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[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
CENTRAL BOARD OF EXCISE AND CUSTOMS
NEW DELHI

NOTIFICATION NO

1/2017-Customs(CVD); Dated: September 7, 2017

Whereas, in the matter of "Certain Hot Rolled and Cold Rolled Stainless Steel Flat Products" (hereinafter referred to as the subject goods) falling under tariff heading 7219 or 7220 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, People's Republic of China (hereinafter referred to as the subject country), and imported into India, the designated authority in its final findings, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part I, Section 1, vide notification No. 14/18/1015-DGAD, dated the 4th July, 2017 has come to the conclusion that-

(i) the subject goods have been exported to India from subject country at subsidised value, thus resulting in subsidisation of the product;

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

(iii) the material injury has been caused by the subsidised imports of the subject goods originating in or exported from the subject country,

and has recommended the imposition of definitive countervailing duty on imports of the subject goods originating in, or exported, from the subject country.

Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-sections (1) and (6) of section 9 of the Customs Tariff Act, read with rules 20 and 22 of the Customs Tariff (Identification, Assessment and Collection of Countervailing Duty on Subsidized Articles and for Determination of Injury) Rules, 1995, the Central Government, after considering 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 tariff heading 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, countervailing duty of an amount equivalent to the difference between the quantum of countervailing duty calculated at the rate mentioned in column (8) and anti-dumping duty payable, if any, of the said Table, namely:-

Sl. No.

Heading

Description of goods

Country of origin

Country of export

Producer

Exporter

Duty amount as % of landed value

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

(5)

(6)

(7)

(8)

1.

7219 or 7220

Flat-rolled products of stainless steel- (Note below)

China PR

China PR

Any

Any

18.95%

2.

-do

-do-

China PR

Any Country

Any

Any

18.95%

3.

-do

-do-

Any Country

China PR

Any

Any

18.95%

Note: - (i) Flat Rolled Products of Stainless Steel for the purpose of the present notification implies "Flat rolled products of stainless steel, whether hot rolled or cold rolled of all grades/series; whether or not in plates, sheets, or in coil form or in any shape, of any width, of thickness 1.2mm to 10.5mm in case of hot rolled coils; 3mm to 105mm in case of hot rolled plates & sheets; and up to 6.75 mm in case of cold rolled flat products. Product scope specifically excludes razor blade grade steel".

(ii) The Anti-Dumping Duty is already in place on –

(a) Hot Rolled austenitic stainless steel flat products; whether or not plates, sheets or coils (hot rolled Annealed and pickled or Black) of rectangular shape; of grade either ASTM 304 or 304H or 304L or 304N or 304LN or EN 1.4311, EN 1.4301, EN1.4307 or X5CRNI1810 or X04Cr19Ni9, or equivalents thereof in any other standards such as UNS, DIN, JIS, BIS, EN, etc.; whether or not with number one or Black finish; whether or not of quality prime or non-prime; whether or not of edge condition with mill edge or trim edge; of thickness in the range of 1.2mm to 10.5mm in Coils and 3mm to 105mm in Plates and Sheets; of all widths up to 1650 mm (width tolerance of +20mm for mill edge and +5mm for trim edge). Custom Notification NO. 28/2015-Customs (ADD) dated 05.06.2015;

(b) Cold Rolled Flat Products of Stainless Steel of width of 600 mm up to 1250 mm of all series not further worked than Cold rolled (cold reduced) with a thickness of up to 4 mm (width tolerance of +30 mm for Mill Edged and +4 mm for Trimmed Edged), excluding the following: -

(i) the subject goods of width beyond 1250 mm (plus tolerances); (ii) Grades AISI 420 high carbon, 443, 441, EN 1.4835, 1.4547, 1.4539, 1.4438, 1.4318, 1.4833 and EN 1.4509;

(ii) Product supplied under Indian Patent No. 223848 in respect of goods comprising Low Nickel containing Chromium-Nickel Manganese-Copper Austenitic Stainless steel and representing Grades YU 1 and YU 4, produced and supplied by M/s Yieh United Steel Corp (Yusco) of Chinese Taipei (Taiwan)Custom Notification NO. 61/2015-Customs (ADD) dated 11.12.2015.

2. The countervailing duty imposed under this notification shall be levied 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, "landed value" shall be the assessable value as determined under the Customs Act 1962, (52 of 1962) and all duties of customs except duties levied under sections 3, 3A, 8B, 9 and 9A of the Customs Tariff Act.

[F. No. 354/56/2017-TRU]

(Gunjan Kumar Verma)
Under Secretary to the Government of India