Seeks to levy definitive anti-dumping duty on import of ‘Jute Products’ viz. Jute Yarn/Twine (multiple folded/cabled and single), Hessian fabric and Jute sacking bags from Bangladesh or Nepal for a period of five years (unless revoked, superseded or amended earlier)

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

MINISTRY OF FINANCE

(Department of Revenue)

Notification No. 01/2017-Customs (ADD)

New Delhi, the 05th January, 2017

G.S.R. (E). –Whereas, in the matter of „Jute Products‟ namely, Jute Yarn/Twine (multiple folded/cabled and single), Hessian fabric, and Jute sacking bags (hereinafter referred to as the subject goods) falling under Tariff Headings 5307, 5310, 5607 or 6305 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 Bangladesh and Nepal (hereinafter referred to as 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 14/19/2015-DGAD, dated the 20th October, 2016, has come to the conclusion that –

i. there is dumping of subject goods from the subject countries;

ii. imports from subject countries are undercutting and suppressing the prices of the domestic industry;

iii. performance of domestic industry has deteriorated in the terms of profitability return on investments and cash flow;

iv. injury to domestic industry has been caused by dumped imports;

and has recommended imposition of definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of the 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 heading 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 (5), and exported from the countries as specified in the corresponding entry in column (6), produced by the producers as specified in the corresponding entry in column (7), exported by the exporters as specified in the corresponding entry in column (8) and imported into India, an anti-dumping duty at the rate equal to the amount as specified in the corresponding entry in column (9), in the unit as specified in the corresponding entry in column (10) of the said Table, namely:-

Table

Sr No.
Heading
Descrip-tio
n of goods
*
Specif-ication
s
Country of
Origin
Country
of
Exports
Producer
Exporter
Duty
Amount
Unit
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
(7)
(8)
(9)
(10)
 1.
5307, 5310, 5607 or 6305
Jute Yarn/
Twine
In all forms
and
specifications
Bangladesh
Bangladesh
Pride Jute Mill
Pride Jute Mill
104.16
US$/ MT
 2.
-do-
Jute Yarn/
Twine
-do-
Bangladesh
Bangladesh
Asha Jute
Industries
Ltd
Asha Jute
Industries
Ltd
19.30
US$/ MT
 3.
-do-
Jute Yarn/
Twine
-do-
Bangladesh
Bangladesh
Sonali
Ansh
Industries
Ltd
Sonali
Ansh
Industries
Ltd
20.35
US$/ MT
 4.
-do-
Jute
Yarn/Twine
-do-
Bangladesh
Bangladesh
Alijan
Jute Mills
Ltd
Alijan
Jute Mills
Ltd
20.35
US$/ MT
 5.
-do-
Jute
Yarn/Twine
-do-
Bangladesh
Bangladesh
Sharif
Jute Mills
Ltd
Sharif
Jute Mills
Ltd
152.85
US$/ MT
 6.
-do-
Jute
Yarn/Twine
-do-
Bangladesh
Bangladesh
Anwar
Jute
Spinning
Mills Ltd
Anwar
Jute
Spinning
Mills Ltd
109.59
US$/ MT
 7.
-do-
Jute
Yarn/Twine
-do-
Bangladesh
Bangladesh
Hasan
Jute Mills
Ltd
Hasan
Jute Mills
Ltd
Nil
US$/ MT
 8.
-do-
Sacking
Bags
-do-
Bangladesh
Bangladesh
Hasan
Jute Mills
Ltd
Hasan
Jute Mills
Ltd
Nil
US$/ MT
 9.
-do-
Jute
Yarn/Twine
-do-
Bangladesh
Bangladesh
Janata
Jute Mills
Ltd
Janata
Jute Mills
Ltd
20.68
US$/ MT
 10.
-do-
Hessian Fabric
-do-
Bangladesh
Bangladesh
Janata
Jute Mills
Ltd
Janata
Jute Mills
Ltd
Nil
US$/ MT
 11.
-do-
Jute Yarn/
Twine
-do-
Bangladesh
Bangladesh
Sidlaw
Textiles
Ltd.
Sidlaw
Textiles
Ltd.
102.93
US$/ MT
 12.
-do-
Sacking
Bags
-do-
Bangladesh
Bangladesh
Sidlaw
Textiles
Ltd.
Sidlaw
Textiles
Ltd.
127.48
US$/ MT
 13.
-do-
Jute
Yarn/Twine
-do-
Bangladesh
Bangladesh
Sagar
Jute
Spinning
Mills Ltd
Sagar
Jute
Spinning
Mills Ltd
102.93
US$/ MT
14.
-do-
Jute
Yarn/Twine
-do-
Bangladesh
Bangladesh
Non Sampled
Producers/ exporters
as per list **
97.19
US$/ MT
 15
-do-
Hessian Fabric
-do-
Bangladesh
Bangladesh
Non Sampled
Producers/ exporters
as per list **
351.72
US$/ MT
 16.
-do-
Sacking
Bags
-do-
Bangladesh
Bangladesh
Non Sampled
Producers/ exporters
as per list **
125.21
US$/ MT
17.1
-do-
Jute Yarn/
Twine
-do-
Bangladesh
Bangladesh
Any combination
other than mentioned
in Sl. Nos. 1 to 16
above
162.45
US$/ MT
 18.
-do-
Hessian Fabric
-do-
Bangladesh
Bangladesh
Any combination
other than mentioned
in Sl. Nos. 1 to 16
above
351.72
US$/ MT
 19.
-do-
Sacking
Bags
-do-
Bangladesh
Bangladesh
Any combination
other than mentioned
in Sl. Nos. 1 to 16
above
138.97
US$/ MT
 20.
-do-
Jute Yarn/
Twine
-do-
Bangladesh
Any country other than
those subject to Anti‑ dumping duty
Any
Any
162.45
US$/ MT
 21.
-do-
Hessian Fabric
-do-
Bangladesh
Any country other than
those subject to Anti‑ dumping duty
Any
Any
351.72
US$/ MT
 22.
-do-
Sacking
Bags
-do-
Bangladesh
Any country other than
those subject to Anti‑ dumping duty
Any
Any
138.97
US$/ MT
 23.
-do-
Jute Yarn/
Twine
– do-
Any country other than
those subject to Anti‑ dumping duty
Bangladesh
Any
Any
162.45
US$/ MT
 24.
-do-
Hessian Fabric
– do-
Any country other than those subject to Anti‑ dumping duty
Bangladesh
Any
Any
351.72
US$/ MT
 25.
-do-
Sacking
Bags
-do-
Anycountry other than thosesubject toAnti‑dumping duty
Bangladesh
Any
Any
138.97
US$/ MT
 26.
-do-
Jute Yarn/
Twine
-do-
Nepal
Nepal
Arihant
Multi-
Fibres Ltd
Arihant
Multi-
Fibres Ltd
24.61
US$/ MT
 27.
-do-
Sacking
Bags
-do-
Nepal
Nepal
Arihant
Multi-
Fibres Ltd
Arihant
Multi-
Fibres Ltd
35.25
US$/ MT
28.
-do-
Hessian Fabric
-do-
Nepal
Nepal
Arihant
Multi- Fibres Ltd
Arihant
Multi-
Fibres Ltd
Nil
US$/ MT
 29.
-do-
Jute Yarn/
Twine
-do-
Nepal
Nepal
Shree
Raghupati
Jute Mills
Ltd
Shree
Raghupati
Jute Mills
Ltd
24.61
US$/ MT
 30.
-do-
Sacking
Bags
-do-
Nepal
Nepal
Shree
Raghupati
Jute Mills
Ltd
Shree
Raghupati
Jute Mills
Ltd
35.25
US$/ MT
 31.
-do-
Hessian Fabric
-do-
Nepal
Nepal
Shree
Raghupati
Jute Mills
Ltd
Shree
Raghupati
Jute Mills
Ltd
Nil
US$/ MT
 32.
-do-
Jute Yarn/
Twine
-do-
Nepal
Nepal
Swastik
Jute Mills
Pvt. Ltd
Swastik
Jute Mills
Pvt. Ltd
15.36
US$/ MT
 33.
-do-
Hessian Fabric
-do-
Nepal
Nepal
Swastik
Jute Mills
Pvt. Ltd
Swastik
Jute Mills
Pvt. Ltd
8.18
US$/ MT
 34.
-do-
Sacking
Bags
-do-
Nepal
Nepal
Swastik
Jute Mills
Pvt. Ltd
Swastik
Jute Mills
Pvt. Ltd
34.20
US$/ MT
 35.
-do-
Jute Yarn/
Twine
-do-
Nepal
Nepal
Baba Jute
Mills Pvt.
Ltd
Baba Jute
Mills Pvt.
Ltd
26.07
US$/ MT
 36.
-do-
Sacking
Bags
-do-
Nepal
Nepal
Baba Jute
Mills Pvt.
Ltd
Baba Jute
Mills Pvt.
Ltd
33.73
US$/ MT
 37.
-do-
Hessian Fabric
-do-
Nepal
Nepal
Baba Jute
Mills Pvt.
Ltd
Baba Jute
Mills Pvt.
Ltd
6.30
US$/ MT
 38.
-do-
Jute Yarn/
Twine
-do-
Nepal
Any country other than
those subject to
Anti‑ dumping duty
Any
Any
28.72
US$/ MT
 39.
-do-
Hessian Fabric
-do-
Nepal
Any country other than
those subject to
Anti‑ dumping duty
Any
Any
8.18
US$/ MT
 40.
-do-
Sacking
Bags
-do-
Nepal
Any country other than
those subject to
Anti‑ dumping duty
Any
Any
38.90
US$/ MT
 41.
-do-
Jute Yarn/
Twine
-do-
Any country other than those subject to Anti‑ dumping duty
Nepal
Any
Any
28.72
US$/ MT
 42.
-do-
Hessian Fabric
-do-
Any country other than
Nepal
Any
Any
8.18
US$/ MT
Those subject to
Anti‑dumping duty
43
-do-
Sacking
Bags
-do-
Any country other than those subject to Anti‑dumping duty
Nepal
Any
Any
38.90
US$/ MT

* “Jute Products” comprising of Jute Yarn/twine (multiple folded/cabled and single), Hessian Fabrics and Jute Sacking bags.

** List of non-sampled producers/exporters:

(1) Rahman Jute Mills (Pvt.) Ltd.

(2) Shamsher Jute Mills Ltd.

(3) Golden Jute Industries Ltd.

(4) Purabi Trading

(5) Sonali Aansh Trading (Pvt.) Ltd.

(6) Rajbari Jute Mills Ltd.

(7) Nowapara Packaging Industries Ltd.

(8) Nowapara Jute Mills Ltd.

(9) Usha jute Spinners Ltd.

(10) B.S. Jute Spinners Ltd. (BSJSL)

(11) Madina Jute Industries Ltd.

(12) Northern Jute Manufacturing Company Limited

(13) Jute Spinners Ltd.

(14) M/s Nawab Abdul Malek Jute Mills (BD) Ltd.

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 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. 354/211/2016-TRU]

(Anurag Sehgal)

Under Secretary to the Government of India

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