Seeks to impose definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride originating in or exported from China PR for a period of five years from the date of levy of provisional anti-dumping duty, i.e. 2nd September, 2020.

MINISTRY OF FINANCE

(Department of Revenue)

New Delhi, the 11th March, 2021

Notification No. 13/2021-Customs (ADD)

G.S.R. 167(E).Whereas, in the matter of ‘Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride’ (hereinafter referred to as the subject goods), falling under tariff item 2941 90 30 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 the People’s Republic of China (hereinafter referred to as the subject country) and imported into India, the designated authority in its preliminary findings vide notification No. 6/36/2019-DGTR, dated the 15th June, 2020, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part I, Section 1, dated the 15th June, 2020, had recommended imposition of provisional anti-dumping duty on the imports of subject goods, originating in, or exported from the subject country.

And, whereas, on the basis of the aforesaid findings of the designated authority, the Central Government had imposed provisional anti-dumping duty on the subject goods with effect from 2nd September, 2020 vide notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue), No. 28/2020-Customs (ADD), dated the 2nd September, 2020, published in the Gazette of India Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i) vide number G.S.R. 544(E), dated the 2nd September, 2020.

And, whereas, the designated authority in its final findings vide notification No. 6/36/2019-DGTR, dated the 7th January, 2021, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part I, Section 1, dated the 7th January, 2021, while confirming the preliminary findings, dated the 15th June, 2020, has come to the conclusion that,-

(i) the product under consideration has been exported to India from the subject country below its normal value;

(ii) the Domestic Industry has suffered material injury;

(iii) material injury has been caused by the dumped imports of subject goods from the subject country.

Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-sections (1) and (5) of section 9A of the 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, 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, falling under the tariff item 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 (4), exported from the countries as specified in the corresponding entry in column (5), produced by the producers as specified in the corresponding entry in column (6), and imported into India, an anti­dumping duty at the rate equal to the amount as specified in the corresponding entry in column (7), in the currency as specified in the corresponding entry in column (8) and as per unit of measurement as specified in the corresponding entry in column (9) of the said Table, namely:-

TABLE

Serial number
Tariff
Item
Description of Goods
Country of Origin
Country of of Export
Producer
Duty Amount
Currency
Unit
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
(7)
(8)
(9)
1
29419 030
Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride
China
PR
Any country including China PR
Shangyu Jingxin Pharma-ceutical Co., Ltd.
2.38
US$
Kg
2
294190 30
Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride
China
PR
Any country including China PR
Zhejiang Langhua Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
0.91
US$
Kg
3
29419 030
Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride
China
PR
Any country including China PR
Zhejiang Guobang Pharma-ceutical Co., Ltd.
1.87
US$
Kg
4
29419 030
Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride
China
PR
Any country including China PR
Any producer other than serial number 1, 2, and 3
3.27
US$
Kg
5
29419 030
Ciprofloxacin Hydroch-loride
Any country other than China PR
China PR
Any
3.27
US$
Kg

2. The anti-dumping duty imposed under this notification shall be levied for a period of five years (unless revoked, superseded or amended earlier) from the date of imposition of the provisional anti­-dumping duty, that is, the 2nd September, 2020, and shall be payable in Indian currency:

Provided that the said anti-dumping duty shall not be levied for the period commencing from the date of the lapse of the provisional anti-dumping duty, that is, the 2nd March, 2021 upto the preceding day of the publication of this notification in the Official Gazette.

Explanation: For the purposes of this notification, rate of exchange applicable for the purpose 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, 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. 354/95/2020-TRU]

RAJEEV RANJAN, Under Secy.

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