• The Directorate General of Anti-Dumping and Allied Duties (DGAD) has initiated the probe into alleged dumping of choline chloride from China.     

  • After the probe, merits of imposing anti-dumping duty on imports of choline chloride, a chemical used mainly for animal feed, from China will be ascertained.   

  • India has initiated 149 anti-dumping cases against China, which account for over half of such actions taken by the country against foreign nations.       

  • Countries  initiate anti-dumping probes to check if domestic industry has been hurt because of a surge in cheap imports.         

  • As a counter-measure, they impose duties under the multilateral WTO regime. 

  • Unlike safeguard duties, which are levied in a uniform way, anti-dumping duties vary from product-to-product and from country-to-country.