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Anti-dumping duty extended on gypsum plaster boards for 1 year

Saint-Gobain India Pvt Ltd had sought an extension of the duty on the imports of the boards from these four countries.

June 08, 2017 / 08:51 PM IST
Workers collect plaster at the Gypsum factory in the Makhmur district, Iraq, August 7, 2016. Picture taken August 7, 2016. REUTERS/Azad Lashkari   - RTSPGJH

Workers collect plaster at the Gypsum factory in the Makhmur district, Iraq, August 7, 2016. Picture taken August 7, 2016. REUTERS/Azad Lashkari - RTSPGJH

The government has extended an anti-dumping duty on imports of gypsum plaster boards from China, Indonesia, Thailand, and UAE to protect domestic players.

Saint-Gobain India Pvt Ltd had sought an extension of the duty on the imports of the boards from these four countries.

In April 2013, an anti-dumping duty of up to USD 73.8 per cubic meter was imposed till June 7 this year.

"Unless revoked earlier, (the duty) shall remain in force up to and inclusive of the 6 June 2018," the Finance Ministry has said in a notification.

Countries impose anti-dumping duties to guard domestic industry against the surge in below-cost imports.

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India has also imposed similar duties on several other products including steel, fabrics, and chemicals being exported by different countries here like China.

Anti-dumping steps are taken to ensure fair trade and provide a level-playing field to the domestic industry.

They are not a measure to restrict import or cause an unjustified increase in the cost of products.
first published: Jun 8, 2017 08:51 pm

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