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India begins investigation of dumping of low density polyethylene from 6 countries

New Delhi: India has started an investigation into dumping of low density polyethylene from six countries, including Singapore and the US, following a complaint by the industry association.
On behalf of the domestic industry, the Chemicals and Petrochemicals Manufacturers Association has filed an application before the investigation arm DGTR of the Ministry of Commerce to initiate an anti-dumping investigation on the import of ‘Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE)’ from Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore. . Thailand, United Arab Emirates, and U.S.
The applicant has alleged that dumped imports of LDPE from these countries have affected the domestic industry, according to a notification by the General of Trade Directorate (DGTR).
The association has requested imposition of anti-dumping duty on imports.
“On the basis of a duly written application by or on behalf of the domestic industry, and self-satisfied, based on the prima facie evidence presented, regarding the dumping of the subject goods … Authority, hereby, an initiative Begins. Investigation, “it added.
In the investigation, DGTR will determine the existence, degree and impact of the alleged dumping on domestic manufacturers.
If it is established that dumping has affected the domestic industry, the directorate will recommend imposition of anti-dumping duties. The Finance Ministry will take the final decision on implementing these duties.
DGTR is an investigative arm of the Ministry of Commerce, which investigates dumping of goods, significant increase in imports and concessional imports from its trade partners.
Global trade regulations, created by the Geneva-based World Trade Organization (WTO), allow these initiatives to protect domestic industry against these anti-trade practices.
Countries conduct anti-dumping investigations to find out whether their domestic industries have been harmed by the increase in cheap imports.


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