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    Apr 15, 2013

    Custom impose anti dumping duty on plain gypsum plaster board

    Custom department has imposed anti dumping duty on plain gypsum plaster board. Custom department has issued a notification no. 6/2013 dated 12 April 2013 about imposing anti dumping duty. Anti dumping duty is the tool with the government to save the domestic industry by imposing extra duty on imported goods. Full notification is as under.


    Notification No. 6/2013-Customs (ADD)


    New Delhi, 12th April, 2013

                G.S.R.     (E)- Whereas in the matter of imports of Plain Gypsum Plaster Boards of all thicknesses and dimensions, (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 People’s Republic, Indonesia, Thailand, and United Arab Emirates (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  has  been  exported  to  India  from  the  subject countries below associated normal values, thus resulting in dumping of the subject goods;
                        (ii)        the domestic industry has suffered material injury;
                       (iii)        the material injury to the domestic industry has been caused by the dumped imports from subject countries,

                and had recommended imposition of provisional anti-dumping duty on the imports of the subject goods, originating in, or exported from, the subject countries;

         And whereas on the basis of the aforesaid preliminary findings of the designated authority, the Central Government had imposed provisional anti-dumping duty, vide notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue), No. 32/2012-Customs (ADD), dated the 7th June, 2012, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i), vide number G.S.R. 434 (E), dated the 7th June, 2012;

       And whereas the designated authority vide its final findings vide notification No. 14/45/2010-DGAD,dated 15th January, 2013,published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part I, Section 1, dated the 15th January, 2013 had come to the conclusion that –

                         (i)        the subject goods have entered the Indian market from the subject countries below associated normal values, thus resulting in dumping of the subject goods;
                        (ii)        the dumping margins of the subject goods imported from the each of the subject countries are above de-minimis;
                       (iii)        the domestic industry has suffered material injury in respect of the subject goods; and
                      (iv)        the dumped imports of the subject goods from the subject countries have caused material injury to the domestic industry.

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

    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 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 final findings of the designated authority, hereby imposes definitive anti-dumping duty 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) and 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
    Exporter
    Duty
    of
    of
    of
    amount
    goods
    origin
    export
    Cu feet US$
    680911 00,
     Plain Gypsum    Plaster Board
    ChinaPeople’s Republic
    China People’s Republic
    Any
    32.85
    680919 00
    do
    Plain Gypsum PlasterBoard
    ChinaPeople’s Republic
    Any
    Any
       32.85
    do
    Plain Gypsum    PlasterBoard
    Any
    China People’s Republic
    Any
      32.85
    do
    Plain Gypsum PlasterBoard
    Indonesia
    Indonesia
    Any
      24.11
    do
    Plain Gypsum PlasterBoard
    Indonesia
    Any
    Any
    24.11
    do
    Plain Gypsum PlasterBoard
    Any
    Indonesia
    Any
    24.11
    do
    Plain Gypsum PlasterBoard
    Thailand
    Thailand
    Siam
    54.46
    Gypsum
     Industry
    (Sarab
    uri) Co. Ltd.
    do
    Plain Gypsum PlasterBoard
    Thailand
    Thailand
    Siam
    54.46
    Gypsum
     Industry
    (Songk
    hla) 
    Co. Ltd.
    do
    Plain Gypsum PlasterBoard
    Thailand
    Thailand
    Any
    other combi
    nation other
     than 7 and 8 above
    73.8
    do
    Plain Gypsum PlasterBoard
    Thailand
    Any
    Any
    73.8
    do
    Plain Gypsum PlasterBoard
    Any
    Thailand
    Any
    73.8
    do
    Plain Gypsum PlasterBoard
    United Arab Emirates
    United Arab Emirates
    M/s
    12.3
    Gyps
    emna 
    Co.(L.L.
    C.),
    Dubai
    do
    Plain Gypsum PlasterBoard
    United Arab Emirates
    United Arab Emirates
    Any   
    Other
    20.15
      Com
    Binate
    on
    other
     than
    12
    above
    do
    Plain Gypsum PlasterBoard
    United Arab Emirates
    Any
    Any
    20.15
    do
    Plain Gypsum PlasterBoard
    Any
    United Arab Emirates
    Any
    20.15
     Note 1:    For the purposes of this notification Gypsum Boards having water absorption up to and including 5% (Moisture Resistant Boards), Gypsum Boards having a minimum breaking load of 24 newtons in the transverse direction and 50 newtons in the longitudinal direction per millimeter of thickness (Impact Resistant Boards or Fire Resistant Board), 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 and Ceiling tiles shall not be liable to pay  anti-dumping duty.

    Note 2:  The anti-dumping duty imposed shall be effective 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 7th June, 2012.

    Note 3:  The anti-dumping duty shall be imposed on the landed value and shall be payable in Indian currency.

    Note 4:  Landed value of imports shall be the assessable value as determined by the Customs  Authority under the Customs Act, 1962 (52 of 1962) and includes all duties of customs except duties levied under sections 3, 3A, 8B, 9 and 9A of the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 (51 of 1975).

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