25th August, 2003

Notification No. 132/2003-Customs

WHEREAS, in the matter of import into India of lead acid batteries falling under heading 8507 of the First Schedule to the Customs Tariff Act, 1975(51 of 1975), originating in, or exported from, People’s Republic of China, Republic of Korea, Japan, and Bangladesh, the designated authority vide its final findings, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part I, Section 1, dated the 7th December, 2001, had come to the conclusion that-


Lead Acid Batteries had been exported to India from China, Korea, Japan and Bangladesh below their normal value;


the Indian industry had suffered material injury and was  being further threatened with material injury;

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the injury had been caused by the dumped imports from China, Korea, Japan and Bangladesh;

AND WHEREAS on the basis of aforesaid final findings of the designated authority, the Central Government had imposed final anti-dumping duty vide notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue) No. 1/2002-Customs dated the 2nd January, 2002 published in Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i) of the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, dated the 2nd January, 2002   [G.S.R. 3(E), dated the 2nd January, 2002];

AND WHEREAS  the Customs Excise and Gold Control Appellate Tribunal (now it is named as the Customs Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal) (hereinafter referred to as “Tribunal”), in its Final Order No. 4-6/03-AD dated the 3rd June, 2003 in Appeal No. C/198,203 and 204/02-AD filed by M/s Exide Industries Ltd. and others against the said final findings No. 67/1/2000-DGAD dated the 7th December, 2001,  has held that ‘the exemption from anti-dumping duty provided to the aforesaid three Chinese exporters is set aside. Accordingly, the existing entry under S. No. 1 in relation to “industrial” battery imported from People’s Republic of China in Table-II of notification No. 1/2002-customs dated 2nd January, 2002 is replaced by the following entry:

Sr.No. Name of the Country Type of battery Exporter / manufacturer Amount
(US$ per kg)
(1) (2) (3) (4) (5)


People’s Republic of China (a) Industrial All  exporters / manufacturers


AND WHEREAS the designated authority has accepted the said order of Tribunal and has issued a corrigendum dated the 16th July, 2003 vide No. 67/1/2000-DGAD to the aforesaid final findings;

NOW, THEREFORE, in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) read with of section 9A of the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 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 corrigendum issued by the designated authority hereby makes the following amendments in the notification No. 1/2002-Customs dated the 2nd January, 2002, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Section 3, Sub-section (i) vide No. 3(E) dated 2nd January, 2002, namely:-

In the said notification, in Table II, for S.No.1 and the entries relating thereto, the following shall be substituted, namely:-

Sr. No. Name of the Country Type of battery Exporter / manufacturer Amount
(US$ per kg)
(1) (2) (3) (4) (5)


People’s Republic of China (a) Industrial All exporters / manufacturers 3.192
(b) Automotive (i) NMF All exporters 2.532
(ii) MF All exporters 2.121
(iii) Motorcycle All exporters  3.930″.

V. Sivasubramanian
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India


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