This Notification imposes Anti-Dumping duty on Polystyrene originating in, or exported from China PR, Hongkong, Singapore and Thailand

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

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
(DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE)

11th April. 2000

Notification No. 42/2000-Customs

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, China PR, Hong Kong, Singapore and Thailand, the Designated Authority vide its preliminary findings published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part I, Section 1, dated the 28th September, 1999 had come to the conclusion that –

(a) Polystyrene, originating in, or exported from. Hong Kong, Singapore and Thailand, has been exported to India below normal value, resulting in dumping;

(b) the domestic industry has suffered injury;

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

(d) the volume of imports from China PR during the period of investigation is de-minimus and therefore the Authority does not consider it appropriate to recommend anti-dumping duty with respect to imports from China PR;

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. 116/99-Customs, dated the 14th October, 1999, published in Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i) of the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, dated the 14th October, 1999;

AND WHEREAS the Designated Authority vide its final findings published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part I, Section 1, dated the 8th March, 2000 has come to the conclusion that –

(a) Polystyrene, originating in, or exported from. Hong Kong, Singapore and Thailand, 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 imports from the subject countries;

(d) the volume of imports from China PR during the period of investigation is de-minimus and therefore the Authority does not consider it appropriate to recommend anti-dumping duty with respect to imports from China PR,

Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (l) of section 9A of me said Customs Tariff Act, read with sub-section (5) thereof 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 me aforesaid final findings of the Designated Authority, hereby imposes on High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS) and General Purpose Polystyrene (GPPS), 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 annexed hereto, and when exported by exporters mentioned in me corresponding entry in column (3) of the said Table, and imported into India, an anti-dumping duty at a rate mentioned in me corresponding entry in column (4) of the said Table.

TABLE

S.No. Name of the Country Name of the exporter Amount of Anti dumping duty
(in Rupees per MT)
(1) (2) (3) (4)
1 Hong Kong Any Exporter of-
(i) GPPS
(ii)HIPS
1822
4878
2 Singapore Any Exporter of –
(i) GPPS
(ii) HIPS
494
785
3 Thailand Any Exporter of –
(i) GPPS
(ii)HIPS
5649
9236

2. The anti-dumping duty imposed under this notification shall be levied with effect from the date of imposition of the provisional anti-dumping duty i.e. the 14th October, 1999.

Prashant Kumar Sinha
Under Secretary to the Government of India

F.No-354/121/99-TRU (Pt II)

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