New Delhi: Government of India has imposed countervailing and anti-dumping duty ranging from 9.71% to 10.14% on Textured Tempered Glass, whether coated or uncoated, imported from Malaysia or any country other than Malaysia.
Newsroom24x7 had done an exclusive news coverage on dumping of sheet glass from China in 2015. The latest imposition of anti-dumping duty is aimed at addressing the same problem that continues to raise its head on a continuous basis. Question arises, why the problem is allowed to linger on and harm the interests of domestic manufacturers. Delayed action notwithstanding, the anti-dumping duty that has now been imposed keeping Malaysia in focus would also hit China in a big way, both in the short and long run.
The gazette notification to impose the anti-dumping duty was issued on 9 March 2021. The anti-dumping duty has been imposed to protect the interests of domestic manufacturers who were suffering “material injury” as textured tempered glass was being exported to India from the at subsidized prices and also due to subsidization of the textured tempered glass by the exporting countries or by the subsidized imports of the subject goods originating in or exported from the subject country.
The present imposition of anti-dumping duty is directly linked to the matter of “Textured Tempered Glass” falling under tariff item 7007 19 00 of the First Schedule to the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 (51 of 1975), originating in or exported from, Malaysia, and imported into India, and the final findings, of a Government of India Authority, notified through a gazette on 11 December, 2020.
The Union Finance Ministry, in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-sections (1) and (6) of section 9 of the Customs Tariff Act, read with rules 20 and 22 of the Customs Tariff (Identification, Assessment and Collection of Countervailing Duty on Subsidized Articles and for Determination of Injury) Rules, 1995, after considering the final findings of the Designated Authority, in the matter of Textured Tempered Glass imported from Malaysia (or any other country) has issued the gazette notification to impose countervailing and anti-dumping duty.