seeks to impose ADD on “Decor Paper” originating in or exported from China PR for a period of 5 years.

[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. 77/2021-Customs (ADD)

New Delhi, the 27th December, 2021

G.S.R. —(E).- Whereas in the matter of ‘Décor Paper’ (hereinafter referred to as the ‘subject
goods’) falling under tariff item 4805 91 00 or 4802 20 90 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 vide notification number
6/38/2020-DGTR, dated the 28th September, 2021, published in the Gazette of India,
Extraordinary, Part I, Section 1, dated the 28th September, 2021, has come to the conclusion that
the-

(i) dumping margin for the subject goods from the subject country is positive and
significant;

(ii) domestic industry has suffered material injury;

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

and has recommended imposition of an anti-dumping duty on the imports of subject goods,
originating in, or exported from the subject country 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 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 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), and imported into India, an anti-dumping duty at the rate equal to the amount
as specified in the corresponding entry in column (7), in the currency as specified in the
corresponding entry in column (9) and as per unit of measurement as specified in the corresponding
entry in column (8), of the said Table, namely

Table

S NoTariff
Item
Description*Country of
Origin
Country of
Export
ProducerAmo
unit
UnitCurrency
(1) (2)(3)(4)(5) (6)(7) (8)(9)
14805 91 00,
4802 20 90
Décor PaperPeople’s
Republic of
China
Any country
including
People’s
Republic of
China
Kingdecor
(Zhejiang) Co.,
Ltd
116MTUS Dollar
24805 91 00,
4802 20 90
Décor PaperPeople’s
Republic of
China
Any country
including
People’s
Republic of
China
Shandong Boxing
Ouhua Special
Paper Co., Ltd.
110MTUS Dollar
34805 91 00,
4802 20 90
Décor PaperPeople’s
Republic of
China
Any country
including
People’s
Republic of
China
Zibo OU-MU
Special Paper Co.,
Ltd.
110MTUS Dollar
44805 91 00,
4802 20 90
Décor PaperPeople’s
Republic of
China
Any country
including
People’s
Republic of
China
Any other than S.
No. 1,2 and 3.
542MTUS Dollar
54805 91 00,
4802 20 90
Décor PaperAny country
other than
People’s
Republic of
China
People’s
Republic of
China
Any542MTUS Dollar

*uncoated paper in reel form of 40-130 GSM, having klemm absorbency of at least 12 mm
per 10 minutes, wet tensile strength of 6-12 N/15 mm, and gurley porosity of 10-40 sec / 100
ml, containing titanium dioxide or pigments as filler. It includes base paper for high pressure
(HPL) or low-pressure (LPL) decorative laminates, also known as decor paper, decorative
base paper, decorative paper for high-pressure or low-pressure laminates, coating base
paper and print base paper, but excluding printed ready-to-use decor paper.
The product under consideration includes various types of decor paper, such as surfacing
paper (white/off-white), liner (white / off-white), barrier paper, shuttering base, overlay
paper and print base paper (color / white). It may be imported as base paper for waxing,
coating and impregnation; base paper for printing; base paper for use in decorative industry
and barrier paper, and may come in various sizes as 95 cm, 96 cm, 102 cm, 123 cm, 123.5
cm, 124 cm, 124.5 cm, 125 cm, 131 cm, 132 cm, 183 cm, 184 cm and 185 cm.

 

2. The anti-dumping duty imposed under this notification 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 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 Act.

 

[F. No. 190354/287/2021-TRU]

 

(Rajeev Ranjan)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

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