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India probes cheap detergent chemical import from China

In a notification, the DGAD said prima facie it has found sufficient evidence of dumping of the chemical

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

India, China

has initiated an anti-probe into the import of a Chinese used in following complaints from some domestic companies.

Credo Mineral Industries and Chemicals have filed an application before the of Anti-and Allied Duties (DGAD) for initiation of an investigation into the import of 'Zeolite 4A (Grade)' from

In a notification, the DGAD said prima facie it has found sufficient evidence of of the

The anti-dumping duty, if imposed, would help domestic players in the sector against cheap of the product.

"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.

Countries carry out an to determine whether their domestic industries have been hurt because of a surge in cheap

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.

has already imposed anti-dumping duty on several products to tackle cheap imports, including from

The country has imposed the duty on as many as 98 products, as on December 27 last year, imported from

First Published: Thu, January 04 2018. 14:42 IST