India has imposed an anti-dumping duty on imported Chinese tempered glass used for protecting mobile phone screens.
Till date India has imposed anti dumping duties on more than 93 products being imported from China.
According to a government notification, this duty will be for five years to protect the domestic industry from below-cost imports.
The revenue department notification, issued last week said that the imposed duty will be in the range of Rs 3,380 to Rs 8,700 per tonne on tempered glass imports from China.
The duty has been imposed on textured toughened (tempered) glass with a minimum of 90.5 per cent transmission having thickness not exceeding 4.2 mm (including tolerance of 0.2 mm) and where at least one dimension exceeds 1,500mm, whether coated or uncoated.
The anti-dumping duty imposed shall be effective for a period of five years (unless revoked, superseded or amended earlier) and shall be payable in Indian currency. Rate of exchange applicable for the purposes of calculation of such anti-dumping duty will be the rate which is specified in the notification of the Government of India, in the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue), issued from time to time, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 14 of the Customs Act, 1962 (52 of 1962), and the relevant date for the determination of the rate of exchange shall be the date of presentation of the bill of entry under section 46 of the said Act.
It is said that the investigations by the directorate general of anti-dumping and allied duties (DGAD) had found that the tempered glass has been exported to India from China below its associated normal value.
Also, it concluded that domestic industry has suffered material injury, which was caused by the dumped imports of the goods from China.