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Anti Dumping Duties

Globally the economy of India is among the finest and energetically developing economies. Import and export are fundamental aspects of any economy. Indian Government generally focuses more on the export, however, in order to compensate the domestic demand often import goods from other countries. In the process, the Government is faced with two main challenges, the quality of imported goods, and the second is the price of imported goods. Indian Government formulates policies or implements administrative measures to ensure that the imported goods are not of sub-standard quality and also the prices of the goods are not manipulated/understated causing harm to the domestic industry. One such measure is the levying of anti-dumping duty.

Anti-dumping duty is levied by the Indian Government when it has reasons to believe that exporting countries are selling the goods at a price less than its normal price. Article VI of the General Agreement on Trade and Tariff, 1994 defines dumping as the introduction of a product into the commerce of another country at a price less than its normal price. The Customs Tariff (Recognition, Evaluation, Grouping of Anti-dumping duty on imported commodity and for resolution of problem) Rules, 1995 provides the legal structure & policy in India for initiation of anti-dumping proceedings and also the imposition of anti-dumping duties. Directorate General of Trade & Remedies (‘DGTR’) under the Ministry of Commerce and Industries initiates the anti-dumping proceedings either suo-moto or based on a complaint filed by the Domestic Industry that a particular product from a particular country is being imported at a price less than its normal price. 

Considerate of the fact that there may be a variety of reasons for the reduction in price like increase in capacity, availability of raw material, etc. DGTR issues notice to each interested party whether in India or outside India to provide reasons along with documentary shreds of evidence supporting the reduction of prices. Based on the information received from each interested party DGTR investigates the reasons for the reduction of prices and concludes its proceedings by recommending the Indian Government to levy the anti-dumping duties.

How ASC Helps !!

Anti-dumping proceedings are very complex proceedings that require skills to understand the reasons for the reduction of prices and also the legal framework behind such proceedings. ASC has experts like chartered accountants, lawyers, etc. who have experience in assisting all the industries in such anti-dumping proceedings. Hence we assist & provides thorough services to exporters, importers, and the domestic industry in the following ways:

  • Identification of products being dumped by the exporter countries on behalf of the domestic industry.
  • Preparation of application, organizing, and collating the data for the last three years to check the prices of imports and filing of the same requesting DGTR to initiate anti-dumping proceedings on behalf of the domestic industry.
  • Assisting exporters and importers of the goods in question to identify the reasons behind the reduction of price.
  • Assisting exporters and importers to organize and maintain the data to support the import price.
  • Assisting exporters and importers to file their response to DGTR and provide timely support to DGTR.
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