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Weavers Associations attune similar note against Antidumping Levy
27
Jun '11
Issue of uncertainty in price rise of raw materials is getting on nerves for synthetic fabric weavers. With the prices of polyester yarn witnessing steep rise in the domestic market, the power loom weavers are lobbying for removal of antidumping duty on the imported yarn.

They have requested Central government to mitigate the issue by withdrawing antidumping levy on imported yarn, in order to revive power loom sector in the state.

Weavers in the category are facing brunt as the yarn manufacturer, playing monopoly, have increased around Rs 30 to 40 per kg on their products, thus resulting into increased end user prices to Rs 130 to 140 per kg.

“Our weavers cannot buy yarn at such costly prices. We are in talks to sort the issue and get a way out,” Mr Ashok Jirawala, president of Federation of Gujarat Weavers Association (FOGWA) makes no bones about it.

Coming to the root of the problem he describes that the antidumping duty that has been imposed gives complete control to the local and domestic spinners.

Instead of having stability in prices for at least a month, the prices are increased at any time of the day as the reins have gone in the hands of the local spinners and they indulge in foul play which results in instability in yarn prices.

If antidumping is taken off, weavers shall get yarn which will cost about Rs 50 less, he accentuates.

Ringing the alarm for necessity of immediate action he persuades- “If this continues, the smaller players will become smaller and the number of workers will keep on reducing. This is why we are against this duty.”

Mr Arun Jariwala, Chairman, FIASWI (Federation of Indian Art Silk Weaving Industry), also confirms his association's decision of lobbying for antidumping duty's removal.

He admits that though his association yet needs financial backing for representing the cause more effectively, his association with whatever might and fund it has shall not lag behind to voice the concern of its weaver-members.

Drawing attention holistically to cause of suffering for weavers, he says-“The weavers also feel that if the antidumping duty is there or it is not there, the final advantage is taken by the importers because whenever they will import, only some of them will sell according to the prices that are prevailing here. Whatever advantage is there is not passed on to the consumer.”

However, he also acknowledges that the hearing of the concern and further procedure by policy makers may take up six months at least for issue to be resolved in our nation.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

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