The Central Silk Board (CSB) in May filed a lawsuit against the ministries of finance and commerce and industry for improper handling of an anti-dumping case against Chinese silk imports.
The CSB, run by the government of Karnataka, filed a petition with the Customs, Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal in New Delhi for the case to be reviewed. The China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Textiles (CCCT) and some 20 Chinese silk exporters were also featured in the petition, reports the China Daily.
Zhang Yi, a lawyer with Richard Wang and Co in Beijing, was sent a copy of the petition.
The lawsuit, which will be heard in July, poses a fresh challenge for Chinese exporters to India, who were asked in an earlier ruling last November to follow a reference price based on quality that was 30% lower than a preliminary ruling.
As a result, the Central Silk Board decided to sue the parties.
India launched an anti-dumping investigation in 2005.