India starts ADD review of China melamine imports

24 November 2008 16:48  [Source: ICIS news]

NEW DELHI (ICIS news)--India has initiated a sunset review of its anti-dumping duty (ADD) on melamine imports from China following a petition by Gujarat State Fertilizers & Chemicals (GSFC) for the levy to be continued, an Indian government official said on Monday.

GSFC, which is India’s sole producer of melamine, said that “the absolute volume of imports is far higher than what is reflected in the Indian customs data”.

The share of Chinese supplies in the total of Indian imports has increased since the ADD was levied in November 2004, said GSFC.

GSFC also said that the increase in the import price is far lower than the domestic selling price.

Melamine is an intermediate for melamine formaldehyde resins, which are primarily used in the manufacture of laminates. 

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By: Naresh Minocha
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