India Begins Review of Anti-Dumping Duty on Melamine Imports From China



Kirtika Suneja | The Economic Times

NEW DELHI: India has begun a sunset review of an anti-dumping probe on the imports of melamine from China based on a complaint by Gujarat State Fertilizers & Chemicals Limited. Antidumping duty was first imposed on the product in 2004 and was extended after multiple reviews. The existing duties will expire on January 27, 2021.

“There is prima facie evidence of dumping and consequential injury to the domestic industry,” Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) said in a notification on Wednesday, adding that there is a likelihood of dumping and consequential injury on cessation of the anti-dumping duty.

Melamine is used for making melamine formaldehyde, which in turn is used in producing downstream products. Melamine formaldehyde resin used for laminates offer good hardness, resistance to scratch, stain, water and heat.

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