The centre is likely to impose an anti-dumping duty of up to 3.44 US dollar per kg on import of a particular variety of yarn from four countries – China, South Korea, Taiwan and Vietnam. This followed an investigation conducted by the Directorate General of Antidumping and Allied Duties (DGAD), under the union commerce ministry recently.
DGAD’s findings revealed that the yarn has been exported to India from these countries below its associated normal value and due to this the domestic industry has suffered material injury. The authority “recommends imposition of definitive anti-dumping duty… so as to remove the injury to the domestic industry”, it said in a notification. The recommended duty ranges between 3.44 US dollar per kg to 0.15 US dollar per kg.
The move is aimed at guarding domestic industry against cheap imports of elastomeric filament yarn, which is used in the manufacturing of hosiery, swimsuits, aerobic or exercise wear, golf jackets and disposable diaper. India is one of the largest users of this duty against countries, including China.
Anti-dumping measures are taken to ensure fair trade and provide a level-playing field to the domestic industry. Unlike the safeguard duty, which is levied in a uniform way, anti-dumping duty varies from company to company and country to country.
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