Anti-dumping Duty on Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride (CPVC) Resin from China and Korea on DCW and Chemplast Complaint – Final Findings

[Notification No. 05/2020-Customs (ADD) dated 7 March 2020]

Whereas, in the matter of import of ‘Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride Resin (CPVC)-whether or not further processed into compound’ (hereinafter referred to as the subject goods), falling under heading 3904 of the First Schedule to the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 (51 of 1975) (hereinafter referred to as the said Customs Tariff Act), originating in, or exported from China PR and Korea RP (hereinafter referred to as the subject countries) and imported into India, the designated authority vide its preliminary findings No. 6/3/2019-DGTR, dated the 12th July, 2019, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part I, Section 1, dated the 12th July, 2019, had recommended imposition of provisional anti-dumping duty on the imports of subject goods, originating in or exported from subject countries;

And whereas, on the basis of aforesaid findings of the designated authority, the Central Government had imposed provisional anti-dumping duty on the subject goods vide notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue), No. 33/2019- Customs (ADD), dated the 26th  August, 2019, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i) vide number G. S. R. 600 (E), dated the 26th  August, 2019;

And whereas, the designated authority in its final findings vide notification No. 6/3/2019- DGTR, dated the 19th  February, 2020, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part I, Section 1, dated the 19th  February, 2020, has come to conclusion that-

(i) the product under consideration has been exported to India from the subject countries below normal value;

(ii) such dumped imports of the subject goods from the subject countries have caused material retardation to the establishment of the domestic industry;

and has recommended imposition of definitive anti-dumping duty equal to the lesser of the margin of dumping and the margin of injury, so as to remove the injury to the domestic industry;

Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-sections (1) and (5) of section 9A of the said 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, on the basis of 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 Duty Table below, falling under tariff items of the First Schedule to the said 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), and 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), having specifications as specified in the corresponding entry in column (7), and imported into India, a definitive anti- dumping duty at the rate equal to the difference between the landed value of the subject goods and the amount, currency and per unit of measurement as specified in the corresponding entry in column (8) provided that the landed value is less than the amount indicated in column (8), of the said Duty Table:-

Duty Table

S.No.

HS Code

Description of goods

Country of origin

Country of Export

Producer

Specification

Amount in USD/MT

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

(5)

(6)

(7)

(8)

1A

3904 10 10 3904 10 20 3904 10 90 3904 21 00 3904 22 00 3904 90 10 3904 90 90

Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride Resin (CPVC) - whether or not further processed into compound

China PR

Any country including China PR

Shandong Gaoxin Chemical Co Ltd

CPVC Resin

2,087

1B

China PR

Any country including China PR

CPVC Compound

2,717

2A

China PR

Any country including China PR

Shandong Pujie rubber and plastic Co. ltd

CPVC Resin

2,053

2B

China PR

Any country including China PR

CPVC Compound

2,853

3A

China PR

Any country including China PR

Shandong Xiangsheng New Materials Technolog y Co., Ltd.,

CPVC Resin

2,045

3B

China PR

Any country including China PR

CPVC Compound

2,853

4A

China PR

Any country including China PR

Weifang Sundow Chemical Co. Ltd

CPVC Resin

2,025

4B

China PR

Any country including China PR

CPVC Compound

2,853

5A

China PR

Any country including China PR

Shandong Xuye New Materials Co. Ltd

CPVC Resin

2,057

5B

China PR

Any country including China PR

CPVC Compound

2,657

6A

China PR

Any country including China PR

Any Producer other than mentioned above

CPVC Resin

2,161

6B

CPVC Compound

2,853

7A

Any country other than China PR and Korea RP

China PR

Any

CPVC Resin

2,161

7B

CPVC Compound

2,853

8A

Korea RP

Any country including Korea PR

Any Producer

CPVC Resin

2,024

8B

CPVC Compound

2,853

9A

Any country other than China PR and Korea RP

Korea RP

Any Producer

CPVC Resin

2,024

9B

CPVC Compound

2,853

2.  The anti-dumping duty imposed under this notification shall be effective for a period of 5 years (unless revoked, amended or superseded earlier) from the date of imposition of the provisional anti-dumping duty, that is, the 26th  August, 2019 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 26th  February, 2020 up to the preceding day of the publication of this notification in the Official Gazette.

Explanation 1.- 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 Customs Act.

Explanation 2. - The landed value of imports for the purpose of this notification shall be the assessable value as determined by the Customs under Customs Act, 1962 and applicable level of customs duties except duties levied under Section 3, 8B, 9, 9A of the said Customs Tariff Act.

[F.No.354/110/2019 –TRU]