Guidelines for Filing an Anti-Dumping Application
For the guidance and assistance of the domestic industry, the Commission has established a Pre-application Counseling Section at its offices. These services are provided by professional staff of the Commission comprising of accountants, lawyers and economists. The staff has been trained at various international institutions and investigating agencies such as, World Trade Institute, United States Department of Commerce, United States International Trade Commission and European Commission.
Describe the action that is requested of the Commission, for example the investigation of dumping of product X from country Y. Reference the applicable law under which action is requested.
II. General Information
Provide the following at a minimum:
- The name and address of the applicant and his sales volume in Pakistan of the domestic like product.
- The names, addresses and sales volume in Pakistan of other Pakistani producers of the domestic like product.
- If other domestic producers are not applicants, information available regarding their support for or opposition to the application.
- A full description of the product to be investigated, including its uses, methods of production, physical characteristics, and PCT numbers.
- A description of the “domestic like product” (the product made in Pakistan that is the same as or most similar to the imported product).
- The names and addresses of foreign exporters and producers.
- The volume and value of imports of the investigated product for the three most recent years.
III. Export Price
Explain how you determined export price given in section 7 of the questionnaire. This may be done using ex-factory or F.O.B prices to independent importers in Pakistan. However, if the importer is related to exporter, export price is calculated by deductive method. This is done by deducting transportation costs, duty, tax, selling and distribution expenses incurred in Pakistan, and resale profit from the importer’s resale price in Pakistan. Whichever method is used should be fully described and the sources of information identified. The export price determined should be stated, i.e. $ 150 per metric ton. (Worksheets showing the calculation and supporting documents should be provided as appendices to the questionnaire).
IV. Normal Value
Explain how you determined normal value, given in section 8 of the questionnaire, using one of three methods. The preferred method is sales prices for consumption in the domestic markets of the country or countries of exportation. If this not availably you may use either, prices in the exporting country for export to third countries, or constructed normal value. Whichever method is used should be fully described and the sources of information identified. The normal value determined should be stated, i.e. $ 200 per metric ton. (Worksheets showing the calculation and supporting documents should be provided as appendices to the questionnaire).
V. Injury and Causation
Describe the condition of domestic industry, using profits, sales, production, capacity utilization, employment or any other objective measures of its condition. Describe changes in the relevant indicators over the three most recent years. Explain how dumped imports are causing injury. Comparing the price and volume trends of the dumped imports over the most recent three years with the factors indicating the health of the domestic industry over the same period may do this. For example, dumped imports may be increasing in volume, or falling in price, or both, as domestic sales, profits, employment or market share fall. Price undercutting or suppression by dumped imports should be described and documented if it exists. (Worksheets showing the calculation and supporting documents should be provided as appendices to the questionnaire).For pre-application counseling, the following may be contacted: