New Delhi – The Indian government has decided not to impose anti-dumping duties on acrylonitrile butadiene rubber (NBR) imports from China, EU, Japan and Russia.
The 20 July decision was made following an investigation by the country’s Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) which found NBR imports from the said regions had caused material injury to domestic industry.
In its final findings, published 12 May, DGTR recommended a duty of $2,086.78/tonne (€1,711.2/tonne) for all producers.
The agency launched the investigations in May 2020 upon a petition by the country's only NBR producer Apcotex Industries Ltd.
The investigation period covered the period July 2019 to March 2020.
Among the companies mentioned by the petition are Arlanxeo Emulsion Rubber France SAS, Zeon Corp. and Russia's JSC Kransnoyarsk Synthetic Rubber Plant.