Imports of 'fluoroelastomers' from China likely to attract anti-dumping duties

Excerpt: The government may impose anti-dumping duty for 18 months on a Chinese synthetic rubber used in automobile and other industries.

The government may impose anti-dumping duty for 18 months on a Chinese synthetic rubber used in automobile and other industries. The recommended duty ranges between USD 0.078 - 7.31 per kg. Commerce ministry's investigation arm Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) said imposition of the duty on imports of 'fluoroelastomers' from China would help minimise impact of dumped imports.

"The authority considers it necessary to recommend imposition of definitive anti-dumping duty on imports...for 18 months," DGTR said in a notification.

The finance ministry would take the final decision to impose these duties. DGTR initiated the probe in January 2018 following a complaint from Gujarat Fluorochemicals which alleged dumping of the product. The directorate said the product has been exported to India from China at below its normal value, which has resulted in dumping.

"The domestic industry has suffered material injury and material retardation due to dumping of the product under consideration from the subject country. The injury has been caused by the dumped imports," it added.