The Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR), which recommended implementing the tax, was not recognised by the finance ministry, thus the government has chosen not to impose anti-dumping duties on Chinese metal cutter wheels.
After conducting an investigation into the purported dumping of "Resin Bonded Thin Wheels" from China, the investigation unit of the commerce ministry, DGTR, proposed the enforcement of the levy in September.
The product is utilised in a variety of industries, including ferrous and non-ferrous primary metal markets as well as welding, cutting, and foundries.
According to a Department of Revenue office memo, the central government has chosen not to adopt the suggestions after examining the designated authority's (DGTR) final conclusions.
The Department of Revenue ultimately decides whether to impose the charge despite recommendations from the Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR).
Dumping, as used in international trade, is the practice of a nation or business exporting goods below their home market price.
The margins and profitability of manufacturing companies are impacted by dumping on the price of that product in the nation of import.
In accordance with international trade standards, a nation may levy duties on such dumping products to level the playing field for domestic producers.
Only after a thorough inquiry by a quasi-judicial agency, like the DGTR in India, is the duty imposed. The responsibility is to ensure honest business practices and level the playing field between domestic manufacturers and exporters and those from other countries.