Anti-dumping investigation concerning imports of “Dispersion Unshifted Single-mode Optical Fiber” (SMOF”) originating in or exported from China, Indonesia and Korea RP.

M/s Birla Furukawa Fiber Optics Private Limited (hereinafter referred to as the “applicant”) has filed
an application before the Designated Authority (hereinafter referred to as the “Authority”), on behalf of the domestic industry, in accordance with the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 (hereinafter referred to as the “CTA , 1975”) and the Anti-dumping Rules for initiation of anti-dumping investigation concerning imports of the “Dispersion Un-shifted Single – Mode Optical Fiber” (hereinafter also referred to as the “product under consideration”, or the “subject goods”) from China PR, Indonesia and Korea RP (hereinafter also referred to as the “ subject countries”).


1. The product under consideration (hereinafter also referred to as the “PUC”) as defined at the stage of initiation was as follows:
2. The product under consideration is "Dispersion Unshifted Single-mode Optical Fiber" ("SMOF") originating in or exported from China, Indonesia and South Korea. SMOF facilitates transmission of a single spatial mode of light as a carrier and is used for signal transmissions within certain bands. The product scope covers Dlspersion Unshifted Fiber (G.652) as well as Bend insensitive single mode Fiber (G.657) - as defined by International Telecommunication Union (ITU-T), which is global standardization body for telecommunication systems and vendors. Dispersion shifted Fiber (G.653), Cut-off shifted single mode optical Fiber (G.654), and
Non Zero Dispersion Shifted Fibers (G.655 & G.656) are specifically excluded from the scope of Product.
3. The product under consideration is used for manufacture of Optical Fiber Cables, includingUni-tube and Multi tube stranded cables, tight buffer cables, Armoured and Unarmored cables, ADSS & Fig-8 cables, Ribbon cables, Wet core and Dry core cables and others. Single-mode Optical Fiber is mainly applied to high-data rate, long distance and access network transportation, therefore, is mainly used in long-haul, metro area network, CATV, optical access network (for example FTTH) and even over short distance networks as applicable. Major consumption is driven by 3G/4G/5G rollout by Telco's, Connectivity of Gram Panchayat and Defence (NFS Project).
4. The PUC is being imported under Customs Tariff Heading 90011000 of the First Schedule to the Customs Tariff Act, 1975. However, it is possible that the subject goods may also be imported under other headings and therefore, the Customs tariff heading is indicative only and is not binding on scope of the product.”


5. The other interested parties have made the following submissions with respect to the product under consideration:

a. There are negligible imports of G.657 fibers and the demand for G.657 fibers is also negligible. Therefore, G.657 fibers should be excluded from the scope of the PUC.

b. The imports of G.652 fibers constitute the maximum share of the imports of the subject goods into India and all other kinds of optical fiber constitute an insignificant percentage of imports into India3 .

c. G.652 fibers and G.657 fibers are not comparable in terms of price and therefore, G.657 fibers should be excluded from the scope of the investigation.

d. The applicant has not provided details or bifurcation (grade wise) of their production, sales, exports, injury margin, dumping margin, price undercutting etc. of the PUC which is required to be examined by the Authority.

e. The scope of the products under subheading 9001 1000 is too broad and is not specific, which covers all categories of fiber optics and fiber optic cables.


6.The following submissions have been made on behalf of the domestic industry with regard to the product under consideration:

a. The PUC is classified under customs tariff heading 9001 10 00 of the First Schedule to the Customs Tariff Act, 1975.

b. The PUC is “dispersion unshifted single – mode optical fiber” and covers only non – dispersion shifted fiber (G.652) and bend-insensitive single – mode fiber (G.657) categories of optical fiber.8

c. The goods manufactured by the applicant (G.652 fibers and G.657 fibers) are like article to the subject imports. The applicant’s goods are comparable in terms of physical and chemical characteristics, manufacturing process and technology, function and uses, product specifications, distribution and marketing and tariff classification of the goods, and are technically and commercially substitutable with the subject goods. There are no known differences in the technology employed by the domestic industry and the producers in the subject countries.

d. Corning India Technologies Ltd. primarily manufactures G.652, G.657 and a small volume of G.655 category of single – mode optical fiber.

e. Dispersion – shifted fiber (G.653), cut-off shifted single mode optical fiber (G.654), and non – zero dispersion – shifted fibers (G.655 & G.656) can be specifically excluded from the scope of the PUC .



Post time: May-15-2023