India may extend anti-dumping duty on carbon black

India may extend anti-dumping duty on carbon black

India may extend anti-dumping duty on imports of carbon black, used in rubber and tyre industry, from China and Russia as the domestic industry has filed an application with the commerce ministry for the review of sunset clause. The Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR), on the basis of prima facie evidence submitted by the domestic industry, has initiated the sunset review investigation of the need for continued imposition of the anti-dumping duty in respect on carbon black, originating in or exported from China PR and Russia, and to examine whether the expiry of the said duty is likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and injury to the domestic industry.

Carbon black is used in rubber applications. Domestic industry association – Carbon Black Manufacturers Association, on behalf of domestic producers – Phillips Carbon Balck, Himadri Speciality Chemicals, Continental Carbon India and Birla Carbon India – has filed an application before the DGTR, under the commerce ministry, for continuation of the duty on the product from these two nations.

On the basis of the prima facie evidence submitted by the industry, the DGTR “hereby initiates a sunset review investigation to review the need for continued imposition of the duties,” the directorate said in a notification.
The current duty is valid up to December 31st this year. The product is used in production/processing of rubber, including tyres.

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