Citric Acid from China – Final Findings

Ntfn 78         WHEREAS in the matter of import
26.05.2000   of Citric acid falling under Chapter 29
                     of the First Schedule to the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 (52 of 1975), originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China, the designated authority vide its preliminary findings, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part I, Section I, dated the 20th October, 1998-

AND WHEREAS the designated authority vide its final findings, published in Part I, section I of the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, dated the 15th March 1999 had come to the conclusion that-

a)     Citric acid has been exported from the People’s Republic of China at a price lower than the normal value;

b)     the domestic injury has suffered material injury;

c)     the casual link between dumping and injury is established;

AND WHEREAS on the basis of the aforesaid final findings of the designated authority, the Central Government has imposed anti-dumping duty vide notification of the Government of India, in the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue), No.44/99-Customs dated the 29th April, 1999 published in Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i) of the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, dated the 29th April, 1999;

AND WHEREAS the Customs, Excise and Gold (Control) Appellate Tribunal (hereinafter referred to as CEGAT), in its final order No.31/2000 in Appeal No.C/240/99-AD in the matter of final order to the effect that anti-dumping duty will be the difference between US $ 1677.06 and the landed value of imports per metric tonne where the landed value is less than the above amount calculated in US dollars.”;

AND WHEREAS the Designated the Designated Authority has accepted the above order of CEGAT dated the 9th February, 2000;

the Central Government hereby imposes on citric acid, falling under Chapter 29 of the First Schedule to the said customs Tariff Act, originating in, or exported from, People’s Republic of China, and imported into India, an anti-dumping duty at the rate equivalent to the difference between US $1677.06 and the landed value of imports per metric tonne, where the landed value is less that the above amount calculated in US dollars.