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

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
(DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE)

27th March, 2002

Notification No. 32/2002-Customs

WHEREAS in the matter of import of Sodium hydroxide, commonly known as Caustic Soda, falling under sub-headings 2815.11 and 2815.12 of the First Schedule to the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 (51 of 1975), originating in, or exported from Qatar, the designated authority vide its preliminary findings, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part I, Section 1, dated the 18th January, 2002, has come to the conclusion that –

(a) Sodium hydroxide, in all forms, originating in, or exported from, Qatar, has been exported to India below its normal value;
(b) the significant capacity for export purposes available with the exporter since there is very low home consumption demand in Qatar and the recent dumped imports have caused price depression and is an imminent threat to the domestic producers of the subject goods in India;
(c)

the domestic industry has suffered material injury by way of financial losses due to depressed net sales realization on account of price depression caused by low landed prices of the dumped subject goods; and

(d) the injury has been caused to the domestic industry by the dumping of subject goods, originating in, or exported from, the subject country;

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 Sodium hydroxide, commonly known as Caustic Soda, falling under sub-headings 2815.11 and 2815.12 of the First Schedule to the said Customs Tariff Act, originating in, or exported from Qatar and exported by exporters specified in column (2) of the Table annexed below, and imported into India, an anti-dumping duty at the rate mentioned in column (3) of the said Table.

Table

Sr.No.

Name of the exporter/producer

Amount of duty (US $ per metric tonne)

(1)

(2)

(3)

1

M/s Qatar Vinyl Company (QVC) Ltd.

48.5

2

All other exporters/producers

58.6

2. The anti-dumping duty imposed under this notification shall be effective upto and inclusive of the day of 26th September, 2002, and shall be payable in Indian currency.

Explanation. – For the purposes of this notification, rate of exchange applicable for the purposes of calculation of 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 under sub-clause (i) of clause (a) of sub-section (3) of 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.

G.D.Lohani
Under Secretary to the Government of India

F.No.354/11/2002-TRU

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