Primary Pencil Cells and Batteries from China – Final Findings

Ntfn 84         WHEREAS in the matter of import
02.08.2001   of primary pencil cells and primary
                     batteries of R6 (AA) size, both in paper and metal (both heavy duty and super heavy duty) jacketed form, excluding rechargeable batteries, falling under sub-heading No. 8506.10 of the First Schedule to the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 (51 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 1, dated the 24th January, 2001– 

And Whereas the designated authority vide its final findings, dated the 13th July, 2001, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part I, Section 1, dated the 13th July, 2001, has come to the conclusion that -

(a)   Dry cell batteries of Chinese origin have been exported to India below their normal value;

(b)   the Indian industry has suffered material injury and is being threatened with further injury;

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

imposes on dry batteries, that is, primary pencil cells and batteries, both in paper and metal (both heavy duty and super heavy duty) jacketed form, which are technically and commercially described as R6, AA or UM3, excluding rechargeable batteries and alkaline batteries, falling under sub-heading No. 8506.10 of the First Schedule to the said Customs Tariff Act, originating in, or exported from, the People’s Republic of China and imported into India, an anti-dumping duty at the rate which is equivalent to the difference between the amount equivalent to US$ 74.75 per 1000 pieces and the landed value of import per 1000 pieces.

2. The anti-dumping duty imposed under this notification shall be levied with effect from the date of the imposition of the provisional duty, i.e. the 6th February, 2001 and shall remain in force up to 5th February,2007 and shall be paid in Indian currency. [Validity extended by amending notification 08/16.02.2006]