August 3, 2022
Sukhendu Sekhar Ray’s Special Mention on the need for Ministry of Finance to take remedial measures to prevent some Nepalese traders from dumping jute gunny bags in India
Sir, as per the Notification No.01/2017-Customs (ADD) of the Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance, as amended from time to time, imposition of definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of jute yarn/twine, hessian fabric and jute sacking bags originating in or exported from Nepal and imported into India has been recommended. As per the said notification, ADD on hessian fabric is either nil or lower than ADD on sacking bags. To circumvent the
actual levy, a section of traders in Nepal are reportedly resorting to the unfair practice of passing off jute sacking bags as hessian fabric, as a result of which our domestic jute industry is not only suffering but also our Government is losing huge revenue on account of legitimate duty. I would, therefore, urge upon the hon. Finance Minister to have the matter inquired into for appropriate remedial measure. Thank you.