Anti-dumping Duty of Rs. 3 per piece on DVD-R and DVD-RW from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan Slapped

Ntfn 89            Whereas, in the matter of
23.07.2008      import of digital versatile
                        discs-recordable generally
                        known as DVD-R and DVD RW, (hereinafter referred to as the subject goods) falling under heading 8523 of the First Schedule to the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 (51 of 1975), originating in, or exported from China PR, Hong Kong, and Chinese Taipei (hereinafter referred to as the subject countries), and imported into India, the designated authority, in its preliminary findings vide notification No. 14/17/2007-DGAD dated the 16th June, 2008, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part I, Section 1, dated the 17th June, 2008, has come to the conclusion that-

a)   the subject goods have been exported to India from the subject countries below its normal value;

b)   the domestic industry has suffered material injury;

c)   the injury has been caused by the dumped imports 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 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) of the said Table, 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 which shall be equal to the amount specified in the corresponding entry in column (8), 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 (9) of the said Table.

Duty Table

SNo

Heading

Description of Goods

Country of Origin

Country of Export

Producer

Exporter

Amount

Unit of Measurement

Currency

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

(5)

(6)

(7)

(8)

(9)

(10)

1

8523

Digital Versatile Disc Recordable (See note below)

China PR

China PR

Any

Any

3.06

Per piece

INR

2

8523

-do-

China PR

Any country other than China PR

Any

Any

3.06

Per piece

INR

3

8523

-do-

Any country other than subject countries

China PR

Any

Any

3.06

Per piece

INR

4

8523

-do-

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Any

Any

3.0

Per piece

INR

5

8523

-do-

Hong Kong

Any country other than Hong Kong

Any

Any

3.0

Per piece

INR

6

8523

-do-

Any country other than subject countries

Hong Kong

Any

Any

3.0

Per piece

INR

7

8523

-do-

Taiwan

Taiwan

Any

Any

2.96

Per piece

INR

8

8523

-do-

Taiwan

Any country other than Taiwan

Any

Any

2.96

Per piece

INR

9

8523

-do-

Any country other than subject countries

Taiwan

Any

Any

2.96

Per piece

INR

Note: The product under consideration is digital versatile disc recordable of all kinds. Such product includes DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RW and DVD+RW.

[F. No. 354/111/2008-TRU]