Safeguard Duty of 20% and 15% on Dimethoate Technical

Ntfn 87            Whereas, in the matter of import of Dimethoate Technical (hereinafter also referred as the subject goods), falling
27.08.2009      under tariff item 3808 91 23 of the First Schedule to the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 (51 of 1975) (hereinafter referred to
(DoR)              as the said Act), the Director General (Safeguard), in its preliminary findings published in the Gazette of India,
                        Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i), dated the 2nd February, 2009, vide number G.S.R.66(E), dated the 2nd February, 2009, had come to the conclusion that increased imports of Dimethoate Technical into India had caused and threatened to cause further serious injury to the domestic producers of Dimethoate Technical and it had necessitated for imposition of provisional safeguard duty on imports of Dimethoate Technical into India;

And whereas, on the basis of the aforesaid findings of the Director General (Safeguard), the Central Government had imposed provisional safeguard duty on imports of the subject goods vide notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue), No. 25/2009-Customs, dated the 23rd March, 2009, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i), dated the 23rd March, 2009, vide number G.S.R.186(E), dated the 23rd March, 2009;

And whereas, the Director General (Safeguard) in its final findings published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i), dated the 18th May, 2009 vide number G.S.R.340(E), dated the 14th May, 2009, had come to the conclusion that increased imports of Dimethoate Technical into India had caused and threatened to cause further serious injury to the domestic producers of Dimethoate Technical and it necessitated to impose safeguard duty on imports of Dimethoate Technical into India, and had recommended the imposition of safeguard duty on imports of the subject goods into India;

Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 8B of the said Act, read with rules 12 and 14 of the Customs Tariff (Identification and Assessment of Safeguard Duty) Rules, 1997, the Central Government after considering the said findings of the Director General (Safeguards), hereby imposes on Dimethoate Technical, falling under tariff item 3808 91 23 of the First Schedule to the said Act, when imported into India, a safeguard duty at the rate of –

(a) 20% ad valorem, when imported from the 23rd day of March, 2009 to 22nd day of March, 2010 (both days inclusive); and

(b) 15% ad valorem, when imported from the 23rd day of March, 2010 to 22nd day of March, 2011 (both days inclusive).

2. Nothing contained in this notification shall apply to imports of Dimethoate Technical from countries notified as developing countries under clause (a) of sub-section (6) of section 8B of the said Act, other than People’s Republic of China.

[F.No.354/59/2009 –TRU]