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Anti-dumping duty on 93 products from China: Nirmala

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The today said anti- dumping duty is in force on 93 products including chemicals and machinery items imported from

The other Chinese products on which has imposed this duty include steel and other metals; fibres and yarn; rubber or plastic; electric and electronics; and consumer goods.

"Anti-dumping duty is in force on 93 products concerning from China," Commerce and Industry Minister said in a written reply to

In addition, 40 cases concerning from have been initiated by the Directorate General of Anti-Dumping & Allied Duties, she said.

Countries impose anti-dumping duties to guard domestic industry from surge in below-cost

Anti-dumping steps are taken to ensure fair trade and provide a level-playing field to the domestic industry.

They are not a measure to restrict import or cause an unjustified increase in cost of products.

In a separate reply, she said India's imports from in 2016-17 have marginally dipped to USD 61.28 billion as compared to USD 61.7 billion in 2015-16.

India's exports to China include iron ore, cotton yarn, petroleum products, copper and chemicals, while imports include telecom instruments, electronic components, computer hardware, industrial machinery and chemicals.

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First Published: Wed, August 09 2017. 17:22 IST