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    Dec 20, 2010

    Custom Imposes Anti Dumping Duty on Synchronous Digital Hierarchy transmission equipment

    [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. 125 /2010-Customs


    New Delhi, the 16th  December, 2010

                G.S.R.    (E). –   Whereas  the designated authority in its preliminary findings vide notification number   14/2/2009-DGAD, dated the 7th September, 2009, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part I, Section 1, dated the 7th September, 2009, had come to the conclusion that various parameters relating to domestic industry collectively and cumulatively established that the domestic industry had suffered material injury in case of imports of  Synchronous Digital Hierarchy transmission equipment, originated in or exported, from China PR and Israel falling under sub-heading 851762 of the First Schedule to the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 (51 of 1975) (hereinafter referred to as the said Customs Tariff Act), and had  recommended imposition of provisional anti-dumping duty on the imports of the said equipment, originating in or exported from, China PR and Israel;

             And whereas, on the basis of the aforesaid preliminary findings of the designated authority, the Central Government had imposed provisional anti-dumping duty on the Synchronous Digital Hierarchy transmission equipment, originated in or exported, from China PR and Israel vide notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue), No. 132/2009-Customs, dated 8thDecember, 2009 published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i) vide number G.S.R.867 (E), dated the 8th December, 2009;
        
                And whereas, the designated authority in its final findings vide notification number 14/2/2009-DGAD dated 19th October 2010, has come to the conclusion  that various parameters relating to domestic industry collectively and cumulatively established that the domestic industry has suffered material injury in case of imports of Synchronous Digital Hierarchy transmission equipment, originated in or exported, from China PR and Israel falling under sub-heading 851762 of the said Customs Tariff Act, (hereinafter referred to as the subject goods) and has  recommended imposition of definitive anti-dumping duty on the imports of Synchronous Digital Hierarchy transmission equipment, originated in or exported, from China PR and Israel ;
    Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1), read with sub-section (5) of section 9A of the said Customs Tariff Act and rules 18 and 20 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, on the basis of 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), originating in the country as specified in the corresponding entry in column (4), and produced by the producers as specified in the corresponding entry in column (6), when exported from the country as specified in the corresponding entry in column (5), by the exporters as specified in the corresponding entry in column (7), and imported into India, an anti-dumping duty at the rate equal to the amount indicated in the corresponding entry in column (8), and per unit of measurement as specified in the corresponding entry in column (9), of the said Table.
    Table
               
    S. No
    Sub-heading
    Description
    Country of origin
    Country of Export
    Producer
    Exporter
    Amount
    Unit of Measurement
    (1)
    (2)
    (3)
    (4)
    (5)
    (6)
    (7)
    (8)
    (9)
    1
    851762
    or 851770

    Synchronous Digital Hierarchy Transmission Equipment as specified in Notes 1 to 5.
    China PR
    China PR
    M/S FibrehomeTelecommunication Technologies Ltd.

    M/S FibrehomeTelecommunication Technologies Ltd.
    266%
    % of CIF Value of Imports
    2
    851762
    or 851770
     Synchronous Digital Hierarchy Transmission Equipment as specified in Notes 1 to 5.
    China PR
    China PR
    Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell Co. Ltd.
    Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell Co. Ltd.
    45%
    % of CIF Value of Imports
    3
    851762
    or 851770
    Synchronous Digital Hierarchy Transmission Equipment as specified in Notes 1 to 5.
    China PR
    China PR
    M/S ZTE Corporation
    M/S ZTE Corporation
    36%
    % of CIF Value of Imports
    4
    851762
    or 851770
    Synchronous Digital Hierarchy Transmission Equipment as specified in Notes 1 to 5.
    China PR
    China PR
    M/S Hangzhou ECI Telecommunication Co. Ltd
    M/S ECI Telecom Ltd., Israel
    7%
    % of CIF Value of Imports
    5
    851762
    or 851770
    Synchronous Digital Hierarchy Transmission Equipment as specified in Notes 1 to 5.
    China PR
    China PR
    Any other combination other than as at Sl. 1,2,3 and 4 above
    Any
    266%
    % of CIF Value of Imports
    6
    851762
    or 851770
     Synchronous Digital Hierarchy Transmission Equipment as specified in Notes 1 to 5.
    China PR
    Any other than China PR
    Any
    Any
    266%
    % of CIF Value of Imports
    7
    851762
    or 851770

     Synchronous Digital Hierarchy Transmission Equipment as specified in Notes 1 to 5.
    Any
    China PR
    Any
    Any
    266%
    % of CIF Value of Imports
    8
    851762
    or 851770
     Synchronous Digital Hierarchy Transmission Equipment as specified in Notes 1 to 5.
    Israel
    Israel
    M/S ECI Telecom Ltd., Israel
    M/S ECI Telecom Ltd., Israel
    3%
    % of CIF Value of Imports
    9
    851762
    or 851770
     Synchronous Digital Hierarchy Transmission Equipment as specified in Notes 1 to 5.
    Israel
    Israel
    Any other than combination as at Sr. No.8 above
    Any
    70%
    % of CIF Value of Imports
    10
    851762
    or 851770
    Synchronous Digital Hierarchy Transmission Equipment as specified in Notes 1 to 5.
    Israel
    Any other than China PR and Israel
    Any 
    Any
    70%
    % of CIF Value of Imports
    11
    851762
    or 851770
    Synchronous Digital Hierarchy Transmission Equipment as specified in Notes 1 to 5.
    Any other than China PR
    Israel
    Any
    Any
    70%
    % of CIF Value of Imports


    Note 1.- The product under consideration will include “Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH) transmission equipment, viz. STM-1, STM-4, STM-16, STM-64, STM-256 in assembled, CKD, SKD form, its assemblies and sub-assemblies or fitted with eventual broadband or cellular equipment. Product under consideration will also include Add Drop Multiplexers (ADM) (For SDH Application only), Multiple Add Drop Multiplexers (MADM) (For SDH Application only), and Digital Cross Connect (DXC) (For SDH Application only), Populated Circuit Boards (For SDH Application Only) and parts or components imported as a part of equipment, so long they are imported along with the equipment or its assemblies or sub-assemblies. The Product under consideration will also include Software meant for SDH, which is an integral part of these equipments, which may be bought either as a part of the equipment or separately but the  components or parts imported on a standalone basis are outside the purview of Product under Consideration

    Note 2. SDH Equipment essentially transmits signals through the medium of Optical Fibre. There may be SDH equipment meant for transmission through electrical Copper Medium or Microwave Radio Medium. The SDH Equipment transmitting the data through optical fibre alone shall be subject to levy of antidumping duty.

    Note 3. When SDH is imported as a part of eventual broadband or cellular equipment, the anti-dumping duty shall be payable only on the SDH portion of the imports. Similarly when eventual Broadband or Cellular equipment is imported as a part of the SDH equipment, the anti-dumping duty shall be payable only on the SDH portion of the imports.

    Note 4 PDH, CWDM, DWDM, Microwave systems, GPON ,DSLAM, MSAN, BITS, Routers, PTN, PDSN, SGSN, MGW, BTS, BSC, MSC, ONT, HLR, HSS and MRP being non-SDH in any of its form are outside the scope of product under consideration and therefore not subject to levy of anti-dumping duty.

    Note 5. Microwaves Radio Terminals which could have an STM-1 interface to the SDH transmission equipment and act as a physical media to enable the connectivity between the radio and the SDH equipment are outside the purview of payment of anti-dumping duty.

    2.         The anti-dumping duty imposed shall be levied for a period of five years (unless revoked, superseded or amended earlier) from the date of imposition of the provisional anti-dumping duty, that is, the 8thDecember, 2009 for the imports of the subject goods originating in or exported from, China PR and Israel and the anti-dumping duty imposed shall be payable in Indian currency.
    Explanation:  For the purposes of this notification, rate of exchange applicable for the purposes of calculation of such 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 the determination of the rate of exchange shall be the date of presentation of the bill ofs entry under section 46 of the said Customs Act.                                                                                             
                                                                                           [F.No.354/204/2009 –TRU]

    Vikas )
     Under Secretary to the Government of India

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