India imposes ADD on China's sodium tripolyphosphate

28 September 2010 07:27  [Source: ICIS news]

MUMBAI (ICIS)--India has imposed an anti-dumping duty (ADD) of up to $0.671/kg ($671/tonne) on imports of sodium tripolyphosphate (STPP) from China, effective 21 September, a government source said on Tuesday.

The duties ranging from $ 0.307/kg to $ 0.671/kg set by the Department of Revenue, under the Ministry of Finance, would be in force for six months until 20 March 2011, the source said.

The duties were imposed after cheap imports of the product from China were found to be affecting the domestic industry, he said.

In June, the Commerce Ministry had recommended the imposition of interim anti-dumping duty on STPP imports from China following protests by major domestic manufacturer Tata Chemicals, the government source said.

Tata Chemicals, which operates a 50,000 tonne/year STPP unit at Haldia, West Bengal state, is India’s largest producer of the chemical, according to its website.

Based on official findings, STPP imports from China substantially increased to 41,367 tonnes in 2008-09 from 15,356 tonnes in 2005-06, said the source.

Technical-grade STPP is used in detergents and soaps.

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By: Priya Jestin

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