DGTR Recommends Imposition of Anti-Dumping Duty on Textured Tempered Glass from Malaysia

The DGTR has recommended levy of anti-dumping duty of $114.58 (Rs 8,161) /metric ton for a period of five years.

Anti-Dumping Duty

The Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) has issued its final findings for the anti-dumping duty investigation concerning the import of textured tempered coated and uncoated glass from Malaysia.

The DGTR has recommended levy of anti-dumping duty of $114.58 (Rs 8,161) /metric ton for a period of five years.

After reviewing the submissions made by the parties and stakeholders, the DGTR noted that tempered solar glass has been exported to India largely by one producer, namely Xinyi Solar, whose exports are evaluated as non-dumped, and the Directorate found their exports to India to not be liable for an anti-dumping measure.

According to the directorate, “The domestic industry has suffered a material injury during the injury period and period of investigation. This injury has been due to various factors including imports of tempered solar glass from Malaysia.”

“The domestic industry has suffered a material injury on account of price suppression and undercutting by imports from Malaysia. The financial parameters on profitability and return on investment (RoI) are also noted to be adverse,” read the DGTR statement.

The non-cooperating producers for whom dumping margin and injury margin have been evaluated will be charged with the levy of anti-dumping duty.

The matter came under investigation after Gujarat Borosil filed a petition requesting the imposition of an anti-dumping duty. Gujarat Borosil stated that the dumping of cheap products from Malaysia was causing material injury to its business, claiming to be the only solar glass producer in India.

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Ayush Verma

Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at saurenergy.com and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for iamrenew.com.