Seeks to levy anti-dumping duty on imports of Methylene Chloride, originating in, or exported from the European Union, USA and Korea RP for a period of Six Months

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

MINISTRY OF FINANCE

(DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE)

Notification No. 24/2013-Customs (ADD)

New Delhi, dated the 21st  October, 2013

G.S.R. (E). -WHEREAS  in the matter of Methylene Chloride  (hereinafter referred to as the subject goods), falling under Chapter 29 of the First Schedule to the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 (51 of 1975), originating in, or exported from the European Union, United States of America and Korea RP (hereinafter referred to as the subject countries), and imported into India, the designated authority in its preliminary findings published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part I, Section 1,vide notification No. 14/19/2012-DGAD, dated the 6th September, 2013, had come to the conclusion that –

(a) the subject goods have been exported to India from the subject countries below its normal value;

(b) the domestic industry has suffered material injury in respect of the subject goods;

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

AND WHEREAS, the designated authority in its aforesaid findings, has recommended imposition of provisional anti-dumping duty on imports of the 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, 1975 (51 of 1975), 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, after considering the aforesaid preliminary 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 sub-heading of the First Schedule to the said 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), and produced by the producer as specified in the corresponding entry in column (6), when exported from the country as specified in the corresponding entry in column (5), by the exporter 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  indicated 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
Description
of goods
Country of origin
Country of Export
Producer
Exporter
Amount
Unit of measu-rement
Currency
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
(7)
(8)
(9)
(10)
1
2903 12
Dichloromethane (Methylene Chloride)
European Union
European Union
M/s. Akzo Nobel Industrial Chemicals B.V, Netherlands
M/s. Akzo Nobel Industrial Chemicals B.V, Netherlands
0.32
Kg
US Dollar
2
2903 12
Dichloromethane (Methylene Chloride)
European Union
European Union
Any other than combination at Sl. No. 1
0.36
Kg
US Dollar
3
2903 12
Dichloromethane (Methylene Chloride)
Any country other than subject countries
European Union
Any
Any
0.36
Kg
US Dollar
4
2903 12
Dichloromethane (Methylene Chloride)
European Union
Any country other than subject countries
Any
Any
0.36
Kg
US Dollar
5
2903 12
Dichloromethane (Methylene Chloride)
United States of  America
United States of America
Any
Any
0.33
Kg
US Dollar
6
2903 12
Dichloromethane (Methylene Chloride)
Any country other than subject countries
United States of America
Any
Any
0.33
Kg
US Dollar
7
2903 12
Dichloromethane (Methylene Chloride)
United States of America
Any country other than subject countries
Any
Any
0.33
Kg
US Dollar
8
2903 12
Dichloromethane (Methylene Chloride)
Korea RP
Korea RP
Any
Any
0.21
Kg
US Dollar
9
2903 12
Dichloromethane (Methylene Chloride)
Any country other than subject countries
Korea RP
Any
Any
0.21
Kg
US Dollar
10
2903 12
Dichloromethane (Methylene Chloride)
Korea RP
Any country other than subject countries
Any
Any
0.21
Kg
US Dollar

2. The anti-dumping duty imposed under this notification shall be levied for a period not exceeding six months (unless revoked, amended or superseded earlier) from the date of publication of this notification in the Gazette of India 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, under section 14 of the Customs Act, 1962 (52 of 1962) and the relevant date for 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.354/199/2013 -TRU]

Akshay Joshi

Under Secretary to the Government of India.

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