[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)

  Notification No.  46/2009-CUSTOMS

 New Delhi, the 11th May, 2009

 Whereas, the designated authority vide notification No. 15/18/2008-DGAD, dated the 22nd  August, 2008, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary Part I, Section 1, dated the 22nd  August, 2008, had initiated review, in terms of sub-section (5) of section 9A of the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 (51 of 1975) 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 plastic ophthalmic lenses, (hereinafter referred to as subject goods), originating in or exported from, the People’s Republic of China (China PR) and Chinese Taipei (Taiwan), imposed vide notification of the Government of India, in the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue), No. 55/2004-Customs dated the 19th April, 2004 [G.S.R. 268(E), dated the 19th April, 2004];

  And whereas the designated authority had requested for extension of anti-dumping duty, for a period of one year pending the completion of the review;

  And whereas, on the basis of the aforesaid request of the designated authority, the Central Government had extended anti-dumping duty on the subject goods vide notification of the Government of India, in the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue), No.103/2008-Customs, dated the 4th September, 2008, [published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i), vide number G.S.R. 642(E), of same date], up to 4th September, 2009;

 And whereas, the designated authority vide notification No. 15/18/2008-DGAD, dated the 12th February, 2009, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part I, Section 1, dated the 13th February, 2009, had terminated the investigation initiated vide notification No. 15/18/2008-DGAD, dated the 22nd August, 2008 and recommended that the anti dumping duties need not be extended further;

 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 rule 14 of the said rules, the Central Government hereby rescinds the notification of the Government of India, in the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue), No. 55/2004-Customs, dated the 19th April, 2004, published in Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i), vide number G.S.R. 268(E), dated the 19th April, 2004], except as respects things done or omitted to be done before such rescission.

 [F. No. 354/94/2003-TRU (Pt. II)]

 (Unmesh Wagh)

Under Secretary to the Government of India

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