NOTIFICATION No. 15/2019-Customs (ADD)– Seeks to impose definitive anti-dumping duty on ‘Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA) sheet for Solar Module’, originating in or exported from China PR, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia and Thailand

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
(DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE)

NOTIFICATION No. 15/2019-Customs (ADD)

New Delhi, the 29th March, 2019

G.S.R…. (E). – Whereas, in the matter of import of ‘Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA)’ Sheet for Solar Module (hereinafter referred to as the subject goods) falling under the sub-headings 3901 30, 3920 10, 3920 62, 3920 99 and 3921 90 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 China PR, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, and Thailand (hereinafter referred to as the subject countries), and imported into India, the designated authority in its final findings vide notification No. 6/9/20 18-DGAD, dated the 21st February, 2019 published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part I, Section 1, dated the 21st February, 2019, has come to the conclusion that-

“Imposition of duty is required to offset dumping and injury caused by dumped imports from China PR, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, and Thailand. However, having found that the volume of imports from South Korea was below de-minimus level during the POI it is appropriate to terminate the investigation against South Korea in terms of Rule 14(d).”

and has recommended the imposition of definitive anti-dumping 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 on the subject goods, the description of which is specified in column (3) of the Table below, falling under sub-headings of the First Schedule to the Customs Tariff Act as specified in the corresponding entry in column (2), originating in and exported from the countries as specified in the corresponding entry in column (4), produced by the producers as specified in the corresponding entry in column (5) and imported into India, an anti-dumping duty at the rate equal to the amount as specified in the corresponding entry in column (6), in the currency and per unit of measurement specified in the corresponding entry in column (7) of the said Table:-

Table

S. No Sub-
headings
Description
of Goods
Country of
Origin
and/or
Export
Producer Duty
Amount
Unit
(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7)
1. 3901 30 3920 10 3920 62 3920 99 3921 90 Ethylene Vinyl

Acetate (EVA) Sheet for Solar Module

China PR M/s Changzhou

Bbetter Century film Technologies Co. Ltd.

537 USD/MT
2. China PR M/s Hangzhou First Applied Material Co. Ltd. / M/s Suzhou First PV Material Co., Ltd 665 USD/MT
3. China PR M/s Changzhou Sveck PV New Material Co. Ltd. 590 USD/MT
4. China PR Any 897 USD/MT
5. Saudi Arabia M/s Saudi Specialized Products Company. 1338 USD/MT
6. Saudi Arabia Any 1559 USD/MT
7. Thailand M/s TPI all seasons Co. Ltd. 1141 USD/MT
8. Thailand Any 1529 USD/MT
9. Malaysia Any 953 USD/MT

2. The anti-dumping duty imposed 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 payable 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.354/50/2019 –TRU]

(Gaurav Singh)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

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