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India Puts Anti-Dumping Duty on Carbon Black

India’s Commerce Ministry has imposed anti-dumping duties on imports of rubber blacks from China, Australia, Thailand, and Russia. The duty ranges from $0.084 (about Rs 4) per kg to $0.423 (about Rs 20) per kg, the Central Board of Customs and Excise (CBEC) said in a notification.

Here is the notification. This notice is a followup to the group’s preliminary findings of May 25, 2009.

This blog previously reported on this in an earlier post.

In the statement, the India’s CBEC said that China, Australia, Thailand, and Russia have been exporting carbon black to India below their normal value. The anti-dumping duty would be effective for a period of five years, it said. Unlike safeguard duties, levied in a uniform way, anti-dumping duty varies from product to product and country to country. The purpose of anti-dumping duties is to counteract trade distortions due to cheap imports and the consequential injury to the domestic industry. It is not a measure to restrict imports or cause unjustified increase in cost of the products.

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