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About the Department

The Directorate General of Anti-Dumping and Allied Duties was constituted in April 1998 under Ministry of Commerce and Industry and is headed by the Designated Authority.

The role of DGAD is to ensure a level playing field to the Domestic Industry against the adverse impact of the unfair trade practices like dumping and actionable subsidies from any exporting country, by using Trade Remedial methods under relevant framework of WTO arrangements, Customs Tariff Act & Rules and other relevant laws and International agreements, in a transparent and time bound manner. Thus, the responsibility of the Directorate extends to carrying out investigations and recommending, where required, the amount of Anti-dumping/Countervailing Duty on the identified articles as would be adequate to remove injury to the domestic industry, under the Customs Tariff Act and Rules.

The major Functions being carried out by DGAD are as given below:

  1. Conducting Anti-Dumping investigations
  2. Conducting Anti-subsidy (Countervailing Duty) investigations
  3. Conducting Anti-Circumvention investigations
  4. Defending Indian exporters from various countervailing duty investigations carried out by foreign agencies.

Data showing total number of anti-dumping cases at various stages, carried out between 2009-2016 is reflected below:-

Data showing total number of anti-dumping cases at various stages, carried out between 2009-2016 is reflected below:-
  2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17* Grand Total
Final Finding 33 24 43 25 25 31 44 18 256
Fresh 14 13 19 12 7 17 16 5 107
MTR 7 4 10 4 3 2 1 3 34
NSR 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 10
SSR 11 6 13 8 13 12 25 9 105
Initiation 26 43 26 28 38 31 36 24 262
Fresh 15 15 8 10 18 13 21 15 118
MTR 3 8 7 2 3 1 5   32
NSR 2 4 2 3     1   12
SSR 6 16 9 13 17 17 9 9 100
Preliminary Finding 17 4 6 2 4 2 4 3 50
Fresh 17 4 6 2 4 2 4 3 50
Termination 3 1 1 2 1 1 3   13
Fresh 3 1 1 1 1 1   9
MTR       1     1   2
SSR   1         1   2
Grand Total 79 72 76 57 68 65 87 45 581
*Till Sep, 2016.

In order to make itself user friendly, DGAD has brought out publications on Anti-Dumping Guidelines, Application proforma, Importer/Exporter questionnaire, and applicable Laws, Acts and Rules which are available in different sections of this website. Also, to make people aware about the concept of Dumping and to explain the working of the organization, DGAD has undertaken many outreach programs. We have also published a user-friendly booklet on Frequently Asked questions which can be accessed through FAQ section.