The Finance Ministry has levied a five-year anti-dumping duty on Sodium Nitrite imports from China. According to the leading news agency, Deepak Nitrite had filed a petition, which was also supported by Punjab Chemicals & Crop Protection, seeking sunset review investigations on Sodium Nitrite imports from China. National Fertilisers and Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilisers are also major producers of Sodium Nitrite in the country.
Based on the recommendations of the Designated Authority in the Commerce Ministry in its final findings of its third sunset review investigations, the revenue department has levied anti-dumping duty of USD 72.95 per tonne on Sodium Nitrite imports from China.
Sodium Nitrite is an oxidising and also a reducing agent. It is a white crystalline powder mostly used in the pharmaceutical and dye industries, lubricants, lubricants, construction chemicals, rubber blowing agent, meat processing, and textiles.