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Govt imposes anti dumping duty on import of Styrene Butadiene Rubber from EU, Korea or Thailand

MINISTRY OF FINANCE

(Department of Revenue)

NOTIFICATION

New Delhi, the 30th August, 2017

No. 43/2017-Customs (ADD)

G.S.R. 1123(E).—Whereas in the matter of “Styrene Butadiene Rubber (SBR) of 1500 series and 1700 series,” (hereinafter referred to as ‘the subject goods’) falling under sub-heading 4002 19 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 European Union, Korea RP or Thailand (hereinafter referred to as the subject countries), and imported into India, the designated authority in its final findings vide notification number 14/10/2015- DGAD, dated the 12th July, 2017, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part I, Section 1, dated the 12th July, 2017, has come to the conclusion that—

i. there is dumping of product concerned from the subject countries;

ii. the dumped imports from the subject countries are suppressing the prices of the domestic industry, impacting profitability;

iii. manifestation of the aforesaid injury is both in form of material injury as well as material retardation,

and, whereas, the designated authority has recommended the imposition of definitive anti-dumping duty on the imports of subject goods, originating in or exported from the 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 (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 definitive anti-dumping duty on the subject goods, the description of which is specified in column (3) of the Table below, falling under sub-heading of the First Schedule to the Customs Tariff Act as specified in the corresponding entry in column (2), originating in the country as specified in the corresponding entry in column (4), exported from the country 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), as per unit of measurement as specified in the corresponding entry in column (9) and in the currency as specified in column (10) of the said Table, namely :—

Table can be accessed  here

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 antidumping 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. 354/206/2016-TRU]

RUCHI BISHT, Under Secy.

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