Seeks to impose definitive anti-dumping duty on graphite electrodes of all diameters originating in and exported from China PR for a period of five years

Notification No. 04/2015-Customs (ADD)

Dated- 13th February, 2015

G.S.R. (E).- Whereas in the matter of ‘Graphite Electrodes of all diameters’ (hereinafter referred to as the subject goods) falling under heading 8545 of the First Schedule to the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 (51 of 1975), originating in, or exported from the People’s Republic of China (hereinafter referred to as the subject country), and imported into India, the designated authority in its final findings published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part I, Section 1,vide notification No. 14/02/2013-DGAD dated 19th November 2014, has come to the conclusion that-

(a) the subject goods have entered the Indian market from the subject country at prices less than their normal values in the domestic markets of the exporting country;

(b) the domestic industry has suffered material injury; and

(c) the injury has been caused to the domestic industry, both by volume and price effect of dumped imports of the subject goods originating in or exported from the subject country.

And whereas, the designated authority in its aforesaid findings, has recommended imposition of definitive anti-dumping duty on the subject goods, originating in or exported from the subject country 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 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, after considering the aforesaid final findings of the designated authority, hereby imposes on the subject goods, the description of which is specified in column (3) of the Table below, the specification of which is specified in column (4) of the said Table, falling under heading of the First Schedule to the Customs Tariff Act as specified in the corresponding entry in column (2), originating in the countries as specified in the corresponding entry in column (5), exported from the countries as specified in the corresponding entry in column (6), produced by the producers as specified in the corresponding entry in column (7), exported by the exporters as specified in the corresponding entry in column (8), and imported into India, an anti-dumping duty at the rate equal to the amount as indicated in the corresponding entry in column (9), in the currency as specified in the corresponding entry in column (11) and as per unit of measurement as specified in the corresponding entry in column (10) of the said Table, namely:-

Contents

Table
 Sl.
No
Heading
Descri-
ption of Goods
Specifi-cation
Country of origin
Country of Export
Producer
Exporter
Amount
Unit
Curr-
ency
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
(7)
(8)
(9)
(10)
(11)
1
8545
Graphite Electrodes
All diameters
People’s Republic of China
People’s Republic of China
M/s Kaifeng Carbon Co. Ltd. China Pingmei Shenma Group
M/s Kaifeng Carbon Co. Ltd. China Pingmei Shenma Group
278.19
Metric Tonne
US Dollar
2
8545
Graphite Electrodes
All diameters
People’s Republic of China
People’s Republic of China
M/s Pingdingshan Sanji Carbon Co., Ltd., China PR
M/s Kaifeng Carbon Co. Ltd. China Pingmei Shenma Group
278.19
Metric Tonne
US Dollar
3
8545
Graphite Electrodes
All diameters
People’s Republic of China
People’s Republic of China
M/s Fangda Carbon New Material Co. Ltd.
M/s Fangda Carbon New Material Co. Ltd.
558.38
Metric Tonne
US Dollar
4
8545
Graphite Electrodes
All diameters
People’s Republic of China
People’s Republic of China
M/s Fushun Oriental Carbon Co. Limited
M/s Jinnai Carbon (HK) Co. Ltd
658.94
Metric Tonne
US Dollar
5
8545
Graphite Electrodes
All diameters
People’s Republic of China
People’s Republic of China
M/s. Sinosteel Jilin Carbon Co. Ltd.
M/s Jilin Carbon Import and Export Company
590.13
Metric Tonne
US Dollar
6
8545
Graphite Electrodes
All diameters
People’s Republic of China
People’s Republic of China
M/s. Sinosteel Jilin Carbon Co. Ltd.
M/s Jilin Carbon Import and Export Co. and/or M/s Sinosteel Zhejiang Co.
590.13
Metric Tonne
US Dollar
7
8545
Graphite Electrodes
All diameters
People’s Republic of China
People’s Republic of China
M/s Sichuan Guanghan Shida Carbon Co. Ltd.
M/s Sichuan Guanghan Shida Carbon Co. Ltd.
391.84
Metric Tonne
US Dollar
8
8545
Graphite Electrodes
All diameters
People’s Republic of China
People’s Republic of China
M/s Nantong Yangzi Carbon Co. Ltd.
M/s Nantong Yangzi Carbon Co. Ltd.
391.84
Metric Tonne
US Dollar
9
8545
Graphite Electrodes
All diameters
People’s Republic of China
People’s Republic of China
M/s Liaoyang Carbon Co. Limited
M/s Jinnai Carbon (HK) Co Limited
391.84
Metric Tonne
US Dollar
10
8545
Graphite Electrodes
All diameters
People’s Republic of China
People’s Republic of China
M/s Linghai Hongfeng Carbon Products Co. Ltd.
M/s Linghai Hongfeng Carbon Products Co. Ltd.
391.84
Metric Tonne
US Dollar
11
8545
Graphite Electrodes
All diameters
People’s Republic of China
People’s Republic of China
M/s Linghai Hongfeng Carbon Products Co. Ltd.
M/s Jinnai Carbon (HK) Co Limited
391.84
Metric Tonne
US Dollar
12
8545
Graphite Electrodes
All diameters
People’s Republic of China
People’s Republic of China
M/s CIMM Donghai Advanced Carbon Co., Ltd.
M/s CIMM Group Co., Ltd
391.84
Metric Tonne
US Dollar
13
8545
Graphite Electrodes
All diameters
People’s Republic of China
People’s Republic of China
M/s Fushun Carbon Co. Ltd Producer
M/s Fangda Carbon New Material Co. Ltd
391.84
Metric Tonne
US Dollar
14
8545
Graphite Electrodes
All diameters
People’s Republic of China
People’s Republic of China
Any combination other than above
922.03
Metric Tonne
US Dollar
15
8545
Graphite Electrodes
All diameters
People’s Republic of China
Any; other than People’s Republic of China
Any
Any
922.03
Metric Tonne
US Dollar
16
8545
Graphite Electrodes
All diameters
Any; other than People’s Republic of China
People’s Republic of China
Any
Any
922.03
Metric Tonne
US Dollar

2. The anti-dumping duty imposed under this notification shall be effective for a period of five years (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.354/74/2014-TRU]

(Pramod Kumar)

Under Secretary to the Government of India

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