The Directorate General of Anti-Dumping and Allied Duties (DGAD) was constituted in April 1998 under Ministry of Commerce and Industry and is headed by the Designated Authority. The role of DGAD is to ensure a level playing field to the Domestic Industry against the adverse impact of the unfair trade practices like dumping and actionable subsidies from any exporting country, by using Trade Remedial methods under relevant framework of WTO arrangements, Customs Tariff Act & Rules and other relevant laws and International agreements, in a transparent and time bound manner. Thus, the responsibility of the Directorate extends to carrying out investigations and recommending, where required, the amount of Anti-dumping/Countervailing Duty on the identified articles as would be adequate to remove injury to the domestic industry, under the Customs Tariff Act and Rules.
In order to make itself user friendly, DGAD has brought out publications on Anti-Dumping Guidelines, Application proforma, Importer/Exporter questionnaire, and applicable Laws, Acts and Rules which are available in different sections of the DGAD website. Also, to make people aware about the concept of Dumping and to explain the working of the organization, DGAD has undertaken many outreach programs. DGAD have also published a user-friendly booklet on Frequently Asked questions which can be accessed through FAQ section of the website.