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India probing 'dumping' of ceramic rollers from China

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The commerce ministry has started a probe into alleged dumping of ceramic rollers from following a complaint by a domestic company.

The ministry's investigative arm - the Directorate General of Anti-dumping and Allied Duties (DGAD) - has found "sufficient" evidence of dumping of the product from the neighbouring country.

Futura Ceramics has filed an application before the DGAD for initiation of anti-dumping probe and imposition of duty on the as a counter-measure for cheap Chinese

If established that the dumping has caused material injury to domestic players, the DGAD would recommend imposition of anti-dumping duty. After considering these recommendations, the ministry imposes it.

"The authority hereby initiates an investigation into the alleged dumping, and consequent injury to the domestic industry," the DGAD has said in a notification.

Ceramic rollers, also known as ceramic pipes or tubes in market parlance, are used in several sectors, including transportation of tiles and stainless steel.

Anti-dumping duties are levied to provide a level-playing field to the local industry by guarding against cheap below- cost

Also on the probe radar are certain chemicals and steel products from the neighbouring country.

is one of the most attractive markets for global producers due to its large population. Imposition of anti- dumping duty is permissible under the World Trade Organisation (WTO) framework. Both and are members of the Geneva-based body.

The duty is aimed at ensuring fair trading practices and creating a level-playing field for domestic producers vis-a- vis foreign producers and exporters.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, April 21 2017. 18:32 IST