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Directorate General of Trade Remedies imposes anti-dumping duty on Chinese goods

New Delhi: Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR), erstwhile DGAD, had conducted investigations on subsidies on Chinese goods and imposed countervailing/anti-subsidy duty on the following products imported from China as per the provisions under Customs Tariff Act 1975 and the Customs Tariff (Identification, Assessment, and Collection of Countervailing Duty on Subsidized Articles and for Determination of Injury) Rules, 1995:

S.No. Product(s) Date of imposition of countervailing duty Quantum of duty Date of expiry of duty
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Castings for wind operated electricity generators 19.01.2016 8.78% to 13.44 % of landed value 18.01.2021
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Certain hot rolled and cold rolled stainless steel flat products 07.09.2017 18.95% of landed value 06.09.2022

Anti-dumping duty is also in force on ‘Castings of wind operated electricity generators’ and on certain grades of ‘Certain hot rolled and cold rolled stainless steel flat products’. The details are:

S.No. Product(s) Date of imposition of anti-dumping duty Quantum of duty Date of expiry of duty
  1.  
Castings for wind operated electricity generators 30.08.2017 6.27% to 35.92 % of landed value 29.08.2022
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Cold rolled flat products of stainless steel 11.12.2015 5.39% to 57.39% of landed value 10.12.2020
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Hot Rolled flat product of Stainless Steel of ASTM grade 304 05.06.2015 US$ 180 to US$ 316 per MT 04.06.2020
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Hot rolled flat products of alloy and non-alloy steel 08.08.2016 US$ 478 to US$ 561 per MT 07.08.2021
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Cold rolled flat products of alloy or non-alloy steel 17.08.2016 Nil to US$ 594 per MT 16.08.2021

Anti-dumping duty is in force on following major chemicals imported from China and used in detergents:

S.No. Product(s) Date of imposition of duty Quantum of duty Expiry date of duty
  1.  
Caustic Soda 18.08.2015 US$ Nil to 48.39 Per Dry MT 17.08.2020
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Linear Alkyl Benzene 11.04.2017 US$ 23.78 to 300.22 per MT 10.04.2022
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Zeolite-4A (detergent grade) 13.12.2018 US$ 163.90 to US$ 207.72 per MT 12.12.2023

The Government is aware of the findings of the 145th parliamentary committee report from Rajya Sabha which came out on 25th July 2018 wherein it was identified that the imports of the Chinese steel have increased by 8 per cent.

DGTR has imposed an anti-dumping duty in the range of USD 44.89 to USD 185.51 per MT on straight length bars and rods of alloy steel imported from China. The anti-dumping duty is valid till 17.10.2023.

Ministry of Steel has also issued the Quality Control Orders for 53 products to prevent sub-standard steel imports from China and other nations and is closely monitoring the impact of cheap steel imported from China on the domestic industry.

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