Source: The post is based on the article “Levy anti-dumping duty on viscose fibre” published in The Hindu on 13th January 2023.
What is the News?
The Association of Man-made Fibre Industry of India(AMFII) has appealed to the Union Finance Ministry to accept the recommendations of the Directorate General of Trade Remedies(DGTR) on the levy of anti-dumping duty(ADD) on imports of Viscose Staple Fibre from Indonesia.
What is Viscose Fibre?
Viscose is a type of rayon. It was originally known as artificial silk. But in the late 19th century, the term “rayon” came into effect in 1924.
The name “viscose” is derived from the way this fibre is manufactured; a viscous organic liquid used to make both rayon and cellophane.
It is the generalized term for a regenerated manufactured fibre, made from cellulose, obtained by the viscose process.
As a manufactured regenerated cellulose fibre, it is neither truly natural (like cotton, wool or silk) nor truly synthetic (like nylon or polyester) – it falls somewhere in between.
Chemically, viscose resembles cotton, but it can also take on many different qualities depending on how it is manufactured.