Seeks to impose anti-dumping duty on Veneered Engineered Wooden Flooring, originating in or exported from China PR, Malaysia, Indonesia and the European Union.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

MINISTRY OF FINANCE

(DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE)

Notification No. 17/2018-Customs (ADD)

New Delhi, the 27th March, 2018

G.S.R. 287(E).- Whereas in the matter of ‘Veneered Engineered Wooden Flooring’ (hereinafter referred to as the subject goods) falling under tariff items 4409 10 10 or 4409 29 90 of the First Schedule to the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 (51 of 1975) (hereinafter referred to as the Customs Tariff Act), from China PR, Malaysia, Indonesia and the European Union (hereinafter referred to as the subject countries), and imported into India, the designated authority in its final findings published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part I, Section 1, vide notification number 14/34/2016-DGAD, dated the 13th February, 2018, has come to the conclusion that–

(a) the product under consideration has been exported to India from subject countries below their normal values;

(b) the domestic industry has suffered material injury; and

(c) material injury has been caused by the dumped imports of subject goods from subject countries, except the imports from UAB Boen, EU and Tarkett Polska Sp. Zoo, Poland (producer)/ Tarkett, Hongkong (exporter);

And whereas, the designated authority has recommended imposition of definitive anti-dumping duty on the imports of subject goods, originating in or exported from the subject countries and imported into India, in order to remove injury to the domestic industry;

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, after considering the aforesaid final findings of the designated authority, hereby imposes definitive anti-dumping duty 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 country as specified in the corresponding entry in column (4), exported from the country as specified in the corresponding entry in column (5), produced by the producers as specified in the corresponding entry in column (6), 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, namely :-

Table

Sl. No
Tariff Item
Descri-ption of goods
Country of origin
Country of export
Producer
Exporter
Amount
Unit
Curr-ency
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
(7)
(8)
(9)
(10)
1.
4409 10 10 or 4409 29 90
Veneered Engineered Wooden Flooring
European Union
European Union
UAB BOEN
UAB BOEN
Nil
Sqm
US$
2.
4409 10 10 or 4409 29 90
Veneered Engineered Wooden Flooring
European Union
Hong Kong
Tarkett Polska Sp. Zoo
Tarkett Hong Kong
Nil
Sqm
US$
3.
4409 10 10 or 4409 29 90
Veneered Engineered Wooden Flooring
European Union
European Union
Any
Any
6.91
Sqm
US$
4.
4409 10 10 or 4409 29 90
Veneered Engineered Wooden Flooring
European Union
Any country other than those subject to Anti dumping Duty
Any
Any
6.91
Sqm
US$
5.
4409 10 10 or 4409 29 90
Veneered Engineered Wooden Flooring
Any country other than those subject to Anti dumping Duty
European Union
Any
Any
6.91
Sqm
US$
6.
4409 10 10 or 4409 29 90
Veneered Engineered Wooden Flooring
Indonesia
Indonesia
Any
Any
1.21
Sqm
US$
7.
4409 10 10 or 4409 29 90
Veneered Engineered Wooden Flooring
Indonesia
Any country other than those subject to Anti dumping
Any
Any
1.21
Sqm
US$
8.
4409 10 10 or 4409 29 90
Veneered Engineered Wooden Flooring
Any country other than Those subject to Anti dumping Duty
Indonesia
Any
Any
1.21
Sqm
US$
9.
4409 10 10 or 4409 29 90
Veneered Engineered Wooden Flooring
China PR
China PR
Any
Any
0.56
Sqm
US$
10.
4409 10 10 or 4409 29 90
Veneered Engineered Wooden Flooring
Any country other than those subject to Anti dumping Duty
China PR
Any
Any
0.56
Sqm
US$
11.
4409 10 10 or 4409 29 90
Veneered Engineered Wooden Flooring
China PR
Any country other than those subject to Anti dumping Duty
Any
Any
0.56
Sqm
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.354/61/2018-TRU]

(Ruchi Bisht)

Under Secretary to the Government of India

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