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Seeks to levy of anti-dumping duty on ‘Self-Adhesive Vinyl (SAV)’ imported from China PR for 3 years pursuant to Final Findings issued by DGTR. 

Introduction: The Ministry of Finance, Department of Revenue, issued Notification No. 06/2024-Customs (ADD) on March 14, 2024, imposing anti-dumping duty on Self-Adhesive Vinyl (SAV) imported from China PR to India. This article delves into the implications and provisions of this significant notification.

Detailed Analysis: The notification addresses concerns related to the import of SAV from China PR, identifying it as a subject of anti-dumping measures due to dumped prices causing material injury to the domestic industry. The designated authority, based on final findings, recommended imposing anti-dumping duty to mitigate the adverse impact on the domestic market.

The notification specifies the tariff items, description of goods, countries of origin and export, producers, and the corresponding anti-dumping duty rates. It provides a comprehensive framework to regulate imports of SAV, ensuring a level playing field for domestic manufacturers.

Furthermore, the duration of the anti-dumping duty, set at three years from the publication date of the notification, ensures sustained protection for the domestic industry against unfair trade practices. The inclusion of provisions for the determination of the rate of exchange adds clarity and transparency to the calculation process.

The detailed table in the notification lists specific tariff items, types of SAV, countries of origin and export, producers, and corresponding anti-dumping duty rates. It also clarifies products excluded from the scope of the notification, ensuring precision in its application.

Conclusion: Notification No. 06/2024-Customs (ADD) represents a significant step by the Ministry of Finance to safeguard the interests of the domestic industry against unfair trade practices. By imposing anti-dumping duty on imports of Self-Adhesive Vinyl from China PR, the government aims to restore fair competition and protect the domestic market from adverse effects. This notification underscores the government’s commitment to fostering a conducive environment for domestic manufacturing and trade.

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MINISTRY OF FINANCE
(Department of Revenue)

Notification No. 06/2024-Customs (ADD) | Dated: 14th March, 2024

G.S.R. 200(E).Whereas, in the matter of “Self-Adhesive Vinyl (SAV)” (hereinafter referred to as the subject goods), falling under tariff items 3919 90 90, 3919 10 00, 3919 90 10, 3919 90 20, 3920 99 19, 3920 69 29 or 3921 90 99 of the First Schedule of the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 (51 of 1975) (hereinafter referred to as the Customs Tariff Act), originating in, or exported from China PR (hereinafter referred to as the subject country) and imported into India, the designated authority in its final findings, vide notification F. No. 6/13/2022-DGTR, dated the 28th December, 2023, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part I, Section 1, dated the 28th December, 2023, has come to the conclusion, inter alia that-

(i) the product under consideration that has been exported to India from the subject country at dumped prices;

(ii) the domestic industry has suffered material injury;

(iii) material injury has been caused by the dumped imports of the subject goods from the subject country,

and has recommended imposition of anti-dumping duty on imports of the subject goods, originating in, or exported from the subject country 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 the tariff item 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), and imported into India, an anti-dumping duty at the rate equal to the amount as 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 following Table, namely:-

TABLE

Sl. No.
Heading
Description
Country of Origin
Country of Export
Producer
Amount
Unit
Currency
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
(7)
(8)
(9)
1.
39199090, 39191000, 39199010, 39199020, 39209919, 39206929, 39219099
All types of SAV, with PVC film thickness above 100 microns, made by using Polyvinyl Chloride Films and imported in roll form only*
China PR
Any country, including China PR
Foshan KL Decorative Materials Co., Ltd.
NIL
MT
USD
2.
-do-
-do-
-do-
-do
Zhejiang So-fine Self Adhesive Products Co., Ltd.
4
-do-
-do-
3.
-do-
-do-
-do-
-do
Xusen HCR Digital Media Co., Ltd., China PR
112
-do-
-do-
4.
-do-
-do-
-do-
-do
Zhaoqing Southern New Material Limited, China PR
942
-do-
-do-
5.
-do-
-do-
-do-
-do
Jiangsu Aoli New Materials Co., Ltd., China PR
1824
-do-
-do-
6.
-do-
-do-
-do-
-do-
Avery Dennison (China) Co., Ltd
NIL
-do-
-do
7.
-do-
-do-
-do-
-do-
Shanghai NAR Industrial Co. Ltd, China PR
119
-do-
-do-
8.
-do-
-do-
-do-
-do-
Nantong Baina Digital New Material Co., Ltd, China PR
119
-do-
-do-
9.
-do-
-do-
-do-
-do-
Zhejiang Yiya New Materials Co. Ltd., China PR
201
-do-
-do-
10.
-do-
-do-
-do-
-do-
Zhejiang Fulai New Materials Co., Ltd., China PR
NIL
-do-
-do-
11.
-do-
-do-
-do-
-do-
Any other
1865
-do-
-do-
12.
-do-
-do-
-do-
Any country other than China PR
China PR
1865
-do-
-do-

*Self-adhesive films like sticker, tape, label, pouch, PP, PET, TPU, inkjet media (less than 50 micron), profile, cloth, reflective, metalized, glow vinyl, HDPE, floor marking tape, acrylic, BOPP, automotive are not covered within the scope of PUC. Further, reflective films, sun control films and glass safety films and self-adhesive products made using other than PVC films such as PET, PU, BOPP, etc. outside the scope of the product under consideration.

2. The anti-dumping duty imposed under this notification shall be levied 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 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. CBIC-190354/32/2024-TRU Section-CBEC]

NITISH KARNATAK, Under Secy.

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