Directorate General of Trade Remedies


  • DGTR will be apex national authority for administering all trade remedial measures including anti-dumping, countervailing duties and safeguard measures.
  • It will bring Directorate General of Anti-dumping and Allied duties (DGAD), Directorate General of Safeguards (DGS) and Safeguards (QR) functions into its fold by merging them into one single national entity.
  • It will also provide trade defence support to our domestic industry and exporters in dealing with increasing instances of trade remedy investigations instituted against them by other countries.
  • It will serve as multi service organization drawing upon the skill-set of various officers from various ministries in the field of International Trade, Customs, Revenue, Finance, Economics, Costing and Law.
  • Creation of DGTR will result in savings of 49 posts to Government on account of merging DGAD and DGS.
  • Thus, its establishment will be in line with Government’s goal of “Minimum Government Maximum Governance.

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