India has imposed tariffs on imports of Malaysian float glass products.
An application brought by domestic glass manufacturers Asahi India Glass, Gold Plus Glass Industry, Saint-Gobain Glass India and Sisecam Flat Glass India successfully argued for an anti-dumping duty on clear float glass from Malaysia.
The Malaysian companies affected by the tariff are Kibing Group (Malaysia), Xinyi Energy Smart (Malaysia) and Sipex Glass.
The product under investigation was defined as Clear Float Glass of thicknesses ranging from 4mm to 12mm.
It is used in construction, refrigeration, mirror and solar energy industries. It is a superior quality of glass due to its inherent strength, high optical clarity and distortion free smooth surface.
In its final findings, India’s Ministry of Commerce & Industry, said: “The applicants have claimed that the subject goods, which are being dumped into India, are identical to the goods produced by the domestic industry.
"There are no differences either in the technical specifications, quality, functions or end-uses of the dumped imports and the domestically produced subject goods.”
The five applicants command an 85% share of the Indian production of this type of glass. The one other float glass manufacturer, Gujarat Guardian, did not comment on the investigation.
The Ministry recommended a duty ranging between $273.12/t to $326/t.