP in Bangkok. She has a Masters degree in International Law and Economics from Switzerland and a Masters degree in International Studies from National University of Singapore. Aparna has worked with think tanks across countries on international trade issues.