Customs Updated:
31 Jul 2017

Tariff Book (S1 P1)
Unframed Glass Mirrors Dumping - Final Determination

On 21 December 2018   the International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (Itac) announced its final determination on the Sunset Review of anti-dumping duty on unframed glass mirrors of a thickness of between 2mm or more but not exceeding 6mm, classifiable in tariff subheading 7009.91, originating in or imported from the People’s Republic of China.

On 21 July 2017, Itac notified interested parties that unless a substantiated request was made indicating that the expiry of the anti-dumping duty would likely lead to the continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury, the anti-dumping duty would expire on 25 July.

On 24 January, a response to Itac’s Sunset Review questionnaire was received from PFG Building Glass, a division of PG Group (Pty), the sole producer of unframed glass mirrors in the Southern African Customs Union (SACU).

The investigation was initiated on 18 May 2018, after Itac considered that prima facie information was submitted to indicate that the expiry of the anti-dumping duty would likely lead to the continuation or recurrence of dumping and the recurrence of material injury.

Itac received no properly documented responses, and using the best information available it made a final determination that the expiry of the anti-dumping duty would likely lead to the continuation or recurrence of dumping and the recurrence of material injury.

Itac recommended to the Trade and Industry Minister that the anti-dumping duty be maintained.

The Trade and Industry Minister approved Itac’s recommendation, which is detailed in its Report No.593.