Textile business desires anti-dumping responsibility on viscose staple fibre to go

Vijay C Roy

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 1

In order to create a level-playing subject for the complete textile worth chain, the Northern India Textile Mills’ Association (NITMA) has sought removing of anti-dumping responsibility on viscose staple fibre (VSF) — a key uncooked materials utilized in apparels, dwelling textiles, costume supplies, knitwears and non-woven functions. The energy loom business relies on the VSF to compete within the world market.

The VSF attracts an anti-dumping responsibility of $0.103 to $0.512 per kg on imports from Indonesia, China and Thailand. According to the business, the VSF is given undue safety by means of anti-dumping responsibility which impacts the complete textile worth chain.

According to textile gamers, the anti-dumping responsibility has been affecting the facility loom material exports and making them uncompetitive.

Further, with the rising demand of viscose fibre in India, the present capability of home producers is just not sufficient to fulfill the demand. They alleged that indigenous producers had been adopting import parity pricing whereas promoting the fibre to home spinners at a premium of Rs 20 per kg.

The producers monopolise the commerce with their pricing coverage and MSME spinners who don’t have the negotiation energy endure probably the most, says Sanjay Garg, president, NITMA.

“The indigenous producers are exporting the VSF to countries such as Bangladesh, Turkey, Nepal, and Sri Lanka at international prices and this discriminatory pricing policy has been affecting the competitiveness of the entire viscose-based value chain in India,” he added.

The differential pricing coverage adopted by the indigenous VSF producers makes the textile gamers non-competitive as in comparison with different nations within the world market. The Rs 50,000-crore textile business of North India has specialised manufacturing clusters in Ludhiana, Panipat and Baddi-Barotiwala-Nalagarh belt of Himachal.

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