India mulls provisional duty on Belarusian NTCF

05 March 2009 15:37  [Source: ICIS news]

NEW DELHI (ICIS news)--India is considering the imposition of provisional anti-dumping duty (ADD) on nylon tyre cord fabric (NTCF) imports from Belarus, a government official said on Thursday.

In its preliminary report to the Finance Ministry, India’s anti-dumping authority (ADA) proposed a $0.84/kg ADD on all grades of NTCF produced and exported by Grodno Khimvolokno, according to the official.

It also recommended a $0.92/kg tariff on all grades of NTCF originating from other Belarusian companies.

The official could not say when the Finance Ministry would implement the ADA’s recommendation. Industry sources said the ministry rarely takes less than a month to act on such proposals.

The ADA initiated an investigation into imports of NTCF from Belarus in September 2008 following a petition from India’s Association of Synthetic Fibre Industry (ASFI).

The ADA said it would separately recommend the levy of definitive ADD on NTCF imports from China under an ongoing sunset review of the existing ADD tariff.

The ADA began a review of Chinese imports in September 2008 following a petition from domestic manufacturers.

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