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US initiates new anti-dumping duty

The US has initiated new antidumping duty and countervailing duty investigations to determine whether forged steel fittings from India and Korea are being dumped there and to find if producers in India are receiving unfair subsidies. In 2018, imports of forged steel fittings from India and Korea were valued at an estimated $92.6 million and ..

Emerging economies more vulnerable to big oil price moves: Nomura report

The Japanese financial services major Nomura has analysed the impact of the twin drone attacks which targeted Abqaiq, the site of the largest oil processing plant run by the Saudi state oil company, Aramco, and the Khurais oilfield. The attacks wiped out more than half of Saudi Arabia’s crude supply. The attack has surged the ..

Anti-Dumping Duty Imposed on certain Electrical Insulators from China

The Ministry of Finance has approved imposing of anti-dumping duty on import of electrical insulators (glass or ceramics/ porcelain) from China. What are electrical insulators? Electrical insulators are typically used in bushings, disconnectors, circuit breakers, transformers, power transmission and distribution lines, including railways. Anti-dumping Duty on Electrical Insulators from China The anti-dumping duty will be ..

Ramesh Abhishek to head panel of secretaries to look into issues raised on some proposals of draft e-commerce policy

The Government of India (GoI) has set up a group of secretaries to look into the issues raised on some proposals of the draft e-commerce policy. The group will be chaired by Ramesh Abhishek, the secretary in the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP). The development comes at a time when the DIPP has ..

IRDAI constitutes P J Joseph committee to review third party motor cover costs

The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has constituted a 16-member committee to examine motor third party insurance pricing aspects and make recommendations on the premium rates for 2019-20. Apart from examining the third party cover pricing aspects, including data related ones; the committee has been tasked to revisit the classification of vehicles, ..

China launches WTO dispute resolution case against US, EU

China has launched a dispute resolution case against US and EU at the World Trade Organisation regarding the surrogate country approach followed by the US and EU to calculate anti-dumping measures against exports from China. When China joined the WTO in 2001, it accepted to allow WTO members to treat it as a non-market economy to calculate anti-dumping ..

India, UK sign three advance pricing pacts

India’s Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) and the UK have signed three Bilateral Advance Pricing Agreements (B- APAs) taking the total number of APAs concluded between India and the UK to 5. So, far India has signed a total of 111 APAs both-bilateral and unilateral.   The APAs between India and UK have been ..

Kelkar Committe report made public

The Kelkar’s committee’s recommendations were made public by the government for an informal debate by the stakeholders. The committee has suggested bold reform measures.  Kelkar Committe: A 3-member committee headed by the former Finance Secretary and 13th Finance Commission Chairman, Vijay L. Kelkar. Members: a) Vijay L. Kelkar b) Indira Rajaram and c) Sanjiv Mishra ..