CUSTOM NOTIFICATION NO 85 ABOUT IMPORT OF ACRYLIC FIBRE

[TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE OF INDIA, EXTRAORDINARY, PART II, SECTION 3, SUB-SECTION (i)]
                                                          

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
(DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE)

Notification No. 85 /2010-Customs

            New Delhi, dated the 30th August, 2010

G.S.R.      (E). – Whereas, the designated authority, vide its notification No. 15/34/2008-DGAD, dated 6th July, 2009 published in Part I, Section 1 of the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, dated the 7th July, 2009, had initiated sunset review in the matter of continuation of anti-dumping on imports of Acrylic  Fibre(hereinafter referred to as the subject goods) falling under sub-heading 5501 30 00  or 5503 30 00 of the First Schedule to the Customs Tariff Act, 1975
(51 of 1975), originating in, or exported from, the Japan and Belarus (hereinafter referred to as the subject countries), imposed vide  notifications of the Government of India in the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue), No. 114/2004- Customs, dated the 21st December, 2004, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (ivide number G.S.R.823(E), dated the 21st December, 2004 and No. 117/2004- Customs, dated the 30th December, 2004, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (ivide number G.S.R.844(E), dated the 30th December, 2004;

And whereas, the Central Government had extended the anti-dumping duty on the subject goods, originating in, or exported from, Japan upto and inclusive of the 20th June, 2010 vide notification of the Government of India, in the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue), No. 129/2009- Customs, dated the 2nd December, 2009, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (ivide number G.S.R. 855(E), dated the 2nd December, 2009;

And whereas, the Central Government had extended the anti-dumping duty on the subject goods, originating in, or exported from, Belarus upto and inclusive of the 29th  June, 2010 vide notification of the Government of India, in the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue), No. 134/2009- Customs, dated the 9th December, 2009, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (ivide number G.S.R.871 (E), dated the 9th December, 2009;

And whereas, in the matter of review of anti-dumping on import of the subject goods, originating in, or exported from, the subject countries, the designated authority in its final findings issued vide notification No. 15/34/2008-DGAD, dated 5th July, 2010 published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part I, Section 1, dated the 5th July, 2010, had come to the conclusion that-

(ithe subject goods had been exported to India from Belarus below the normal value. Though the same from Japan was above the normal value during period of investigation, there was a likelihood of dumping from Japan and consequential injury in case of revocation of duty;

            (ii) the domestic industry had suffered material injury;

(iii) the material injury had been caused by the dumped imports from Belarus and was likely to be caused by dumping of subject goods from Japan in case of revocation of duty;

 and had recommended continued imposition of definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of the subject goods, originating in, or exported from, the subject countries and imported into India, in order to remove injury to the domestic industry;

Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-sections (1) and (5) of section 9A of the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 (51 of 1975) read with rules 18 and 23 of the Customs Tariff (Identification, Assessment and Collection of Anti-dumping Duty on Dumped Articles and for Determination of Injury) Rules, 1995, the Central Government, after considering the aforesaid final findings of the designated authority, hereby imposes on the subject goods, the description of which is specified in column (3) of the Table below, falling under sub-heading of the First Schedule to the said Customs Tariff Act as specified in the corresponding entry in column (2), the specification of which is specified in column (4) of the said Table, originating in the country as specified in the corresponding entry in column (5), and produced by the producer as specified in the corresponding entry in column (7), when exported from the country as specified in the corresponding entry in column (6), by the exporter as specified in the corresponding entry in column (8), and imported into India, an anti-dumping duty at a rate  which is equivalent to difference between the amount mentioned in the corresponding entry in column (9), in the currency as specified in the corresponding entry in column (11)  and as per unit of measurement as specified in the corresponding entry in column (10), of the said Table and the landed value of imported goods in like currency as per like unit of measurement.
Table
S.no.
Sub-heading
Description of goods
Specification
Country of Origin
Country of Export
Producer
Exporter
Amount
Unit of measurement
Currency
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
(7)
(8)
(9)
(10)
(11)
1
5501 30 00
       or
5503 30 00
Acrylic Fibre
All Denier
Belarus
Belarus
JSCNaftanPolymir
JSCNaftanPolymir
2886
Metric tonne
US Dollar
2
5501 30 00
       or
5503 30 00
Acrylic Fibre
All Denier
Belarus
Belarus
Any combination of exporter and producer
2886
Metric tonne
US Dollar
3
5501 30 00
       or
5503 30 00
Acrylic Fibre
All Denier
Belarus
Any other country other than Japan
Any combination of exporter and producer
2886
Metric tonne
US Dollar
4
5501 30 00
       or
5503 30 00
Acrylic Fibre
All Denier
Any other country other than Japan
Belarus
Any combination of exporter and producer
2886
Metric tonne
US Dollar
5
5501 30 00
       or
5503 30 00
Acrylic Fibre
Ranging from 1.5 Denier to 8 Denier
Japan
Japan
Any combination of exporter and producer
1681
Metric tonne
US Dollar
6
5501 30 00
       or
5503 30 00
Acrylic Fibre
Ranging from 1.5 Denier to 8 Denier
Japan
Any other country other than Belarus
Any
Any
1681
Metric tonne
US Dollar
7
5501 30 00
       or
5503 30 00
Acrylic Fibre
Ranging from 1.5 Denier to 8 Denier
Any other country other than Belarus
Japan
Any
Any
1681
Metric tonne
US Dollar

2.         The anti-dumping duty imposed under this notification shall be effective for a period of five years (unless revoked, superseded or amended earlier) from the date of publication of this notification in the Official Gazette. The anti-dumping duty shall be paid in Indian currency.

Explanation. - For the purposes of this notification,-

 (a) “landed value” means the assessable value as determined under the Customs Act, 1962 (52 of 1962) and includes all duties of customs except duties levied under sections 3, 8B, 9 and 9A of the said Customs Tariff Act, 1975;

(b) rate of exchange applicable for the purposes of calculation of anti-dumping duty shall be the rate which is specified in the notification of the Government of India, in the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue), issued from time to time, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 14 of the Customs Act, 1962 (52 of 1962) and the relevant date for determination of the rate of exchange shall be the date of presentation of the bill of entry under section 46 of the said Customs Act.
 [F.No.354/55/2004 –TRU

 (Prashant Kumar)
Under Secretary to the Government of India.
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