The Government of India has imposed anti-dumping duty in the range of $125.21 per tonne and $138.97 per tonne on the import of jute sacking cloths from Bangladesh.
The duty will be applicable for five years effective from June 18, 2019. The decision has been taken in response to a long-standing demand of the Indian Jute Mills Association (IJMA).
Jute sacking cloth constitutes a major portion of total jute goods. Currently, the duty exists on jute yarn, sacking bags and hessian fabric (made from skin of jute plant) and imposed in the range of USD6.3-351.7 per tonne.