The Commerce Ministry has recommended imposition of anti-dumping duty on a
certain type of rubber imported from China, European Union, Japan, and Russia,
in order to guard domestic manufacturers from cheap inbound shipments.
Based on the recommendation of the commerce ministry the Central Bureau of
Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) a wing of the finance ministry will levy the
anti dumping duty and notify it.
Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) has recommended the duty after
concluding in its probe that ''Acrylonitrile Butadiene Rubber'' from these
regions has been exported at dumped prices into India, which impacted the
"The authority recommends imposition of definitive anti-dumping duties
on import of subject goods originating in or exported from subject
countries," DGTR has said in a notification.
The recommended duty is the difference between the landed value of the
product and 2,086 US dollars per ton.
The product is used in the manufacture of various rubber articles where
resistance to oil, abrasion and heat applications are involved, such as oil
seals, hoses, automotive products, gaskets, rice dehusking rolls, printers, and
The anti dumping
duty is imposed only after a thorough investigation by a quasi-judicial body
The anti dumping duty is imposed only after a thorough investigation by a
quasi-judicial body, such as DGTR, in India. The levy is permissible under the World Trade
Organization (WTO) regime. The duty is aimed at ensuring fair trading practices
and creating a level-playing field for domestic producers vis-a-vis foreign
producers and exporters.