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

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

MINISTRY OF FINANCE

(DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE)

 Notification No. 9/2008-Customs

 New Delhi, dated the 14th January, 2008

G.S.R. (E). – Whereas, the designated authority, vide its notification No. 15/31/2006-DGAD, published in Part I, Section I of the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, dated the 6th December, 2006, had initiated a review in the matter of continuation of anti-dumping duty on imports of D (-) Para Hydroxy Phenyl Glycine Base (PHPG Base) (hereinafter referred to as the subject goods), classified under sub-heading 2942 00 of the First Schedule to the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 (51 of 1975, originating in or exported from Singapore (hereinafter referred to as the subject country), imposed vide notification No. 100/2006-Customs, dated the 29th September, 2006,  published in the Gazette of India vide number G.S.R.603 (E), dated the 29th September, 2006;

And whereas, the Central Government had extended the anti-dumping duty on the subject goods, originating in, or exported from, the subject country upto and inclusive of the 14th February, 2008, vide notification of the Government of India, in the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue), No. 14/2007 -Customs dated the 14th February, 2007, published in the Gazette of India, vide number G.S.R  84(E), dated the 14th February, 2007;

And whereas, in the matter of review of anti-dumping on import of the subject goods, originating in, or exported from, the subject country, the designated authority vide its final findings No. 15/31/2006-DGAD dated the 4th December, 2007, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part I, Section 1, dated the 5th December, 2007 has come to the conclusion that-

(a)  the subject goods have been exported to India from Singapore below the normal values resulting in continued dumping;

(b)  the domestic industry has suffered continued injury;

(c)  the domestic industry has not been able to establish that their injury has been due to the dumped imports;

(d)  the domestic industry has not been able to establish that discontinuation of antidumping duty on the subject goods from the subject country is likely to have adverse affect on their performance; and

has recommended discontinuation of anti-dumping duty on  imports of the subject goods originating in, or exported 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, 1975 (51 of 1975) read with rules 18 and 23 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 rescinds the notification of the Government of India, in the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue), No. 100/2006-Customs, dated the 29th September, 2006, published in the Gazette of India vide number G.S.R. 603 (E), dated the 29th September, 2006, except as respects things done or omitted to be done before such rescission.

 [F.No.354/226/2001-TRU (Pt-I)]

 (S. Bajaj)

Under secretary to the Government of India

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