India has initiated an anti-dumping probe against imports of a certain type of tiles, used for covering the floors in residential and commercial buildings, from China, Taiwan and Vietnam following a complaint by domestic players.
The Commerce Ministry’s investigation arm Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) is probing the alleged dumping of “vinyl tiles other than in roll or sheet form”.
If it is established that the dumping has caused material injury to the domestic players, the DGTR would recommend an anti-dumping duty on these imports.
UK lifted most of the Covid-19 related restrictions including mandatory face masks. This happened as government's vaccine booster rollout successfully reduced serious illness and COVID-19 hospitalisations.
The legal requirement for those infected to self-isolate for five full days remains, but measure will also end soon, to be replaced with advice and guidance for those infected to be cautious.
Health officials are planning a longer-term, post-pandemic strategy that treats Covid-19 more like the flu.