Seeks to impose anti-dumping duty on the imports of Cold-rolled Flat products of stainless steel of width greater than 1250 mm of all series not further worked than Cold rolled (cold reduced) with a thickness of up to 4mm (width tolerance of +30 mm for Mill Edged and +4mm for Trimmed Edged), excluding:

(a) Grades AISI 420 high carbon, 443, 441, EN 1.4835, 1.4547, 1.4539, 1.4438, 1.4318, 1.4833 and EN 1.4509; or

(b) Product supplied under Indian Patent No. 223848 in respect of goods comprising Low Nickel containing Chromium-Nickel Manganese-Copper Austenitic Stainless steel and representing Grades YU 1 and YU 4, produced and supplied by M/s Yieh United Steel Corp (Yusco) of Chinese Taipei (Taiwan),” originating in or exported from China PR, Korea, European Union, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, and USA.

Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Dept. of Revenue
Central Board of Excise and Customs

Notification No. 52/2017-Customs (ADD)

New Delhi, the 24th October, 2017

G.S.R. 1327 (E).- Whereas, in the matter of review of anti-dumping duty on import of Cold Rolled Flat Products of Stainless Steel, falling under the heading 7219 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, Korea, European Union, South Africa, Taiwan (Chines Taipei), Thailand and United Sates of America (USA) (hereinafter referred to as the subject countries / territories), the designated authority, vide its final findings in notification No. 15/04/2014 -DGAD, dated the 12th October, 2015, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part I, Section 1, dated the 12th October, 2015, had recommended imposition of the anti-dumping duty on Cold Rolled Flat Products of Stainless Steel, originating in or exported from the subject countries / territories.

And whereas, on the basis of the aforesaid findings of the designated authority, the Central Government had imposed an anti-dumping duty on Cold Rolled Flat Products of Stainless Steel, originating in or exported from the subject countries / territories, vide, notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue), No. 61/2015-Customs (ADD), dated the 11th December, 2015, published vide G.S.R. 955(E) in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-Section (i), dated the 11th December, 2015;

And whereas, the designated authority, published vide notification No.14/1/2014-DGAD, dated the 19th February, 2016, in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part I, Section 1, in the matter of circumvention of the anti-dumping duty imposed on imports of Cold Rolled Flat Products of Stainless Steel, had initiated an investigation to determine the need for extending anti-dumping duty imposed on the imports of Cold Rolled Flat Products of Stainless Steel, originating in or exported from the subject countries / territories, vide, notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue), No. 61/2015-Customs (ADD), dated the 11th December, 2015, published vide G.S.R. 955(E) in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-Section (i), dated the 11th December, 2015, to the imports of “Cold-rolled Flat products of stainless steel of width greater than 1250 mm of all series not further worked than Cold rolled (cold reduced) with a thickness of up to 4mm (width tolerance of +30 mm for Mill Edged and +4mm for Trimmed Edged); excluding:

(a) Grades AISI 420 high carbon, 443, 441, EN 1.4835, 1.4547, 1.4539, 1.4438, 1.4318, 1.4833 and EN 1.4509; and

(b) Product supplied under Indian Patent No. 223848 in respect of goods comprising Low Nickel containing Chromium-Nickel Manganese-Copper Austenitic Stainless steel and representing Grades YU 1 and YU 4, produced and supplied by M/s Yieh United Steel Corp (Yusco) of Chinese Taipei (Taiwan)”,

(hereinafter referred to as the ‘subject goods’) falling under the heading 7219 of the First Schedule to the Customs Tariff Act, originating in or exported from the subject countries/ territories;

And whereas, the designated authority in its final findings, published vide notification No. 14/1/2014-DGAD, dated the 18th August, 2017, in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part I, Section 1, has come to the conclusion that-

(i) imports of circumventing product (subject goods) have increased significantly post levy of anti-dumping duty;

(ii) the value addition in converting subject goods to cold rolled flat products of stainless steel of widths covered vide Notification No. 61/2015-Customs (ADD), dated the 11th December, 2015 is less than the prescribed threshold.

(iii) subject goods have been exported at dumped prices during the Period of Investigation.

and has recommended imposition of existing anti-dumping duty imposed on the imports of Cold Rolled Flat Products of Stainless Steel originating in or exported from the subject countries / territories, vide, notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue), No. 61/2015-Customs (ADD), dated the 11th December, 2015, published vide G.S.R. 955(E) in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-Section (i), dated the 11th December, 2015, on the subject goods, originating in or exported from the subject countries / territories;

Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-sections (1), (1A) and (5) of section 9A of the Customs Tariff Act, read with rule 27 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, the specification of which is specified in column (4), falling under tariff heading of the First Schedule to the Customs Tariff Act as specified in the corresponding entry in column (2), originating in the countries/territories as specified in the corresponding entry in column (5), exported from the countries/territories 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 to be worked out as percentage of the landed value of imports of the subject goods as specified in the corresponding entry in column (9) of the said Table, namely:-

Table

Sl. No.
Tariff heading
Description of goods
Specification
Countries/Territories of Origin
Countries/ Territories of Export
Producer
Exporter
Duty Amount
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
(7)
(8)
(9)
1
7219
Cold-rolled Flat products of stainless steel
All Grades, All Series except the exclusions as  per footnote below*
People’s Republic of China
Any
Any
Any
57.39%
2
-Do-
-Do-
-Do-
Any country other than the subject countries/territories
People’s Republic of China
Any
Any
57.39%
3
-Do-
-Do-
-Do-
Korea RP
Korea RP
POSCO
1. Hyundai Corporation
2. Daewoo International Corporation
5.39%
4
-Do-
-Do-
-Do-
Korea RP
Korea RP
Any combination other than above combination
13.44%
5
-Do-
-Do-
-Do-
Korea RP
Any
Any
Any
13.44%
6
-Do-
-Do-
-Do-
Any country other than the subject countries/territories
Korea RP
Any
Any
13.44%
7
-Do-
-Do-
-Do-
Chinese Taipei
Any
Any
Any
15.93%
8
-Do-
-Do-
-Do-
Any country other than the subject countries/territories
Chinese Taipei
Any
Any
15.93%
9
-Do-
-Do-
-Do-
South Africa
South Africa
Columbus Stainless (Pty) Ltd
Columbus Stainless (Pty) Ltd
12.34%
10
-Do-
-Do-
-Do-
South Africa
South Africa
Any combination other than above combination
36.91%
11
-Do-
-Do-
-Do-
South Africa
Any
Any
Any
36.91%
12
-Do-
-Do-
-Do-
Any country other than the subject countries/territories
South Africa
Any
Any
36.91%
13
-Do-
-Do-
-Do-
Thailand
Thailand
POSCO Thainox
1. POSCO Thainox
2. Hyundai Corporation
4.58%
14
-Do-
-Do-
-Do-
Thailand
Thailand
Any combination other than above combination
5.39%
15
-Do-
-Do-
-Do-
Thailand
Any
Any
Any
5.39%
16
-Do-
-Do-
-Do-
Any country other than the subject countries/territories
Thailand
Any
Any
5.39%
17
-Do-
-Do-
-Do-
United States of America
Any
Any
Any
9.47%
18
-Do-
-Do-
-Do-
Any country other than the subject countries/territories
USA
Any
Any
9.47%
19
-Do-
-Do-
-Do-
European Union
European Union
Acerinox Europa SAU, Spain
Acerinox Europa SAU, Spain
29.41%
20
-Do-
-Do-
-Do-
European Union
European Union
Any combination other than the above combination
52.56%
21
-Do-
-Do-
-Do-
European Union
Any
Any
Any
52.56%
22
-Do-
-Do-
Any country other than the subject countries/territories
European Union
Any
Any
52.56%
22

*Note: The subject goods include cold-rolled Flat products of stainless steel of width greater than 1250 mm of all series not further worked than Cold rolled (cold reduced) with a thickness of up to 4mm (width tolerance of +30 mm for Mill Edged and +4mm for Trimmed Edged), excluding the following:

(a) Grades AISI 420 high carbon, 443, 441, EN 1.4835, 1.4547, 1.4539, 1.4438, 1.4318, 1.4833 and EN 1.4509;

(b) Product supplied under Indian Patent No. 223848 in respect of goods comprising Low Nickel containing Chromium-Nickel Manganese-Copper Austenitic Stainless steel and representing Grades YU 1 and YU 4, produced and supplied by M/s Yieh United Steel Corp (Yusco) of Chinese Taipei (Taiwan).

2. Further, no anti-dumping duty shall be payable on imports of the subject goods if:

(i) an importer who imports the subject goods for end use in the same form without slitting; or

(ii) slitted it into 2 or more subject goods i.e. sizes above 1250 mm (for example a 2600 mm piece slitted into two 1300 mm size pieces),

Provided that the importer follows the procedure set out in the Customs (Import of Goods at Concessional Rate of Duty) Rules, 2017.

Explanation: Anti-dumping duty shall be payable on the imports of the subject goods if it is slitted for a combination of subject goods and below subject goods size or below subject goods sizes, (For example, an 1800 mm piece being slit into a 1400 mm and a 400-mm piece or a 2200 mm piece is slit into 1400 mm and 800 mm or a 1400 mm piece being slit into 600, 500 & 300 mm sizes);

3. This notification shall remain in force up to and inclusive of the 10th December, 2020, unless revoked earlier, from the date of publication of this notification in the Official Gazette and the anti-dumping duty shall be paid in Indian currency.

Explanation. – For the purposes of this notification, “Landed Value” shall be the assessable value as determined under the Customs Act, 1962 (52 of 1962) and all duties of customs except duties levied under sections 3, 3A, 8B, 9 and 9A of the Customs Tariff Act.

[F.No. 354/87/2009-TRU (Pt-III)]

(Gunjan Kumar Verma)

Under Secretary to the Government of India

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