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Seeks to levy definitive anti-dumping duty on Seamless tubes, pipes and hollow profiles of iron, alloy or non-alloysteel (other than cast iron and stainless steel), whether hot finished or cold drawn or cold rolled of an external diameter not exceeding 355.6 mm or 14″ OD originating in,or exported from the People’s Republic of China.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

MINISTRY OF FINANCE

(DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE)

Notification No. 7/2017-Customs (ADD)

New Delhi, the 17th February, 2017

G.S.R. (E). – Whereas, in the matter of Seamless tubes, pipes and hollow profiles of iron, alloy or non-alloy steel (other than cast iron and stainless steel), whether hot finished or cold drawn or cold rolled of an external diameter not exceeding 355.6 mm or 14″ OD (hereinafter referred to as the ‘subject goods’), falling under heading 7304 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 (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 number 14/2/2015-DGAD, dated the 31st March, 2016, had recommended imposition of provisional anti-dumping duty on the imports of subject goods, originating in, or exported from the subject country;

And, whereas, on the basis of the aforesaid findings of the designated authority, the Central Government had imposed provisional anti-dumping duty on the subject goods vide notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue), No. 18/2016-Customs (ADD), dated the 17th May, 2016, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i) vide number G.S.R. 527 (E), dated the 17th May, 2016;

And, whereas, the designated authority in its final findings vide notification No.14/02/2015-DGAD, dated the 9th December, 2016, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part I, Section 1, dated the 9th December, 2016, read with corrigendum notification No.14/02/2015-DGAD dated the 30th December, 2016 and corrigendum notification No.14/02/2015-DGAD dated the 12th January, 2017, has come to the conclusion that-

(i) the subject goods have been exported to India from the subject country below its normal value, resulting in dumping;

(ii) the domestic industry has suffered material injury due to dumping of the subject goods from the subject country;

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

and has recommended imposition of definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of the subject goods, originating in, or exported from 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-sections (1) and (5) of section 9A of the 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, 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, specification of which is specified in column (8), falling under heading 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), imported into India, an anti-dumping duty at a rate which is equivalent to difference between the landed value of the subject goods and the amount mentioned in the corresponding entry in column (9), provided the landed value is less than the value specified in column (9) , in the currency as specified in the corresponding entry in column (11) and as per unit of measurement as specified in the corresponding entry in column (10) of the said Table, namely :-

Table
Sl. No.
Hea ding
Description of Goods
Country of Origin
Country of Export
Producer
Exporter
Specific ation**
Amount
Unit
Currency
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
(7)
(8)
(9)
(10)
(11)
1
7304
Seamless tubes, pipes & hollow profiles of iron, alloy or non- alloy steel (other than cast iron and stainless steel), whether hot finished or cold drawn or cold rolled of an external diameter not exceeding 355.6 mm or 14” OD*
People’s Republic of China
People’s Republic of China
Jiangsu Chengde Steel Tube Share Co., Ltd., People’s Republic of China
Jiangsu Chengde Steel Tube Share Co., Ltd., People’s Republic of China
A-1-1
1,194.60
MT
US Dollar
A-1-2
1,075.28
MT
US Dollar
A-1-3
1,383.44
MT
US Dollar
A-1-4
1,178.73
MT
US Dollar
A-1-5
961.33
MT
US Dollar
A-1-6
1,193.77
MT
US Dollar
A-1-7
1,462.00
MT
US Dollar
A-1-8
1,610.67
MT
US Dollar
2
-do-
-do-
People’s Republic of China
People’s Republic of China
Yangzhou Chengde Steel Tube Co., Ltd.
Yangzhou Chengde Steel Tube Co., Ltd.
A-1-1
1,194.60
MT
US Dollar
A-1-2
1,075.28
MT
US Dollar
A-1-3
1,383.44
MT
US Dollar
A-1-4
1,178.73
MT
US Dollar
A-1-5
961.33
MT
US Dollar
A-1-6
1,193.77
MT
US Dollar
A-1-7
1,462.00
MT
US Dollar
A-1-8
1,610.67
MT
US Dollar
3
-do-
-do-
People’s Republic of China
People’s Republic of China
Any other combination other than
Sl. No. 1 and 2
A-1-1
1,194.60
MT
US Dollar
A-1-2
1,075.28
MT
US Dollar
A-1-3
1,383.44
MT
US Dollar
A-1-4
1,178.73
MT
US Dollar
A-1-5
961.33
MT
US Dollar
A-1-6
1,193.77
MT
US Dollar
A-1-7
1,462.00
MT
US Dollar
A-1-8
1,610.67
MT
US Dollar
4
-do-
-do-
Any country other than People’s Republic of China
People’s Republic of China
Any
Any
A-1-1
1,194.60
MT
US Dollar
A-1-2
1,075.28
MT
US Dollar
A-1-3
1,383.44
MT
US Dollar
A-1-4
1,178.73
MT
US Dollar
A-1-5
961.33
MT
US Dollar
A-1-6
1,193.77
MT
US Dollar
A-1-7
1,462.00
MT
US Dollar
A-1-8
1,610.67
MT
US Dollar
5
-do-
-do-
People’s Republic of China
Any country other than People’s Republic of China
Any
Any
A-1-1
1,194.60
MT
US Dollar
A-1-2
1,075.28
MT
US Dollar
A-1-3
1,383.44
MT
US Dollar
A-1-4
1,178.73
MT
US Dollar
A-1-5
961.33
MT
US Dollar
A-1-6
1,193.77
MT
US Dollar
A-1-7
1,462.00
MT
US Dollar
A-1-8
1,610.67
MT
US Dollar

* The description of goods does not include the imports of the following :-

(i) Seamless Pipes and Tubes made of cast iron and stainless steel.

(ii) Seamless alloy-steel pipes, tubes and hollow profiles of specifications of ASTM A213/ASME SA 213 and ASTM A335/ ASME SA 335 or equivalent BIS/DIN/BS/EN or any other equivalent specifications.

(iii) Non – API and Premium Joints / Premium Connections / Premium Threaded Tubes and Pipes.

(iv) All 13 Chromium (13CR) Grade Tubes and Pipes.

(v) Drill Collars.

(vi) High pressure seamless steel pipe/tube used for manufacturing gas cylinders by producers approved by the Chief Controller of Explosives, Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organisation, Government of India.

**

Specification
Description
A-1-1
Seamless Tubing, of a kind used in drilling for oil or gas, Carbon/Non Alloy/ Alloy, hot finished or cold drawn or cold rolled of an external diameter not exceeding 355.6 mm or 14″ OD
A-1-2
Seamless Casing, of a kind used in drilling for oil or gas, Carbon/Non Alloy/ Alloy, hot finished or cold drawn or cold rolled of an external diameter not exceeding 355.6 mm or 14″ OD
A-1-3
Seamless Mother Hollows, Coupling stock, blanks/ Pup Joints, Carbon/ Non Alloy/ Alloy, hot finished or cold drawn or cold rolled of an external diameter not exceeding 355.6 mm or 14″ OD
A-1-4
Seamless Drill Pipes, of a kind used in drilling for oil or gas, Carbon/Non Alloy, hot finished of an external diameter not exceeding 355.6 mm or 14″ OD
A-1-5
Seamless Tubes, Pipes and hollow profiles including Line pipes of Carbon/Non alloy steel, hot finished of an external diameter not exceeding 355.6 mm or 14″ OD
A-1-6
Seamless Tubes, Pipes and hollow profiles of circular cross section including Line pipes of Carbon/Non alloy steel, cold drawn or cold rolled or cold reduced of an external diameter not exceeding 355.6 mm or 14″ OD
A-1-7
Seamless Tubes, Pipes and hollow profiles of circular cross section including Line pipes and Bearing tubes of Alloy steel, hot finished, of an external diameter not exceeding 355.6 mm or 14″ OD
A-1-8
Seamless Tubes, Pipes and hollow profiles of circular cross section including Line pipes and Bearing tubes of Alloy steel, cold drawn or cold rolled or cold reduced, of an external diameter not exceeding 355.6 mm or 14″ OD

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 imposition of provisional anti-dumping duty, that is, the 17th May, 2016 and shall be payable in Indian currency:

Provided that the said anti-dumping duty shall not be levied for the period commencing from the date of the lapse of the provisional anti-dumping duty, that is, the 17th November, 2016 upto the preceding day of the publication of this notification in the Official Gazette.

Explanation.- For the purposes of this notification,-

(a) “landed value” of imports for the purpose of this notification means the assessable value as determined by the customs 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;

(b) rate of exchange applicable for the purpose 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, 1962.

[F. No. 354/47/2016-TRU]

(Kshitendra Verma)

Under Secretary to the Government of India

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