Seeks to levy definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of Meta Phenylene Diamine , originating in, or exported from, the People s Republic of China, for a period of five years. – 11/2014 – Dated 11-3-2014 – Anti Dumping .

Notification No. 11/2014-Customs (ADD),Dated: March 11, 2014

Whereas, in the matter of Meta Phenylene Diamine (MPDA) (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, the People’s Republic of China (hereinafter referred to as the subject country) and imported into India, the designated authority in its preliminary findings vide notification No. 14/04/2012-DGAD dated 1 st January, 2013, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part I, Section 1, dated the 1 st January, 2013, had recommended imposition of provisional anti-dumping duty on the imports of subject goods, originating in, or exported from, the subject country;

And whereas, on the basis of the aforesaid findings of the designated authority, the Central Government had imposed provisional anti-dumping duty on the subject goods vide notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue), No. 2/2013 -Customs (ADD), dated 22 nd March, 2013, published in the Gazette of India Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i) vide number G.S.R.187 (E), dated the dated 22 nd March, 2013;

And whereas, the designated authority in its final findings vide notification No. 14/04/2012-DGAD dated 17 th December, 2013, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part I, Section 1, dated the 17 th December, 2013, had come to the conclusion that-

(a) The subject goods have been exported to India from the subject country below its normal value;

(b) The domestic industry has suffered material injury on account of subject imports from the subject country;

(c) The material injury has been caused by the dumped imports of subject imports from the subject country;

and had recommended the imposition of definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of the subject goods originating in, or exported, from the subject country;

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, on the basis of 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 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),  and exported from the countries as specified in the corresponding entry in column (5), and produced by the producers as specified in the corresponding entry in column (6), and exported by the exporters as specified in the corresponding entry in column (7), and imported into India, an anti-dumping duty at the rate equal to the amount as specified in the corresponding entry in column (8) in the currency as specified in the corresponding entry in column (10)  and as per unit of measurement as specified in the corresponding entry in column (9), of the said Table.

Table

Sl.

No.

Tariff Item

Description of goods

Country of origin

Country of export

Producer

Exporter

Amount

Unit

Currency

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

(5)

(6)

(7)

(8)

(9)

(10)

1

2921 51 20, 2921 51 90

Meta Phenylene Diamine (MPDA)

People’s Republic of China

People’s Republic of China

Jiangsu Tianjiayi Chemical Co. Ltd

Changshan Haicheng Chemical Co. Ltd.

0.574

Kg

US Dollar

2

2921 51 20, 2921 51 90

Meta Phenylene Diamine (MPDA)

People’s Republic of China

People’s Republic of China

Zhejiang Amino-Chem Co. Ltd

Zhejiang Amino-Chem Co. Ltd

0.615

Kg

US Dollar

3

2921 51 20, 2921 51 90

Meta Phenylene Diamine (MPDA)

People’s Republic of China

People’s Republic of China

Any combination other than mentioned in Sl. no. 1 & 2 of above producer and exporter

0.780

Kg

US Dollar

4

2921 51 20, 2921 51 90

Meta Phenylene Diamine (MPDA)

People’s Republic of China

Any other than People’s Republic of China

Any

Any

0.780

Kg

US Dollar

5

2921 51 20, 2921 51 90

Meta Phenylene Diamine (MPDA)

Any other than People’s Republic of China

People’s Republic of China

Any

Any

0.780

Kg

US Dollar

Note – MPDA is also known as m – Phenylene Diamine, 1,3- diaminobenzene, 1, 3- Benzenediamine, m- Aminoaniline, m- Benzenediamine, m- Diaminobenzene, 1,3-Phenylenediamine, 3- Aminoaniline, m- Fenylendiamin, Phenylenediamine, and m- Aminoaline, Phenylenediamine meta.

2. The anti-dumping duty imposed under this notification shall be effective for a period of five years (unless revoked, superseded or amended earlier) from the date of imposition of the provisional anti-dumping duty, that is, 22 nd March, 2013 and shall be payable in Indian currency.

Explanation.-    For the purposes of this notification, 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 Customs Act.

F.No.354/26/2013-TRU

(Akshay  Joshi)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

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