Five More Years for Anti-Dumping Duty on China Paracetamol

Ntfn 99         Whereas, the designated authority,
03.09.2007   vide notification No.15/20/2006-
                     DGAD, dated the 25th July, 2006, published in Part I, Section 1 of the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, dated the 26th July, 2006, had initiated review, in the matter of continuation of anti-dumping on imports of Paracetamol (hereinafter referred to as the subject goods) falling under erstwhile sub-heading 2922 29 of the First Schedule to the Customs Tariff Act 1975, (51 of 1975), originating in, or exported from, the People’s Republic of China (hereinafter referred to as the subject country), imposed vide notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue), No. 67/2005-Customs, dated the 19th July 2005, published in Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i) of the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, dated the 19th July, 2005, vide number G.S.R. 480 (E), dated the 19th July, 2005;

And whereas, the Central Government had extended the anti-dumping duty on the subject goods, originating in, or exported from, the subject country upto and inclusive of the 5th September, 2007 vide notification of the Government of India, in the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue), No. 87/2006 -Customs dated the 31st August, 2006, vide number G.S.R. 523(E), dated the 31st August, 2006, published in Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i) of the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, dated the 31st August, 2006;

And whereas, in the matter of review of anti-dumping on import of the subject goods, originating in, or exported from, the subject country, the designated authority vide its final findings No. 15/20/2006-DGAD dated the 23rd July, 2007, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part I, Section 1, dated the 23rd July, 2007, has come to the conclusion that-

(a)   the subject goods have entered from the People’s Republic of China at less than its normal value and the dumping margins of the subject goods imported from China are substantial and above de minimis;

(b)   there is also a likelihood of dumping to continue from the People’s Republic of China, if the duties are revoked;

(c)   the domestic industry continues to suffer material injury at present due to the dumped imports and the injury to domestic industry is likely to continue, if the duties are revoked;

(d)  therefore, continued imposition of the anti-dumping duty is warranted against subject goods originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China, to offset dumping;

and has recommended continued imposition of definitive anti-dumping duty against the subject goods, originating in, or exported from, the subject country in order to remove injury to the domestic industry;

Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-sections (1) and (5) of section 9A of the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 (51 of 1975) read with rules 18 and 23 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, after considering the aforesaid findings of the designated authority, hereby imposes on the subject goods, the description of which is specified in column (3) of the Table below, falling under tariff item 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 as specified in the corresponding entry in column (5), and exported from the countries as specified in the corresponding entry in column (6), and produced by the producers as specified in the corresponding entry in column (7), and exported by the exporters as specified in the corresponding entry in column (8), and imported into India, an anti-dumping duty which shall be equal to the amount mentioned in the corresponding entry in column (9) in the currency as specified in the corresponding entry in column (11) and as 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.

2922 29 33

Paracetamol

All grades

People’s Republic of China

Any

Any

Any

3320

Metric tonne

Rupees

2.

2922 29 33

Paracetamol

All grades

People’s Republic of China

Any country other than People’s Republic of China

Any

Any

3320

Metric tonne

Rupees

3.

2922 29 33

Paracetamol

All grades

Any country other than People’s Republic of China

People’s Republic of China

Any

Any

3320

Metric tonne

Rupees

2.    The anti-dumping duty imposed under this notification shall be effective for a period of five years (unless revoked, superseded or amended earlier) from the date of publication of this notification in the Official Gazette.

F. No.354/93/2001-TRU (Pt.II)