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Relevant submissions made by all interested parties have been taken into account in present Final Findings.(xvii) The Authority has examined the information furnished by the domestic producer to the extent possible on the basis of guidelines laid down in Annexure III to work out the cost of production and the non-injurious price of the subject goods in India so as to ascertain if anti-dumping duty lower than the dumping margin would be sufficient to remove injury to the domestic industry.(xviii) Investigation was carried out for the period of investigation (POI) starting from January, 2013 to December, 2013.

It is also used in making of the products like Polyester Resins, Alkyd Resins used in paints and lacquers, Unsaturated Polyester Resins, Polyester Polyols, Dyes and Pigments, Halogenated Anhydrides, Polyetherimide Resins, Isatonic Anhydride, Insect Repellents etc.8.

Phthalic Anhydride is an organic chemical classified under customs sub-heading No. The classification is, however, Indicative only and in no way binding on the scope of the present investigation.9.

It is mainly used in the production of phthalate esters, which functions as plasticizers.

It is an important chemical intermediate in plastic industry.

(ii) M/s IG Petrochemicals Limited and Thirumalai Chemicals Limited have admittedly imported the subject goods from Korea RP as per Initiation Notification No. Petitioners have blatantly failed to disclose the same and have made contorted and misleading averments and attempted to conceal the true position of the Petitioners. is a major domestic producer and also has significant domestic sales of the subject goods.

Hence, the claim of the Petitioners that M/s Asian Paints Ltd is primarily a ‘captive producer’ is grossly misleading and misrepresentative and the said producer is not liable to be ex facie excluded from the scope of the domestic industry.

14/6/2014-DGAD:-Having regard to the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 as amended from time to time and the Customs Tariff (Identification, Assessment and Collection of Duty on Dumped Articles and for Determination of Injury) Rules, 1995, as amended from time to time.1.

Whereas, M/s IG Petrochemicals Limited and Thirumalai Chemicals Ltd (hereinafter also referred to as the petitioners or the applicants) filed a duly substantiated application before the Designated Authority (hereinafter referred to as the Authority) in accordance with the Customs Tariff Act, 1975, as amended from time to time (hereinafter referred to as the Act) and Customs Tariff (Identification, Assessment and Collection of Anti Dumping Duty on Dumped Articles and for Determination of Injury) Rules, 1995, as amended from time to time (hereinafter referred to as the Anti Dumping Rules or the Rules), alleging dumping of Phthalic Anhydride (hereinafter referred to as the product under consideration or the subject goods), originating in or exported from Russia and Japan (hereinafter referred to as the subject countries) and consequent injury to domestic industry, and, thus, requesting initiation of antidumping investigation and for levy of anti-dumping duties on the imports of the subject goods, originating in or exported from the subject countries.2.

The Authority, for the purpose of the present investigation, has considered that the product produced by the domestic industry is comparable to the product imported from the subject countries in terms of essential product characteristics such as physical & technical characteristics, manufacturing process & technology, functions & uses, product specifications, pricing, distribution & marketing and tariff classification.

The two are technically and commercially substitutable.

On being satisfied, the Authority has granted confidentiality, wherever warranted, and such information has been considered confidential and not disclosed to other interested parties.4.