Aluminium and Zinc Coated Flat Products from China, Vietnam and Korea Provisional Anti-dumping Duty Notified on complaint of JSW Steel

[Notification No. 40/2019-Customs (ADD) dated 15 October 2019]

G.S.R. (E). Whereas, in the matter of import of Flat rolled product of steel, plated or coated with alloy of Aluminium and Zinc (hereinafter referred to as the subject goods), falling under headings 7210, 7212, 7225 and 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, Vietnam and Korea RP (hereinafter referred to as the subject countries) and imported into India, the designated authority vide its preliminary findings No. 6/4/2019-DGTR, dated the 15th July, 2019, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part I, Section 1, dated the 15th July, 2019, has come to the conclusion that-

(i) there is significant increase in imports of subject goods from subject counties in absolute terms as well as in relation to production and consumption in India;

(ii) the subject goods have been exported to India from the subject countries below their normal values.;

(iii) the domestic industry has suffered material injury;

(iv) material injury has been caused by the dumped imports of subject goods from subject countries,

and has recommended imposition of provisional anti-dumping duty on the 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-section (2) of section 9A of the said Customs Tariff Act, read with rules 13 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 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 headings of the First Schedule to the said Customs Tariff Act as specified in the corresponding entry in column (2), originating in 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, a provisional anti-dumping duty at the rate equal to the amount specified in the corresponding entry in column (7), in the currency as specified in the corresponding entry in column (8), and as per unit of measurement as specified in the corresponding entry in column (9), of the said Table:-

Table

Sl. No.

Heading

Description of Goods

Country of Origin

Country of Export

Producer

Duty Amount

Currency

Unit of measur ement

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

(5)

(6)

(7)

(8)

(9)

1

7210, 7212, 7225 and 7226

Flat rolled product of steel, plated or coated with alloy of Aluminium and Zinc (this alloy may contain one or more additional elements which in individual or in combination shall not exceed 3% by weight)

Korea RP

Korea RP

Dongkuk Steel Mill Co., Ltd.

28.67

United States Dollar

Metric Tonne

2

do

do

Korea RP

Korea RP

POSCO

113.49

United States Dollar

Metric Tonne

3

do

do

Korea RP

Korea RP

POSCO Coated & Color Steel Co., Ltd.

113.49

United States Dollar

Metric Tonne

4

do

do

Korea RP

Any

Any other producer other than serial number 1, 2 and 3

122.66

United States Dollar

Metric Tonne

5

do

do

Any country other than subject countries

Korea RP

Any

122.66

United States Dollar

Metric Tonne

6

do

do

Vietnam

Vietnam

Ton Dong A Corporation

45.35

United States Dollar

Metric Tonne

7

do

do

Vietnam

Vietnam

Hoa Sen Group

54.07

United States Dollar

Metric Tonne

8

do

do

Vietnam

Vietnam

Tay Nam Steel Manufacturing and Trading Co. Ltd,

49.05

United States Dollar

Metric Tonne

9

do

do

Vietnam

Vietnam

Nam Kim Steel Joint Stock Company

86.06

United States Dollar

Metric Tonne

10

do

do

Vietnam

Any

Any other producer other than serial number 6, 7, 8 and 9

199.53

United States Dollar

Metric Tonne

11

do

do

Any country other than subject countries

Vietnam

Any

199.53

United States Dollar

Metric Tonne

12

do

do

China PR

China PR

Zhejiang Huada New Materials Co., Ltd.

68.08

United States Dollar

Metric Tonne

13

do

do

China PR

Any

Any producer other than Zhejiang Huada New Materials Co., Ltd.

129.59

United States Dollar

Metric Tonne

14

do

do

Any country other than subject countries

China PR

Any

129.59

United States Dollar

Metric Tonne

The subject goods mentioned in column (3) in the above Table does not include the following products: -

(a) Flat rolled steel products coated with Zinc without addition of Aluminium;

(b) Flat rolled steel products coated with Aluminium without addition of Zinc; and

(c) Pre-painted or colour coated Aluminium Zinc alloy coated steel sheets (Pre-coated SGL sheets).

2. The provisional anti-dumping duty imposed under this notification shall be effective for a period of six months (unless revoked, amended or superseded 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 Customs Act.

[F.No.354/109/2019 TRU]