‘Anti-dump­ing Duty on 93 Chi­nese Items’

Sithara­man says im­ports from China dropped 0.7% to $61.28 bil­lion in 2016-17

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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.

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