India may levy anti-dumping duty on black toner in powder form, used in printers and photocopiers, from China, Malaysia and Chinese Taipei (Taiwan), and extend the existing duty on measuring tapes imported from China for five years. In two separate notifications on Friday, the commerce and industry ministry recommended imposition of anti-dumping duty. The finance ministry takes a final call on imposing the duty.

For toners, the Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR), which comes under the commerce and industry ministry, has recommended duty in the range of $196-$1,686 per tonne while for measuring tapes, it has again suggested duty of $1.83 per kg and $2.56 per kg for five years. The authority said that there is likelihood of continuation or recurrence of dumping of measuring tapes if the existing anti-dumping duties are allowed to cease.

This week, DGTR recommended levying anti-dumping duties on aniline and antibacterial drug ciprofloxacin hydrochloride originating in or exported from China.