Chinese synthetic rubber imports under investigation in India.
The Indian government has initiated a probe into alleged dumping of Chinese synthetic rubber, according to local news reports.
Gujarat Fluorochemicals has filed an application with the Directorate General of Antidumping and Allied Duties (DGAD), which is part of the country’s commerce ministry, to initiate an investigation into the dumping of Chinese synthetic rubber, which the company says is causing material injury to the industry. If the investigation confirms that dumping of synthetic rubber (fluoroelastomer) has harmed domestic players, the DGAD will recommend applying an anti-dumping duty on the imports.
In response to the application by Gujarat Fluorochemicals, the DGAD said there is “sufficient evidence” of significant dumping margins to justify the probe. The period of investigation covers July 2016 to June 2017. However, for the purpose of injury investigation, the period will also cover data from 2014-17. Fluoroelastomer is designed for very high temperature applications including hydraulic O-ring seals, electrical connectors, shaft seals, aerospace, lubricants and hydraulic system, gaskets and fuel tank bladders.