This Notification imposes Anti-Dumping duty on Styrene Butadiene Rubber (SBR) originating in, or exported from Japan, Taiwan, Turkey, France, U.S.A., Germany and Korea RP.

[PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE OF INDIA, EXTRAORDINARY, PART II SECTION 3, SUB-SECTION (I)]

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
(DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE)

22nd May. 2000

Notification No. 73/2000-Customs

WHEREAS in the matter of import of Styrene Butadiene Rubber (hereinafter referred to as SBR), of different grades in 1500, 1700 and 1900 series, falling under heading Nos. 39.03 or 40.02 of the First Schedule to the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 (51 of 1975) originating in, or exported from, Japan, Taiwan, Turkey, France, United States of America, Germany and Korea R.P., the designated authority vide its preliminary findings published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part I, Section 1, dated the 21st January, 1999 had come to the conclusion that –

(a) SBR originating in, or exported from, Japan, Taiwan, Turkey, France, United States of America, Germany and Korea RP, has been exported to India below normal value, resulting in dumping;

(b) the Indian industry has suffered material injury;

(c) the injury has been caused cumulatively by the imports from the subject countries;

AND WHEREAS on the basis of the aforesaid findings of the designated authority, the Central Government had imposed an anti dumping duty vide notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue ), No. 39/99- Customs, dated the 26th April, 1999 [G.S.R.285 (E), dated the 26th April, 1999] published in Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i) of the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, dated the 26th April, 1999.

AND WHEREAS the designated authority vide its final findings published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part I, Section 1, dated the 2nd June, 1999 had come to the conclusion that –

(a) SBR has been exported from Japan, Korea RP, Turkey, Taiwan, USA, Germany and France has been exported to India below its normal value;

(b) the domestic industry has suffered material injury;

(c) the causal link between dumping and injury is established;

AND WHEREAS on the basis of the aforesaid final findings of the designated authority, the Central Government had imposed an anti dumping duty on the said SBR rubber vide notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue) No. 107/99- Customs, dated the 24th August, 1999 [G.S.R. No. 601 (E), dated the 24th August.1999] published in Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i) of the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, dated the, 24th”August, 1999

AND WHEREAS the Customs, Excise and Gold (Control) Appellate Tribunal (hereinafter referred to as CEGAT), in its final order No. 20-21/2000-A.D. dated the 2nd February, 2000, in Appeal No.C/264/99-AD, and in Appeal No.C/332/99-AD in the matter of M/s. Automotive Tyre Manufacturers Association and others vs. The Designated Authority, has held that SBR originating in or exported from USA, Taiwan, Turkey, Korea and Japan and imported into India, be subjected to final anti-dumping duty at the rate equivalent to the amount specified in the corresponding entries of the Table hereto annexed. Subject to these modifications, CEGAT has upheld the final findings of the Designated Authority dated the 2nd June, 1999;

AND WHEREAS the Designated Authority has accepted the above order of CEGAT dated the 2nd February 2000.

Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by subsection (1) of section 9A of the said Customs Tariff Act, read with rules 18 and 20 of the Customs Tariff (Identification, Assessment and Collection of Antidumping duty on Dumped Articles and for Determination of Injury) Rules, 1995 and in supersession of the notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of finance (Department of Revenue), No. 107/99-Customs, dated the 24th August, 1999 [G.S.R.601(E), dated the 24th August, 1999], published in part n. Section 3, sub-section (i) of the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, dated the 24th August, 1999, except as respects things done or omitted to be done before such supersession, the Central Government hereby imposes on SBR of the grades mentioned in column (4) of the Table below and falling under heading Nos. 39.03 or 40.02 of the First Schedule to the said Customs Tariff Act, originating in or exported from USA, Taiwan, Turkey, Korea and Japan as mentioned in the corresponding entry in column (2) of the Table below, when exported by producer or exporter mentioned in the corresponding entry in column (3) of the Table below, and imported into India, an anti-dumping duty at a rate which is equivalent to the amount specified in the corresponding entry in column (5) of the said Table.

TABLE

Sr. No.

Country

Name of the Producer or 
Exporter
Grade Amount
(US $ per metric tonne)
(1) (2) (3) (4) (5)
1. United States of
America
All Exporters 1700 Series 97.49
1900 Series 189.89
2. Taiwan Taiwan Synthetic Rubber
Corporation
1500 Series 62.00
1900 Series 90.00
Others 1500 Series 90.00
1900 Series 90.00
3. Turkey Petkim Petrokimya 1500 Series 232.00
1900 Series 272.99
Others 1500 Series 297.00
1900 Series 272.99
4. Korea Korea Kumho 1500 Series 138.56
1700 Series 30.27
1900 Series 204.00
Other Exporters 1500 Series 204.00
1700 Series 30.27
1900 Series 204.00
5. Japan JSR Corporation 1500 Series 104.18
1700 Series 25.67
1900 Series 156.93
Others 1500 Series 104.18
1700 Series 25.67
1900 Series 156.93

Explanation I- Omitted.

Explanation II- For the purposes of this notification, the anti-dumping duty shall be paid in Indian currency. The “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 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 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.

(Prashant Kumar Sinha)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

F.No. 354/46/2000-TRU

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