Indian Government to consider anti-dumping against Chinese tyres
The government will investigate the anti-dumping & anti-subsidy duty probe on imports of truck & bus radial tyres from China in an attempt to protect the domestic manufacturers.
In response to a question that was asked from the government in the ongoing Lok Sabha session the Commerce & Industry Minister of India Nirmala Sitharaman said that, “The Directorate General of Anti‐Dumping & Allied Duties (DGAD) is examining petitions for initiation of anti‐dumping & anti‐subsidy duty investigations on imports of bus & truck radial tyres from China.”
The Automotive Tyre Manufacturers Association (ATMA) had already requested the government to restrict the imports of truck & bus radial tyres along with the imports of tyres that do not have a BIS marking from China.
ATMA also urged the government to start investigation on dumping of tyres from China & if possible increase customs duty on tyres from China
The government has already restricted the imports of retreated tyres unless it fulfills the Minimum Import Price (MIP) criterion along with instructing the customs department to enforce pneumatic tyres & tubes for automotive vehicles (quality control) order & to restrict import of tyres without BIS (Bureau of Indian Standard) marking.