Indian Textile Minister Maran, said that India plans to import 2,000 tons of high-quality Chinese silk, to be allocated to the country’s famous silk weaving center of Kanchipuram, Varanasi weavers and other places.
Maran said the Kanchipuram and the Varanasi weavers and other places has been complaining about the lack of high-quality silk. He said: "We are planning to import from China, 2,000 tons of high-quality silk for Kanchipuram and the Varanasi weavers and other places use."
Indian government has levied on products of Chinese raw silk 5-year anti-dumping tax to protect the domestic silkworm breeder and weaving workers. As the Central Silk Board and the requirements of related industries, the Indian government impose anti-dumping duty extended to 2014. In addition, the Government of India imposed on silk products 5-year anti-dumping tax.