Seeks to impose Anti-Dumping duty on ‘Electrogalvanized Steel’ originating in or exported from Korea RP, Japan and Singapore, for a period of 5 years, in pursuance of fresh final findings issued by DGTR | Notification No. 29/2022-Customs (ADD)|Dated: 19th October, 2022.

MINISTRY OF FINANCE
(Department of Revenue)
New Delhi

Notification No. 29/2022-Customs (ADD)|Dated: 19th October, 2022

G.S.R. 782(E).—Whereas in the matter of ‘Electrogalvanized Steel’ (hereinafter referred to as the subject goods) falling under tariff heading 7209, 7210, 7211, 7212, 7225 and 7226 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 Korea RP, Japan and Singapore (hereinafter referred to as the subject countries), and imported into India, the designated authority in its final findings, vide notification No. 6/7/2021-DGTR, dated the 27th July, 2022, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part I, Section 1, dated the 27th July, 2022, has come to the conclusion that—

(i) the subject goods have been exported to India from the subject countries below normal values;

(ii) the domestic industry has suffered material injury on account of subject imports from subject countries;

(iii) the material injury has been caused by the dumped imports of subject goods from the subject countries,

and has recommended imposition of an 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 on the subject goods, the description of which is specified in column (3) of the Table below, falling under tariff heading 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, an anti­dumping 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.
Heading/
Sub
Heading
Description  of subject
goods/ product
under consideration
Country
of origin
Country of
export
Producer
Amount
Unit
Currency
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
(7)
(8)
(9)
1.
7210,      7212, 7225,      7209, 7211  and 7226
Electroga-lvanized Steel**
Korea RP
Any     country including Korea RP
POSCO Group consisting of:
POSCO Co., Ltd. or POSCO SteeLeON Co., Ltd.
NIL
MT
USD
2.
-do-
-do-
Korea RP
Any     country including Korea RP
Dongkuk Steel Mill Co. Ltd.
NIL
-do-
-do-
3.
-do-
-do-
Korea RP
Any     country including Korea RP
Hyundai Steel Company
NIL
-do-
-do-
4.
-do-
-do-
Korea RP
Any  country
including Korea RP
DK Dongshin Co., Ltd.
NIL
-do-
-do-
5.
-do-
-do-
Korea RP
Any  country including Korea RP
Any producer other than S. No. 1 to 4 above
16.05
-do-
-do-
6.
-do-
-do-
Any country other than subject countries
Korea RP
Any
16.05
-do-
-do-
7.
-do-
-do-
Japan
Any  country including Japan
Nippon     Steel Corporation
NIL
-do-
-do-
8.
-do-
-do-
Japan
Any  country including Japan
Any producer other than S. No. 7 above
64.08
-do-
-do-
9.
-do-
-do-
Any country other than subject countries
Japan
Any
64.08
-do-
-do-
10.
-do-
-do-
Singapore
Any  country including Singapore
Any
79.73
-do-
-do-
11.
-do-
-do-
Any country other than subject countries
Singapore
Any
79.73
-do-
-do-

** The product under consideration (‘PUC’) is ‘Flat rolled products of hot rolled or cold rolled steel continuously electrolytically plated or coated with zinc, with or without alloying elements’. The product under consideration is commonly known as Electrogalvanized steel.

The product under consideration may be either of alloy or non-alloy steel, whether or not of prime or non-prime quality. The product under consideration may be in coils or not in coils form. The product under consideration includes all types of Electrogalvanized steel whether or not coated, passivated, pre-treated, pre-painted, colour coated, thin organic coated, chromated, phosphated, printed, whether or not corrugated or profiled, and whether or not having anti-fingerprint treatment.

The following are excluded from the scope of product under consideration, namely:

i. Flat rolled steel products that are plated or coated with alloy of aluminium and zinc.

ii. Flat rolled steel products that are plated or coated with alloy of zinc and nickel with nickel content being a minimum 9%.

iii. Hot-dip galvanized flat rolled steel products.

iv. Tin-mill flat rolled steel products

v. Laminated electrogalvanized steel.

vi. Printed electrogalvanized steel.

The intended end use of the product under consideration is for protection from corrosion and is majorly used in the manufacturing of electronic appliances, auto applications, consumer electronics, furniture, HVAC, roofing and siding, ceiling grid, construction, office equipment etc.

The product under consideration is classified under HS Codes 7210, 7212, 7225 and 7226 of Schedule I of the Customs Tariff Act. However, imports of the product under consideration have also been made under HS Codes 7209 and 7211 of Schedule I of the Customs Tariff Act.

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. CBIC-190354/146/2022-TO(TRU-I)-CBEC]

VIKRAM VIJAY WANERE, Under Secy.

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