According to CR Chaudhary, Minister of State, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, the government has not received representation regarding the adverse impact of import of ceramic products. This information was given by the Minister recently in the Loksabha. It also means that the government is not considering any anti-dumping duty on imported ceramic tiles.
It may be recalled here that in October 2015 Directorate General of Anti-dumping & Allied Duties (DGAD) had initiated an anti-dumping investigation concerning imports of “Glazed/unglazed Porcelain/vitrified tiles in polished or unpolished finish with less than 3% water absorption” originating in or exported from China PR. Preliminary findings were issued on 11.3.2016 and provisional duty was imposed on the subject product for six months w.e.f. 29.3.2016. The Government has extended the period for completing the investigation and notifying the final findings upto 12.4.2017.
Directorate General of Anti-dumping & Allied Duties (DGAD) conducts anti-dumping investigations on the basis of duly substantiated application filed by the Domestic Industry (DI) alleging dumping of goods into the country causing injury to the DI. The basic intent of the anti-dumping measures is to eliminate injury caused to the DI by the unfair trade practices of dumping from exports from other countries and to create a level playing field for the DI.