The Anti-Dumping Appellate Tribunal (Islamabad) dismissed the National Tariff Commission (‘NTC’) Civil Miscellaneous Application via order dated 23.06.2022.
By way of background, NTC filed an application before the Anti-Dumping Appellate Tribunal that since Sunset Review has been initiated by the NTC on the application made by the domestic industry, hence these Appeals have become infructuous, hence should be dismissed.
The learned counsel of the NTC relied on the judgment of passed in W.P 569 of 2012 by the Islamabad High Court. Whereas, learned Counsel on behalf of the Appellants, Barrister Junaid Ahmed, submitted that the Islamabad High Court Judgment is distinguishable as the issue was completely different as none of the appeals were pending unlike the present case and quoted Indian Supreme Court case i.e. M/s. Automotive Manufacturers Association v The Designated Authority & Ors (2011), where a similar argument was taken by a domestic industry which was rejected and the Appeals were allowed by the Supreme Court of India.