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    Jul 4, 2012

    Custom imposes anti dumping duty on soda ash

    Custom department has imposed anti dumping duty on Disodium carbonate(Soda ash). Anti dumping duty is the tool with the government with which the imported goods will cost high to the importers as they need to pay additional duty which is called anti-dumping duty. This tool is used for the sake of domestic industries for better competition. Custom department has issued a notification no. 34/2012 dated 3 July 2012 about imposing the custom duty on soda ash. Full notification is as under.

    [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. 34 /2012-Customs (ADD)
    New Delhi, dated the 3rd July, 2012


                G.S.R.    (E). – Whereas, in the matter of import of Soda Ash (hereinafter referred to as the subject goods), falling under sub-heading 283620 of the First Schedule to the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 (51 of 1975) (hereinafter referred to as the customs Tariff Act), originating in, or exported from, People’s Republic of China, European Union, Kenya, Iran, Pakistan, Ukraine  and United States of America (hereinafter referred to as the subject countries) and imported into India, the designated authority vide its final findings No. 14/17/2010-DGAD dated the 17thFebuary, 2012, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part I, Section 1, dated the 17thFebuary, 2012,  had come to the conclusion that-
    (a)  the subject goods have entered the Indian market from the subject countries below associated normal values, thus resulting in dumping of the subject goods;
    (b) the dumping margins of the subject goods imported from the each of the subject countries are above de-minimis;
    (c) the domestic industry has suffered material injury in respect of the subject goods; and
    (d) the material Injury to the domestic industry has been caused due to dumped imports of the subject goods from the subject countries;
    and had  recommended imposition of definitive 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 (1) of section 9A of the Customs Tariff Act, read with 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 findings of the designated authority, hereby imposes on the 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 countries as specified in the corresponding entry in column (4), and exported from the countries as specified in the corresponding entry in column (5), and produced by the producers as specified in the corresponding entry in column (6), and exported 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 as specified 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:-

    Country/Territory of origin
    Country/Territory of exports
    Producer
    Amount/MT US$
    China PR
    China PR
    Any
    36.26
    China PR
    Any country other than those subject to Antidumping duty
    Any
    36.26
     Any country other than those subject to Antidumping duty
    China PR
    Any
    36.26
    Ukraine
    Ukraine
    Any
    15.64
    Ukraine
    Any country other than those subject to Antidumping duty
    Any
    15.64
    Any country other than those subject to Antidumping duty
    Ukraine
    Any
    15.64
    European Union
    European Union
    Any

    European Union
    Any country other than those subject to Antidumping duty
    Any
    9.17
    Any country other than those subject to Antidumping duty
    European Union
    Any
    9.17
    Iran
    Iran
    Any
    28.86
    Iran
    Any country other than those subject to Anti dumping duty
    Any
    28.86
    Any country other than those subject to Antidumping duty
    Iran
    Any
    28.86
    USA
    USA
    Any
    38.79
    USA
    Any country other than those subject to Antidumping duty
    Any
    38.79
    Any country other than those subject to Antidumping duty
    USA
    Any
    38.79
    Pakistan
    Pakistan
    Olympia chemical limited
    2.38
    Pakistan
    Pakistan
    ICI PakistanLImited
    5.6
    Pakistan
    Pakistan
    10.34


    Pakistan
    Any country other than those subject to Antidumping duty
    Any
    10.34
    Any
    Pakistan
    Any
    10.34
    Kenya
    Kenya
    Tata ChemicalsMagadi limited
    20.35
    Kenya
    Kenya
    28.86

    Kenya
    Any country other than those subject to Antidumping duty
    Any
    28.86
    Any country other than those subject to Antidumping duty
    Kenya
    Any
    28.86

    2.         The anti-dumping duty imposed under this notification shall be effective for a period of five years (unless revoked, amended and superseded earlier) from the publication of this notification in the Official Gazette and 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 of entry under section 46 of the said Customs Act.  


      [F. No.354/198/2011-TRU]

    (Navin Kumar Vidyarthi)
    Under Secretary to the Government of India.

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