‘Anti-dumping Duty on 93 Chinese Items’
Sitharaman says imports from China dropped 0.7% to $61.28 billion in 2016-17
New Delhi: Commerce and industry minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday said that anti-dumping duty is in force on 93 products which are imported from China.
These products fall in the broad groups of chemicals and petrochemicals, products of steel and other metals, fibres and yarn, machinery items, rubber or plastic products, electric and electronic items and consumer goods, among others.
“In addition, 40 cases concerning imports from China have been initiated by Directorate General of Anti-Dumping & Allied Duties,” she told Rajya Sabha in a written reply.
In a separate question on imports from China, the minister said that India’s imports from China grew marginally 2.13% to $61.70 billion in 2015-16 from $60.41 billion in 201415 and in the subsequent year (2016-17), they dropped almost 0.7% to $61.28 billion from $61.70 billion.