SUO MOTO ANTI-DUMPING PROCEEDINGS AGAINST CHINA
INITIATED BY DESIGNATED AUTHORITY
FIRST EVER INVESTIGATION INTO DUMPING OF CONSUMER GOODS
Date : 21 Nov 2000
Location : New Delhi
In the light of the reports on dumping of consumer products from China, and based on specific information received in this regard, the Directorate General of Anti-Dumping and Allied Duties (DGAD) in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry has, suo-moto, initiated anti-dumping investigations under Rule 5(4) of the Anti-Dumping Rules on imports of dry batteries, toys and sports shoes from China. The initiation of these cases is significant as it marks the beginning of
investigations into dumping of consumer goods into India. The earlier cases of anti-dumping investigated by the DGAD involved raw materials and intermediates, belonging to the chemicals, petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals and metals sectors. In the wake of lifting of QRs on a number of items, the anti-dumping proceedings initiated by the DGAD are intended to send the right signal to the domestic industry that it is absolutely necessary to ensure a fair and competitive level playing field for them as India gets ready to face the emerging liberalised international trade regime.