Seeks to impose anti-dumping duty on “Styrene Butadiene Rubber (SBR)”,originating in or exported from European Union, Korea RP or Thailand.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE

(DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE)

Notification No. 43/2017-Customs (ADD)

New Delhi, the 30th August, 2017

G.S.R. (E).- Whereas in the matter of “Styrene Butadiene Rubber (SBR) of 1500 series and 1700 series,” (hereinafter referred to as ‘the subject goods’) falling under sub-heading 4002 19 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 European Union, Korea RP or Thailand (hereinafter referred to as the subject countries), and imported into India, the designated authority in its final findings vide notification number 14/10/2015-DGAD, dated the 12th July, 2017, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part I, Section 1, dated the 12th July, 2017, has come to the conclusion that–

i. there is dumping of product concerned from the subject countries;

ii. the dumped imports from the subject countries are suppressing the prices of the domestic industry, impacting profitability;

iii. manifestation of the aforesaid injury is both in form of material injury as well as material retardation,

and, whereas, the designated authority has recommended the imposition of definitive anti-dumping duty on the imports of subject goods, originating in or exported from the subject countries and imported into India, in order to remove injury to the domestic industry;

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 definitive anti-dumping duty 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 Customs Tariff Act as specified in the corresponding entry in column (2), originating in the country as specified in the corresponding entry in column (4), exported from the country as specified in the corresponding entry in column (5), produced by the producers as specified in the corresponding entry in column (6), 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), as per unit of measurement as specified in the corresponding entry in column (9) and in the currency as specified in column (10) of the said Table, namely :-

Sl.
No
Sub-
head-in
g
Description of goods *
Country
of origin
Country
of export
Producer
Exporter
Amount (in USD)
Unit
Curr-ency
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
1
4002 19
Emulsion
Styrene
Butadiene
Rubber (E-SBR) of
1500 Series
and 1700
Series
European
Union
European
Union
Synthos
Kralupy A.S., Czech
Republic
Synthos
Kralupy
A.S., Czech
Republic
207.49 M
T
US $
2 4002 19 Emulsion
Styrene
Butadiene
Rubber (E-SBR) of
1500 Series
and 1700
Series
European
Union
European
Union
Synthos
Dwory 7
Sp. Z. Oo,
Poland
Synthos
Dwory 7 Sp.
Z. Oo,
Poland
207.49 M
T
US $
3 4002 19 Emulsion
Styrene
Butadiene
Rubber (E-SBR) of
1500 Series
and 1700
Series
European
Union
European
Union
Any combination other
than S. No. 1 & 2
266.00 M
T
US $
4 4002 19 Emulsion
Styrene
Butadiene
Rubber (E-SBR) of
1500 Series
and 1700
Series
European Union Any Any Any 266.00 M
T
US $
5 4002 19 Emulsion
Styrene
Butadiene
Rubber (E-SBR) of
1500 Series
and 1700
Series
Any
country
other than those
subject to anti-
dumping duty
European
Union
Any Any 266.00 M
T
US $
6 4002 19 Emulsion
Styrene
Butadiene
Rubber (E-SBR) of
1500 Series
and 1700
Series
Korea RP Korea RP Kumho
Petrochemi
cal Co., Ltd
Kumho
Petrochemic
al Co., Ltd
33.95 M
T
US $
7 4002 19 Emulsion
Styrene
Butadiene
Rubber (E-SBR) of
1500 Series
and 1700
Series
Korea RP Korea RP Kumho
Petrochemic
al Co., Ltd
i. Daewoo International Corporation, Korea RP

ii. Daewoo International , Singapore

33.95 M
T
US $
8 4002 19 Emulsion
Styrene
Butadiene
Rubber (E-SBR) of
1500 Series
and 1700
Series
Korea RP Korea RP LG Chem
Ltd, Korea
RP
LG Chem
Ltd, Korea
RP
28.68 M
T
US $
9 4002 19 Emulsion
Styrene
Butadiene
Rubber (E-SBR) of 1500 Series
and 1700
Series
Korea RP Korea RP LG Chem
Ltd, Korea
RP
i. LG Chem America Inc.;

ii. Hansuk Chemica ls Co. Ltd;

iii. Everlite Korea Co. Ltd.;

iv. Hearty Chem Corp.;

v. Wonche m Ltd

28.68 M
T
US

$

10 4002 19 Emulsion
Styrene
Butadiene
Rubber (E-SBR) of 1500 Series
and 1700
Series
Korea RP Korea RP Any combination other
than S. Nos. 6, 7, 8 and 9
64.00 M
T
US $
11 4002 19 Emulsion
Styrene
Butadiene
Rubber (E-SBR) of 1500 Series
and 1700
Series
Korea RP Any Any Any 64.00 M
T
US $
12 4002 19 Emulsion
Styrene
Butadiene
Rubber (E-SBR) of 1500 Series
and 1700
Series
Any
country
other than those
subject to anti-
dumping duty
Korea RP Any Any 64.00 M
T
US $
13 4002 19 Emulsion
Styrene
Butadiene
Rubber (E-SBR) of 1500 Series
and 1700
Series
Any Korea RP Any Any 64.00 M
T
US $
14 4002 19 Emulsion
Styrene
Butadiene
Rubber (E-SBR) of 1500 Series
and 1700
Series
Thailand Thailand Any Any 243.60 M
T
US $
15 4002 19 Emulsion Styrene Butadiene Rubber (E-SBR) of 1500 Series and 1700 Series Thailand Any Any Any
16 4002 19 Emulsion Styrene
Butadiene
Rubber (E-SBR) of 1500 Series
and 1700
Series
Any country
other than those
subject to anti-
dumping duty
Thailand Any Any

* Styrene Butadiene Rubber of 1900 Series and Solution SBR are excluded from the scope of the product under consideration.

2. The anti-dumping duty imposed shall be effective for a period of five years (unless revoked, superseded or amended earlier) from the date of publication of this notification in the Official Gazette and shall be payable in Indian currency.

Explanation.– For the purposes of this notification, rate of exchange applicable for the purposes 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 Act.

[F.No.354/206/2016 –TRU]

(Ruchi Bisht)

Under Secretary to the Government of India.

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