The anti-dumping duty of $ 218 per tonne will be valid for five years. The duty has been levied on float glass of thickness from 2 mm to 12 mm, clear as well as tinted (other than green glass). It does not however include reflective glass nor processed glass meant for decorative, industrial or automotive purposes.
The announcement follows recommendations of the Designated Authority in the Commerce Ministry in its second sunset review investigations on certain float glass imports from China and Indonesia.
While recommending that anti-dumping duty be continued on certain float glass imports from China for the next five years, the Designated Authority also recommended withdrawal of existing duties against Indonesia. The Authority saw no credible evidence on the likelihood of continuation or recurrence of dumping from Indonesia.
The petition seeking sunset review investigations was filed by Saint-Gobain Glass India Ltd, HNG Ltd, and Gold Plus Glass Industry Ltd who collectively command 66 per cent share in total production in India.
Two other known producers, Asahi India Glass Ltd and Gujarat Guardian Ltd, have fully supported the application.