Keith Nuthall
THE INDIAN government has launched an investigation that is expected to lead it to impose temporary safeguard duties on imports of industrial sewing machine needles from China. Its action follows a complaint about the effect on Chinese imports on Indian domestic production of the needles by M/s. Altek Lammertz Needles Ltd., Chennai, (Madras). A preliminary New Delhi report claims that Indian producers have lost five per cent market share to cheap Chinese imports since 1997.

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