India slaps anti-dumping duties on glass imports from Saudi Arabia, UAE, Pakistan

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The Indian government has imposed definitive anti-dumping duties on clear float glass imports from Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and UAE, according to Indian newspaper The Hindu Business Line.

The paper reported on Monday that the import duty, imposed by the country’s Finance Ministry, would be valid for a five-year period.

Clear float glass is used in the solar energy industry as well as in the construction, refrigeration and mirror sectors.

Indian manufacturers Saint Gobain Glass India, Gold Plus Glass Industry and HNG Float Glass filed the petition seeking the levy of anti-dumping duties on clear float glass imports from the three countries, The Hindu Business Line reported, adding that two other float glass producers, Asahi India Glass and Gujarat Guardian, supported the petition.

Import duties will vary somewhat for companies from the targeted countries. Saudi Arabia’s Obeikan Glass will reportedly face import duties of $58.22 per ton, while anti-dumping duties for Arabian United Float Glass will be more than double at $134.92 per ton. Import duties for all other Saudi exporters have been set at $165.07 per ton.

United Arab Emirate firm Emirates Float Glass will reportedly face duties of $79 per ton, with all other UAE companies hit by tariffs of $111.15 per ton.

Pakistan’s Ghani Glass will see anti-dumping duties of $82.34 per ton, while other Pakistani companies will face tariffs of $123.61 per ton.