Seeks to impose anti-dumping duty on ‘Dichloromethane (Methylene Chloride)’ of all types [tariff item 2903 12 00], originating in or exported from People’s Republic of China or Russia, for a period of five years (unless revoked, superseded or amended earlier), from the date of imposition of the provisional anti-dumping duty i.e. from the 08th of December, 2015.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
(DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE)

Notification No. 21/2016-Customs (ADD)

New Delhi, the 31st May, 2016

G.S.R. (E). – Whereas, in the matter of “Methylene Chloride” also known as “Dichloromethane” (hereinafter referred to as the subject goods), falling under tariff item 2903 12 00 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, the People’s Republic of China and Russia (hereinafter referred to as the subject countries), and imported into India, the Designated Authority in its preliminary findings published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part I, Section 1 vide notification No. 14/33/2014-DGAD, dated the 30th October, 2015, had recommended imposition of provisional anti-dumping duty on imports of the subject goods, originating in, or exported from the subject countries and imported into India;

And whereas, on the basis of the aforesaid preliminary findings of the designated authority, the Central Government had imposed the provisional anti-dumping duty on the subject goods, originating in, or exported from, the subject countries vide notification of the Government of India, in the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue), No. 58/2015-Customs (ADD), dated the 8th December, 2015, published in Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i) of the Gazette of India, Extraordinary vide number G.S.R 943(E), dated the 8th December, 2015;

And whereas, the designated authority in its final findings published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part I, Section 1 vide notification No. 14/33/2014-DGAD, dated the 30th March, 2016, has come to the conclusion that-

(i) the subject goods have been exported to India from the subject countries below normal values;

(ii) the domestic industry has suffered material injury on account of subject imports from the subject countries;

(iii) the material injury has been caused by the dumped imports of subject goods from the subject countries.

and has recommended imposition of the definitive anti-dumping duty on the subject goods, originating in, or exported from, the subject countries, 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 Taiff 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, after considering the aforesaid final findings, hereby imposes on the subject goods, the description of which is specified in column (3) of the Table below, falling under tariff item of the First Schedule to the Customs Tariff Act specified in the corresponding entry in column (2), originating in the countries specified in the corresponding entry in column (4), exported from the countries specified in the corresponding entry in column (5), produced by the producers specified in the corresponding entry in column (6), exported by the exporters specified in the corresponding entry in column (7), and imported into India, an anti­dumping duty at the rate equal to the amount specified in the corresponding entry in column (8), in the currency specified in the corresponding entry in column (10) and as per unit of measurement specified in the corresponding entry in column (9) of the said Table, namely:-

Table
Sl. No.
Tariff
Item
Description of
goods
Country of origin
Country of export
Producer
Exporter
Amount
Unit
Currency
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
(7)
(8)
(9)
(10)
1.
2903 12 00
Dichloromethane (Methylene
Chloride)
Peoples Republic of China
Peoples Republic of China
Shandong Dongyue Fluo Silicon Materials Co., Ltd.
Shandong Dongyue Fluo
Silicon
Materials Co.,
Ltd.
143.71
MT
US Dollar
2.
2903 12 00
Dichloromethane (Methylene
Chloride)
Peoples Republic of China
Peoples Republic of China
Zhejiang Quhua
Flour- Chemistry Co. Ltd
Zhejiang Quhua Flour‑
Chemistry Co.
Ltd/Farmasino
Holding (HK)
Limited, Hong
Kong/Polychem Corporation, Taiwan/Mercy
Group Co.,
Ltd., Hong
Kong
166.83
MT
US Dollar
3.
2903 12 00
Dichloromethane (Methylene
Peoples Republic
Peoples Republic
Shandong Liaocheng
Shandong Liaocheng
122.14
MT
US Dollar
Chloride)
of China
of China
Luxi Sixth Chemical Fertilizer Co. Ltd.
Luxi Sixth Chemical Fertilizer Co.
Ltd.
4.
2903 12 00
Dichloromethane (Methylene Chloride)
Peoples Republic of China
Peoples Republic of China
Shandong Liaocheng Luxi Sixth Chemical Fertilizer Co. Ltd.
Lu Xi Chemical (Hong Kong) Co.
Ltd., Hong
Kong
122.14
MT
US Dollar
5.
2903 12 00
Dichloromethane (Methylene Chloride)
Peoples
Republic of China
Peoples
Republic of China
Shandong
Liaocheng Luxi Sixth
Chemical
Fertilizer Co. Ltd.
Lu Xi Chemical (Hong Kong)
Co. Ltd., Hong Kong and Tricon Energy Ltd.,
USA/Vinmar International Ltd, USA/Cosmoss VU Ltd, Hong Kong
122.14
MT
US Dollar
6.
2903 12 00
Dichloromethane (Methylene Chloride)
Peoples Republic of China
Peoples Republic of China
Ningbo Juhua Chemical & Science Co. Ltd.
Ningbo Juhua
Chemical &

Science Co.

Ltd. / HK
Montage
International
Holding Ltd,
Hong Kong/
Farmasino
Holding
(HK) Ltd, Hong
Kong/ Tricon
Dry
Chemicals
LLC, USA

162.16
MT
US Dollar
7.
2903 12
00
Dichloromethane (Methylene Chloride)
Peoples Republic of China
Peoples Republic of China
Any combination other than the combinations specified above
279.78
MT
US Dollar
8.
2903 12 00
Dichloromethane (Methylene Chloride)
Peoples
Republic of China
Any
Any
Any
279.78
MT
US Dollar
9
2903 12 00
Dichloromethane (Methylene Chloride)
Any country other than subject countries
Peoples Republic of China
Any
Any
279.78
MT
US Dollar
10
2903 12
Dichloromethane (Methylene Chloride)
Russia
Russia
Any
Any
219.00
MT
US Dollar
11
2903 12 00
Dichloromethane (Methylene Chloride)
Russia
Any
Any
Any
219.00
MT
US Dollar
12.
2903 12 00
Dichloromethane (Methylene Chloride)
Any country other than subject countries
Russia
Any
Any
219.00
MT
US Dollar

2. The anti-dumping duty imposed under this notification shall be levied for a period of five years (unless revoked, amended or superseded earlier) from the date of imposition of the provisional anti-dumping duty, that is, the 8th December, 2015, and shall be payable in Indian currency.

Explanation.- For the purposes of this notification, rate of exchange applicable for 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 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.354/273/201 5-TRU]
(Anurag Sehgal)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

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