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

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
(DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE)

30th October, 2002

Notification  No. 117/2002-Customs

WHEREAS in the matter of import of Epichlorohydrin, falling under sub-heading 2910.30 of the First Schedule to the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 (51 of 1975), the Director General (Safeguard), in his final findings vide number G.S.R.471(E), dated the 25th June, 2002, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i), dated the 5th July, 2002, has come to the conclusion that increased imports of Epichlorohydrin into India have caused and further threatened to cause, serious injury to the domestic producers of Epichlorohydrin and it will be in the public interest to impose safeguard duty, on imports of Epichlorohydrin into India;

NOW THEREFORE, in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 8B of the said Act, read with rules 12 and 14 of the Customs Tariff (Identification and Assessment of Safeguard Duty) Rules, 1997, the Central Government after considering the said findings of the Director General (Safeguard), hereby imposes on Epichlorohydrin, falling under sub-heading 2910.30 of the First Schedule to the said Act, when imported into India, a safeguard duty at the rate of 12% ad valorem, if imported upto and inclusive of the 29th day of October, 2003.

2. Nothing contained in this notification shall apply to imports of Epichlorohydrin from countries notified as developing countries under clause (a) of sub-section (6) of section 8B of the said Act.

Aman Kumar Singh
Under Secretary to the Government Of India

F.No.354/47/2002-TRU

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