Ductile Iron Pipes from China – Final Findings

Ntfn 103       Whereas in the matter of import of
14.09.2007   ductile iron pipes (hereinafter
                     referred to as the subject goods), falling under tariff items 7303 00 30 and 7303 00 90 of the First Schedule to the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 (51 of 1975), originating in, or exported from, People’s Republic of China (hereinafter referred to as the subject country), the designated authority in its final findings vide notification No. 14/14/2005-DGAD, dated the 23rd August, 2007, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part I, Section 1, dated the 23rd August, 2007, has come to the conclusion that -

(a) the subject goods have been exported to India from the subject country 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 country.

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

Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 9A of the said Customs Tariff Act, 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 final findings of the designated authority, hereby imposes on the goods, the description of which is specified in column (3) of the Table below, falling against tariff items 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) 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 at a rate which is 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.

Tariff Item

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.

7303 0030 and 7303 0090

D I Pipes

People’s Republic of China

People’s Republic of China

M/s Xinxing Ductile Iron Pipes Co. Ltd.

Any

127.40

MT

US$

2.

-do-

-do-

People’s Republic of China

People’s Republic of China

Any other than above

Any

139.79

MT

US$

3.

-do-

-do-

People’s Republic of China

Any other than subject country

Any

Any

139.79

MT

US$

4.

-do-

-do-

Any other than subject country

People’s Republic of China

Any

Any

139.79

MT

US$

2. The anti-dumping duty imposed under this notification shall be effective from the date of publication of this notification in the Official Gazette and shall be paid in Indian currency.

Explanation. - For the purposes of this notification, “rate of exchange” applicable for the purposes of calculation of anti-dumping duty shall be the rate which is specified in the notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue), issued from time to time, in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-clause (i) of clause (a) of sub-section (3) of section 14 of the Customs Act, 1962 (52 of 1962) and the relevant date for the determination of the rate of exchange shall be the date of presentation of the bill of entry under section 46 of the said Customs Act.

[F.No.354/3/2007-TRU]