Clear float glass imports to India from Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and UAE have received anti-dumping duty from the Indian Finance Ministry, with costs varying as per the country the products are coming from, and which are valid for a period of five years.
'Clear float glass' is used in construction, refrigeration, mirror and solar energy industries.
The petition seeking levy of anti-dumping duty on clear float glass imports from these three countries were filed by Saint Gobain Glass India Ltd., Gold Plus Glass Industry Ltd. and HNG Float Glass Ltd.
Asahi India Glass Limited and Gujarat Guardian Ltd. – the other two producers of float glass – had supported the petition.
In the case of clear float glass imports from Obeikan Glass company in Saudi Arabia, the revenue department has imposed an anti-dumping duty of USD 58.22 per tonne.
For exports by Arabian United Float Glass Co., the anti-dumping duty has been pegged at USD 134.92 per tonne. In all other cases, the anti-dumping duty has been pegged at USD 165.07 per tonne.
In the case of United Arab Emirates, the revenue department has imposed anti-dumping duty of USD 79 per tonne for exports by ‘Emirates Float Glass LLC’.
For all other exporters from UAE, the anti-dumping duty has been pegged at USD 111.15 per tonne.
In the case of Pakistan, an anti-dumping duty of USD 82.34 per tonne was imposed on exports of float glass by Ghani Glass Limited.
For all other producers and exporters of float glass from Pakistan, an anti-dumping duty of USD 123.61 per tonne has been imposed.