China dumps playing cards; DGAD initiates probe

China dumps playing cards; DGAD initiates probe

The period of investigation is 18 months, i.e., from April 2015-September, 2016.

The Dollar Business Bureau

India has initiated a probe against the dumping of playing cards from China PR to safeguard the domestic industry from cheap imports.

The Directorate of Anti-Dumping & Allied Duties (DGAD) has found sufficient evidence of dumping of playing cards from China.

“And whereas, the Authority prima facie finds that sufficient evidence of dumping of the subject goods, originating in or exported from the subject country, injury to the domestic industry and causal link between the alleged dumping and injury exist to justify initiation of an anti-dumping investigation,” DGAD said in a notification (No.14/43/2016-DGAD) on Thursday.

“The Authority hereby initiates an investigation into the alleged dumping, and consequent injury to the domestic industry in terms of Rule 5 of the Rules, to determine the existence, degree and effect of alleged dumping and to recommend the amount of antidumping duty, which if levied, would be adequate to remove the ‘injury’ to the domestic industry,” it said.

The period of investigation is 18 months, i.e., from April 2015 to September, 2016.

However, the injury investigation period will cover the periods: April 2012-March 2013, April 2013-March 2014, April 2014-March 2015 and period of investigation, the notification stated.

The application has been filed Parksons Graphics Pvt Ltd, Parksons Cartamundi Pvt Ltd and T M Printers Pvt Ltd, which accounts for a major proportion of the overall domestic production and is over 50% of Indian production.

The application has also been supported by seven domestic producers namely, J M K Enterprises, Kagalwala Packaging Pvt Ltd, L K M Enterprises, Nandi Printers Pvt Ltd, Ajanta Print Arts, Bhatija Enterprises and T M Enterprises Pvt. Ltd, it said.

Countries initiate probes on anti-dumping to determine if the domestic industry has caused injury due to an increase in low-cost imports. They levy anti-dumping duties on the imports of the product as a counter-measure, under the multi-lateral regime of World Trade Organisatrion (WTO).

These measures are taken to ensure fair trade and to provide level-playing field to the domestic industry. These are not a move to restrict imports or to cause an unjustified rise in products prices.

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