7th February, 2002

Notification No. 13/2002-Customs

WHEREAS in the matter of import of Diclofenac Sodium, falling under heading 29.42 of the First Schedule to the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 (51 of 1975), originating in, or exported from People’s Republic of China, the designated authority vide its preliminary findings, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part I, Section 1, dated the 31st October, 2001, has come to the conclusion that –

(a) Diclofenac Sodium has been exported to India from the People’s Republic of China below its normal value;

(b) the Indian industry has suffered injury and there is threat of more injury being inflicted on domestic industry;

(c) the injury has been caused by the dumped imports from the People’s Republic of China;

Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (2) of section 9A of the said Customs Tariff Act, read with rules 13 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, on the basis of the aforesaid findings of the designated authority, hereby imposes on Diclofenac Sodium, falling under heading 29.42 of the First Schedule to the said Customs Tariff Act, originating in, or exported from, the People’s Republic of China, exported by all exporters/producers and imported into India, an anti-dumping duty at the rate of US $ 3.44 per Kilogramme.

2. The anti-dumping duty imposed under this notification shall be effective upto and inclusive of the 6th day of August, 2002, and shall be payable in Indian currency.

Explanation. – For the purposes of this notification, rate of exchange applicable for the purposes of calculation of 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 under sub-clause (i) of clause (a) of sub-section (3) of section 14 of the said Customs Act, 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.

Vivek Prasad
Under Secretary to the Government of India

F.No. 354/197/2001-TRU

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