Seeks to impose anti-dumping duty on imports of sewing machine needles originating in or exported from China PR

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

MINISTRY OF FINANCE

(DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE)

Notification No. 31/2017-Customs (ADD)

New Delhi, the 22nd June, 2017

G.S.R. (E). -Whereas, the designated authority vide Notification No.15/02/2016-DGAD dated 10th June, 2016 -DGAD, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part I, Section 1, dated the 10th June, 2016, had initiated review in terms of sub-section (5) of section 9A of the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 (51 of 1975) (hereinafter referred to as the said Customs Tariff Act) and in pursuance of rule 23 of the Customs Tariff (Identification, Assessment and Collection of Anti-dumping Duty on Dumped Articles and for Determination of Injury) Rules, 1995 (hereinafter referred to as the said rules), in the matter of continuation of anti-dumping duty on imports of Sewing Machine Needles (hereinafter referred to as subject goods), falling under sub-heading 8452 30 of Chapter 84 of the First Schedule to the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 (51 of 1975), originating in, or exported from, The People’s Republic of China, imposed vide notification of the Government of India, in the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue), No. 50/2011-Customs, dated the 22nd June, 2011 -Customs, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i), vide number G.S.R.473 (E), dated the 22nd June, 2011 which was extended vide notification of the Government of India, in the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue), No. 37/2016-Customs (ADD) dated the 4th August 2016, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i), vide number G.S.R.762 (E), dated the 4th August, 2016 and had recommended for continuation of the anti-dumping duty vide notification No. 15/02/2016-DGAD, dated the 23rd May, 2017, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part I, Section 1, dated the 23rd May, 2017.

Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) read with sub-section (5) of section 9A of the said Customs Tariff Act, 1975 read with rules 18 and 23 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 anti- dumping duty on the goods, description of which is specified in column (3) of the Table below, falling under headings 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 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 which shall be equal to 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.

Table
Sl. No
Heading/Sub -heading
Description of Goods
Specification
Country of Origin
County of Exports
Producer
Exporter
Duty Amount
Unit
Currency
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
(7)
(8)
(9)
(10)
(11)
1.
8452 30
Sewing Machine Needles
Any Specification
China PR
China PR
Any
Any
1,54,732
Per lakh needles
Indian Rupee
2
8452 30
Sewing Machine Needles
Any Specification
China PR
Any
Any
Any
1,54,732
Per lakh needles
Indian Rupee
3
8452 30
Sewing Machine Needles
Any Specification
Any
China PR
Any
Any
1,54,732
Per lakh needles
Indian Rupee

2. The anti-dumping duty imposed under this notification shall be effective for a period of five years (unless revoked, amended and superseded 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 purposes of calculation of the 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.354/110/2011 -TRU(Pt.1)]

(Gunjan Kumar Verma)

Under Secretary to the Government of India

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