Ceramic Tiles is an important element in house construction and décor. It makes a huge difference to the way the interiors and outdoors look and express. Indian tile industry, the top 3 producers in the world is marked with excess capacity and with larger presence of unorganized sector. It is yet to develop an export market product, though it is present in export in lower end segment of tiles.
The Indian tile industry, despite an overall slowdown of the economy continues to grow at a healthy 15% per annum. The overall size of the Indian ceramic tile industry is approximately Rs 21,000 crore.
Around 14 players lead the tiles industry in India with a total market size of Rs. 7200 crore, while the unorganized sector accounts for nearly 60% of the total industry.
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Indian government has imposed anti-dumping duty on import of ceramic table and kitchenware items from China to protect domestic industry against goods being sold at below normal value. The government issued a notification imposing the anti-dumping duty of $1.04 per kg on import of ceramic tableware and kitchenware, excluding knives and toilet items from China. The anti-dumping duty imposed shall be levied for a period not exceeding six months (unless revoked, amended or superseded earlier).
Government of India has imposed provisional anti-dumping duty on certain vitrified/porcelain tiles from China through its ministry of finance.
The revenue department has imposed provisional anti dumping duty of $ 1.37 per square metre on "glazed/unglazed porcelain/vitrified tiles in polished or unpolished finish with less than 3 percent water absorption. The provisional anti dumping duty will be valid for six months.
Gujarat Granito Manufacturers' Association and Sabarkantha District Ceramic Association had filed the petition seeking levy of anti-dumping duty on such vitrified tiles imports from China.