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Seeks to levy definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of ‘‘4, 4 Diamino Stilbene 2, 2 Disulphonic Acid (DASDA)’, originating in, or exported from, the People’s Republic of China, for a period of five years

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

MINISTRY OF FINANCE

(DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE)

Notification No. 09/2014-Customs (ADD)

New Delhi, the 23rd January, 2014

G.S.R. (E).  -Whereas in the matter of 4, 4 Diamino Stilbene 2, 2 Disulphonic Acid (DASDA) (hereinafter referred to as the subject goods), falling under Chapter 29 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, the People’s Republic of China (hereinafter referred to as the subject country),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. 14/01/2012-DGAD, dated the 22nd November, 2013, has come to the conclusion, inter alia, that –

i. The subject goods have entered the Indian market from the subject country below associated normal value, thus resulting in dumping of the subject goods;

ii. The dumping margin of the subject goods imported from the subject country is above de-minimis level;

iii. The domestic industry has suffered material injury in respect of the subject goods; and

iv. The material injury to the domestic industry has been caused due to dumped imports of the subject goods from the subject country,

And whereas, the designated authority has recommended imposition of definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of the subject goods, originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China 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 23 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 countries as specified in the corresponding entry in column (4),  and exported from the countries as specified in the corresponding entry in column (5), and produced by the producers as specified in the corresponding entry in column (6), and 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.

Table
Sl No
Sub-
Heading /Tariff item
Description of goods
Country of Origin
Country of Export
Producer
Exporter
Amount of duty
Unit of Measu-rement
Currency
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
(7)
(8)
(9)
(10)
1
2921 42 90 or  2921 59  90 or 2922 21 90 or 2922 29 90 or 2930 90 99
4,4 Diamino Stilbene 2,2 Disulphonic Acid(DASDA)
People’s Republic of China
People’s Republic of China
M/s Hebei Hua-Chem Dye Chemical Co. Ltd
M/s Hebei Hua-Chem Dye Chemical Co. Ltd
270
MT
US Dollar
2
2921 42 90 or  2921 59  90 or 2922 21 90 or 2922 29 90 or 2930 90 99
4,4 Diamino Stilbene 2,2 Disulphonic Acid(DASDA)
People’s Republic of China
People’s Republic of China
Any combination of producer /exporter (other than in Sl. No.1above)
460
MT
US Dollar
3
2921 42 90 or  2921 59  90 or 2922 21 90 or 2922 29 90 or 2930 90 99
4,4 Diamino Stilbene 2,2 Disulphonic Acid(DASDA)
People’s Republic of China
Any country other than People’s Republic of China
Any
Any
460
MT
US Dollar
4
2921 42 90 or  2921 59  90 or 2922 21 90 or 2922 29 90 or 2930 90 99
4,4 Diamino Stilbene 2,2 Disulphonic Acid(DASDA)
Any country other than People’s Republic of China
People’s Republic of China
Any
Any
460
MT
US Dollar

Note:

(i) The Product Under Consideration i.e. 4, 4 Diamino Stilbene 2, 2 Disulphonic Acid (DASDA) is also known as follows:

(a) 2, 2″- (1, 2- Ethylenediyl) bis (5-aminobenzenesulfonic acid).

(b) 4, 4″-Diaminostilbene- 2, 2″-Disulfonic Acid.

(c) 2, 2″-ethene -1, 2-diylbis (5-amino benzene sulfonic acid).

(d) Amsonic Acid.

(e) DSD Acid.

(ii)  The Anti-dumping duty shall be imposed on the quantity of subject goods calculated on 100% basis.

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.354/141/2013-TRU

(Akshay Joshi)

Under Secretary to the Government of India

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