CBIC imposes definitive Anti-Dumping Duty on import of ‘Digital Offset Printing Plates’ originating in, or exported from People’s Republic of China, Japan, Korea RP, Taiwan and Vietnam vide Notification No. 21/2020-Customs (ADD) dated 29th July, 2020.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
(DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE)

Notification No. 21/2020-Customs (ADD)

New Delhi, the 29th July, 2020

G.S.R. 472(E). Whereas, in the matter of “Digital Offset Printing Plates” (hereinafter referred to as the ‘subject goods’), falling under sub-headings 8442 50 and tariff items 3701 30 00, 3704 00 90, 3705 00 00, 7606 11 90, 7606 91 90, 7606 92 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 People’s Republic of China, Japan, Korea RP, Taiwan and Vietnam (hereinafter referred to as the ‘subject countries’), 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 6/7/2019- DGTR dated the 3rd October, 2019, had recommended imposition of provisional anti-dumping duty on the imports of subject goods, originating in, or exported from the subject countries;

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. 02/2020-Customs (ADD), dated the 30th January, 2020, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i), vide number G.S.R. 58 (E), dated the 30th January, 2020;

And, whereas, the designated authority in its final findings vide notification number 6/7/2019-DGTR dated 15th May, 2020, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part I, Section 1, dated the 15th May, 2020, has come to the conclusion that-

(a) there is substantial increase in imports of subject goods from subject counties in absolute terms as well as in relation to production and consumption in India;

(b) the subject goods have been exported to India from the subject countries below normal value;

(c) the domestic industry has suffered material injury on account of subject imports from the subject countries; and

(d) the injury has been caused by the dumped imports of the subject goods from the subject countries,

and has recommended imposition of definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of the subject goods, originating in, or exported from 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, and in supersession of the notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue), No. 2/2020- Customs (ADD), dated the 30th January, 2020, published vide number G.S.R 58(E), dated the 30th January, 2020, except as respects things done or omitted to be done before such supersession, 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-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 (9) and as per unit of measurement as specified in the corresponding entry in column (8) of the said Table, namely :-

TABLE

Sl. No Sub- heading/ tariff item Descri-ption Country of origin Country of export Producer Amount Unit Currency
(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9)
1. 8442 50,

3701 30 00,

3704 00 90,

3705 00 00,

7606 11 90,

7606 91 90,

7606 92 90

Digital Offset Printing Plates People‟s Republic of China People‟s Republic of China Lucky Huaguang Graphics Co. Ltd. 0.55 sqm US

Dollar

2. 8442 50,

3701 30 00,

3704 00 90,

3705 00 00,

7606 11 90,

7606 91 90,

7606 92 90

Digital Offset Printing Plates People‟s Republic of China People‟s Republic of China Kodak China Graphic Commu-nication s Co. Ltd. Nil sqm US

Dollar

3. 8442 50,

3701 30 00,

3704 00 90,

3705 00 00,

7606 11 90,

7606 91 90,

7606 92 90

Digital Offset Printing Plates People‟s Republic of China People‟s Republic of China Shanghai Strong State Printing Equipment Limited and

M/s. Anhui Strong State Printing Materials Ltd.

0.60 sq m US

Dollar

4. 8442 50,

3701 30 00,

3704 00 90,

3705 00 00,

7606 11 90,

7606 91 90,

7606 92 90

Digital Offset Printing Plates People‟s Republic of China People‟s Republic of China Fujifilm Printing Plate (China) Co. Ltd. Nil sqm US Dollar
5. 8442 50,

3701 30 00,

3704 00 90,

3705 00 00,

7606 11 90,

7606 91 90,

7606 92 90

Digital Offset Printing Plates People‟s Republic of China People‟s Republic of China Any other producer except S. No. 1 to 4 mentioned above in column no. (6) 0.77 sqm US Dollar
6. 8442 50,

3701 30 00,

3704 00 90,

3705 00 00,

7606 11 90,

7606 91 90,

7606 92 90

Digital Offset Printing Plates People‟s Republic of China Any country other than People‟s Republic of China Any 0.77 sqm US Dollar
7. 8442 50,

3701 30 00,

3704 00 90,

3705 00 00,

7606 11 90,

7606 91 90,

7606 92 90

Digital Offset

Printing Plates

Korea RP Korea RP Jeil C&P Co. Ltd. 0.15 sqm US Dollar
8. 8442 50,

3701 30 00,

3704 00 90,

3705 00 00,

7606 11 90,

7606 91 90,

7606 92 90

Digital Offset Printing Plates Korea RP Korea RP Any other producer except Jeil C & P Co. Ltd. 0.37 sqm US Dollar
9. 8442 50,

3701 30 00,

3704 00 90,

3705 00 00,

7606 11 90,

7606 91 90,

7606 92 90

Digital Offset Printing Plates Korea RP Any country other than Korea RP Any 0.37 sqm US Dollar
10. 8442 50,

3701 30 00,

3704 00 90,

3705 00 00,

7606 11 90,

7606 91 90,

7606 92 90

Digital Offset Printing Plates Japan Japan Fujifilm Corporation 0.13 sqm US Dollar
11. 8442 50,

3701 30 00,

3704 00 90,

3705 00 00,

7606 11 90,

7606 91 90,

7606 92 90

Digital Offset Printing Plates Japan Japan Any other producer except Fujifilm Corporation 0.27 sqm US Dollar
12. 8442 50,

3701 30 00,

3704 00 90,

3705 00 00,

7606 11 90,

7606 91 90,

7606 92 90

Digital Offset Printing Plates Japan Any country other than Japan Any 0.27 sqm US Dollar
13. 8442 50,

3701 30 00,

3704 00 90,

3705 00 00,

7606 11 90,

7606 91 90,

7606 92 90

Digital Offset Printing Plates Vietnam Vietnam Any 0.60 sqm US Dollar
14. 8442 50,

3701 30 00,

3704 00 90,

3705 00 00,

7606 11 90,

7606 91 90,

7606 92 90

Digital Offset Printing Plates Vietnam Any country other than Vietnam Any 0.60 sqm US Dollar
15. 8442 50,

3701 30 00,

3704 00 90,

3705 00 00,

7606 11 90,

7606 91 90,

7606 92 90

Digital Offset Printing Plates Taiwan Taiwan Any 0.41 sqm US Dollar
16. 8442 50,

3701 30 00,

3704 00 90,

3705 00 00,

7606 11 90,

7606 91 90,

7606 92 90

Digital Offset Printing Plates Taiwan Any country other than Taiwan Any 0.41 sqm US Dollar

The subject goods mentioned in column (3) in the above Table does not include waterless CtP Plates used for printing on specialised materials such as credit card, security card etc. and not on paper.

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 aforesaid  date of imposition of the provisional anti-dumping duty, that is, the 30th January, 2020 and shall be payable in Indian currency:

Explanation. – For the purposes of this notification, –

(a) “landed value” of imports 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,

 

[F. No. 354/165/2019TRU]

(J. S. Kandhari)

Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

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