Anti – Dumping duty extended on melamine and vitrified tile imports from China

The government has extended anti-dumping duty on melamine originating in or exported from China, up to March 31, 2021, the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) said in a notification Thursday.

The designated authority has requested for further extension of the anti dumping duty on the subject goods originating in or imported from the subject country,” the Board said in a notification issued Thursday, extending the duty by a month from the earlier deadline of February 28, 2021.

Melamine is used for making melamine formaldehyde, which in turn is used in producing downstream products. Melamine formaldehyde resin used for laminates offer good hardness, resistance to scratch, stain, water and heat.In a separate notification, the Board has extended anti-dumping duty on imports of glazed or unglazed porcelain or vitrified tiles in polished or unpolished finish with less than 3% water absorption, from China, till June 28, 2021.