Introduction: The Ministry of Finance, Department of Revenue, has issued Notification No. 18/2023-Customs (ADD) on 29th December, 2023. This notification addresses amendments related to the imposition of anti-dumping duty on imports of Electrogalvanized Steel from Korea RP, Japan, and Singapore. Additionally, it includes a significant update regarding the change of name for ‘Dongkuk Steel Mill Co. Ltd.’

Detailed Analysis:

1. Background: The designated authority, in its final findings (notification No. 6/7/2021-DGTR), recommended anti-dumping duty on Electrogalvanized Steel imports from specified countries. The Central Government imposed this duty through notification No. 29/2022-Customs (ADD) on 19th October, 2022.

2. Name Change for ‘Dongkuk Steel Mill Co. Ltd.’: Subsequently, the designated authority, in amendment notification No. 7/10/2023-DGTR, considered the request of ‘Dongkuk Steel Mill Co. Ltd.’ to change its name to ‘Dongkuk Coated Metal Co. Ltd.’ The analysis concluded that there was no change in crucial factors such as production facility, manufacturing process, end-use, customer base, or management.

3. Amendments in Notification No. 29/2022-Customs (ADD): Based on the recommendation of the designated authority, the Central Government, exercising powers under section 9A of the Customs Tariff Act, has made amendments to the earlier notification. Specifically, against Serial Number 2 in the Table, the entry is substituted with “Dongkuk Coated Metal Co. Ltd.”

Conclusion: In summary, Notification No. 18/2023-Customs (ADD) brings crucial updates to the anti-dumping duty on Electrogalvanized Steel imports. The change of name for ‘Dongkuk Steel Mill Co. Ltd.’ to ‘Dongkuk Coated Metal Co. Ltd.’ is also officially acknowledged. Stakeholders and industry players should take note of these amendments for compliance and strategic planning.

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MINISTRY OF FINANCE
(Department of Revenue)

Notification No. 18/2023-Customs (ADD) | Dated : 29th December, 2023

G.S.R. 928(E).—Whereas, in the matter concerning imports of “Electrogalvanized Steel” (hereinafter referred to as the subject goods) falling under tariff heading 7209, 7210, 7211, 7212, 7225 and 7226 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 Korea RP, Japan and Singapore (hereinafter referred to as the subject countries) and imported into India, the designated authority in its final findings, vide notification No. 6/7/2021-DGTR, dated the 27th July, 2022, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part I, Section 1, dated the 27th July, 2022, has recommended the imposition of anti-dumping duty on imports of the subject goods originating in, or exported from the subject countries;

And whereas, on the basis of the aforesaid final findings of the designated authority, the Central Government had imposed the anti-dumping duty on the subject goods, vide notification of the Government of India, Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue),Notification No. 29/2022-Customs (ADD) dated 19th October, 2022, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i), vide number G.S.R. 782(E), dated the 19th October, 2022; And whereas, the designated authority had, vide amendment notification No. 7/10/2023-DGTR, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part I, Section 1, dated the 9th November 2023, considered the request of ‘Dongkuk Steel Mill Co. Ltd.’ to change its name and concluded that there is no change in factors such as production facility, manufacturing process, end-use, customer base, or management of the company and recommended change of name of the producer from ‘Dongkuk Steel Mill Co. Ltd.’ to ‘Dongkuk Coated Metal Co. Ltd.’ in its final findings notification No. 6/7/2021-DGTR, dated the 27th July, 2022 and recommended that necessary amendment may also be carried out in Notification No. 29/2022-Customs (ADD) dated 19th October, 2022.

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 Antidumping Duty on Dumped Articles and for Determination of Injury) Rules, 1995, the Central Government, after considering the recommendation of the designated authority in the notification No. 7/10/2023-DGTR, dated the 9th November 2023, of the designated authority, hereby makes the following amendments in the notification of the Government of India, Ministry of Finance(Department of Revenue), No. 29/2022-Customs (ADD) dated 19th October, 2022 , published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i), vide number G.S.R. 782(E), dated the 19th October, 2022, namely:-

In the said notification, in the Table, against Serial Number 2, under Column (6) for the entry, the following entry shall be substituted, namely: –

“Dongkuk Coated Metal Co. Ltd”.

[F. No. CBIC-190354/146/2022-TO(TRU-I)-CBEC]

NITISH KARNATAK, Under Secy.

Note: -The principal Notification No. 29/2022-Customs (ADD) dated 19th October, 2022 was published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i), vide number G.S.R. 782(E), dated the 19th October, 2022.

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