PUC (Product Under Consideration)
The product under consideration in the present investigation is Phosphoric Acid of all grades and all concentrations (excluding agriculture/Fertilizer Grade). Phosphoric Acid is used for the production of sodium phosphate, calcium phosphate, magnesium phosphate, ammonium phosphate, pharmaceutical applications, beverages, seed processing, sugar juice and sugar refining, food phosphate manufacturing, etc.
Phosphoric Acid is an inorganic chemical classified under Chapter 28 of the Customs Tariff Act and subheading number 2809.20 of Indian Trade Classification (based on harmonized commodity system). The custom classification for all forms /grades /types of Phosphoric Acid is same. There are no restrictions on imports of Phosphoric Acid, as the product does not fall under restricted list. The product can be imported freely from any country in any quantity.
The applicants have claimed that there is no known difference in product produced by the participating companies and exported from Korea RP. Both products 6 have comparable characteristics in terms of parameters such as physical & chemical characteristics, manufacturing process & technology, functions & uses, product specifications, pricing, distribution & marketing and tariff classification, etc. It has been claimed by the domestic industry that comparison of essential product properties in respect of domestic product and imported product show that the subject goods produced by the domestic industry are similar to the subject goods imported from subject country in terms of essential product properties. The phosphoric acid produced by the domestic industry are like article to the subject goods imported from Korea RP.