Anti-dumping Duty on Fibre Board from China, Malaysia, SL and Thai Extended by Three Months to 20 Jan 2021 – Pending Review

[Notification No. 30 /2020 -Customs (ADD) dated 13 October 2020]

Seeks to amend notification No. 48/2015-Customs (ADD), dated 21st October, 2015 to extend the levy of ADD on imports of “Plain Medium Density Fibre Board of thickness 6mm and above” originating in or exported from China PR, Malaysia, Sri Lanka & Thailand, for a period of three months i.e. upto 20th January, 2021

G.S.R.--(E).- Whereas, the designated authority vide initiation notification No. 7/6/2020- DGTR, dated the 28th February, 2020, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part I, Section 1, dated the 28th February, 2020, has initiated review in terms of sub-section (5) of section 9A of the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 (51 of 1975) (hereinafter referred to as the Customs Tariff Act) and in pursuance of rule 23 of the Customs Tariff (Identification, Assessment and Collection of Anti-dumping Duty on Dumped Articles and for Determination of Injury) Rules, 1995 (hereinafter referred to as the said rules), in the matter of continuation of anti-dumping duty on imports of “Plain Medium Density Fibre Board of thickness 6mm and above” falling under heading 4411 of the First Schedule to the Customs Tariff Act, originating in or exported from China PR, Malaysia, Sri Lanka & Thailand, imposed vide notification of the Government of India, in the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue) No. 48/2015-Customs (ADD), dated the 21st October, 2015, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i), vide number G.S.R. 801 (E), dated the 21st October, 2015, and has requested for extension of the said anti-dumping duty in terms of sub-section (5) of section 9A of the Customs Tariff Act;

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  23 of the said rules, the Central Government hereby makes the following amendment in the notification of the Government of India, in the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue), No. 48/2015-Customs (ADD), dated the 21st October, 2015, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i), vide number G.S.R. 801 (E), dated the 21st October, 2015, namely:-

In the said notification, after paragraph 2, the following paragraph shall be inserted, namely: -

“3. Notwithstanding anything contained in paragraph 2, the anti-dumping duty imposed under this notification shall remain in force up to and inclusive of the 20th January, 2021, unless revoked, superseded or amended earlier.”.

[F. No. 354/131/2020-TRU]