Graphite Electrodes from China

Ntfn 101       Whereas the designated authority
07.07.2003   vide notification published Part I,
                     Section 1 in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, dated the 17th of May, 2002, had initiated review in the matter of continuation of final anti-dumping duty imposed on import of graphite electrodes (hereinafter referred to as “the subject goods”) originating in, or exported from United States of America (USA), Peoples’ Republic of China (PR China), Germany, Belgium, Austria, France, Spain, and Italy(hereinafter referred to as “the subject countries”) vide notification No. 20/98-Customs, dated the5th May, 1998 [G.S.R. 239 (E), dated the 5th May, 1998], and had requested for suitable extension of anti-dumping duty pending the results of the review investigations;

AND WHEREAS, the Central Government has extended the anti-dumping duty imposed on graphite electrodes originating in, or exported from USA, Peoples Republic of China, Germany, Belgium, Austria, France, Spain and Italy vide Notification No. 109/2002-Customs, dated the 10th October, 2002 [G.S.R. 695 (E), dated the 10th October, 2002] upto and inclusive of 20th January, 2003 and vide notification No. 12/2003-Customs, dated the 20th January, 2003[G.S.R. 40(E), dated the 20th January, 2003] upto and inclusive of 20th April, 2003;

AND WHEREAS, the designated authority vide its finding vide notification No. 28/1/1998, dated 9th April, 2003 in the review proceedings initiated in the matter published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part I, Section 1, dated the 9th April, 2003 has concluded that-

(i) the various economic indicators and injury parameters imply that the cessation of anti-dumping duty on the imports of graphite electrodes (Ultra High Power grade) from USA, Germany, Belgium, Austria, France, Spain and Italy will not lead to continuance or recurrence of dumping and injury and, therefore, recommends discontinuance of anti-dumping duty on graphite electrodes (Ultra High grade) exported to India from the subject countries except China;

(ii) Graphite electrodes (Normal Power Grade, or NPG) originating in or exported from PR China have been exported to India below normal value, resulting in dumping;

(iii) the Indian industry has suffered material injury cased by dumped imports from People’s Republic of China;

AND WHEREAS, the designated authority has recommended imposition of anti-dumping duty at specified rates on graphite electrodes originating in or exported from PR China 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 (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, hereby imposes on the goods, the description of which is specified in column (3) of the Table below, falling under headings 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 equal to the mentioned in the corresponding entry given 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

Sub-heading

Description

Specifications

Country of Origin

Country of Export

Producer

Exporter

Amount

Unit of Measure-ment

Currency

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

(5)

(6)

(7)

(8)

(9)

(10)

(11)

1

854511

Graphite Electrodes

Normal Power Grade or High Power Grade

PR China

Any Country

Chengdu Rongguang Carbon Co. Limited

Liaoning Jiayi Metals & Minerals Co. Ltd.

Nil

MT

USD

2

854511

Graphite Electrodes

Normal Power Grade or High Power Grade

PR China

Any Country

Chengdu Rongguang Carbon Co. Limited

Any Other than Liaoning Jiayi Metals & Minerals Co. Ltd.

508.506

MT

USD

3

854511

Graphite Electrodes

Normal Power Grade or High Power Grade

PR China

Any Country

China Tianjin Jinghai Carbon Plant

Liaoning Jiayi Metals & Minerals Co. Ltd.

234.54

MT

USD

4

854511

Graphite Electrodes

Normal Power Grade or High Power Grade

PR China

Any Country

China Tianjin Jinghai Carbon Plant

Any Other than Liaoning Jiayi Metals & Minerals Co. Ltd.

508.506

MT

USD

5

854511

Graphite Electrodes

Normal Power Grade or High Power Grade

PR China

Any Country

Liaoyang Carbon Co. Ltd. China

Liaoning Jiayi Metals & Minerals Co. Ltd.

Nil

MT

USD

6

854511

Graphite Electrodes

Normal Power Grade or High Power Grade

PR China

Any Country

Liaoyang Carbon Co. Ltd. of China

Any other than Liaoning Jiayi Metals & Minerals Co. Ltd

508.506

MT

USD

7

854511

Graphite Electrodes

Normal Power Grade or High Power Grade

PR China

Any Country

Any than those specified above

Any other than those specified above

508.506

MT

USD

2. The anti-dumping duty imposed under this notification shall be payable in Indian currency.

3. This notification shall be in force up to and inclusive of the 6th day of July, 2009, unless revoked earlier. [Inserted by 81/27.06.2008]

Explanation:- For the purposes of this notification, rate of exchange applicable for the purposes of calculation of such anti-dumping duty shall be the rate which is specified in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-clause (I) of sub-section (3) of section 14 of the Customs Act, 1962 and the relevant date for the determination of exchange shall be the date presentation of the bill of the bill of entry under section 46 of the said Customs Act, 1962.