The commerce department has started an investigation into dumping allegations on imports of certain printed circuit boards originating from China and Hong Kong. The Directorate General of Trade Remedies has said in a notification that the Indian Printed Circuit Association has alleged material injury to the domestic industry owing to the dumping of these electronic goods and sought the imposition of anti-dumping duty on such imports from the two jurisdictions.
Why it’s important: This is not the first time that industry associations have accused China of dumping goods in India. Without an anti-dumping duty, the domestic industry may turn unviable due to the cheaper imports from China and Hong Kong. Moneycontrol