Provisional Anti-dumping Duty Imposed on Plain Medium Density Fibre Board from China, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Others

Ntfn 21          Whereas, in the matter of import of

27.02.2009    Plain Medium Density Fibre Board

(DoR)            (hereinafter referred as the subject

                      goods), falling under heading 4411 of the First Schedule to the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 (51 of 1975), originating in, or exported from, China PR, Malaysia, New Zealand, Thailand and Sri Lanka (hereinafter referred to as the subject countries), the designated authority, in its preliminary findings vide notification 14/12/2007-DGAD dated the 2nd February, 2009, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part I, Section 1, dated the 2nd February, 2009, has come to the conclusion that–

i.      the subject goods have been exported from subject countries to India at dumped prices. The dumping margins of the subject goods imported from the subject countries are substantially and above de-minimis.

ii.     the domestic industry has suffered material injury and injury has been caused to the domestic industry both by the volume and price effect of dumped import of the subject goods originating in or exported from the subject countries; and

has recommended imposition of provisional anti-dumping duty 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-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 preliminary 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 the 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), 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 at a rate which is equal to the difference between the amount as specified in the corresponding entry in column (9), 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 (8), of the said Table, and the landed value of such imported goods in like currency per like unit of measurement.

Table

SI. No

Heading

Description

Country of origin

Country of export

Producer

Exporter

Unit

Amount

Currency

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

1

4411

Plain Medium Density Fibre Board from 6 MM and above

Thailand

Thailand

Siam Fibreboard Company Limited

Siam Fibreboard Company Limited

Per Cubic Meter

355.62

US Dollar

2

As above

As above

Thailand

Thailand

Vanachai Panel Industries Co., Ltd

Vanachai Panel Industries Co., Ltd

Per Cubic Meter

376.65

US Dollar

3

As above

As above

Thailand

Thailand

Vanachai Group Public Company Limited

Vanachai Group Public Company Limited

Per Cubic Meter

370.69

US Dollar

4

As above

As above

Thailand

Thailand

M/s Metro M.D.F. Co. Ltd

M/s. Metro M.D.F. Co. Ltd.

Per Cubic Meter

381.73

US Dollar

5

As above

As above

Thailand

Thailand

M/s. Metro Fiber Co. Ltd.

M/s. Metro Fiber Co. Ltd.

Per Cubic Meter

367.89

US Dollar

6

As above

As above

Thailand

Thailand

M/s. Advance Fiber Co. Ltd

M/s. Advance Fiber Co. Ltd

Per Cubic Meter

363.20

US Dollar

7

As above

As above

Thailand

Thailand

Any other combination other than S.No 1 to 6

Per Cubic Meter

387.33

US Dollar

8

As above

As above

Thailand

Any Country other than Thailand

Any

Any

Per Cubic Meter

387.33

US Dollar

9

As above

As above

Any Country other than Subject Country

Thailand

Any

Any

Per Cubic Meter

387.33

US Dollar

10

As above

As above

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

Merbok MDF Lanka (Pvt) Ltd

Merbok MDF Lanka (Pvt) Ltd

Per Cubic Meter

331.49

US Dollar

11

As above

As above

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

Any other combination other than S.No 10

Per Cubic Meter

324.32

US Dollar

12

As above

As above

Sri Lanka

Any Country other than Sri Lanka

Any

Any

Per Cubic Meter

324.32

US Dollar

13

As above

As above

Any Country other than Subject Country

Sri Lanka

Any

Any

Per Cubic Meter

324.32

US Dollar

14

As above

As above

Malaysia

Malaysia

Dongwha Fibreboard Sdn, Bhd.

Dongwha Fibreboard Sdn. Bhd.

Per Cubic Meter

349.67

US Dollar

15

As above

As above

Malaysia

Malaysia

Robin Resources (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd

Robin Resources (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd

Per Cubic Meter

358.53

US Dollar

16

As above

As above

Malaysia

Malaysia

Evergreen Fibre Berhad (EFB)

Evergreen Fibre Berhad (EFB)

Per Cubic Meter

350.31

US Dollar

17

As above

As above

Malaysia

Malaysia

Any other combination other than S.No. 14 to 16

Per Cubic Meter

340.41

US Dollar

18

As above

As above

Malaysia

Any Country other than Malaysia

Any

Any

Per Cubic Meter

340.41

US Dollar

19

As above

As above

Any Country other than Subject Country

Malaysia

Any

Any

Per Cubic Meter

340.41

US Dollar

20

As above

As above

New Zealand

New Zealand

Carter Holt Harvey

Carter Holt Harvey

Per Cubic Meter

378.45

US Dollar

21

As above

As above

New Zealand

New Zealand

Any other combination other than S.No. 20

Per Cubic Meter

391.40

US Dollar

22

As above

As above

New Zealand

Any Country other than New Zealand

Any

Any

Per Cubic Meter

391.40

US Dollar

23

As above

As above

Any Country other than Subject Country

New Zealand

Any

Any

Per Cubic Meter

391.40

US Dollar

24

As above

As above

China

China

Any

Any

Per Cubic Meter

395.52

US Dollar

25

As above

As above

China

Any Country other than China

Any

Any

Per Cubic Meter

395.52

US Dollar

26

As above

As above

Any Country other than Subject Country

China

Any

Any

Per Cubic Meter

395.52

US Dollar

2.             The anti- dumping imposed under this notification shall be effective upto and inclusive of the 26th day of August, 2009, and shall be payable in Indian Currency.

Explanation. - For the purposes of this notification, ‘rate of exchange’ applicable for the purposes of calculation of 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 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. 354/39/2009-TRU]