Anti dumping duties on import of Sodium Hydroxide, commonly known as Caustic Soda originating in, or exported from Saudi Arabia, Iran, Japan, the United States of America and France

Government of India
Ministry of Finance
(Department of Revenue)

26th December, 2000

Notification No. 153/2000-Customs

WHEREAS in the matter of import of Sodium Hydroxide, commonly known as Caustic Soda, falling under sub-heading Nos. 2815.11 and 2815.12 of the First Schedule to the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 (51 of 1975), originating in, or exported from Saudi Arabia, Iran, Japan, the United States of America and France, the designated authority vide its preliminary findings, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part I, Section 1, dated the 16th November, 2000, has come to the conclusion that –

(a) Sodium Hydroxide, in all forms, originating in, or exported from, subject countries, has been exported to India below its normal value;

(b) the domestic industry has suffered material injury by way of financial losses due to depressed net sales realization on account of price depression caused by low landed prices of the dumped subject goods; and

(c) the injury has been caused to the domestic industry by the dumping of subject goods, originating in, or exported from, the subject countries;

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 Sodium Hydroxide, commonly known as Caustic Soda, falling under sub-heading Nos. 2815.11 and 2815.12 of the First Schedule to the said Customs Tariff Act, originating in, or exported from any country specified in column (2) of the Table annexed hereto, and exported by exporters specified in column (3) of the said Table, and imported into India, an anti-dumping duty at the rate which shall be calculated as the difference between the amount mentioned in column (4) of the said Table and the landed value of such imported Sodium Hydroxide per metric tonne.

Table

S.No.

Name of the Country

Name of the Exporter/ Producer

Amount (in US dollar per metric tonne)

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

1

United States of America

(a)M/s Dow Chemical Co.

345.44

(b) All other producer/exporter

345.44

2

France

All exporters/producers

307

3

Iran

All exporters/producers

269.75

4

Japan

All exporters/producers

347.11

5

Saudi Arabia

(a) Producer SADAF with SABIC as the exporter

270.68

(b) All other exporters/producers

256.38

2. The anti-dumping duty imposed under this notification shall be effective upto and inclusive of the day of 25th June, 2001, and shall be payable in Indian currency.

Explanation. – For the purposes of this notification, –

(a) “landed value” means the assessable value as determined under the Customs Act, 1962 (52 of 1962) and includes all duties of Customs except duties levied under sections 3, 3A, 8B, 9 and 9A of the said Customs Tariff Act;

(b) “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 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.

F.No.354/201/2000-TRU

(PRASANT KUMAR SINHA)
UNDER SECRETARY TO THE GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

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