[PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE OF INDIA, EXTRAORDINARY, PART II SECTION 3, SUB-SECTION (I)]

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
(DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE)

2nd April, 2004

Notification No. 53/2004-Customs

   WHEREAS, in the matter of import of Melamine, falling under tariff item 29336100 of the First Schedule to the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 (51 of 1975), originating in, or exported from, the People’s Republic of China, the designated authority vide its preliminary findings in notification No.14/16/2003-DGAD, dated the 27th February, 2004, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part I, Section 1, dated the 1st March, 2004, has come to the conclusion that –

(a)

Melamine, in all forms, originating in, or exported from the People’s Republic of China, have been exported to India below its normal value;

(b)

the domestic industry has suffered material injury by way of financial losses due to suppressed Net SalesRealisation (NSR) on account of price undercutting/underselling caused by low landed prices of the dumped Melamine;

(c)

the injury has been caused to the domestic industry by dumping of the Melamine, originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China,

and has considered it necessary to recommend the imposition of provisional anti-dumping duty on import of such Melamine, in all forms, originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China;

NOW, THEREFORE, in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (2) of section 9A of the said Customs Tariff Act, read with rules 13 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 goods, the description of which is specified in column (3) of the Table below, falling under tariff item of the First Schedule to the said Customs Tariff Act as specified in the corresponding entry in column (2), the specification of which is specified in column (4) of the said Table,  originating in the countries as specified in the corresponding entry in column (5), and produced by the producers as specified in the corresponding entry in column (7), when exported from the countries as specified in the corresponding entry in column (6), by the exporters as specified in the corresponding entry in column (8), and imported into India, an anti-dumping duty at a rate  which is equivalent to the difference between, the amount as specified in the corresponding entry in column (9), in the currency as specified in the corresponding entry in column (11) and per unit of measurement as specified in the corresponding entry in column (10), of the said Table, and the landed value of such imported goods in like currency per like unit of measurement.

Table

Sl. No
Tariff item
Descrip
tion of goods
Specifica
tion
Country of origin
Country of Export
Producer
Exporter
Amt
Unit of Measure
ment
Curr
ency
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
(7)
(8)
(9)
(10)
(11)
1.
29336100
Melamine
Melamine
China PR
China PR
Tianjin Kaiwei Chemical Co. Ltd
Tianjin Kaiwei Chemical Co. Ltd
1294.09
Metric tonne
US Dollar
2.
29336100
Melamine
Melamine
China PR
China PR
Tianjin Kaiwei Chemical Co. Ltd
Any exporter other than Tianjin Kaiwei Chemical Co. Ltd
1464.64
Metric tonne
US Dollar
3.
29336100
Melamine
Melamine
China PR
China PR
Any producer other than Tianjin Kaiwei Chemical Co. Ltd
Any exporter other than Tianjin Kaiwei Chemical Co. Ltd
1464.64
Metric tonne
US Dollar
4.
29336100
Melamine
Melamine
China PR
Any country other than China PR
Tianjin Kaiwei Chemical Co. Ltd
Any exporter
1464.64
Metric tonne
US Dollar
5.
29336100
Melamine
Melamine
China PR
Any country other than China PR
Any producer other than Tianjin Kaiwei Chemical Co. Ltd
Any exporter
1464.64
Metric tonne
US Dollar
6.
29336100
Melamine
Melamine
Any country other than China PR
China PR
Any producer
Any exporter
1464.64
Metric tonne
US Dollar

2.         The anti-dumping duty imposed under this notification shall be effective upto and inclusive of the 1st  day of October, 2004, and shall be payable in Indian currency. 

Explanation. – For the purposes of this notification, –

(a) “landed value” means the assessable value as determined under the Customs Act, 1962 (52 of 1962) and includes all duties of customs except duties levied under sections 3, 3A, 8B, 9 and 9A of the said Customs Tariff Act;

(b) 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 sub-clause (i) of clause (a) of sub-section (3) of section 14 of the said 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.

G.S.Karki
Under Secretary to the Government of India

F.No.354/28/2004-TRU

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