India has initiated an investigation on imports of copper tubes and pipes from Malaysia, Vietnam, and Thailand, to determine whether manufacturers in these countries were receiving unfair subsidies, the authorities said in a circular.

 

India’s Directorate General of Trade Remedies will probe the matter. The investigation could result in these imports facing countervailing duties.

 

The authorities will investigate copper tubes and pipes shipped from Malaysia, Vietnam, and Thailand between April 1, 2019, to March 31, 2020.

 

The circular stated that authorities have received data on the said imports in the last four years. The data indicate that the increased imports from the three countries collectively account for 90pc of the total imports of the subject goods. 

 

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