Indian authorities have opened an anti-dumping investigation into imports of plastic processing machines from Vietnam, Taiwan, the Philippines, and Malaysia, the Vietnam Competition Authority said Saturday.
It follows a complaint lodged by the Plastics Machinery Manufacturers Association of India, which said that imports from these countries are sold at lower than market prices, causing severe injury to the domestic industry.
The investigation will look at plastic processing machines imported between April 2013 and March 2014.
This is the fifth anti-dumping probe that India is conducting into Vietnamese products.
In 2009 it slapped anti-dumping duties of 60-174 percent on a broad range of plastic processing machines from China.
Indian authorities said June 19 that they are extending the duties on Chinese-made machines for one more year -- until May 2015 -- as it reviews a longer possible extension and solicits opinions from all parties.