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No material injury from alleged dumping of caustic soda: DGAD

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Commerce Ministry's investigation arm DGAD has not recommended an anti-duty on caustic soda from and as its import has "not caused material injury to the domestic industry". Alkali Manufacturers' Association of on behalf of domestic producers of caustic soda had filed an application with the of Anti-and Allied Duties (DGAD) to probe the alleged of the from the two countries. "Having initiated and conducted the investigation into dumping, injury and the causal link...it is established that the alleged dumped are not causing material injury to the domestic industry," DGAD said in a notification. It added that anti-duty is "not warranted" in the present investigation and the probe should be terminated. The authority had initiated the probe on the basis of sufficient evidence submitted by the applicant. Countries carry out anti-probe to determine whether their domestic industries have been hurt because of a surge in cheap As a counter measure, they impose duties under the multilateral regime of WTO. The duty is also aimed at ensuring fair trading practises and creating a level-playing field for domestic producers with regard to foreign producers and exporters. has already imposed anti-duty on several products to check cheap from countries including China.

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First Published: Thu, January 11 2018. 15:55 IST
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