Anti-dumping duty on Purified Terephthalic Acid

By | 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 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. 2917 36 00 Purified Terephthalic Acid Peoples Republic of China Peoples Republic of China Any Any 80.13 MT US Dollar
2. 2917 36 00 Purified Terephthalic Acid Peoples Republic of China Any country other than  subject to anti-dumping duty Any Any 80.13 MT US Dollar
3. 2917 36 00 Purified Terephthalic Acid Any country other than  subject to anti-dumping duty Peoples Republic of China Any Any 80.13 MT US Dollar
4. 2917 36 00 Purified Terephthalic Acid Indonesia Indonesia Any Any 76.13 MT US Dollar
5. 2917 36 00 Purified Terephthalic Acid Indonesia Any country other than  subject to anti-dumping duty Any Any 76.13 MT US Dollar
6. 2917 36 00 Purified Terephthalic Acid Any country other than  subject to anti-dumping duty Indonesia Any Any 76.13 MT US Dollar
7. 2917 36 00 Purified Terephthalic Acid Iran Iran Any Any 108.28 MT US Dollar
8. 2917 36 00 Purified Terephthalic Acid Iran Any country other than  subject to anti-dumping duty Any Any 108.28 MT US Dollar
9. 2917 36 00 Purified Terephthalic Acid Any country other than  subject to anti-dumping duty Iran Any Any 108.28 MT US Dollar
10. 2917 36 00 Purified Terephthalic Acid Malaysia Malaysia Any Any 98.15 MT US Dollar
11 2917 36 00 Purified Terephthalic Acid Malaysia Any country other than  subject to anti-dumping duty Any Any 98.15 MT US Dollar
12 2917 36 00 Purified Terephthalic Acid Any country other than  subject to anti-dumping duty Malaysia Any Any 98.15 MT US Dollar
13 2917 36 00 Purified Terephthalic Acid Taiwan Taiwan Any Any 56.94 MT US Dollar
14 2917 36 00 Purified Terephthalic Acid Taiwan Any country other than  subject to anti-dumping duty Any Any 56.94 MT US Dollar
15 2917 36 00 Purified Terephthalic Acid Any country other than  subject to anti-dumping duty Taiwan Any Any 56.94 MT US 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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