Notification No. 23/2018-Customs (ADD) Seeks to impose definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of Methyl Ethyl Ketone or MEK originating in, or exported from China PR, Japan, South Africa and Taiwan

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
(DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE)

Notification No. 23/2018-Customs (ADD)

New Delhi, the 24th April, 2018

G.S.R. (E). — Whereas, in the matter of import of ‘Methyl Ethyl Ketone’ or MEK’ (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, Japan, South Africa and Taiwan (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. 14/26/2016-DGAD, dated the 1st February 2018, has come to conclusion that‑

(i) the product under consideration has been exported to India from the subject countries below normal values;

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

and whereas, the designated authority has recommended imposition of definitive anti­dumping duty equal to difference between the amount indicated in column (8) of the table below and per unit landed value of the subject goods, provided that the per unit landed value is less than the value indicated in column (8) of the said table.

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 definitive anti-dumping duty 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, provided that the per unit landed value is less than the value indicated in column (8), and per unit of measurement as specified in the corresponding entry in column (9), and in the currency specified in the corresponding entry in column (10) of the said Table:-

Table

S. No.
Tariff item
Descri-ption of goods
County of origin
County of export
Producer
Exporter
Amount
Unit of Measure
Curr-ency
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
(7)
(8)
(9)
(10)
1
2914 12 00
Methyl Ethyl Ketone or MEK South Africa South Africa Sasol South Africa (Pty) Ltd. Sasol Middle East FZCO 1224.36 MT US$
2 2914 12 00 Methyl Ethyl Ketone or MEK South Africa South Africa Any combination other than (1) above 1224.36 MT US$
3 2914 12 00 Methyl Ethyl Ketone or MEK South Africa Any

 

 

Any

 

 

Any

 

 

1224.36

 

 

MT

 

 

US$

 

 

4 2914 12 00 Methyl Ethyl Ketone or MEK Any South Africa Any Any 1224.36 MT US$
5 2914 12 00 Methyl Ethyl Ketone or MEK Taiwan Taiwan TASCO Chemical Corporation Taiwan Fieldrich Corporation (TFC), Taiwan Fieldrich Corporation (TFC) through Sojitz Asia Pte. Ltd. 1112.95 MT US$
6 2914 12 00 Methyl Ethyl

Ketone or

MEK

Taiwan Taiwan Any combination other than (5) above 1112.95 MT US$
7 2914 12 00 Methyl Ethyl Ketone or MEK Taiwan Any Any Any 1112.95 MT US$
8 2914 12 00 Methyl Ethyl Ketone or MEK Any Taiwan Any Any 1112.95 MT US$
9 2914 12 00 Methyl Ethyl Ketone or MEK Japan Japan Any Any 1065.66 MT US$
10

 

 

2914 12 00

 

Methyl Ethyl Ketone or MEK Japan

 

 

Any

 

 

Any

 

 

Any

 

 

1065.66

 

 

MT

 

 

US$

 

 

11 2914 12 00 Methyl Ethyl Ketone or
MEK
Any Japan Any Any 1065.66 MT US$
12 2914 12 00 Methyl Ethyl Ketone or MEK China China Any Any 1147.06 MT US$
13 2914 12 00 Methyl Ethyl Ketone or MEK China Any Any Any 1147.06 MT US$
14 2914 12 00 Methyl Ethyl Ketone or MEK Any China Any Any 1147.06 MT

 

US$

2. The anti-dumping duty shall imposed be 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:

(i) the landed value of imports shall be the assessable value as determined 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; and

(ii) 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.354/63/2018 –TRU]
(Mohit Tewari)
Under Secretary to the Government of India.

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