Imposition of Provisional Anti-Dumping Duty on The Imports of Plain Gypsum Plaster Boards of All Thicknesses and Dimensions, Originating In, or Exported From, China People’s Republic, Indonesia, Thailand, And United Arab Emirates


Dated 13th July 2014

Government of India, Ministry of Finance, (Department of Revenue) vide its Notification No. 6/2013-Customs (ADD) dated 12th April, 2013 notified that:

The imports of Plain Gypsum Plaster Boards of all thicknesses and dimensions, (hereinafter referred to as the subject goods), falling under the heading 6809 of the First Schedule to the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 (51 of 1975) (hereinafter referred as the said Customs Tariff Act), originating in, or exported from, China People’s Republic, Indonesia, Thailand, and United Arab Emirates (hereinafter referred to as the subject countries) and imported into India, the designated authority in its preliminary findings vide, notification No. 14/45/2010-DGAD, dated the 19th March, 2012, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part I, Section 1, dated the 19th March, 2012, had come to the conclusion that-

     (i) the product under consideration has been exported to India from the subject countries below associated normal values, thus resulting in dumping of the subject goods;

     (ii) the domestic industry has suffered material injury;

     (iii) the material injury to the domestic industry has been caused by the dumped imports from subject countries,

and had recommended imposition of provisional anti-dumping duty on the imports of the subject goods, originating in, or exported from, the subject countries;

And whereas on the basis of the aforesaid preliminary findings of the designated authority, the Central Government had imposed provisional anti-dumping duty, vide notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue), No. 32/2012-Customs (ADD), dated the 7th June, 2012, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i), vide number G.S.R. 434 (E), dated the 7th June, 2012;

And whereas the designated authority vide its final findings vide notification No. 14/45/2010-DGAD,dated 15th January, 2013, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part I, Section 1, dated the 15th January, 2013 had come to the conclusion that –

      (i) the subject goods have entered the Indian market from the subject countries below associated normal values, thus resulting in dumping of the subject goods;

      (ii) the dumping margins of the subject goods imported from the each of the subject countries are above de-minimize;

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

      (iv) the dumped imports of the subject goods from the subject countries have caused material injury to the domestic industry.

and had recommended imposition of definitive anti-dumping duty on all imports of subject goods, originating in or exported from the subject countries in order to remove the injury to the domestic industry;

Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) read with sub-section (5) of section 9A of the said 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 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 said Customs Tariff Act as specified in the corresponding entry in column (2), originating in the country specified in the corresponding entry in column (4) and exported from the country specified in the corresponding entry in column (5) and produced by the producer specified in the corresponding entry in column (6) and exported by the exporter specified in the corresponding entry in column (7) and imported into India, an anti-dumping duty equal to the amount indicated in the corresponding entry in column (8), in the currency as specified in the corresponding entry in column (10) and per unit of measurement as specified in the corresponding entry in column (9) of the said Table.

Sl. No: 1        Sub-heading: 68091100, 68091900           Description of goods: Plain Gypsum Plaster Board             Country of origin: China People’s Republic          Country of export: China People’s Republic             Producer: Any          Exporter: Any Duty amount: 32.85         Unit: Cubic Meter (M3)        Currency: US dollar.

Sl. No: 2        Sub-heading: 68091100, 68091900           Description of goods: Plain Gypsum Plaster Board             Country of origin: China People’s Republic          Country of export: Any     Producer: Any             Exporter: Any Duty amount: 32.85         Unit: Cubic Meter (M3)        Currency: US dollar.

Sl. No: 3        Sub-heading: 68091100, 68091900           Description of goods: Plain Gypsum Plaster Board             Country of origin:  Any      Country of export: China People’s Republic        Producer: Any             Exporter: Any Duty amount: 32.85         Unit: Cubic Meter (M3)        Currency: US dollar.

 Sl. No: 4        Sub-heading: 68091100, 68091900           Description of goods: Plain Gypsum Plaster Board             Country of origin:  Indonesia        Country of export: Indonesia       Producer: Any          Exporter: Any Duty amount: 24.11    Unit: Cubic Meter (M3)        Currency: US dollar.

Sl. No: 5        Sub – heading: 68091100, 68091900         Description of goods: Plain Gypsum Plaster Board             Country of origin:  Indonesia        Country of export: Any  Producer: Any             Exporter: Any             Duty amount: 24.11           Unit: Cubic Meter (M3)        Currency: US dollar.

Sl. No: 6        Sub – heading: 68091100, 68091900         Description of goods: Plain Gypsum Plaster Board             Country of origin:  Any      Country of export: Indonesia  Producer: Any   Exporter: Any             Duty amount: 24.11           Unit: Cubic Meter (M3)        Currency: US dollar.

Sl. No: 7        Sub-heading: 68091100, 68091900           Description of goods: Plain Gypsum Plaster Board             Country of origin:  Thailand          Country of export: Thailand         Producer: Siam Gypsum Industry (Saraburi) Co Ltd.      Exporter: Siam Gypsum Industry (Saraburi) Co Ltd.           Duty amount: 54.46             Unit: Cubic Meter (M3) Currency: US dollar.

Sl. No: 8        Sub-heading: 68091100, 68091900           Description of goods: Plain Gypsum Plaster Board             Country of origin:  Thailand          Country of export: Thailand         Producer: Siam Gypsum Industry (Songkhla) Co Ltd.     Exporter: Siam Gypsum Industry (Songkhla) Co Ltd.          Duty amount: 54.46             Unit: Cubic Meter (M3) Currency: US dollar.

Sl. No: 9        Sub-heading: 68091100, 68091900           Description of goods: Plain Gypsum Plaster Board             Country of origin:  Thailand          Country of export: Thailand         Producer: Any other combination other than 7 and 8 above          Exporter: Any other combination other than 7 and 8 above             Duty amount: 73.80           Unit: Cubic Meter (M3) Currency: US dollar.

Sl. No: 10      Sub – heading: 68091100, 68091900         Description of goods: Plain Gypsum Plaster Board             Country of origin: Thailand           Country of export: Any Producer: Any Exporter: Any             Duty amount: 73.80           Unit: Cubic Meter (M3)        Currency: US dollar.

Sl. No: 11      Sub – heading: 68091100, 68091900         Description of goods: Plain Gypsum Plaster Board             Country of origin: Any       Country of export: Thailand Producer: Any      Exporter: Any             Duty amount: 73.80           Unit: Cubic Meter (M3)        Currency: US dollar.

Sl. No: 12      Sub-heading: 68091100, 68091900           Description of goods: Plain Gypsum Plaster Board             Country of origin:  United Arab Emirates             Country of export: United Arab Emirates              Producer: M/s Gypsemna Co (L.L.C.), Dubai          Exporter: M/s Gypsemna Co (L.L.C.),Dubai             Duty amount: 12.30           Unit: Cubic Meter (M3) Currency: US dollar.

Sl. No: 13      Sub-heading: 68091100, 68091900           Description of goods: Plain Gypsum Plaster Board             Country of origin:  United Arab Emirates                         Country of export: United Arab Emirates            Producer: Any other combination other than 12 above Exporter: Any other combination other than 12 above Duty amount: 20.15           Unit: Cubic Meter (M3)        Currency: US dollar.

Sl. No: 14      Sub-heading: 68091100, 68091900           Description of goods: Plain Gypsum Plaster Board             Country of origin:  United Arab Emirates                         Country of export: Any     Producer: Any             Exporter: Any           Duty amount: 20.15           Unit: Cubic Meter (M3)        Currency: US dollar.

Sl. No: 15      Sub-heading: 68091100, 68091900           Description of goods: Plain Gypsum Plaster Board             Country of origin:              Any      Country of export:  United Arab Emirates           Producer: Any             Exporter: Any           Duty amount: 20.15           Unit: Cubic Meter (M3)        Currency: US dollar.

Note 1:            For the purposes of this notification Gypsum Boards having water absorption up to and including 5% (Moisture Resistant Boards), Gypsum Boards having a minimum breaking load of 24 newtons in the transverse direction and 50 newtons in the longitudinal direction per millimeter of thickness (Impact Resistant Boards or Fire Resistant Board), Fire Boards, Fire Heat Boards, Impact Boards, Gypsum Ceiling Boards with Moisture Barrier, ECHO Boards, Heat Boards, Anti-mold Boards or Weather Boards, Thermal Boards, Gypsum Ceiling Boards with Aluminum Edges Sealed in White Film and Ceiling tiles shall not be liable to payanti-dumping duty.

Note 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 imposition of the provisional anti-dumping duty, that is, the 7th June, 2012

Note 3:            The anti-dumping duty shall be imposed on the landed value and shall be payable in Indian currency.

Note 4:            Landed value of imports shall be the assessable value as determined by the Customs Authority under the Customs Act, 1962 (52 of 1962) and includes all duties of customs except duties levied under sections 3, 3A, 8B, 9 and 9A of the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 (51 of 1975).

SOURCE: GOVT. OF INDIA, Ministry of Finance

 

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