INDIA: Anti-Dumping Duty Lifted on Textile Inputs from China and Indonesia
24 August 2021
The anti-dumping tariffs on viscose staple fibre (VSF) imported from China and Indonesia have been lifted. The move is in line with the findings of a recent Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) investigation, which recommended the lifting of the duty despite there being a likelihood that dumping might recur in the future. The decision, however, has been largely welcomed by the Indian textile industry, which had lobbied the government to remove the tariffs as they inflate the cost of an essential input.
Full details of the change can be found in Notification No. 44/ 2021 – Customs (ADD), as issued by the Ministry of Finance on 12 August. This rescinds Notification No. 43/2016- Customs (ADD), which originally imposed the tariff for five years as of August 2016, with the measures later extended until 31 October this year. This saw a maximum applicable anti-dumping duty of US$0.512 per kg being levied.
- Garments, Textiles & Accessories
- Other Asian Countries