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Philippine tariff body drops Indo case
In a notice posted at its web site, the commission stated the calculated margin of dumping is 0.61 percent of the export price.
Under World Trade Organization (WTO) rules, the minimum threshold is 2 percent.
The dumping margin was computed based on the weighed average normal value—the comparable price at the date of sale of like product, commodity or article in the ordinary course of trade when destined for consumption in the country of export—and the weighed average export price.
Dumping occurs when an imported good enters at an export price that is less than its normal value.
The Tariff Commission finished the investigation and submitted its findings to the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) secretary last month.
Last year, Cebu-based Green Coil Industries Inc., on behalf of the local industry, petitioned for the imposition of an anti-dumping duty on mosquito coils imported by SC Johnson and Son Philippines Inc. from its Indonesian affiliate P.T. Johnson Home Hygiene Products (JHHP).
The complainant had alleged that coils from JHHP come in at dumped prices, hence injuring domestic manufacturers.
The DTI in February this year said it “found an affirmative finding of dumping.”
In March, the DTI slapped a provisional anti-dumping duty—levied for four months—worth $0.40 per kilogram or 40 percent of the export price on mosquito coils manufactured and exported to the Philippines by JHHP.
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