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Pakistan initiates first anti-dumping sunset review investigation on continuous casting (steel) billets from China

On June 14, 2022, the National Tariff Commission of Pakistan issued the latest announcement of Case No. 36/2015, and in response to the applications submitted by 3 Pakistani continuous casting billet producers on April 21, 2022, launched an anti-dumping sunset review investigation on continuous casting (steel) billets originating in and/or exported from China to Pakistan. The products involved are semi-finished product of iron and non-alloy steel, and alloy steel, which are used by the re-rolling mills in production of Steel Bars, Wire Rods, Beams, Channels and T-iron etc. The said products are classified under Pakistan Customs Tariff ("PCT") No. 7207.1110, 7207.1190, 7207.1210, 7207.1290, 7207.1910, 7207.1920, 7207.1990, 7207.2010, 7207.2020, 7207.2090, 7224.1000 and 7224.9000. The investigation period of this case is from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2021. The announcement will take effect from the date of issuance. During the investigation period, the current anti-dumping duties will continue to be effective. Unless otherwise postponed, the final decision of this case review is expected to be made within 12 months.