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

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
(DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE)

Notification No. 88/98-Customs

Dated: 27/11/1998

Anti-dumping duty on Polystyrene originating in or exported from Japan,
Republic of Korea, Malaysia and Taiwan.

 WHEREAS in the matter of import of Polystyrene falling under Chapter 39 of the First Schedule to the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 (51 of 1975), originating in or exported from Japan, Republic of Korea, Malaysia and Taiwan, the Designated Authority vide its preliminary findings, published in the Gazette of India Extraordinary dated the 12th May, 1998 had come to the conclusion that –

(a) Polystyrene originating in, or exported from, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malaysia and Taiwan, had 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 exports from the subject country.

AND WHEREAS on the basis of the aforesaid findings of the Designated Authority, the Central Government has imposed anti-dumping duty vide Notification No. 43/98-Customs, dated the 30th June, 1998 [G.S.R. 371(E), dated 30th June, 1998], published in Part II, section 3, sub-section (i) of the Gazette of India Extraordinary, dated the 30th June, 1998 (hereinafter referred to as the provisional duty):

AND WHEREAS the Designated Authority vide its findings, published in the Gazette of India Extraordinary dated the 12th May, 1998 had come to the conclusion that –

(a) General Purpose Polystyrene (GPPS type) and High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS type), other than expansible polystyrene, originating in, or exported from, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malaysia and Taiwan had been exported to India below normal value, resulting  dumping;

(b) Domestic industry has suffered material injury;

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

Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (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 Anti-dumping duty on Dumped Articles and for Determination of Injury) Rules, 1995, the Central Government on the basis of the findings of the Designated Authority, hereby imposes on HIPS and GPPS types of Polystyrene (other than expansible polystyrene), falling under Chapter 39 of the First Schedule to the said Customs Tariff Act, originating in or exported from the country specified in column (2) of the Table hereto annexed, by the exporters mentioned in the corresponding entry in column (3) of the said Table, and imported into India, an anti-dumping duty at the rate specified in the corresponding entry in column (4) of the said Table.

TABLE

Sr. No. Country Name of Exporter Amount of Anti-Dumping Duty
(Rs. per metric tonne)
(1) (2) (3) (4)
1. Malaysia (a) Petrochemical (M) Sdn.
Bhd., Malaysia:
GPPS type polystyrene
HIPS type polystyrene
 

4360
6648

(b) Any other company :
GPPS type polystyrene
HIPS type polystyrene
4360
6648
2. Republic of Korea Any company 5991
3. Taiwan (a) Eternal Chemical Co. Ltd.:
GPPS type polystyrene
HIPS type polystyrene
1963
4463
(b) Any other company 13493
4. Japan Any company 5871

2. The anti-dumping duty imposed under this notification shall be levied with effect from the date of imposition of provisional duty i.e., 30th June, 1998.

Notification No. 88/98-Cus., dated 17-11-1998.

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