Petitioners Attended the Anti-Dumping Petition Hearing by DGAD

An anti-dumping duty may be described as a protectionist tariff imposed by the domestic government.

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All the petitioners of the anti-dumping duty matter on solar cells and modules were present at the hearing by the Directorate General of Anti- Dumping and Allied Duties (DGAD) on December 12, 2017.

The Indian Solar Manufacturers Association (ISMA) as the petitioner and their representatives attended the oral hearing along with the representatives from the embassies of China, Taiwan and Malaysia.

The issue is related to the import of “Solar cells whether or not assembled in modules or Panels” originating in, or exported from, China, Chinese Taipei, and Malaysia. The ISMA has also claimed the cheap import has hurt the domestic industry.

H R Gupta, General Secretary of Indian Solar Manufacturers Association (ISMA) commented post the meeting “We are positive in our approach that we have been able to evidence relevant aspects of the case to endorse our strongly held belief of predatory pricing and urgent remedial action is required in order to save investments, employment, improve Energy Security & derail the skewed import dependence.”

Along with the other stakeholders, the representatives from the Chinese, Taiwanese, Malaysian embassies also got a chance to raise their case and the case was orally registered to the designated judicial representative, Gupta added.

“We are satisfied with the outcome and optimistic that the case has moved very significantly ahead,” he quoted.

The pretentious parties are asked to present their submissions in a written format by December 19, 2017. The parties asked to provide a response from the petitioners (ISMA) to these submissions by January 2, 2018.

Earlier in a notification the DGAD has commented “On finding prima facie that evidence of dumping of the subject goods originating in or exported from the subject countries (China, Malaysia and Taiwan), injury to the domestic industry and a causal link between the said dumping and injury exists to justify an initiation of anti-dumping investigation.”

The process in which a company exports a product at a price lower than the chargeable price in its home market is known as Dumping. An anti-dumping duty may be described as a protectionist tariff imposed by the domestic government on foreign imports believed to be priced lower than the fair market value.


Source: ET Energy World

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