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Commerce Ministry Suggests Anti-dumping Duties On Imported Optical Fibre from China, Korea, Indonesia

The product is mostly used for access network, long-distance, and high-data rate transportation

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To shield the domestic industry from low-cost imports, the Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) division of the commerce ministry has recommended imposing anti-dumping duties on imports of a specific type of optical fibres from China, Korea, and Indonesia. 

After looking into the dumping of "Dispersion Unshifted Single-mode Optical Fibre" imports from these nations, the Directorate has suggested the tariff.

The product is mostly used for access network, long-distance, and high-data rate transportation. On behalf of the domestic industry, Birla Furukawa Fibre Optics has requested the initiation of an anti-dumping investigation into this product coming from these nations.

The applicant had requested the application of the taxes and claimed that the imports were being dumped and were causing serious harm to the domestic sector.

According to the directorate's findings, the domestic industry has been materially harmed by the dumping of imports.

The applicant lost money and negatively impacted the profitability standards of the local industry as a result of being forced to sell the goods below its cost of sales due to the existence of dumping imports on the Indian market, according to DGTR in a notification.

"The authority recommends imposition of definitive anti-dumping duties... so as to remove the injury to the domestic industry," it said.

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