NOTIFICATION NO. 31/2015-Customs (ADD), Dated: July 9, 2015– Seeks to levy definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of steel and fibre glass measuring tapes and their parts and components, originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China for a period of five years

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

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
(DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE)
NEW DELHI

Notification No. 31/2015-Customs (ADD), Dated: July 9, 2015

Whereas, the designated authority, vide notification No. 15/9/2014- DGAD, dated 9th May 2014, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part I, Section 1, had initiated a review in the matter of continuation of anti-dumping duty on imports of steel and fibre glass measuring tapes and their parts and components (hereinafter referred to as the subject goods), originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China (hereinafter referred to as the subject country), imposed vide notification of the Government of India, in the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue) No. 49/2009- Customs, 15th May, 2009, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i), vide number G.S.R. 336(E), dated the 15th May, 2009;

And whereas, the Central Government had extended the anti-dumping duty on the subject goods, originating in or exported from the subject country upto and inclusive of the 14th May, 2015, vide notification of the Government of India, in the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue) No. 29/2014-Customs (ADD), dated the 4th July, 2014, published in Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i) of the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, vide number G.S.R 432(E), dated the 4th July, 2014;

And whereas, in the matter of review of anti-dumping duty on import of the subject goods, originating in or exported from the subject country, the designated authority in its final findings vide notification No. 15/9/2014-DGAD, dated the 5th May, 2015, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part I, Section 1, dated the 6th May, 2015 has come to the conclusion that-

(a) there is continued dumping of the subject goods from the subject country;

(b) dumped imports of subject goods are causing injury to the domestic industry;

(c) the dumping of subject goods and injury to the domestic industry is likely to continue if the anti-dumping duty is revoked;

(d) continuation of definitive anti-dumping duty on all imports of the subject goods from the subject country is necessary in order to remove likely injury to the domestic industry;

and has recommended imposition of the anti-dumping duty on 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, 1975 (51 of 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, after considering 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, specification of which is specified in column (4), 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 (5), exported from the countries as specified in the corresponding entry in column (6), produced by the producers as specified in the corresponding entry in column (7), exported by the exporters as specified in the corresponding entry in column (8), imported into India, an antidumping duty at the rate 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 as per unit of measurement as specified in the corresponding entry in column (10) of the said Table, namely:-

Table
S.
No.
Tariff item
Descr-iption of goods
Specifi-cation
Country of
Origin
Country of Exports
Prod-
ucer
Expo-
rter
Duty Amt.
Unit
Curr-
ency
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
(7)
(8)
(9)
(10)
(11)
1.
9017 80 10 or 9017 90 00 Measuring Tapes Steel Tapes and parts and components thereof People’s Republic of China People’s Republic of China
Any
Any
2.83
kg
US$
2.
9017 80 10 or 9017 90 00 Measuring Tapes Steel Tapes and parts and components thereof People’s Republic of China Any country other than People’s Republic of China
Any
Any
2.83
kg
US$
3.
9017 80 10 or 9017 90 00 Measuring Tapes Steel Tapes and parts and components thereof Any country other than People’s Republic of China People’s Republic of China
Any
Any
2.83
kg
US$
4.
9017 80 10 or 9017 90 00 Measuring Tapes Fibre glass Tapes and parts and components thereof People’s Republic of China People’s Republic of China
Any
Any
1.33
kg
US$
5.
9017 80 10 or 9017 90 00 Measuring Tapes Fibre glass Tapes and parts and components thereof People’s Republic of China Any country other than People’s Republic of China
Any
Any
1.33
kg
US$
6.
9017 80 10 or 9017 90 00 Measuring Tapes Fibre glass Tapes and parts and components thereof Any country other than People’s Republic of China People’s Republic of China
Any
Any
1.33
kg
US$

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 publication of this notification in the Official Gazette and shall be paid 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.354/102/2009-TRU(Pt.-I)]

(Akshay Joshi)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

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