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Notification No. 77/2021-Customs (ADD) -Seeks to impose ADD on Decor Paper originating in or exported from China PR for a period of 5 years.

OVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
(DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE)

Notification No. 77/2021-Customs (ADD)

New Delhi, the 27th December, 2021

G.S.R. 882(E).- Whereas in the matter of ‘Décor Paper’ (hereinafter referred to as the ‘subject goods’) falling under tariff item 4805 91 00 or 4802 20 90 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 People’s Republic of China (hereinafter referred to as the ‘subject country’), and imported into India, the designated authority in its final findings vide notification number 6/38/2020-DGTR, dated the 28th September, 2021, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part I, Section 1, dated the 28th September, 2021, has come to the conclusion that the-

(i) dumping margin for the subject goods from the subject country is positive and significant;

(ii) domestic industry has suffered material injury;

(iii) material injury to the domestic industry has been caused by the dumped imports from the subject country,

and has recommended imposition of an anti-dumping duty on the imports of subject goods, originating in, or exported from the subject country 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 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), and imported into India, an anti-dumping duty at the rate equal to the amount as specified in the corresponding entry in column (7), in the currency as specified in the corresponding entry in column (9) and as per unit of measurement as specified in the corresponding entry in column (8), of the said Table, namely:-

Table

S No Tariff Item Description* Country of
Origin
Country of
Export
Producer Amount Unit Currency
(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9)
1. 4805 91 00, 4802 20 90 Décor Paper People’s Republic of
China
Any country including People’s Republic of China Kingdecor (Zhejiang) Co., Ltd. 116 MT US Dollar
2. 4805 91 00, 4802 20 90 Décor Paper People’s Republic of
China
Any country including People’s Republic of China Shandong Boxing  Ouhua Special Paper Co., Ltd. 110 MT US Dollar
3. 4805 91 00, 4802 20 90 Décor Paper People’s Republic of
China
Any country including People’s Republic of China Zibo OU-MU

Special Paper Co., Ltd.

110 MT  US Dollar
4. 4805 91 00, 4802 20 90 Décor Paper People’s Republic of
China
Any country including People’s Republic of China Any other than S. No. 1,2 and 3. 542 MT US Dollar
5. 4805 91 00, 4802 20 90 Décor Paper Any country
other than People’s
Republic of
China
People’s Republic of China Any 542 MT US Dollar

*uncoated paper in reel form of 40-130 GSM, having klemm absorbency of at least 12 mm per 10 minutes, wet tensile strength of 6-12 N/15 mm, and gurley porosity of 10-40 sec / 100 ml, containing titanium dioxide or pigments as filler. It includes base paper for high pressure (HPL) or low-pressure (LPL) decorative laminates, also known as decor paper, decorative base paper, decorative paper for high-pressure or low-pressure laminates, coating base paper and print base paper, but excluding printed ready-to-use decor paper.

The product under consideration includes various types of decor paper, such as surfacing paper (white/off-white), liner (white / off-white), barrier paper, shuttering base, overlay paper and print base paper (color / white). It may be imported as base paper for waxing, coating and impregnation; base paper for printing; base paper for use in decorative industry and barrier paper, and may come in various sizes as 95 cm, 96 cm, 102 cm, 123 cm, 123.5 cm, 124 cm, 124.5 cm, 125 cm, 131 cm, 132 cm, 183 cm, 184 cm and 185 cm.

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 payable 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 Act.

[F. No. 190354/287/2021-TRU]

(Rajeev Ranjan)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

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