Persulphates from China and Japan – Final Findings

Ntfn 96         Whereas in the matter of import of
29.08.2007   Peroxosulphates also known as
                     Persulphates (hereinafter referred to as the subject goods) falling under tariff item 2833 40 00 of the First Schedule to the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 (51 of 1975), originating in, or exported from, the People’s Republic of China and Japan (hereinafter referred to as the subject countries) and imported into India, the designated authority in its preliminary findings vide notification No. 14/1/2006-DGAD dated the 23rd February, 2007, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part I, Section 1, dated the 23rd February, 2007, had come to the conclusion that-

(a) the subject goods had entered the Indian market from the subject countries at prices less than their normal values in the domestic markets of the exporting countries;

(b) the dumping margins of the subject goods imported from the subject countries or territories were substantial and above de minimis;

(c) the domestic industry had suffered material injury and the injury had 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 counties;

and had recommended imposition of provisional anti-dumping duty on the imports of subject goods, originating in or exported from the subject countries.

And whereas, on the basis of the aforesaid findings of the designated authority, the Central Government had imposed provisional anti-dumping duty on the subject goods, vide notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue), No.40/2007–CUSTOMS, dated the 19th March, 2007, published in Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i) of the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, dated the 19th March, 2007 [vide number G.S.R. No. 206(E), dated the 19th March, 2007];

And whereas, the designated authority in its final findings vide notification No.14/1/2006 -DGAD, dated the 20th July, 2007, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part I, Section 1, dated the 20th July, 2007, has come to the conclusion that-

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

(b) the dumping margins of the subject goods imported from the subject countries or territories are substantial and above de minimis;

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

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

Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 9A of the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 (51 of 1975), read with sub-section (5) of the said section 9A and rules 18 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 tariff items 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 countries specified in the corresponding entry in column (5), and exported from the countries specified in the corresponding entry in column (6) and produced by the producers specified in the corresponding entry in column (7) and exported by the exporters 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

SNo.

Tariff item

Description of goods

Specification

Country of origin

Country of export

Producer

Exporter

Amount

Unit of measurement

Currency

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

(5)

(6)

(7)

(8)

(9)

(10)

(11)

1.

2833 40 00

Peroxosulphates or Persulphates

Ammonium Persulphates, Potassium Persulphates or Sodium Persulphates

People’s Republic of China

Any

Any

Any

34.91

Kg

Rs

2.

2833 40 00

Peroxosulphates or Persulphates

Ammonium Persulphates, potassium Persulphates or Sodium Persulphates

Any country other than Japan

People’s Republic of China

Any

Any

34.91

Kg

Rs

3.

2833 40 00

Peroxosulphates or Persulphates

Ammonium Persulphates, Potassium Persulphates or Sodium Persulphates

Japan

Any

Any

Any

38.52

Kg

Rs

4.

2833 40 00

Peroxosulphates or Persulphates

Ammonium Persulphates, Potassium Persulphates or Sodium Persulphates

Any country other than, People’s Republic of China

Japan

Any

Any

38.52

Kg

Rs

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, that is, the 19th March, 2007.

[F.No.354/32/2007-TRU]