Seeks to levy definitive anti-dumping duty, on Cold Rolled Flat Products of alloy or non-alloy steel originating in or exported from China PR, Japan, Korea RP, or Ukraine for a period of five years (unless revoked, superseded or amended earlier) from the date of imposition of the provisional anti-dumping duty, that is, 17th August, 2016.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

MINISTRY OF FINANCE

(DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE)

Notification No. 18/2017-Customs (ADD)

New Delhi, the 12th May, 2017

G.S.R. (E).- Whereas in the matter of „Cold-Rolled flat products of alloy or non-alloy steel‟ (hereinafter referred to as the subject goods) falling under chapter headings 7209, 7211, 7225 or 7226 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 China PR, Japan, Korea RP or Ukraine (hereinafter referred to as the subject countries), and imported into India, the designated authority in its preliminary findings vide notification number 14/12/2016-DGAD, dated the 3rd August, 2016, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part I, Section 1, dated the 3rd August, 2016, and read with corrigendum dated 10th August, 2016, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part I, Section 1, dated the 10th August, 2016, had recommended imposition of provisional anti-dumping duty on the imports of subject goods, originating in, or exported from the subject countries;

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 17th August, 2016 vide notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue), No. 45/2016-Customs (ADD), dated the 17th August, 2016, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i) vide number G.S.R. 570 (E), dated the 17th August, 2016;

And, whereas the Central Government had extended the anti-dumping duty imposed on subject goods originating in, or exported from the subject countries vide notification No. 06/2017-Cus (ADD), dated the 7th February, 2017, published in the Gazette of India, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i) vide number G.S.R. 87 (E), dated the 7th February, 2017 up to and inclusive of 16th April, 2017;

And, whereas, the designated authority in its final findings vide notification number 14/12/2016-DGAD dated the 10th April, 2017, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part I, Section 1, dated the 10th April, 2017, while confirming the preliminary findings dated the 3rd August, 2016, read with corrigendum dated 10th August, 2016, has come to the conclusion that–

(i) the subject goods have been exported to India from subject countries below its normal value, thus resulting in dumping of the product;

(ii) the domestic industry has suffered material injury due to dumping of the subject goods;

(iii) the material injury has been caused by the dumped imports of the subject goods originating in or exported from the subject countries,

and has recommended 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 chapter heading 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), exported by the exporters as specified in the corresponding entry in column (7), and imported into India, an anti dumping duty at a rate which is equivalent to the difference between the amount mentioned in the corresponding entry in column (8) and the landed value of the subject goods, provided the landed value is less than such amount specified in column (8) , in the currency as specified in the corresponding entry in column (10) and as per unit of measurement as specified in the corresponding entry in column (9) of the said Table, namely:-

Table

S. No
Chapter heading
Descr-iption of Goods
Country of Origin
Country of Export
Producer
Exporter
Duty Amount
Unit of measu-rement
Currency
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
(7)
(8)
(9)
(10)
1.
7209, 7211, 7225 or 7226
Cold rolled / cold reduced flat steel products of iron or non-alloy steel or other alloy steel, of all widths and thickness, not clad, plated or coated
Korea RP
Korea RP
M/s Hyundai Steel Company
1. M/s Hyundai Steel Company, Korea RP
2. M/s Hyundai Corporation, Korea RP
3. M/s. LG International Corp, Korea RP.
4. M/s P&A Corporation, Korea RP
576
Metric Ton
United States Dollar
2.
7209, 7211, 7225 or 7226
Cold rolled / cold reduced flat steel products of iron or non-alloy steel or other alloy steel, of all widths and thickness, not clad, plated or coated
Korea RP
Korea RP
M/s POSCO
1. M/s POSCO, Korea RP
2. M/s POSCO Daewoo Corporation, Korea RP
3. M/s LG International Corp.,
4. M/s Hyundai Corporation, Korea RP
5. M/s Samsung C&T Corporation, Korea RP
6. M/s POSCO Asia Co. Ltd, Hong Kong
7. POSCO Processing & Service Co., Ltd., Korea RP
576
Metric Ton
United States Dollar
3.
7209, 7211, 7225 or
7226
Cold rolled / cold reduced flat steel products of iron or non-alloy steel or other alloy steel, of all widths and thickness, not clad, plated or coated
Korea RP
Korea RP
M/s Dongkuk Industries Co. Ltd
1. M/s Dongkuk Industries Co. Ltd, Korea RP
2. M/s POSCO Daewoo Corporation, Korea RP
3. Kowon Trading Corp, Korea
NIL
Metric Ton
United States Dollar
4.
7209, 7211, 7225 or 7226
Cold rolled / cold reduced flat steel products of iron or non-alloy steel or other alloy steel, of all widths and thickness, not clad, plated or coated
Korea RP
Korea RP
M/s Dongkuk Industries Co. Ltd
1. M/s Dongkuk Industries Co. Ltd, Korea RP
2. M/s POSCO Daewoo Corporation, Korea RP
3. Kowon Trading Corp, Korea
576
Metric Ton
United States Dollar
5.
7209, 7211, 7225 or
7226
Cold rolled / cold reduced flat steel products of iron or non-alloy steel or other alloy steel, of all widths and thickness, not clad, plated or coated
Korea RP
Korea RP
Any combination other than S. No. 1, 2, 3, and 4
576
Metric Ton
United States Dollar
6.
7209, 7211, 7225 or
7226
Cold rolled / cold reduced flat steel products of iron or non-alloy steel or other alloy steel, of all widths and thickness, not clad, plated or coated
Korea RP
Any country
other than
those subject to anti-dumping duty
Any
Any
576
Metric Ton
United States Dollar
7.
7209, 7211, 7225 or 7226
Cold rolled / cold reduced flat steel products of iron or non-alloy steel or other alloy steel, of all widths and thickness, not clad, plated or coated
Any country other than those subject to  anti-dumping duty
Korea RP
Any
Any
576
Metric Ton
United States Dollar
8.
7209, 7211, 7225 or 7226
Cold rolled / cold reduced flat steel products of iron or non-alloy steel or other alloy steel, of
all widths and thickness, not clad, plated or coated
Japan
Japan
JFE Steel Corporation
1. JFE Shoji Trade Corporation, Japan,
2. Honda Trading Corporation, Japan,
3. Nissan Trading Co. Ltd,
4. Ohmi Industries Ltd, Japan
5. Mitsui & Co. Ltd, Japan
6. Metal One Corporation, Japan.
576
Metric Ton
United States Dollar
9.
7209, 7211, 7225 or 7226
Cold rolled / cold reduced flat steel products of iron or non-alloy steel or other alloy steel, of all widths and thickness, not clad, plated or coated
Japan
Japan
M/s. Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation
1. Honda Trading Corporation, Japan
2. Kanematsu Corporation Ltd, Japan
3. Marubeni-Itochu Steel Inc., Japan
4. Metal One Corporation, Japan
5. Mitsui & Co. Ltd, Japan
6. Nippon Steel &Sumikin Bussan Corporation, Japan
7. Sumitomo Corporation, Japan
8. Toyota Tshusho Corporation, Japan
576
Metric Ton
United States Dollar
10.
7209, 7211, 7225 or 7226
Cold rolled / cold reduced flat steel products of iron or non-alloy steel or other alloy steel, of all widths and thickness, not clad, plated or coated
Japan
Japan
Any combination other than S. No. 8 and 9
576
Metric Ton
United States Dollar
11.
7209, 7211, 7225 or 7226
Cold rolled / cold reduced flat steel products of iron or non-alloy steel or other alloy steel, of all widths and thickness, not clad, plated or coated
Japan
Any country other than those subject to  anti-dumping duty
Any
Any
576
Metric Ton
United States Dollar
12.
7209, 7211, 7225 or 7226
Cold rolled / cold reduced flat steel products of iron or non-alloy steel or other alloy steel, of all widths and thickness, not clad, plated or coated
Any country other than those subject to  anti-dumping duty
Japan
Any
Any
576
Metric Ton
United States Dollar
13.
7209,
7211, 7225 or
7226
Cold rolled / cold reduced flat steel products of iron or non-alloy steel or other alloy steel, of all widths and thickness, not clad, plated or coated
China PR
China PR
M/s Zhangjiagang Yangtze River Cold Rolled Sheet Co., Ltd.
1. M/s JiangsuShagang
International Trade Co., Ltd., China PR,
2. M/s Xinsha International Pte Ltd, Singapore
3. M/s Lu Qin (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd., Hong Kong
4. M/s Future Materials Industry (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd, Hong Kong
576
Metric  Tom
United States Dollar
14.
7209, 7211, 7225 or 7226
Cold rolled / cold reduced flat steel products of iron or non-alloy steel or other alloy steel, of all widths and thickness, not clad, plated or coated
China PR
China PR
Any combination other than S. No. 13
576
Metric Ton
United States Dollar
15.
7209, 7211, 7225 or 7226
Cold rolled / cold reduced flat steel products of iron or non-alloy steel or other alloy steel, of all widths and thickness, not clad, plated or coated
China PR
Any country other than those subject to  anti-dumping duty
Any
Any
576
Metric Ton
United States Dollar
16.
7209, 7211, 7225 or 7226
Cold rolled / cold reduced flat steel products of iron or non-alloy steel or other alloy steel, of all widths and thickness, not clad, plated or coated
Any country other than those subject to  anti-dumping duty
China PR
Any
Any
576
Metric Ton
United States Dollar
17.
7209, 7211, 7225 or
7226
Cold rolled / cold reduced flat steel products of iron or non-alloy steel or other alloy steel, of all widths and thickness, not clad, plated or coated
Ukraine
Ukraine
Zaporizhstal Integrated Iron and Steel Works PJSC
Metinvest International SA, Switzerland
576
Metric Ton
United States Dollar
18.
7209, 7211, 7225 or 7226
Cold rolled / cold reduced flat steel products of iron or non-alloy steel or other alloy steel, of all widths and thickness, not clad, plated or coated
Ukraine
Ukraine
Any combination other than S. No. 17
576
Metric Ton
United States Dollar
19.
7209, 7211, 7225 or 7226
Cold rolled / cold reduced flat steel products of iron or non-alloy steel or other alloy steel, of all widths and thickness, not clad, plated or coated
Ukraine
Any country other than those subject to anti-dumping duty
Any
Any
576
Metric Ton
United States Dollar
20.
7209, 7211, 7225 or
7226
Cold rolled / cold reduced flat steel products of iron or non-alloy steel or other alloy steel, of all widths and thickness, not clad, plated or coated
Any country other than those subject to  anti-dumping duty
Ukraine
Any
Any
576
Metric Ton
United States Dollar

Note:

i. Nil duty, as at serial number 3 of the table above, is only applicable for following quality/grades:

(a) Micro-alloyed steels of Advanced High Strength Quality (AHSS) with minimum UTS >= 590MPa having width =< 600 mm oiled and with trimmed edges

(b) Medium and High Carbon steels with Carbon >0.15% having width =<600mm oiled and with trimmed edges.

ii. The description of the subject goods excludes the following :

(a) Stainless Steel

(b) High Speed Steel, i.e., alloy steels containing, with or without other elements, at least two of the three elements Molybdenum (Mo), Tungsten (W) and Vanadium (V) with a combined content by weight of 7% or more, 0.6% or more of Carbon and 3 to 6% of Chromium.

(c) Silicon Electrical Steels confirming to Grain Oriented and Non- Grain Oriented Steels i.e. alloy steels containing by weight, atleast 0.6% but not more than 6% of Silicon and not more than 0.08% of Carbon. This steel may also contain by weight not more than 1% of Aluminium but no other element in a proportion that would give the steel the characteristics of other alloy steel.

2. The anti-dumping duty imposed under this notification shall be effective 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 17th August, 2016, 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 17th April, 2017 upto the preceding day of the publication of this notification in the Official Gazette.

Explanation.- For the purposes of this notification, –

(a) “landed value” of imports for the purpose of this notification means the assessable value as determined by the customs under the Customs Act, 1962 (52 of 1962) and includes all duties of customs except duties levied under sections 3, 3A, 8B, 9 and 9A of the Customs Tariff Act, 1975;

(b) 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. 354/128/2016-TRU]

(Mohit Tewari)

Under Secretary to the Government of India

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