DGTR in a notification said that on the basis of the prima facie evidence submitted by the domestic industry about dumping of the product originating in or exported from China, "the authority, hereby, initiates an investigation".
In the probe, DGTR will determine the existence, degree and effect of any alleged dumping.
If it will be established that the dumping has impacted the domestic industry, the directorate would recommend imposition of the duty. The finance ministry will take the final decision to impose the duty.
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The period of investigation is April 2018 to June 2019 (15 months). It would also look at the data of 2015-18.
Countries carry out anti-dumping probe to determine whether their domestic industries have been hurt because of a surge in cheap imports
As a counter measure, they impose duties under the multilateral regime of the World Trade Organization.
The duty is aimed at ensuring fair trade practices and creating a level-playing field for domestic producers with regard to foreign producers and exporters.
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