India initiates probe towards alleged dumping of Vitamin C from China

New Delhi, September 7

India has initiated a probe into the alleged dumping of Vitamin C, utilized by pharmaceutical companies for the manufacturing of medicines, from China following criticism by a home producer.

Bajaj Healthcare Ltd has filed the appliance earlier than the commerce ministry’s investigation arm DGTR, looking for initiation of the probe.

The firm alleged that the home trade is impacted as a result of dumping of Vitamin C from China PR and has requested for the imposition of anti-dumping responsibility on the imports, based on the notification of Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR).

On the premise of prima facie proof submitted by the candidates, “the authority, hereby, initiates an investigation,” it stated.

In the probe, the directorate will decide the existence, diploma and impact of any alleged dumping in respect of the product from China.

If DGTR will discover that there’s dumping and it’s impacting the home producer, it should suggest the quantity of anti-dumping responsibility, which if levied, could be sufficient to take away the harm to the home trade.

While the DGTR recommends the responsibility, the finance ministry imposes the identical.

The interval of investigation is April 2019-March 2020. It would additionally look into the info of April 2016-19 interval.

In worldwide commerce parlance, dumping occurs when a rustic or a agency exports an merchandise at a value decrease than the worth of that product in its home market.

Dumping impacts the worth of that product within the importing nation, hitting margins and income of the manufacturing companies.

According to world commerce norms, a rustic is allowed to impose tariffs on such dumped merchandise to offer a level-playing discipline to home producers. The responsibility is imposed solely after an intensive investigation by a quasi-judicial physique, akin to DGTR, in India.

The imposition of anti-dumping responsibility is permissible underneath the World Trade Organization (WTO) regime. India and China are members of this Geneva-based organisation, which offers with world commerce norms.

The responsibility is geared toward guaranteeing honest buying and selling practices and making a level-playing discipline for home producers vis-a-vis international producers and exporters. PTI

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