Seeks to impose anti-dumping duty on imports of ‘Resorcinol’ originating in or exported from China PR and Japan.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
(DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE)

NOTIFICATION No. 13/2018-Customs (ADD)

New Delhi, the 21st March, 2018

G.S.R. (E). – Whereas, in the matter of import of ‘Resorcinol’ (hereinafter referred to as the subject goods), falling under Chapter 29 of the First Schedule to the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 (51 of 1975) (hereinafter referred to as the said Customs Tariff Act), originating in, or exported from China PR and Japan (hereinafter referred to as the subject countries) and imported into India, the designated authority vide its final findings published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part I, Section 1, vide notification No. 14/37/2016-DGAD, dated the 4th January, 2018, has come to conclusion that-

(i) the product under consideration has been exported to India from the subject countries below its normal value, resulting in dumping;

(ii) the Domestic Industry has suffered material injury due to dumping of the product under consideration from the subject countries;

(iii) the material injury has been caused by the dumped imports from the subject countries;

and has recommended imposition of definitive anti-dumping duty equal to the amount indicated in column 8 of the duty table below and the difference between the landed value per unit of the subject goods, provided that the per unit landed value is less than the value indicated in column 8 of the said table. The landed value of imports for the purpose of this Notification shall be the asses sable value as determined by the Customs under the Customs Act, 1962 (52 of 1962) and includes all duties of customs except duties under sections 3, 3A, 8B, 9 and 9A of the Customs Tariff Act, 1975.

Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (2) of section 9A of the said 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, on the basis of the aforesaid 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 tariff items of the First Schedule to the said 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), and 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), exported by the exporters as specified in the corresponding entry in column (7), and imported into India, a definitive anti-dumping duty as the difference between the amount indicated in column (8) and per unit landed value of the subject goods, per unit of measurement as specified in the corresponding entry in column (9), provided that the per unit landed value is less than the value indicated in column (8) of the said Table:-

Table

S.  No.
Tariff Item
Description  of goods
County Of  Origin
County Of export
Producer
Exporter
Duty Amount In USD
UO M
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
(7)
(8)
(9)
1
2907 21 00
Resorcinol
China PR
China PR
Zhejiang Hongsheng  Chemical Co., Ltd
Zhejiang Hongsheng  Chemical Co.,  Ltd / Amino Chem- (HK) Co., Ltd.
5461
MT
2
2907 21 00
Resorcinol
China PR
China PR
Any Combination other than Column 1
Any Combination other than Column 1
5461
MT
3
2907 21 00
Resorcinol
China PR
Any
Any
Any
5461
MT
4
2907 21 00
Resorcinol
Any
China PR
Any
Any
5461
MT
5
2907 21 00
Resorcinol
Japan
Japan
Sumitomo Chemicals Co. Ltd
Sumitomo Chemicals Co. Ltd / B.R. Chemicals Co. Ltd & East West Corporation
5461
MT
6
2907 21 00
Resorcinol
Japan
Japan
Any Combination other than Column 4
Any  Combination  other than Column 4
5461
MT
7
2907 21 00
Resorcinol
Japan
Any
Any
Any
5461
MT
8
2907 21 00
Resorcinol
Any
Japan
Any
Any
5461
MT

2. The anti-dumping duty imposed shall be effective for a period of three 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 Act.

[F.No.354/254/20 17 –TRU]

(Ruchi Bisht)

Under Secretary to the Government of India.

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