Anti-dumping Duty on Nitrocellulose from Brazil ($0.646/kg), Indonesia ($0.475/kg) and Thailand ($0.906/kg) Notified

[Notification No. 7/2019-Customs (ADD) dated 7 February 2019]

Seeks to impose definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of "Non-Plasticized Industrial Grade Nitrocellulose Damped in Isopropyl Alcohol having Nitrogen content in the range of 10.7% to 12.2%" originating in or exported from Brazil, Indonesia and Thailand.

Whereas, in the matter of import of ‘Non-Plasticized Industrial Grade Nitrocellulose Damped in Isopropyl Alcohol having Nitrogen content in the range of 10.7% to 12.2%’ (hereinafter referred to as the subject goods) falling under the sub-heading 3912 of the First Schedule to the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 (51 of 1975) (hereinafter referred to as the Customs Tariff Act), originating in, or exported from Brazil, Indonesia and Thailand (hereinafter referred to as the subject countries), and imported into India, the designated authority in its final findings vide notification No. 6/12/2018-DGAD, dated the 31st December 2018, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part I, Section 1, dated the 31st December 2018, has come to the conclusion that:

(1)  the product under consideration has been exported to India from the subject countries below normal values;

(2)  the domestic industry has suffered material injury on account of subject imports from subject countries;

(3)  the material injury has been caused by the dumped imports of subject goods from the subject countries;

and has recommended the imposition of definitive anti-dumping duty on the imports of subject goods, originating in or exported from the subject country and imported into India, 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, read with 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, after considering the aforesaid final 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 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), exported from the countries as specified in the corresponding entry in column (5), produced by the producers as specified in the corresponding entry in column (6) and imported into India, an anti-dumping duty at the rate equal to the amount as specified in the corresponding entry in column (7), in the currency specified in the corresponding entry in column (9) and per unit of measurement specified in the corresponding entry in column (8) :

Table

Sl. No.

Sub heading or Tariff Item

Description on of goods

Country of origin

Country of export

Producer

Amount

Unit

Currency

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

(5)

(6)

(7)

(8)

(9)

1.

3912

Non-Plasticized Industrial Grade Nitrocellulose Damped in Isopropyl Alcohol having Nitrogen content in the range of 10.7% to 12.2%.

Thailand

Any country including Thailand

Nitro Chemical Industry Limited or Nobel NC Co., Ltd

0.567

Kg.

US$

2.

3912

-do-

Thailand

Any country including Thailand

Any producer other than at 1.

0.906

Kg.

US$

3.

3912

-do-

Any country other than subject countries

Thailand

Any

0.906

Kg.

US$

4.

3912

-do-

Indonesia

Any country including Indonesia

PT INTI Celluloseutama

0.235

Kg.

US$

5.

3912

-do-

Indonesia

Any country including Indonesia

Any producer other than at 4.

0.475

Kg.

US$

6.

3912

-do-

Any country other than subject countries

Indonesia

Any

0.475

Kg.

US$

7.

3912

-do-

Brazil

Any country including Brazil

Any

0.646

Kg.

US$

8.

3912

-do-

Any country other than subject countries

Brazil

Any

0.646

Kg.

US$

2. The anti-dumping duty imposed 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 and shall be payable in Indian currency.

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 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 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 Act.

[F.No.354/17/2019 –TRU]