China on Thursday said that it had extended punitive tariffs on Indian optical fibre products for five years.
The announcement from China’s commerce ministry follows a yearlong review after a previous tariff expired in 2019. It takes effect on August 14.
It is unclear if the move is in any way related to a recent bout of antagonisms between the Asian giants linked to a border clash in which 20 Indian soldiers died.
The tariffs on single-mode optical fibre range from 7.4 per cent to 30.6 per cent and were first imposed in August 2014.
Optical fibre is used in telecommunications networks.
Earlier this month, India kept in place tariffs on Chinese-made solar power products that were imposed to protect its own manufacturers.
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