Seeks to levy provisional anti-dumping duty on Glazed/Unglazed Porcelain/Vitrified tiles in polished or unpolished finish with less than 3% water absorption, originating in, or exported from the China PR for a period not exceeding six months

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

MINISTRY OF FINANCE

(DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE)

Notification No. 12/2016-Customs (ADD)

New Delhi, the 29th March, 2016

G.S.R. (E). – Whereas, in the matter of ‘Glazed/Unglazed Porcelain/Vitrified tiles in polished or unpolished finish with less than 3% water absorption’ (hereinafter referred to as the subject goods) falling under heading 6907, 6908 or 6914 of the First Schedule to the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 (51 of 1975), originating in or exported from the China PR, (hereinafter referred to as the subject country), 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. 14/14/2014-DGAD dated the 11th March, 2016, has come to the conclusion that –

(a) the subject goods have been exported to India from the subject country below normal value;

(b) the domestic industry has suffered injury on account of import of the subject goods from the subject country;

(c) the injury has been caused by the dumped imports of the subject goods from the subject country.

and has recommended imposition of provisional anti-dumping duty on the subject goods, originating in or exported from the subject country and imported into India, in order to remove injury to the domestic industry;

Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (2) of section 9A of the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 (51 of 1975), 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, after considering the aforesaid preliminary 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 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), produced by the producer 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 exporter as specified in the corresponding entry in column (7), imported into India, an anti-dumping duty at the rate equal to the amount as indicated in the corresponding entry in column (8), in the currency as specified in the corresponding entry in column (10) and as per unit of measurement as specified in the corresponding entry in column (9) of the said Table, namely:-

Table

S. N.

Heading

Description of goods

Country of origin

Country of export

Producer

Exporter

Duty amount

Unit

Currency

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

(5)

(6)

(7)

(8)

(9)

(10)

1.

6907, 6908, 6914

Glazed/Unglazed Porcelain/Vitrified tiles in polished or unpolished finish with less than 3% water absorption

China PR

China PR

Any

Any

1.37

Square Meter

US Dollar

2.

6907, 6908, 6914

Glazed/Unglazed Porcelain/Vitrified tiles in polished or unpolished finish with less than 3% water absorption

China PR

Any country other than those subject to anti dumping duty

Any

Any

1.37

Square MeterUS Dollar

3.

6907, 6908, 6914

Glazed/Unglazed Porcelain/Vitrified tiles in polished or unpolished finish with less than 3% water absorption

Any country other than those subject to anti dumping duty

China PR

Any

Any

1.37

Square MeterUS Dollar

2. The anti-dumping duty imposed under this notification shall be levied for a period not exceeding six months (unless revoked, amended or superseded earlier) from the date of publication of this notification in the Gazette of India and shall be paid 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, under section 14 of the Customs Act, 1962 (52 of 1962) and the relevant date for determination of the rate of exchange shall be the date of presentation of the bill of entry under section 46 of the said Act.

[F. No. 354/24/2016 – TRU]

(Anurag Sehgal)

Under Secretary to the Government of India

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