India, Sept. 16 -- A stringent scanning of imported goods will start from September 21 to curb rampant violations of "rules of origin" that have opened floodgates for dumping of Chinese goods in India through third countries such as Vietnam, Singapore and Indonesia with which New Delhi has free trade agreements (FTAs), two officials said requesting anonymity.

"The Customs are armed with the new mechanism of verification that kicks in from September 21. It gives them full authority to check all FTA imports such as mobile phones, white goods, set-top boxes, incense sticks, cameras and other electronic gazettes more closely," said one of the officials, who works for the Union finance ministry.

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Custom...