The government has initiated a probe into alleged dumping of electrical insulators by Chinese companies following complaints by domestic players.
The commerce ministry's designated authority, the directorate general of anti-dumping and allied duties (DGAD), has begun the investigations into the matter.
Five domestic industries including Bharat Heavy Electricals (BHEL) and Aditya Birla Nuvo have jointly filed the application for the probe.
In a notification, the DGAD has said that the petitioners have provided sufficient evidence that the normal value of the product in China is significantly higher than the net export price.
The evidences have prima facie indicated that the product is being dumped, it said.
"There is sufficient evidence of the injury being suffered by the domestic industry caused by dumped imports from subject country (China) to justify initiation of an anti-dumping investigation," it added.
The period of investigation is from April 2012 to March 2013. However, for the purpose of analysing injury, the data of previous three years of 2009-2010, 2010-2011 and 2011-12 would also be considered, it said. After completion of the probe, the DGAD, if needed, would recommend the duty.