India to extend five-year ADDs on melamine imports from China

Author: Priya Jestin

2021/08/30

MUMBAI (ICIS)--India is planning to extend for five years antidumping duties (ADDs) on melamine imports from China, following a sunset review of the trade policy that will expire in end-September.

An ADD of $161/tonne was recommended.

The Department of Revenue in the Indian Ministry of Finance is currently reviewing the ADD and will impose it within three months.

“The evidence on record shows that there is likelihood of further dumping and injury to the domestic industry,” the Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) said in a notification on 23 August.

Imports from China in relation to total imports continued to be significant despite the ADD, it added.

The sunset review into the ADD was initiated following a complaint from Indian producer Gujarat State Fertilisers & Chemicals Ltd (GSFC).

The ADD on melamine imports from China was first imposed in 2004 and then extended twice in 2010 and 2016.