Gujarat Credo Mineral Industries and Chemicals India have filed an application before the Directorate General of Anti-dumping and Allied Duties (DGAD) for initiation of an investigation into the import of 'Zeolite 4A (Detergent Grade)' from China.
"The authority hereby initiates an investigation into the alleged dumping, and consequent injury to the domestic industry," it said.
In the probe, it would determine the existence and effect of the alleged dumping and recommend the amount of anti-dumping duty, which if levied, would be adequate to remove the injury to the domestic industry.
The period from April 2016 to June 2017(15 months) will be taken for the probe.
As a countermeasure, they impose duties under the multilateral regime of WTO.
The duty is aimed at ensuring fair trading practices and creating a level-playing field for domestic producers with regard to foreign producers and exporters.
The country has imposed the duty on as many as 98 products, as on December 27 last year, imported from China.