Anti-Subsidy Duty of 9.12% to 17.57% on Truck and Bus Tyres from China Notified

·         China Tyres already on Anti-dumping Duty of 55%, both Duties to Operate at Same Time

·         China already Shifted Tyre Factories to Thailand!

[Notification No. 1/2019-Customs (CVD) dated 24 June 2019]

G.S.R. (E). -Whereas, in the matter of “New/Unused pneumatic radial tyres with or without tubes and/or flap of rubber (including tubeless tyres), having nominal rim dia code above 16" used in buses and lorries/trucks” (hereinafter referred to as the subject goods) falling under tariff heading 4011 20 10 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, People’s Republic of China (hereinafter referred to as the subject country), and imported into India, the Designated Authority in its final findings, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part I, Section 1, vide notification 6/8/2018-DGAD dated 25th March, 2019 has come to the conclusion that imposition of definitive countervailing duty is required to offset subsidization and injury and has recommended the imposition of definitive countervailing duty on the imports of the subject goods from China PR.

Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-sections (1) and (6) of section 9 of the Customs Tariff Act, read with rules 20 and 22 of the Customs Tariff (Identification, Assessment and Collection of Countervailing Duty on Subsidized Articles and for Determination of Injury) Rules, 1995, the Central Government, after considering the aforesaid final findings of the Designated Authority, hereby imposes on the subject goods, the description of which is specified in column (3) of the Table below, falling under tariff 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), and imported into India, countervailing duty of an amount equivalent to the difference between the quantum calculated at the rate mentioned in column (7) and anti-dumping duty payable, if any, of the said Table, namely:-

Table

S. No.

Tariff Item

Description of Goods

Country of Origin

Country of Export

Producer

Duty amount as % of CIF value

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

(5)

(6)

(7)

1.

4011 20 10

New/Unused pneumatic radial tyres with or without tubes and/or flap of rubber (including tubeless tyres), having nominal rim dia code above 16" used in buses and lorries/trucks

China PR

Any other country including China PR

Zhongce Rubber Group Co. Ltd.

9.55%

2.

-do-

-do-

China PR

Any other country including China PR

Shandong Wanda Boto Tyre Co. Ltd.

9.18%

3.

-do-

-do-

China PR

Any other country including China PR

Triangle Tyre Co. Ltd

12.23%

4.

-do-

-do-

China PR

Any other country including China PR

Shandong Yongfeng Tyres Co. Ltd

9.12%

5.

-do-

-do-

China PR

Any other country including China PR

Aeolus Tyre Co. Ltd.

9.66%

6.

-do-

-do-

China PR

Any other country including China PR

Qingdao Yellow Sea Rubber Co. Ltd.

9.66%

7.

-do-

-do-

China PR

Any other country including China PR

Any producer other than S. No. 1 to 6

17.57%

8.

-do-

-do-

Any country other than China PR

China PR

Any

17.57%

2. The countervailing duty imposed under this notification shall be levied 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: -

(1) the rate of exchange applicable for the purposes of calculation of such countervailing 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.

(2) “CIF value” means the assessable value as determined under section 14 of the Customs Act, 1962 (52 of 1962).

[F. No. 354/ 61/2019-TRU]