New Delhi: The government is looking at anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duty investigations on imports of bus and truck radial tyres from China to protect domestic manufacturers, Parliament was informed on Monday.
“Director General of Anti-Dumping and Allied Duties (DGAD) is examining petitions for initiation of anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duty investigations on imports of bus and truck radial tyres from China,” Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said in written reply to Lok Sabha.
Moreover, customs field formations have been instructed to enforce Pneumatic tyres and Tubes for automotive vehicles (quality control) order 2009, strictly to restrict import of tyres without BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) marking, she added.
Automotive Tyre Manufacturers Association (ATMA) had requested putting import of truck bus radial tyres in the restricted list, prohibiting import of tyres without BIS marking, commencing investigations on dumping of tyres from China and increasing customs duty on tyres.
Currently, the import of tyres in India is subject to Pneumatic Tyres and Tubes for Automotive Vehicles (Quality Control) Order, 2009, and BIS standards.
The import of retreaded tyres is also restricted unless it fulfills minimum import price criteria.