The commerce ministry’s investigation arm – Directorate General of Antidumping and Allied Duties (DGAD) – has stated that it has found sufficient evidence of dumping of ‘non-plasticised industrial grade nitrocellulose excluding nitrocellulose damped in Ethanol and waterwet’ from these three countries.
In the probe, the directorate would determine the existence, degree and effect of any alleged dumping.
Nitrex Chemicals India Ltd has filed an application for initiation of the probe and imposition of the duty.
The period of investigation covers April 2016 September 2017 (18 months). However, for the purpose of injury investigation, the period will also cover the data of 2013-16.
Anti-dumping duties are levied to provide a level playing field to local industry by guarding against cheap below-cost imports.