Notification No. 4/2019-Customs (CVD)– Seeks to levy countervailing duty on ‘Welded Stainless Steel Pipes and Tubes’ originating in or exported from China PR and Vietnam, in pursuance of final findings issued by DGTR.
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
(DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE)
New Delhi, the 17th September, 2019
Notification No. 4/2019-Customs (CVD)
G.S.R. 665(E). -Whereas, in the matter of “Welded Stainless Steel Pipes and Tubes” (hereinafter referred to as the subject goods) falling under tariff items 7306 40 00, 7306 61 00, 7306 69 00, 7306 11 00 and 7306 21 00 of the First Schedule to the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 (51 of 1975), (hereinafter referred to as the Customs Tariff Act), originating in or exported from, China PR and Vietnam (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 No. 6/22/2018-DGAD dated the 31st July, 2019 has come to the conclusion that-
(i) the subject goods have been exported to India from subject countries at subsidized value, thus resulting in subsidization of the product;
(ii) the domestic industry has suffered material injury due to subsidization of the subject goods;
(iii) the material injury has been caused by the subsidized imports of the subject goods originating in or exported from the subject countries;
and has recommended the imposition of definitive countervailing duty on imports of the subject goods originating in, or exported, from the subject countries.
Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-sections (1) and (6) of section 9 of the Customs Tariff Act, read with rules 20 and 22 of the Customs Tariff (Identification, Assessment and Collection of Countervailing Duty on Subsidized 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, 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), exported from the countries as specified in the corresponding entry in column (5), produced by the producers as specified in the corresponding entry in column (6), and imported into India, countervailing duty calculated at the rate mentioned in column (7) of the said Table, namely:-
|S.No.||Tariff item||Description of goods||Country
a % of
|1||7306 40 00, 7306 61 00, 7306 69 00, 7306 11 00, 7306 21 00||Welded stainless
|China PR||Any country including China PR||Zhejiang Jiuli
Hi-Tech Metals Co., Ltd.
|2||-do-||-do-||China PR||Any country including China PR||Any producer other than S.No. 1||29.88|
country other than
China PR and Vietnam
|4||-do-||-do-||Vietnam||Any country including Vietnam||Sonha SSP Vietnam Sole Member Company Limited||NIL|
|6||-do-||-do-||Vietnam||Any country including Vietnam||OSS Dai Duong International Joint Stock
|7||-do-||-do-||Vietnam||Any country including Vietnam||Vinlong Stainless Steel
(Vietnam) Co., Ltd.
|8||-do-||-do-||Vietnam||Any country including Vietnam||Steel 568 Co., Ltd.||NIL|
|9||-do-||-do-||Vietnam||Any country including Vietnam||Ha Anh Stainless Steel Company Limited||11.96|
|10||-do-||-do-||Vietnam||Any country including Vietnam||Gia Anh Hung Yen Co., Ltd.||11.96|
|11||-do-||-do-||Vietnam||Any country including Vietnam||Any producer other than 4 to 10 above||11.96|
Vietnam and China PR
2. The countervailing duty imposed under this notification shall be levied 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 payable in Indian currency.
Explanation. – For the purposes of this notification –
(1) The rate of exchange applicable for the purposes of calculation of such countervailing 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 Act.
(2) “CIF value” means the assessable value as determined under section 14 of the Customs Act, 1962 (52 of 1962).
[F. No. 354/125/2019-TRU]
Under Secretary to the Government of India