Customs Anti Dumping Duty 03/2015

NOTIFICATION NO 03/2015-Cus.,(ADD)

Dated: February 10, 2015

Whereas, in the matter of “Sodium Nitrate” (hereinafter referred to as the subject goods), falling under Chapter 28 or 31 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, the  European Union, the People’s Republic of China, Ukraine and Korea RP (hereinafter referred to as the subject countries) and imported into India, the designated authority in its preliminary findings  vide  notification No. 15/1009/2012-DGAD, dated the 6th January, 2014 , published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part I, Section 1, dated the 7th January, 2014, had recommended imposition of provisional anti-dumping duty on the imports of subject goods, originating in, or exported from the subject countries;

And, whereas, on the basis of the aforesaid findings of the designated authority, the Central Government had imposed provisional anti-dumping duty on the subject goods  vide notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue),  No. 14/2014-Customs (ADD), dated the 19th March, 2014, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i) vide number G.S.R. 194 (E), dated the 19th March, 2014;

And, whereas, the designated authority in its final findings  vide  notification No.15/1009/2012-DGAD, dated the 12th November, 2014, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part I, Section 1, dated the 13th November, 2014 , has come to the conclusion that-

(a) the subject goods have been exported to India from the subject countries below its normal value thus resulting in the dumping of the product;

(b) the domestic industry has suffered material injury in respect of the subject goods;

(c) 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  imports of the subject goods  originating in, or exported from the subject countries.

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, on the basis of 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 heading/ 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), exported by the exporters as specified in the corresponding entry in column (7), and imported into India, an anti-dumping duty at the rate equal to the amount as specified in the corresponding entry in column (8), in the currency as specified in the corresponding entry in column (10)  and as per unit of measurement as specified in the corresponding entry in column (9), of the said Table, namely:-

Table

Sl.No . Heading, Tariff Item Description of goods Country of origin Country of export Producer Exporter Amount Unit Currency
(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10)
1 2834,

3102 50 00

Sodium Nitrate People’s Republic of China People’s Republic of China Any Any 137.35 MT US Dollar
2 2834,

3102 50 00

Sodium Nitrate People’s Republic of China Any Any Any 137.35 MT US Dollar
3 2834,

3102 50 00

Sodium Nitrate Any country other than the subject countries People’s Republic of China Any Any 137.35 MT US Dollar
4 2834,

3102 50 00

Sodium Nitrate European Union European Union Any Any 171.79 MT US Dollar
5 2834,

3102 50 00

Sodium Nitrate European Union Any Any Any 171.79 MT US Dollar
6 2834,

3102 50 00

Sodium Nitrate Any country other than the subject countries European Union Any Any 171.79 MT US Dollar
7 2834,

3102 50 00

Sodium Nitrate Ukraine Ukraine Any Any 157.91 MT US Dollar
8 2834,

3102 50 00

Sodium Nitrate Ukraine Any Any Any 157.91 MT US Dollar
9 2834,

3102 50 00

Sodium Nitrate Any country other than the subject countries Ukraine Any Any 157.91 MT US Dollar
10 2834,

3102 50 00

Sodium Nitrate Korea RP Korea RP Any Any 117.20 MT US Dollar
11 2834,

3102 50 00

Sodium Nitrate Korea RP Any Any Any 117.20 MT US Dollar
12 2834,

3102 50 00

Sodium Nitrate Any country other than the subject countries Korea RP Any Any 117.20 MT US Dollar
  1. 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 imposition of the provisional anti-dumping duty, that is, the 19th March, 2014 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 Customs Act.

[F.No.354/39/2014-TRU]

(Akshay Joshi)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

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