Seeks to extend the levy of anti-dumping duty on imports of Caustic Soda, originating in, or exported from Chinese Taipei (imposed vide notification No.79/2011-Customs, dated the 23rd August, 2011) for a period of one year i.e. upto and inclusive of the 22nd August, 2017

Government of India

Ministry of Finance

(Department of Revenue)

Notification No. 46/2016-Customs (ADD)

New Delhi, the 19th August, 2016

G.S.R. (E). – Whereas in the matter of Caustic Soda (hereinafter referred to as the subject goods), falling under Chapter 28 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, Thailand, Chinese Taipei (Taiwan) and Norway (hereinafter referred to as the subject countries), and imported into India, the Central Government on the basis of final findings of the designated Authority vide notification No. 14/1/2010-DGAD, dated the 30th June, 2011 published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part I, Section 1, dated the 30th June, 2011 had imposed definitive anti-dumping duty on the subject goods vide notification of the Government of India, in the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue), No. 79/2011-Customs, dated the 23rd August, 2011, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i) vide number G.S.R.634(E), dated the 23rd August, 2011.

And whereas, the designated authority vide notification No. 15/10/2016-DGAD, dated the 8th August, 2016, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part I, Section 1, dated the 8th August, 2016, has initiated review, in terms of sub-section (5) of section 9A of the Customs Tariff Act, and in pursuance of rule 23 of the Customs Tariff (Identification, Assessment and Collection of Anti-dumping Duty on Dumped Articles and for Determination of Injury) Rules, 1995 (hereinafter referred to as the said rules), in the matter of continuation of anti-dumping duty on subject goods, originating in, or exported from, subject countries, has recommended extension of anti-dumping duty for a further period of one year on subject goods, originating in, or exported from, Chinese Taipei (Taiwan), in terms of subsection (5) of section 9A of the Customs Tariff Act and also recommended that anti-dumping duty on subject goods, originating in, or exported from, Thailand and Norway be allowed to lapse.

Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-sections (1) and (5) of section 9A of the Customs Tariff Act and in pursuance of rule 23 of the said rules, the Central Government hereby makes the following amendment in the notification of the Government of India, in the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue), No.79/2011-Customs, dated the 23rd August, 2011, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i) vide number G.S.R.634(E), dated the 23rd August, 2011, namely: –

In the said notification,-

(A) in the Table, against serial number 6, for the entry in column (5), the entry “Any country other than attracting anti-dumping duty” shall be substituted.

(B) after paragraph 2 and before the Explanation, the following paragraph shall be inserted, namely: –

“3. Notwithstanding anything contained in paragraph 2, the anti-dumping duty imposed on the subject goods specified against serial numbers 4, 5 and 6 of the Table referred to in paragraph 1, shall remain in force up to and inclusive of the 22nd day of August, 2017, unless revoked earlier.”.

[F.No.354/89/2011-TRU (Pt-1)]

(Anurag Sehgal)

Under Secretary to the Government of India

Note: The principal notification No.79/2011-Customs, dated the 23rd August, 2011, was published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i), vide number G.S.R.634(E), dated the 23rd August, 2011.

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