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The material injury suffered by the domestic industry has been caused by the dumped imports, DGTR has said in a notification.
In international trade parlance, dumping happens when a country or a firm exports an item at a price lower than the price of that product in its domestic market.
The directorate is an investigative arm of the commerce ministry, which probes dumping of goods, a significant increase in imports and subsidised imports from India's trade partners.
Countries carry out anti-dumping probes to determine whether their domestic industries have been hurt because of a surge in cheap imports.
The recommended duty is the difference between the landed value of the product and USD 2,086 per tonne.