Theophylline and Caffeine Final Findings

The government has imposed final anti-dumping duties on import of theophylline and caffeine from the European Union. The duty imposed is equal to the difference between the landed value and US$ 10,686 per metric tonne in the case of theophylline and $11,486 per tonne on caffeine imported from the EU. In the final findings notification, salts and derivatives have been included in the item description. Further, the duty on Crude Caffeine will vary with the Caffeine content in the product.

Ntfn 82 WHEREAS in the matter of import
30.07.2001 of Theophylline and Caffeine, falling
under Chapter 29 of the First Schedule to the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 (51 of 1975), originating in, or exported from, the European Union, the designated authority vide its preliminary findings, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part I, Section 1, dated the 2nd January, 2001 -

AND WHEREAS the designated authority vide its final findings published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part I, Section 1, dated the 26th June, 2001 has come to the conclusion that -

(a) Theophylline and Caffeine originating in, or exported from, the European Union, have been exported to India below normal value;

(b) the Indian industry has suffered material injury;

(c) the injury has been caused by imports from the European Union;

an anti-dumping duty at the rate which is to be calculated as the difference between the amount mentioned in column (3) of the Table below and the landed value of such imported Theophylline and Caffeine per metric tonne.

Table

Name of the territory/ country

Name of the product

Amount (in US dollar per metric tonne)

(1)

(2)

(3)

European Union (all member countries)

(i) Theophylline, its salts and its derivatives

(ii) Caffeine, its salts and its derivatives

(iii) Caffeine (100% purity)

(iv) Natural crude Caffeine (with Caffeine content less than 100%)

10686

11486

11486

11486, reduced in proportion to the Caffeine content

Illustration.- For natural crude Caffeine, with Caffeine content of 50%, the amount mentioned in column (3) above, shall be taken as 50% of US $ 11486, i.e. US $ 5743.

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, i.e. the 31st January, 2001, and shall be paid in Indian currency.