Dumping investigation against truck tyres from China starts in India
India’s government has begun investigating allegations that Chinese-made truck and bus radials are being sold at dumping prices in India. The Ministry of Commerce’s Directorate General of Anti-Dumping and Allied Duties (DGAD) claims to have found sufficient “prima facie” evidence of dumping activities, and national industry association the Automotive Tyre Manufacturers Association (ATMA) has filed an application for the start of an anti-dumping investigation on behalf of several domestic tyre makers. The ATMA seeks the introduction of anti-dumping duties.
The DGAD investigation covers new tubed or tubeless truck and bus radial tyres with a rim diameter code above 16-inch. The period of investigation covers a 12 month period from July 2014 to June 2015, and may be extended to cover previous years.