Seeks to impose definitive anti-dumping of all imports of Plain Medium Density Fibre Board (MDF) having thickness of 6mm and above, originating in or exported from Indonesia and Vietnam.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
(DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE)

Notification No. 34/2016-Customs (ADD)

New Delhi, the 14th July, 2016

G.S.R. (E).- Whereas in the matter of ‘Plain Medium Density Fibre Board (MDF) having thickness of 6mm and above’ (hereinafter referred to as the subject goods) falling under tariff items 4411 13 00 or 44 11 14 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 Indonesia and Vietnam (hereinafter referred to as the subject countries), and imported into India, the designated authority in its final findings published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part I, Section 1, vide notification number 14/23/2014-DGAD dated the 5th May, 2016, has come to the conclusion that–

(153.a) the subject goods have been exported to India from subject countries below its normal value, thus resulting in dumping of the product;

(153.b) the domestic industry has suffered material injury due to dumping of the subject goods;

(153.c) the material injury has been caused by the dumped imports of the subject goods originating in or exported from the subject countries;

And, whereas, the designated authority has recommended imposition of definitive anti­dumping duty on the imports of subject goods, originating in or exported from the subject countries 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 definitive anti-dumping duty 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 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

S. No.
Tariff item
Descr-iption of
Goods
Countries of Origin
Countries of Export
Producer
Exporter
(s)
Duty
Amount
Unit of
measurement
Currency
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
(7)
(8)
(9)
(10)
1.
4411 13 00 or 4411 14 00
Plain Medium Density Fibre Board (MDF) having thickness of 6MM and above, excluding laminated boards
Vietnam
Any
M/s Kim Tin MDF Joint Stock Company
M/s Kim Tin MDF Joint Stock Company
Nil
Cubic meter
United States Dollar
2.
4411 13 00 or 4411 14 00
Plain Medium Density Fibre Board (MDF) having thickness of 6MM and above, excluding laminated boards
Vietnam
Any
M/s Kim Tin MDF Joint Stock Company
M/s Kim Tin Trading Co. Ltd.
Nil
Cubic meter
United States Dollar
3.
4411 13 00 or 4411 14 00
PPlain Medium Density Fibre Board (MDF) having thickness of 6MM and above, excluding laminated boards
Vietnam
Any
M/s VRG Donghwa MDF Joint Stock Company, Vietnam
M/s VRG Donghwa MDF Joint Stock Company, Vietnam
15.95
Cubic meter
United States Dollar
4.
4411 13 00 or 4411 14 00
Plain Medium Density Fibre Board (MDF) having thickness of 6MM and above, excluding laminated boards
Vietnam
Any
MDF VRG Quang Tri Wood Joint Stock Company
MDF VRG Quang Tri Wood Joint Stock Company
14.84
Cubic meter
United States Dollar
5.
4411 13 00 or 4411 14 00
Plain Medium Density Fibre Board (MDF) having thickness of 6MM and above, excluding laminated boards
Vietnam
Any
Any other than above
63.99
Cubic meter
United States Dollar
6.
4411 13 00 or 4411 14 00
Plain Medium Density Fibre Board (MDF) having thickness of 6MM and above, excluding laminated boards
Any, other than the countries attracting anti dumping duties
Vietnam
Any
Any
63.99
Cubic meter
United States Dollar
7.
4411 13 00 or 4411 14 00
Plain Medium Density Fibre Board (MDF) having thickness of 6MM and above, excluding laminated boards
Indonesia
Any
M/s PT Sumatera Prima Fiberboard,
Indonesia
M/s PT Sumatera Prima Fiberboard,Indonesia
42.38
Cubic meter
United States Dollar
8.
4411 13 00 or 4411 14 00
Plain Medium Density Fibre Board (MDF) having thickness of 6MM and above, excluding laminated boards
Indonesia
Any
PT Hijau Lestari Raya Fibreboard
PT Hijau Lestari Raya Fibreboard
14.71
Cubic meter
United States Dollar
9.
4411 13 00 or 4411 14 00
Plain Medium Density Fibre Board (MDF) having thickness of 6MM and above, excluding laminated boards
Indonesia
Any
Any other than above
64.35
Cubic meter
United States Dollar
10.
4411 13 00 or 4411 14 00
Plain Medium Density Fibre Board (MDF) having thickness of 6MM and above, excluding laminated boards
Any, other than the countries attracting anti dumping duties
Indonesia
Any
Any
64.35
Cubic meter
United States 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 Act.

[F.No.354/80/201 6-TRU]

(Anurag Sehgal)

Under Secretary to the Government of India

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