China-India spat shows no sign of slowing as Beijing extends anti-dumping tariff on Indian fibre optic product

China-India spat shows no sign of slowing as Beijing extends anti-dumping tariff on Indian fibre optic product

  • China on Thursday extended an anti-dumping tariff on a fibre optic product made in India, worsening trade ties damaged by a deadly border clash in June
  • Meanwhile, India has increased the number of new investigations into Chinese imports and imposed new duties on several products

A low-level trade conflict between India and China shows no sign of slowing, with New Delhi stepping up action against Chinese imports over the past three months and Beijing on Thursday extending an anti-dumping duty on an Indian fibre optic product.A review of India’s anti-dumping database shows authorities have increased the number of investigations into Chinese imports and imposed new duties on products following a border skirmish in June, which resulted in the deaths of 20 Indian soldiers and prompted local campaigns to boycott Chinese goods.

India has initiated two fresh anti-dumping and countervailing investigations against Chinese “natural mica pearl industries pigments”, which are used to provide a frosting effect in paint and cosmetics, and against viscose rayon filament yarn used in clothing.