MINISTRY OF FINANCE

(Department of Revenue)

Notification No. 04/2021-CUSTOMS (ADD)

New Delhi, the 30th January, 2021

G.S.R. 58(E).Whereas, the designated authority vide notification No. 7/26/2020-DGTR, dated the 18th August, 2020, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part I, Section 1, dated the 18th August, 2020, had initiated review under sub-section (5) of section 9A of the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 (51 of 1975(hereinafter referred to as the “Customs Tariff Act”) and read with 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 imports of ‘Front Axle Beam’ and ‘Steering Knuckles’ meant for heavy and medium commercial vehicles (hereinafter referred to as the subject goods), falling under tariff items 8708 50 00, 8708 94 00 and 8708 99 00 of the First Schedule to the Customs Tariff Act, originating in or exported from People’s Republic of China (hereinafter referred to as the subject country), imposed vide notification of the Government of India, in the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue), No. 49/2015-Customs, dated the 21st October, 2015, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i), vide number G.S.R. 802(E), dated the 21st October, 2015;

And whereas, the Central Government had extended the period of imposition of anti-dumping duty on the subject goods, originating in or exported from the subject country up to and inclusive of the 30th November, 2020 vide notification of the Government of India, in the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue) No. 31/2020-Customs (ADD), dated the 16th October, 2020 published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i), vide number G.S.R. 646(E), dated the 16th October, 2020;

And whereas, the Central Government had further extended the period of imposition of anti-dumping duty on the subject goods, originating in or exported from the subject country up to and inclusive of the 31st January, 2021 vide notification of the Government of India, in the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue) No. 41/2020-Customs (ADD), dated the 27th November, 2020 published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i), vide number G.S.R. 741(E), dated the 27th November, 2020;

And whereas, in the matter of review of anti-dumping duty on imports of the subject goods, originating in or exported from the subject country, the designated authority in its final findings, published vide notification No. 7/26/2020-DGTR, dated the 24th December, 2020, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part I, Section 1, dated the 24th December, 2020 has come to the conclusion that :–

(i) Steering knuckles exported from the subject country are at prices below their normal value, thus resulting in its dumping into India. The imports of Steering knuckles are undercutting the prices of the domestic industry in the market. Both dumping and in jury margin for steering knuckles are positive in period of investigation.

(ii) Dumping margin and injury margin for Front Axle Beam are negative during period of However, there is a likelihood of recurrence of dumping and consequential injury to the domestic industry, if anti-dumping duties are rescinded.

(iii) There is a strong likelihood of recurrence of Injury to the domestic industry in the event of cessation of anti-dumping duty because of continued dumped imports from the subject country;

and has recommended continued imposition of anti-dumping duty on imports of the subject goods originating in, or exported, from the subject country;

And whereas, the Central Government, after considering the final findings of the designated authority, has decided to continue imposition of anti-dumping duty on imports of ‘Steering Knuckles used in medium and heavy commercial vehicles’ only;

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, 20 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 final findings of the designated authority, hereby imposes on the following goods, the description of which is specified in column (3) of the TABLE below, falling under sub-heading or 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), imported into India, an anti-dumping duty at the rate equal to the amount specified in the corresponding entry in column (7), in the currency as specified in the corresponding entry in column (8) and as per unit of measurement as specified in the corresponding entry in column (9) of the said TABLE, namely :-

TABLE

S. No. Heading/ Sub-
heading
Description
of goods
Country of origin Country of export Producer Duty
amount
Currency Unit
(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9)
1. 8708 94 00 or Steering Knuckles (SK) used in medium and heavy commercial
vehicles
People’s Republic of China People’s Republic of China Hubei Triring Forging Co. Ltd. 0.47 US Dollar KG
2. 8708 94 00 or
8708 99 00
Steering Knuckles (SK) used in medium and heavy commercial vehicles People’s Republic of China People’s Republic of China Any other producer except Hubei Triring Forging Co. Ltd. 1.09 US Dollar KG
3 8708 94 00 or
8708 99 00
Steering Knuckles (SK) used in medium and heavy commercial
vehicles
People’s Republic of China Any Country other than People’s Republic of China Hubei Triring Forging Co. Ltd 0.47 US Dollar KG
4 8708 94 00 or
8708 99 00
Steering Knuckles (SK) used in medium and heavy commercial
vehicles
People’s Republic of China Any Country other than People’s Republic of China Any other producer except Hubei Triring Forging Co. Ltd. 1.09 US Dollar KG
5 8708 94 00 or
8708 99 00
Steering Knuckles (SK) used in medium and heavy commercial
vehicles
Any Country other than People’s Republic of China People’s Republic of China Hubei Triring Forging Co. Ltd. 0.47 US Dollar KG
6 8708 94 00 or
8708 99 00
Steering Knuckles (SK) used in medium and heavy commercial vehicles Any Country other than People’s
Republic of China
People’s Republic of China Any other producer except Hubei Triring Forging Co. Ltd. 1.09 US Dollar KG

2. The anti-dumping duty imposed under this notification shall be effective for a period of thirty months (unless revoked, superseded or amended earlier) from the date of publication in the Official Gazette and shall be payable in Indian currency:

Explanation.-For the purposes of this notification, 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. 354/118/2009-TRU (Part II)]

J. S. KANDHARI, Dy. Secy.

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