Anti-dumping investigation initiated on laminated safety glass imported from China

An anti-dumping investigation on laminated safety glass has been initiated by The International Trade Administration Commission (ITAC). The investigation covers products imported or originating from China. The subject product is classified under tariff subheading 7007.29.

Dumping occurs when a foreign company exports a specific product (in this case clear float glass) into the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) market at a price lower than what the same product is sold in its home market (in this case China). If you want to learn more about anti-dumping and other trade protection instruments click here.

It is evident that glass manufacturers remain relentless in their pursuit of protection. This is the fourth investigation initiated at the behest of the SACU glass manufacturers since 2018.

First, the clear float glass anti-dumping investigation against exporters from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates was initiated in 2018. Second, ITAC initiated an anti-circumvention investigation on 23 August 2019. Third, an anti-dumping investigation on clear float glass with a thickness of 3mm, 4mm, 5mm, 6mm, 8mm, 10mm and 12mm was initiated on 19 March 2021. It targeted imports originating from Malaysia.

In the current case, the period of investigation for purpose of determining the dumping margin is from 01 April 2020 to 31 March 2021. The period of investigation for purposes of determining the material injury is from 01 April 2018 to 31 March 2021.

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