seeks to levy definitive anti-dumping duty on Polypropylene, originating in, or exported from Singapore, for a period of five years

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

MINISTRY OF FINANCE

(DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE)

Notification No. 7/2016-Customs (ADD) 

New Delhi, the 8th March, 2016

            G.S.R.       (E). – Whereas, the designated authority, vide  notification No. 15/14/2014-DGAD, dated the 28th July, 2014, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part I, Section 1, had initiated a review in the matter of continuation of anti-dumping duty on imports ofPolypropylene (hereinafter referred to as the subject goods) falling under tariff items 3902 10 00 or 3902 30 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 Singapore (hereinafter referred to as the subject country), imposed vide notification of the Government of India, in the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue) No. 119/2010-Customs, dated the 19th November, 2010,  published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary,  Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i), vide number G.S.R. 919(E), dated the 19th November, 2010;

            And whereas, the Central Government had extended the anti-dumping duty on the subject goods, originating in or exported from the subject country upto and inclusive of the 29th July, 2015, vide notification of the Government of India, in the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue) No. 38/2014-Customs (ADD), dated the 13th August, 2014, published in Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i) of the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, vide number G.S.R 587(E), dated the 13th August, 2014;

            And whereas, in the matter of review of anti-dumping duty on import of the subject goods, originating in or exported from the subject country, the designated authority in its final findings, published vide notification No. 15/14/2014-DGAD, dated the 27th January, 2016, in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part I, Section 1, has come to the conclusion that injury to the domestic industry is likely to continue in the event of cessation of anti dumping duty on imports of subject goods from the non-cooperative producers or exporters from subject country and has recommended imposition of the anti-dumping duty on the subject goods, originating in or exported from the subject country.

            Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-sections (1) and (5) of section 9A of the Customs Tariff Act, read with rules 18 and 23 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 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 tariff items of the First Schedule to the 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), exported from the countries as specified in the corresponding entry in column (5), produced by the producers as specified in the corresponding entry in column (6), 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 as per unit of measurement as specified in the corresponding entry in column (9) of the said Table, namely:-

Table

Sl.NoTariff  itemDescription of goodsCountry of originCountry of exportProducerExporterAmountUnitCurrency
(1)(2)(3)(4)(5)(6)(7)(8)(9)(10)
1.3902 10 00
3902 30 00
Polypropylene (i.e. homopolymers of propylene and copolymers of propylene and ethylene)SingaporeSingaporeThe Polyolefin company (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.Itochu Plastics Pte. Ltd.NilMTUS Dollar
2.3902 10 00
3902 30 00
Polypropylene (i.e. homopolymers of propylene and copolymers of propylene and ethylene)SingaporeSingaporeThe Polyolefin company (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.Any other145.2MTUS dollar
3.3902 10 00
3902 30 00
Polypropylene (i.e. homopolymers of propylene and copolymers of propylene and ethylene)SingaporeSingaporeExxon Mobil Chemical Asia PacificExxon Mobil Chemical Asia PacificNilMTUS Dollar
4.3902 10 00
3902 30 00
Polypropylene (i.e. homopolymers of propylene and copolymers of propylene and ethylene)SingaporeSingaporeExxon Mobil Chemical Asia Pacific, SingaporeAny other145.2MTUS Dollar
5.3902 10 00
3902 30 00
Polypropylene (i.e. homopolymers of propylene and copolymers of propylene and ethylene)SingaporeSingaporeAny combination other than as specified at Sl. Nos. 1-4.145.2MTUS Dollar
6.3902 10 00
3902 30 00
Polypropylene (i.e. homopolymers of propylene and copolymers of propylene and ethylene)SingaporeAny country other than SingaporeAnyAny145.2MTUS Dollar
7.3902 10 00
3902 30 00
Polypropylene (i.e. homopolymers of propylene and copolymers of propylene and ethylene)Any country other than SingaporeSingaporeAnyAny145.2MTUS Dollar

2.  The anti-dumping duty imposed under this notification shall be effective for a period of five years (unless revoked, superseded or amended earlier) from the date of publication of this notification in the Official Gazette 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, 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. 354/140/2009-TRU (Pt.-II)]

(Mohit Tewari)

Under Secretary to the Government of India

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