DVD-R and DVD-RW from China, Hong Kong and Chinese Taipei – Final Findings

Ntfn 08         Whereas, in the matter of
22.01.2009   import of digital versatile
(DoR)           discs-recordable generally
                     known
as DVD-R and DVD

RW, (hereinafter referred to as the subject goods), falling under heading 8523 of the First Schedule to the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 (51 of 1975) originating in, or exported from the People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong and Chinese Taipei (hereinafter referred to as the subject countries), the designated authority, in its preliminary findings vide notification No. 14/17/2007-DGAD dated the 16th June, 2008, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part I, Section 1, dated the 16th June, 2008, had come to the conclusion that, -

(a)         the subject goods have been exported to India from the subject countries below its normal value;

(b)         the domestic industry has suffered material injury;

(c)         the injury has been caused by the dumped imports 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 vide notification No. 89/2008-Customs, dated the 23rd July, 2008, published in Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i) of the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, vide number G.S.R. 551(E), dated the 23rd July, 2008; 

And whereas, the designated authority, vide its final findings vide notification No. 14/17/2007-DGAD dated the 19th November, 2008, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part I, Section I, dated the 19th November, 2008, has come to the conclusion that, - 

(a)         the subject goods have been exported to India from the subject countries below its normal value;

(b)         the domestic industry has suffered material injury;

(c)         the injury has been caused by the dumped imports from the subject countries; 

and has recommended to impose definitive anti-dumping duties on all imports of the subject goods, originating in or exported from the subject countries; 

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 goods, the description of which is specified in column (3) of the Table below, falling under heading 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) of the said Table, and produced by the producers as specified in the corresponding entry in column (6), when exported from the countries as specified in the corresponding entry in column (5), by the exporters as specified in the corresponding entry in column (7), and imported into India, an anti-dumping duty which shall be equal to the amount specified in the corresponding entry in column (8), in the currency as specified in the corresponding entry in column (10) and per unit of measurement as specified in the corresponding entry in column (9) of the said Table.

Table

S. No

Heading

Description of goods

Country of origin

Country of export

Producer

Exporter

Amount

Unit of Measurement

Currency

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

(5)

(6)

(7)

(8)

(9)

(10)

1

8523

Digital Versatile Disc Recordable (See note below)

China PR

China PR

Any

Any

68.11

Per 1000 pieces

USD

2

Do

Do

China PR

Any country other than China PR

Any

Any

68.11

Do

Do

3

Do

Do

Any country other than subject countries

China PR

Any

Any

68.11

Do

Do

4

Do

Do

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Any

Any

66.72

Do

Do

5

Do

Do

Hong Kong

Any country other than Hong Kong

Any

Any

66.72

Do

Do

6

Do

Do

Any country other than subject countries

Hong Kong

Any

Any

66.72

Do

Do

7

Do

Do

Chinese Taipei

Chinese Taipei

Any

Any

65.63

Do

Do

8

Do

Do

Chinese Taipei

Any country other than Chinese Taipei

Any

Any

65.63

Do

Do

9

Do

Do

Any country other than subject countries

Chinese Taipei

Any

Any

65.63

Do

Do

Note. - The product under consideration is digital versatile disc recordable of all kinds. Such product includes DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RW and DVD+RW 

2.       The anti-dumping duty imposed under this notification shall be levied with effect from the date of imposition of the provisional anti-dumping duty, 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: 354/111/2008- TRU