Seeks to prescribe provisional assessment for ‘Saturated Fatty Alcohols’ when originating in or exported from subject countries by M/s PT. Energi Sejahtera Mas (producer) Indonesia through M/s Sinarmas Cespa Pte Ltd (exporter/trader) Singapore and imported into India.

MINISTRY OF FINANCE

(Department of Revenue)

Notification No. 13/2019-Customs (ADD)

New Delhi, the 14th March, 2019

G.S.R. 219(E).—Whereas, in the matter of import of ‘Saturated Fatty Alcohols‘ (hereinafter referred to as the subject goods), falling under tariff items 2905 17, 2905 19 and 3823 70 of the First Schedule to the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 (51 of 1975), originating in or exported from Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Saudi Arabia (hereinafter referred to as the subject countries), the designated authority, vide its final findings notification No. 14/51/2016-DGAD, dated the 23rd April, 2018, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part I, Section 1, dated the 23rd April, 2018, had come to the conclusion that the product under consideration exported to India from the subject countries below its associated normal value, thus, resulting in dumping of the product. Some of the imports were also causing material injury to the domestic industry.

And Whereas, had recommended imposition of definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of the subject goods originating in, or exported 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 on the subject goods, vide notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue), No. 28/2018-Customs (ADD), dated the 25th May, 2018, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-Section (i), vide number G.S.R. 498(E) dated the 25th May, 2018;

And Whereas, M/s. PT. Energi Sejahtera Mas (Producer) Indonesia and through M/s. Sinarmas Cepsa Pte Ltd (Exporter/trader), Singapore have requested for review in terms of rule 22 of the Customs Tariff (Identification, Assessment and Collection of Anti-dumping Duty on Dumped Articles and for Determination of Injury) Rules, 1995, in respect of exports of the subject goods made by them, and the designated authority, vide new shipper review notification No. 7/38/2018-DGTR, dated the 15th January 2019, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part I, Section 1, dated the 15th January 2019, has recommended provisional assessment of all exports of the subject goods made by the above stated party till the completion of the review by it;

Now Therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-rule (2) of rule 22 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 recommendation of the designated authority, hereby orders that pending the outcome of the said review by the designated authority, the subject goods, when originating in or exported from the subject country by M/s. PT. Energi Sejahtera Mas (Producer) Indonesia and through M/s. Sinarmas Cepsa Pte Ltd (Exporter/trader), Singapore and imported into India, shall be subjected to provisional assessment till the review is completed.

2. The provisional assessment may be subject to such security or guarantee as the proper officer of customs deems fit for payment of the deficiency, if any, in case a definitive antidumping duty is imposed retrospectively, on completion of investigation by the designated authority.

3. In case of recommendation of anti-dumping duty after completion of the said review by the designated authority, the importer shall be liable to pay the amount of such anti-dumping duty recommended on review and imposed on all imports of subject goods when originating in or exported from the subject country by M/s. PT. Energi Sejahtera Mas (Producer) Indonesia and through M/s. Sinarmas Cepsa Pte Ltd (Exporter/trader), Singapore and imported into India, from the date of initiation of the said review.

[F. No. 354/169/2018-TRU]

GUNJAN KUMAR VERMA, Under Secy.

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