When anti-dumping duties are imposed, the duties are connected to specific producers. So when ITAC, on 3 December 2021, imposed anti-dumping duties of 221% on “sinks of stainless steel (excluding that manufactured by Taijing Chuanger Metal Products Co. Ltd“, it meant that Taijing Chuanger Metal Products was exempted from the duties. In other words, ITAC had found them not to be dumping.
The factory then changed its name to “Foshan Taijing Chuanger Metal Products Co. Ltd.”, which suddenly found its exports liable for the 221% anti-dumping duties. On 25 January 2022, Foshan Taijin filed an application with ITAC to have the schedule amended so the new entity could be exempted. When such an application happens, all ITAC has to do is confirm that the original entity and the new entity were the same and then request customs to update the tariff book to reflect the new name. On 7 October 2022, the amendment was published and Foshan Taijing Chuanger Metal Products Co. Ltd. was exempted from all anti-dumping duties. It was backdated to 3 December 2021.