Anti-dumping duty on Purified Terephthalic Acid

By | December 10, 2015
(Last Updated On: December 10, 2015)

Seeks to levy provisional anti-dumping duty on Purified Terephthalic Acid, originating in, or exported from the People’s Republic of China, Iran, Indonesia, Malaysia and Taiwan for a period not exceeding six months

[TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE OF INDIA, EXTRAORDINARY, PART II, SECTION 3, SUB-SECTION (i)]                                                          

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

MINISTRY OF FINANCE

(DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE) 

Notification No. 60/2015-Customs (ADD) 

New Delhi, the 10th December, 2015 

            G.S.R.    (E). –Whereas,  in the matter of “Purified Terephthalic Acid”  including its variants “Medium Quality Terephthalic Acid” and “Qualified Terephthalic Acid” (hereinafter referred to as the subject goods), falling under tariff item 2917 36 00 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 People’s Republic of China, Iran, Indonesia, Malaysia and Taiwan (hereinafter referred to as the subject countries), and imported into India, the designated authority in its preliminary findings published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part I, Section 1,vide notification number14/8/2015-DGAD, dated the 12th November, 2015, has come to the provisional conclusion that –

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

(ii)        the domestic industry has suffered material injury due to dumping of the subject goods from the subject countries;

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

and has recommended imposition of provisional anti-dumping duty on imports of the subject goods, originating in, or exported from subject countries and imported into India, in order to remove injury to the domestic industry;          

            Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-sections (2) of section 9A of the Customs Tariff Act, read with rules 13 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 preliminary 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), exported by the exporters as specified in the corresponding entry in column (7), 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.Tariff itemDescription of goodsCountry of originCountry of exportProducerExporterAmountUnitCurrency
(1)(2)(3)(4)(5)(6)(7)(8)(9)(10)
1.2917 36 00Purified Terephthalic AcidPeoples Republic of ChinaPeoples Republic of ChinaAnyAny80.13MTUS Dollar
2.2917 36 00Purified Terephthalic AcidPeoples Republic of ChinaAny country other than  subject to anti-dumping dutyAnyAny80.13MTUS Dollar
3.2917 36 00Purified Terephthalic AcidAny country other than  subject to anti-dumping dutyPeoples Republic of ChinaAnyAny80.13MTUS Dollar
4.2917 36 00Purified Terephthalic AcidIndonesiaIndonesiaAnyAny76.13MTUS Dollar
5.2917 36 00Purified Terephthalic AcidIndonesiaAny country other than  subject to anti-dumping dutyAnyAny76.13MTUS Dollar
6.2917 36 00Purified Terephthalic AcidAny country other than  subject to anti-dumping dutyIndonesiaAnyAny76.13MTUS Dollar
7.2917 36 00Purified Terephthalic AcidIranIranAnyAny108.28MTUS Dollar
8.2917 36 00Purified Terephthalic AcidIranAny country other than  subject to anti-dumping dutyAnyAny108.28MTUS Dollar
9.2917 36 00Purified Terephthalic AcidAny country other than  subject to anti-dumping dutyIranAnyAny108.28MTUS Dollar
10.2917 36 00Purified Terephthalic AcidMalaysiaMalaysiaAnyAny98.15MTUS Dollar
112917 36 00Purified Terephthalic AcidMalaysiaAny country other than  subject to anti-dumping dutyAnyAny98.15MTUS Dollar
122917 36 00Purified Terephthalic AcidAny country other than  subject to anti-dumping dutyMalaysiaAnyAny98.15MTUS Dollar
132917 36 00Purified Terephthalic AcidTaiwanTaiwanAnyAny56.94MTUS Dollar
142917 36 00Purified Terephthalic AcidTaiwanAny country other than  subject to anti-dumping dutyAnyAny56.94MTUS Dollar
152917 36 00Purified Terephthalic AcidAny country other than  subject to anti-dumping dutyTaiwanAnyAny56.94MTUS Dollar

Note:   Purified Terephthalic Acid includes its variants- Medium Quality Terephthalic Acid and Qualified Terephthalic Acid. 

2.              The anti-dumping duty imposed under this notification shall be effective for a period not exceeding six months (unless revoked, superseded or amended earlier) 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 purpose 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. 354/285/2015-TRU]

                                                                                                                                                         

 (Anurag Sehgal)

Under Secretary to the Government of India

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