Provisional Anti-dumping Duty Imposed on Sulphur Black from China

Ntfn 48         Whereas in the matter of
11.04.2008   imports of Sulphur Black
                     [hereinafter referred to as the subject goods], falling under heading 3204 of the First Schedule to the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 (51 of 1975), originating in, or exported from, the People’s Republic of China (hereinafter referred to as the subject country) and imported into India, the designated authority in its preliminary findings vide notification No.14/16/2006-DGAD dated the 10th March, 2008 published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part I, Section 1, dated the 11th March, 2008, has come to the conclusion that –

(i) the subject goods have entered the Indian market from the subject country at prices less than their normal values in the domestic market of the exporting country;

(ii) the dumping margins of the subject goods imported from the subject country are substantial and above de minimis; and

(iii) the domestic industry has suffered material injury and the injury has been caused to the domestic industry, both by volume and price effect of dumped imports of the subject goods, originating in, or exported from, the subject country;

and has recommended imposition of provisional anti-dumping duty on the imports of subject goods, originating in, or exported from, the subject country;

Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (2) of section 9A of the said Customs Tariff Act, 1975 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 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), the specification of which is specified in column (4) of the said Table, originating in the country specified in the corresponding entry in column (5), and exported from the country specified in the corresponding entry in column (6) and produced by the producer specified in the corresponding entry in column (7) and exported by the exporter specified in the corresponding entry in column (8), and imported into India, an anti-dumping duty at the rate equal to the amount indicated in the corresponding entry in column (9), in the currency as specified in the corresponding entry in column (11) and per unit of measurement as specified in the corresponding entry in column (10) of the said Table.

Table

S No.

Heading

Description of goods

Specification

Country of origin

Country of export

Producer

Exporter

Duty amount

Unit of measure

Currency

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

1

3204

Sulphur Black of 100% concentration (BR240)

In all forms and strength

People’s Republic of China

Any

M/s Dalian Green Peak Chemicals Co. Ltd

M/s Dalian Green Peak Chemicals Co. Ltd or M/s Dalian Dye Chem International Corporation

436.21

MT

US$

2

3204

Sulphur Black of 100% concentration (BR240)

In all forms and strength

People’s Republic of China

Any

M/s Shanxi Linfen Dyeing Chemicals Co. Ltd

M/s Shanxi Linfen Dyeing Chemicals Co. Ltd or M/s Tianjin International Trading Co

208.09

MT

US$

3

3204

Sulphur Black of 100% concentration (BR240)

In all forms and strength

People’s Republic of China

Any

Any other combination other than above

496.86

MT

US$

4

3204

Sulphur Black of 100% concentration (BR240)

In all forms and strength

Any other than People’s Republic of China

People’s Republic of China

Any

Any

496.86

MT

US$

2. The rate of anti-dumping duty for Sulphur Black of concentration other than 100% shall be worked out on pro-rata basis.

3. The anti-dumping duty imposed under this notification shall be effective upto and inclusive of the 10th October, 2008, 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.354/39/2008-TRU]