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March 5, 2020

Members of the Council

Sub : Advertisement issued by Directorate General of Trade Remedies ( DGTR)

Dear Member

The Directorate General of Trade Remedies (earlier known as Directorate General of Anti-dumping and Allied Duties) has been named since May 2018 as an integrated single window agency for providing comprehensive and swift trade defence mechanism in India.

Earlier, the Directorate General of Anti-dumping and Allied Duties (DGAD) dealt with anti-dumping and CVD cases, Directorate General of Safeguards (DGS) dealt with safeguard measures and DGFT dealt with quantitative restriction (QR) safeguards. The DGTR brings DGAD, DGS and Safeguards (QR) functions of DGFT into its fold by merging them into one single national entity. DGTR now deals with Anti-dumping, CVD and Safeguard measures. It also provides trade defence support to our domestic industry and exporters in dealing with increasing instances of trade remedy investigations instituted against them by other countries. DGTR provides a level playing field to the domestic industry against the adverse impact of the unfair trade practices like dumping and actionable subsidies from any exporting country, by using Trade Remedial methods under relevant framework of WTO arrangements, Customs Tariff Act & Rules and other relevant laws and International agreements, in a transparent and time bound manner.

DGTR functions as an attached office of Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry has sent an advertisement issued by DGTR (copy enclosed) stating the following.

Is your industry facing injury from imports due to dumping, subsidies by foreign countries, sudden surge in imports. If so, you can file an appropriate trade remedy application for imposing anti-dumping, countervailing or safeguard measure in DGTR.


2) Are your exports facing any trade remedy investigation in another country. If so, DGTR can assist you during the investigation with suitable guidance.

Members may kindly note the above and send inputs / issues in respect or 1 or 2 above to CLE on or before March 15, 2020 for further necessary action.

Thanks and regards

R. Selvam
Executive Director