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India denies fresh anti-dumping duties on Chinese products


India on Friday termed as “factually incorrect” a Chinese official media report, claiming that it was planning to impose fresh anti-dumping duties this year on 93 products originatin­g in China, saying they were already in force after decisions over a course of five years.

A report in the state-run China Daily on Friday said that India would this month impose anti-dumping duties on 93 products imported from China.

“Some recent media reports have mentioned that the Government of India is planning to impose anti-dumping duty on 93 products from China. These reports are factually incorrect,” the Indian Embassy here said in a statement.

The current situation is that anti-dumping duty is already in force on these products from China comprising chemicals and petrochemi­cals, products of steel and other metals, fibres and yarn, machinery items, rubber or plastic products, electric and electronic items, consumer goods among others, it said.

The decision to impose anti-dumping duties on these products originatin­g in China were taken over a course of previous five years, it said.

The Ministry of Commerce said on Wednesday that India should refrain from abusing trade remedy measures, which would disrupt economic cooperatio­n and bilateral trade relations.

According to the ministry, India has launched 212 investigat­ions against Chinese products since 1994 and 93 of them are still in progress. So far this year, 13 investigat­ions have been initiated, the China Daily quoted the ministry as saying.

The report said that India overtook the US in the first half of this year with the most trade remedy investigat­ions against China.

China is paying close attention to trade investigat­ions and hopes India would carry them out in a prudent way based on relevant regulation­s, Commerce Ministry spokesman Gao Feng was quoted as saying by the Daily.

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