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

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
(DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE)

13th August, 2003

Notification No. 125/2003-Customs 

WHEREAS  in the matter of import of non-brass metal flashlights (hereinafter referred to as “the subject goods”), falling under sub-heading 851310 of the First Schedule to the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 (51 of 1975), originating in, or exported from, the People’s Republic of China ((hereinafter referred to as “the subject country”), and imported into India, the designated authority(DA) vide its preliminary findings No. 14/27/2002-DGAD dated the 16th January, 2003  published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part I, Section 1, dated the 16th January, 2003,  had come to the conclusion that-

(i)

Non-brass metal flashlights had been exported to India from People’s Republic of China   below normal value;

(ii)

The Indian industry had suffered material injury;

(iii)

The injury had been caused to the domestic industry by the dumped imports from  People’s Republic of China;

and had recommended imposition of provisional anti-dumping duty, pending final determination, on all imports of  subject goods originating in or exported from, People’s Republic of China;

AND WHEREAS on the basis of the aforesaid findings of the designated authority, the Central Government had imposed provisional anti-dumping duty vide notification of the Government of India in the erstwhile Ministry of Finance & Company Affairs  (Department of Revenue) No. 25/2003-Customs, dated the 13th February, 2003, published in Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i) of the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, dated the 13th February, 2003 [G.S.R.  106 (E), dated the 13th February, 2003];

AND WHEREAS, the designated authority, vide its final findings No. 14/27/2002-DGAD dated the 23rd July, 2003 published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part I, Section I, dated the 23rd July, 2003 has come to the conclusion that –

(i)

Non-brass Metal Flashlights have been exported to India from the subject country below its normal value, resulting in dumping;

(ii)

The domestic industry has suffered material injury;

(iii)

The injury has been caused by the dumped imports  from the subject country;

and the DA has considered it necessary to impose final anti-dumping duty on all imports of the subject goods originating in or exported from the subject countries so as to remove injury to the domestic industry;

Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) read with 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 on the goods, the description of which is specified in column (3) of the Table below, falling under sub-heading 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 exported from the countries as specified in the corresponding entry in column (6) and produced by the producers as specified in the corresponding entry in column (7) and exported by the exporters as specified in the corresponding entry in column (8), and imported into India, an anti-dumping duty at the rate equal to the difference between the amount as specified in the corresponding entry in column (9) and the landed value of the goods, 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.

Table

Sr. No. Sub-heading Description of goods Specification Country of origin Country of Export Producer Exporter Amount Unit of measure-ment Currency
(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10) (11)
1 851310 Non-brass metal flashlights (in compact or SKD condition) 2 cell small, conforming to battery size AA Peoples Republic of China Any country Any Producer Any Exporter 672.29 Thousand Pieces USD
2 851310 Non-brass metal flashlights (in compact or SKD condition) 2 cell small, conforming to battery size AA Any Country except Peoples Republic of China Peoples Republic of China Any Producer Any Exporter 672.29 Thousand Pieces USD
3 851310 Non-brass metal flashlights (in compact or SKD condition) 2 cell large, conforming to battery size D Peoples Republic of China Any country Any Producer Any Exporter 820.63 Thousand Pieces USD
4 851310 Non-brass metal flashlights (in compact or SKD condition) 2 cell large, conforming to battery size D Any Country except Peoples Republic of China Peoples Republic of China Any Producer Any Exporter 820.63 Thousand Pieces USD
5 851310 Non-brass metal flashlights (in compact or SKD condition) 2 cell large, conforming to battery size D Peoples Republic of China Any country Any Producer Any Exporter 1608.08 Thousand Pieces USD
6 851310 Non-brass metal flashlights (in compact or SKD condition) 2 cell large, conforming to battery size D Any Country except Peoples Republic of China Peoples Republic of China Any Producer Any Exporter 1608.08 Thousand Pieces USD
7 851310 Non-brass metal flashlights (in compact or SKD condition) Other than those specified at S.No. 1-6 above Peoples Republic of China Any country Any Producer Any Exporter 1608.08 Thousand Pieces USD
8 851310 Non-brass metal flashlights (in compact or SKD condition) Other than those specified at S.No. 1-6 above Any Country except Peoples Republic of China Peoples Republic of China Any Producer Any Exporter 1608.08 Thousand Pieces USD

2. The anti-dumping duty imposed under this notification shall be levied with effect from the date of imposition of the provisional anti-dumping duty, i.e. 13.2.2003, and shall be paid in Indian currency.  

Explanation. – For the purposes of this notification,-

(a) “landed value” shall be the assessable value as determined under the Customs Act, 1962 and  includes all duties of customs except duties under sections 3, 3A, 8B, 9 and 9A of the Customs Tariff Act, 1975;

(b) the “rate of exchange” applicable for the purposes of calculation of the anti-dumping duty under this  notification shall be the exchange rate specified  in the notification issued from time to time in exercise of powers conferred under sub-section (3) of  section 14 of the Customs Act, 1962, and the relevant date for 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 .

V. Sivasubramanian
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

F.No. 354/ 5  /2003-TRU)

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