Notification No. 43/2012-Customs (ADD)

New Delhi, dated the 21st September, 2012

G.S.R. 710 (E). – Whereas in the matter of import of Resin or other organic substances bonded wood or ligneous fibre boards of thickness below 6mm, except insulation boards, laminated fibre boards and boards which are not bonded either by resin or other organic substances (hereinafter referred to as the subject goods), classified under Chapter 44 of the First Schedule to the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 (51 of 1975) (hereinafter referred to as the Customs Tariff Act), originating in, or exported from, China PR, Indonesia, Malaysia and Sri Lanka (hereinafter referred to as the subject countries) and imported into India, the designated authority in its preliminary findings vide notification No. 14/29/2010-DGAD, dated the 23rd July, 2012, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part I, Section 1, dated the 23rd July, 2012, had come to the conclusion that –

(a)  the subject goods had been exported to India from the subject countries below their normal value, thus resulting in dumping of the subject goods;

(b)  the domestic industry had suffered material injury in respect of subject goods; and

(c)  the material injury to the domestic industry has been caused by the dumped imports of the subject goods from subject countries;

and had recommended imposition of definitive anti-dumping duty on the imports of subject goods, originating in, or exported from, the subject countries;

Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (2) of section 9A of the said Customs Tariff Act, read with rules 13 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 aforesaid findings of the designated authority, hereby imposes on the subject goods, the description of which is specified in column (3) of the Table below, falling under sub-heading of the First Schedule to the said Customs Tariff Act, as specified in the corresponding entry in column (2), originating in the countries as  specified in the corresponding entry in column (4), and exported from the countries as specified in the corresponding entry in column (5), and produced by the producers as specified in the corresponding entry in column (6), and exported by the exporters as specified in the corresponding entry in column (7), and imported into India, an anti-dumping duty at the rate equal to the amount as specified in the corresponding entry in column (8), in the currency as specified in the corresponding entry in column (10) and per unit of measurement as specified in the corresponding entry in column (9) of the said Table:-

Duty Table

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Sl. No.

Heading / Sub- heading

Description

of

goods

Country

of

origin

Country

of

export

Producer

Exporter

Duty

amt

Unit

Currency
1 4411* Resin or other organic substances bonded wood or ligneous fibre boards of thickness below 6mm, except insulation boards, laminated fibre boards and boards which are not bonded either by resin or other organic substances

China PR

China PR

Any

Any

165.71

Cubic

Meter

(M3)

US

dollar

2

do

do

Any country other than the subject countries

China PR

Any

Any

165.71

Cubic

Meter

(M3)

US dollar

3

do

do

China PR

Any country other than the subject countries

Any

Any

165.71

Cubic

Meter

(M3)

US dollar

4

do

do

Indonesia

Indonesia

Pt Sumatera Prima Fibreboard

Pt Sumatera Prima Fibreboard

88.60

Cubic

Meter

(M3)

US dollar

5

do

do

Indonesia

Indonesia

PT.Masari Dwisepakat Fiber

PT.Masari Dwisepakat Fiber

85.99

Cubic

Meter

(M3)

US dollar

6

do

do

Indonesia

Indonesia

Any other combination at Sr. Nos. 4 and 5

168.97

Cubic

Meter

(M3)

US dollar

7

do

do

Any country other than the subject countries

Indonesia

Any

Any

168.97

Cubic

Meter

(M3)

US dollar

8

do

do

Indonesia

Any country other than the subject countries

Any

Any

168.97

Cubic

Meter

(M3)

US dollar

9

do

do

Malaysia

Malaysia

M/s Segamat Panel Boards Sdn.Bhd.

M/s Segamat Panel Boards Sdn.Bhd.

26.11

Cubic

Meter

(M3)

US dollar

10

do

do

Malaysia

Malaysia

M/s Evergreen Fibreboard Berhad(EFB)/ M/s Evergreen Fibreboard(JB) Sdn. Berhad(EJB) M/s Evergreen Fibreboard Berhad(EFB)/ M/s Evergreen Fibreboard(JB) Sdn. Berhad(EJB)

83.69

Cubic

Meter

(M3)

US dollar

11

do

do

Malaysia

Malaysia

Any other combination at Sr. Nos. 9 and 10

178.30

Cubic

Meter

(M3)

US dollar

12

do

do

Any country other than the subject countries

Malaysia

Any

Any

178.30

Cubic

Meter

(M3)

US dollar

13

do

do

Malaysia

Any country other than the subject countries

Any

Any

178.30

Cubic

Meter

(M3)

US dollar

14

do

do

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

M/s Merbok MDF Lanka(Private) Limited

M/s Merbok MDF Lanka(Private) Limited

66.27

Cubic

Meter

(M3)

US dollar

15

do

do

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

Any other combination at Sr. No.14

167.46

Cubic

Meter

(M3)

US dollar

16

do

do

Sri Lanka

Any country other than the subject countries

Any

Any

167.46

Cubic

Meter

(M3)

US dollar

17

do

do

Any country other than the subject countries

Sri Lanka

Any

Any

167.46

Cubic

Meter

(M3)

US dollar

 Note: 1. For the purposes of this notification Fibre boards of thickness 6mm or above, Insulation boards, Laminated fibre boards and Boards which are not bonded either by resin or other organic substances shall not be liable to pay anti-dumping duty.

Note: 2. The anti-dumping duty imposed under this notification shall be effective for a period of six months from the date of publication of this notification in the Official Gazette and shall be payable in Indian currency.

Note: 3. The rate of exchange applicable for the purposes of calculation of such anti-dumping duty under this notification 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 the powers conferred by section 14 of the Customs Act, 1962 (52 of 1962), and the relevant date for the 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.354/140/2012 –TRU]

(Raj Kumar Digvijay)

Under Secretary to the Government of India

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