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ADD puzzle

It is more than a month since the commerce ministry announced stiff antidumping duties (ADD) on polypropylene (PP) imports from Saudi Arabia, Singapore and Oman. But a customs notification has yet to be released and this is puzzling many industry players. The customs notification, seen as a formality, is usually out within a week after […]

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PP anti dumping duty shocks

Anti-dumping duty (ADD) on polypropylene (PP) imports from Singapore, Saudi Arabia and Oman has finally been announced. And the high level of duties, which are company specific and range from $44.40/tonne to $1,033.65/tonne, has upset many processors and importers. I have been told that one of the reasons for imposing a stiff penalty is because […]

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Ouch! That hurts

I have been hearing that the Indian government will soon announce preliminary antidumping duty (ADD) on polypropylene (PP) imports from Saudi Arabia, Singapore and Oman. A few lucky producers/exporters have escaped but there are many who face a stiff duty of as much as a few hundred dollars, say my friends from the industry. Polymer […]

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Self-preservation first

India is aggressively moving to protect domestic companies with more news trickling in on safeguard and antidumping duties. The government is planning to initiate safeguard duty investigations on Chinese imports of 12-13 products from the chemicals and base metals sector, says this report in the Business Standard. This comes after the government decided on 30 […]

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Ask for more!

Indian managers looking for job opportunities in the Middle East will find this report interesting. A Middle East salary survey carried out by bayt.com (a Middle East-based jobs website) shows that while salaries rose by 12-17% last year, the cost of living climbed by 27-28%. The rise in cost of living was the fastest in […]

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