Custom imposes anti dumping duty on plain gypsum plaster board

Custom department has imposed anti dumping duty on plain gypsum plaster board. Anti dumping duty is the tool with the government by which the goods imported to India will cost more and it helps surviving the domestic industries. Custom department has issued a notification no. 32/2012 dated 07-June-2012 about imposing anti dumping duty on plain gypsum plaster board. Full notification and the rate of anti dumping duty are as follows.

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. 32/2012-Customs (ADD)
New Delhi, 7th June, 2012

            G.S.R.434(E).-Whereas in the matter of imports of Plain Gypsum Plaster Boards
of all thicknesses and dimensions, excluding Gypsum Boards having water absorption up to and including 5%, generally referred to as Moisture Resistant Boards, and Gypsum Boards having a minimum breaking load of 24 Newtons in the transverse direction and 50 Newtons in the longitudinal direction per millimetre of thickness of the Board, characterized as Impact Resistant Boards or Fire Resistant Boards” (hereinafter referred to as the subject goods), falling under the heading 6809 of the First Schedule to the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 (51 of 1975) (hereinafter referred as the said Customs Tariff Act), originating in, or exported from, China PR, Indonesia, Thailand, and UAE (hereinafter referred to as the subject countries) and imported into India, the designated authority in its preliminary findings vide, notification No. 14/45/2010-DGAD, dated the 19th March, 2012,published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part I, Section 1, dated the 19th March, 2012, had come to the conclusion that-

                     (i)         the  product  under  consideration  had  been  exported  to  India  from  the  subject countries below associated normal values, thus resulting in dumping of the product;
              (ii)      the domestic industry had suffered material injury;
              (iii)     the material injury to the domestic industry had been caused by the dumped imports from the subject countries, and had recommended imposition of provisional anti-dumping duty on the imports of subject goods, originating in, or exported from, the subject countries;

Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (2) of section 9A of the said Customs Tariff Act read with rules 13 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 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 specified in the corresponding entry in column (4), exported from the country specified in the corresponding entry in column (5), and produced by the producer specified in the corresponding entry in column (6) and exported by the exporter specified in the corresponding entry in column (7), and imported into India, an anti-dumping duty equal to the amount indicated in the corresponding entry in column (8),in the currency as specified in the corresponding entry in column (10) and per unit of measurement as specified in the corresponding entry in column (9) of the said Table.


Sub- heading
Description
Country
Country
Duty
of
of
of
amount CM US$
goods
origin
export
32.8
680911
 Plain Gypsum    Plaster Board
China PR
China PR
32.8
00,
680919
0
do
Plain Gypsum PlasterBoard
China PR
Any
32.85
do
 Plain Gypsum PlasterBoard
Any
China PR
32.85
do
Plain Gypsum PlasterBoard
Indonesia
Indonesia
7.25
do
 Plain Gypsum PlasterBoard
Indonesia
Any
7.25
do
 Plain Gypsum PlasterBoard
Any
Indonesia
7.25
do
 Plain Gypsum PlasterBoard
Thailand
Thailand
30.4
do
 Plain Gypsum PlasterBoard
Thailand
Thailand
30.4
do
 Plain Gypsum PlasterBoard
Thailand
Thailand
51.7
do
 Plain Gypsum PlasterBoard
Thailand
Any
51.7
do
 Plain Gypsum PlasterBoard
Any
Thailand
51.7
do
 Plain Gypsum PlasterBoard
UAE
UAE
9.46
do
 Plain Gypsum PlasterBoard
UAE
UAE
16.66
do
 Plain Gypsum PlasterBoard
UAE
Any
16.66
do
 Plain Gypsum PlasterBoard
Any
UAE
16.66
Note: 1. -    For the purposes of this notification Fire Boards, Fire Heat Boards, Impact Boards, Gypsum Ceiling Boards with Moisture Barrier, ECHO Boards, Heat Boards, Anti-mold Boards or Weather Boards, Thermal Boards, Gypsum Ceiling Boards with Aluminium Edges Sealed in White Film shall not be liable to pay  anti-dumping duty.


Note: 2. - The anti-dumping duty imposed under this notification shall be effective for a period of six months from the date of publication of this notification in the Official Gazette and shall be payable in Indian currency.

Note: 3.- The rate of exchange applicable for the purposes of calculation of anti-dumping duty under this notification 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 of entry under section 46 of the said Customs Act.


[F.No.354/70/2012 –TRU]

(Raj Kumar Digvijay)
Under Secretary to the Government of India.


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