The move is aimed at protecting the domestic industry from cheap in-bound shipments from these countries.

The performance of the domestic industry has deteriorated due to the impact of dumped imports, according to the findings.

DGAD, the nodal agency under the commerce ministry for such investigations, has recommended an anti-dumping duty in the range of 6.06-44.74 percent.

While DGAD recommends the duty, the finance ministry imposes it.

Countries initiate anti-dumping probe to determine if the domestic industry has been hurt by a surge in below-cost imports. As a counter-measure, they impose duties under the multilateral WTO regime.

Anti-dumping measures are taken to ensure fair trade and provide a level-playing field to the domestic industry. They are not a measure to restrict imports or cause an unjustified increase in cost of products.

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