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Termination of Anti-dumping investigation in respect of imports of "Naphthalene in both its forms"- Crude Naphthalene originating in or exported from China PR, European Union, Russia, Iran and Japan and Refined Naphthalene originating in or exported from China PR, European Union and Taiwan.
 

 

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Termination of  Anti-dumping   investigation   in respect  of imports  of "Naphthalene   in both its forms"- Crude Naphthalene   originating  in or exported  from China  PR, European  Union,  Russia,  Iran and Japan  and  Refined  Naphthalene   originating   in or exported  from  China  PR,  European Union and Taiwan.

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ALL THE MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL
 

Dear Members,

 

 

The Directorate  General  of Trade  Remedies (DGTR) has issued Notification dated 4th August 2020 regarding Termination  of  Anti-dumping   investigation   in respect  of imports  of "Naphthalene   in both its forms"- Crude Naphthalene   originating  in or exported  from China  PR, European  Union,  Russia,  Iran and Japan  and  Refined  Naphthalene   originating   in or exported  from  China  PR,  European Union and Taiwan.



You might recall that,  M/s Himadri  Chemicals  &  Industries Ltd had    filed  an application   before   Director General  for initiation  of Anti-dumping   investigation   and imposition of  anti-dumping  duties  on imports  of Crude  and Refined.  The  Countries  concerning   Crude Naphthalene   imports  are  China  PR,  European  Union,  Russia,  Iran  and  Japan,  while  the  Countries concerning  Refined Naphthalene  imports  are China PR, European  Union and Taiwan.

 

The Authority  on the basis of prima facie  evidence  submitted  by the Applicant,  issued a public notice vide Notification  NO.14/35/2015-DGAD    dated  1st June 2016 to determine  the existence,  degree  and effect  of the alleged  dumping  and to recommend  the amount  of anti-dumping  duty, which,  if levied, would be adequate  to remove  the injury to the domestic  industry.

Procedure



The  Authority  post-initiation   sent  copies  of the  initiation  notification   to the Embassy  of the subject    countries    in   India,    known    producers/exporters      from    the   subject    countries,    known importers/users   and the  domestic  industry  as per the addresses  made  available  by the applicant  and requested  them  to make  their  views  known  in writing  within  40 days of the initiation  notification  as per Rule 6(2) of the AD Rules.


Ø The   Authority,    granted   extension,    to   file   Exporter   Questionnaire    Response    (EQR)   by 05.08.2016,  which was placed  in the public domain  through  DGTR's  website.

 

Ø The Authority  provided  a copy of the non-confidential   version  of the application  to the known producers/exporters   and to the Embassy  of the subject countries  in India in accordance  with Rule 6(3) of the Rules.

 

Ø The   Embassy    of   the   subject    countries  in India   was   also   requested    to   advise   the exporters/producers     from its countries  to respond to the questionnaire  within the prescribed  time limit. A copy of the letter and questionnaire  sent to the producers/exporters   was also sent to them along with the names and addresses  of the known producers/exporters   from the subject  countries.

 

Ø In  response   to  the  initiation   notification   and  intimation,   exporters/   producers   from  subject countries  and importers/  users responded  to the Authority  by filing Exporter's   Questionnaire  Response and filing legal submissions.

 

Ø The Authority  made  available  non-confidential   version  of the evidences  presented  by various interested  parties  in the form of a public file kept open for inspection  by the interested  parties.

 

Ø The  Authority,   in  accordance   with  Rule  6(6)  of  the  AD  Rules  held  an  oral  hearing   on 10.04.2017.  Subsequently,  another  oral hearing  was held on 02.11.2017  in view  of the change  of the Designated  Authority.

 

Ø Meanwhile,  M/s  Bodal  Chemicals  Ltd approached  the High  Court  of Gujarat  challenging  the initiation  notification.

 

Ø The Authority  was accorded  permission  for extension  of time for completing  the investigation i.e. up to 31.08.2017,  which was placed  in the public domain through  DGTR's  website.  The Authority was again granted  permission  to extend the time limit of concluding  the investigation  by 30.11.2017.

 

 

Ø In lieu of the  18 months'  time line for completion  of investigation   and extension  for the same up to  30.1l.2017,   the  Authority   informed  all the  concerned   interested  parties  that  considering  the Hon'ble  Gujarat High Court order dated 02.08.2017,  the Authority  will take further appropriate  action as per directions  contained  in the judgment.  The same was placed in the public domain through DGTR's website  on 29.11.2017.  

 

Ø The Hon'ble   Gujarat  High  Court  vide  its Judgment  dated  20.02.2020   dismissed  the writ petition. 


Request  Received  from  the Domestic  Industry

 

While the Authority was in the process of proceeding further with the conduct of investigations, in accordance with the Rules, the domestic industry made a request to terminate the present investigation under Rule 14(a) of the AD Rule vide its letter dated 10.06.2020 stating that as the domestic industry continues to suffer from dumping from other countries in addition to the subject countries and hence would bring subsequent information on record and add other countries that are not included in the present investigation and further seeking permission to withdraw the petition with liberty to resubmit the same.

 

 

Rule 14(a) of Rules provides that the Designated Authority shall, by issue of a public notice, terminate an investigation immediately if it receives a request in writing for doing so from or on behalf of the domestic industry affected, at whose instance the investigation was initiated. In the present investigation M/s Himadri Chemicals & Industries Ltd is the applicant domestic producer, on whose instance the investigation was initiated. The Authority notes that the domestic industry desires to withdraw the petition so as enhance the scope of application with other countries as well. It is noted that Rule 14(a) of the Anti-Dumping Rules does not grant any discretion to the Authority in the matter oftermination of investigation, once the domestic industry files a written request for termination of the investigation.

 

Conclusion

In view  of the  aforesaid  request  and  Rule  14(a) of the  Anti-Dumping   Rules,  the Authority hereby  terminates   the  anti-dumping   investigation   concerning   imports  of  "Naphthalene   in  both  its forms"-  Crude Naphthalene   originating  in or exported  from China  PR, European  Union,  Russia,  Iran and Japan  and Refined  Naphthalene   originating  in or exported  from  China  PR, European  Union  and Taiwan  initiated  on 01.06.2016  vide Notification  No. 14/35/2015-DGAD.

Members may take note  of the  same.   For  full details of the  case/  sequence, you may also refer to the said DGTR Termination  Notification using below link:


http://www.dgtr.gov.in/sites/default/files/Naphthalene%20Termination%20English.pdf

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Thanking you.

Yours faithfully

 

S G Bharadi

Executive Director

 

Prafulla Walhe
Deputy Director
S G Bharadi
Executive Director
 
As we all understand, CBIC is committed to delivering superior trade experience by efficient service delivery. In this regard,  CBIC seeks  your valuable feedback/suggestions to improvise on their  services.
 
 
 
Kindly take part in the survey  using below links-
 
 
 
Survey link
 
https://www.icegate.gov.in/icegate-feedback/
 
 
Members are requested to take note and  may spare their  valuable 5 minutes to complete the survey which will help  authorities to improve their services, wherever required.
 
 
 
Thanking You,
 
Yours faithfully,
 
(S. G. BHARADI)
 
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
 
CHEMEXCIL
As per updates  on www.icegate.gov.in,    Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC)  has invited Trade Community to participate in MANTHAN (Survey).
 
 
As we all understand, CBIC is committed to delivering superior trade experience by efficient service delivery. In this regard,  CBIC seeks  your valuable feedback/suggestions to improvise on their  services.
 
 
 
Kindly take part in the survey  using below links-
 
 
 
Survey link
 
https://www.icegate.gov.in/icegate-feedback/
 
 
Members are requested to take note and  may spare their  valuable 5 minutes to complete the survey which will help  authorities to improve their services, wherever required.
 
 
 
Thanking You,
 
Yours faithfully,
 
(S. G. BHARADI)
 
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
 
CHEMEXCIL
 
As you might be aware, Government has recently announced “Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme"  to provide liquidity to the MSMEs in the wake of COVID-19 related economic stress.
 
 
 
Under the Scheme, 100% guarantee coverage to be provided by National Credit Guarantee Trustee Company Limited (NCGTC) for additional funding of up to Rs. three lakh crore to eligible MSMEs and interested MUDRA. borrowers, in the form of a Guaranteed Emergency Credit Line (GECL) facility.
 
 
 
 
 
Details/ Salient Features of the Scheme
 
 
 
The Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme (ECLGS) has been formulated as a specific response to the unprecedented situation caused by COVID-19 and the consequent lockdown, which has severely impacted manufacturing and other activities in the MSME sector.
 
 
 
The Scheme aims at mitigating the economic distress being faced by MSMEs by providing them additional funding of up to Rs. 3 lakh crore in the form of a fully guaranteed emergency credit line.
 
 
 
The main objective of the Scheme is to provide an incentive to Member Lending Institutions (MLIs), i.e., Banks, Financial Institutions (FIs) and Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFCs) to increase access to, and enable availability of additional funding facility to MSME borrowers, in view of the economic distress caused by the COVID-19 crisis, by providing them 100 per cent guarantee for any losses suffered by them due to non-repayment of the GECL funding by borrowers.
 
 
 
The salient features of the Scheme include –
 
 
 
i. All MSME borrower accounts with outstanding credit of up to Rs. 25 crore as on 29.2.2020 which were less than or equal to 60 days past due as on that date, i.e., regular, SMA0 and SMA 1 accounts, and with an annual turnover of up to Rs. 100 crore would be eligible for GECL funding under the Scheme.
 
 
 
ii. The amount of GECL funding to eligible MSME borrowers either in the form of additional working capital term loans (in case of banks and FIs), or additional term loans (in case of NBFCs) would be up to 20% of their entire outstanding credit up to Rs. 25 crore as on 29th February, 2020.
 
 
 
iii. The entire funding provided under GECL shall be provided with a 100% credit guarantee by NCGTC to MLIs under ECLGS.
 
 
 
iv. Tenor of loan under Scheme shall be four years with moratorium period of one year on the principal amount.
 
 
 
v. No Guarantee Fee shall be charged by NCGTC from the Member Lending Institutions (MLIs) under the Scheme.
 
 
 
vi. Interest rates under the Scheme shall be capped at 9.25% for banks and FIs, and at 14% for NBFCs.
 
 
 
 
 
Implementation schedule:
 
The Scheme would be applicable to all loans sanctioned under GECL during the period from the date of announcement of the Scheme to 31.10.2020, or till an amount of Rs three lakh crore is sanctioned under the GECL, whichever is earlier.
 
 
 
Members are requested to take note of above features of the ECLGS Scheme and  may avail, if applicable.
 
 
 
For operational guidelines and FAQs, please use below links on NCGTC site-
 
 
 
 
 
https://www.eclgs.com/documents/ECLGS%20-%20Operational%20Guidelines-Updated%20-%2002.06.2020.pdf
 
 
 
 
 
https://www.eclgs.com/documents/FAQs_on_ECLGS-Updated_as_on_06.06.2020.pdf
 
 
 
 
 
Please note that above information is being provided only as a service to the members in good faith.  For further details/ queries, Please contact your bank and financial institutions.
 
 
 
You may also send your feedback to the council on info@chemexcil.gov.in .
 
 
 
 
 
Thanks and Regards,
 
 
 
 
 
S G Bharadi
 
Executive Director
This is with reference in view of the disruption in supply chains due to the Corona virus. As you aware that Coronavirus epidemic is a matter of grave concern for the entire world, it is incumbent on larger economies like India to fill up the gaps in the global market. Countries which had been depending on China have learnt a lesson they should have an alternative market for sourcing and India was expected to be their preferred destination. So in the coming few months can provide our exporters greater market access in the absence of usually aggressive and competitive Chinese suppliers.
 
 
 
As a part of special measures under the national emergency to combat the spread of COVID-19 in Peru, has announced a zero per cent import duty on 65 products which include organic and inorganic chemicals, medicament, medical appliances, articles of vulcanised rubber, super absorbent polymers, etc. this is to overcome the likely supply chain disruption. Though a temporary measure intended for 90 days with effect from 13 March, it is likely to be extended for a longer period. Peru currently imports these items from China, USA, and EU countries, with which it has Free Trade Agreements, while imports from India attract 6% duty. According to Lima Chamber of Commerce (LCC) and the Association of National Pharmaceutical Industries, the measure (to remove duty) would incentivize Peruvian importers to source these products from other markets such as India.
 
 
 
In this context on our request we have received tremendous support from the High Commission of India in Peru and we have received information from them that President of Anders Peru S.A.C., Mr. Peter Anders – which has major presence in Peru as distributor of chemicals and intermediate products in different industrial sectors, has expressed interest in establishing contacts with potential suppliers in India. Mr. Anders approached the Embassy for support and guidance for sourcing chemicals and ingredients in the following sectors:
 
 
 
•        Coatings and adhesives
 
•        Plastics
 
•        Flexo painting
 
•        Home and personal care (cosmetics and perfumes)
 
•        Industrial and institutional hygiene
 
•        Electroplating
 
•        Textiles
 
•        Paper industry
 
•        Food additives
 
 
 
Mr. Anders has stated that they are currently importing dyes from India for the paper industry, and that they are keen to build and expand company’s trade relations with Indian suppliers.
 
 
 
Anders Group is a well reputed Peruvian company in the chemicals sector and it is a regional South American distributor of specialty chemicals, ingredients and industrial equipment. It was founded in 1964 and has 56 years of market experience. Its headquarters is located in Lima, Peru. The group with more than 150 employees and a turnover of over US$ 60 million, has commercial offices and warehouses in Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Chile and Colombia. The group company presentation is attached herewith for your ready reference. Mr. Anders also informed that he would like to use company’s distribution centre in Lima as a hub for supplies to countries in the region.
 
 
 
Mr. Anders’ proposal offers a good opportunity to tap into the Peruvian market, especially when exports of organic chemicals from a major supplier to Peru has dropped by 17%  and those of inorganic chemicals by 13% during the period January – April 2020.
 
 
 
We may request to our members to contact directly with Anders Peru S.A.C to expand business in Peruvian market. The details are mentioned below
 
 
 
            Mr. Peter Anders
 
            President of the Board
 
            Anders Peru S.A.C.
 
            E.mail: peter.anders@qanders.com 
 
 
 
Further, as desired, please find attached Lists of potential importers in Peru under Chapters 28, 29, 32, 33, 34, and 38.
 
 
 
We may request to our member exporters to take advantage of this opportunity and export to Peru.
 
 
 
Members  may also  send their comments / feed-back  on  our e-mail id’s:  ed@chemexcil.gov.in;  adreach@chemexcil.gov.in; deepak.gupta@chemexcil.gov.in; rokolkata@chemexcil.gov.in & robengaluru@chemexcil.gov.in  
 
 
 
Thanks and best regards,
 
 
 
S G BHARADI
 
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
 
CHEMEXCIL
 
BASIC CHEMICALS, COSMETICS & DYES EXPORT PROMOTION COUNCIL  
 

The Directorate    General   of Trade   Remedies (DGTR) has issued Notification for Final   Findings dated 6th August 2020 regarding Sunset    Review   investigation     of  Anti-Dumping     duty   imposed   on imports   of "Phosphoric    Acid  of all grades   and  all concentrations     (excluding Agriculture/Fertilizer   Grade)"   originating    in or exported   from  Korea  RP.

 

You might be aware that,  DGTR had  earlier   initiated  the sunset review Investigation  vide   Notification    No.   7/28/20] 9-DOTR    elated  27th December,  2019 to review  the need for continued  imposition  of ADD  in respect  of the subject  goods,   originating   in  or  exported   from  the  subject   country   and  to  examine whether  the  expiry  of the said ADD  is likely  to lead to continuation   or recurrence  of dumping  and injury to the domestic  industry.    The joint applicants for this SSR investigation were  M/s  Gujarat   Alkalies   & Chemicals    Limited and  M/s  Grasim    Industries Limited.

 

CONCLUSION (by DGTR)

 

 

Having regard  to the contentions  raised,  information  provided  and submissions  made by the interested  parties  and  facts available  before  the Authority  as recorded  in the above findings,  and  on  the basis  of the  above  analysis  of  the likelihood   of  continuation   or recurrence  of dumping  and injury to the domestic  industry, the Authority  concludes  that:

 

Ø There  is  continued   dumping   of the  subject  goods  from  subject  country  and  the imports are likely to enter the Indian market at dumped  prices in the event of expiry of duty.

 

Ø The domestic  industry  has suffered  continued  injury on account  of dumped  imports from the subject  country.

 

Ø The information   on record  shows likelihood  of continuation   of dumping  and injury in case the Anti-dumping   duly in force is allowed  to cease at this stage.

 

Ø There  is sufficient  evidence  to indicate  that the revocation  of anti-dumping  duty at this stage will lead to continuation  of dumping  and injury to the Domestic  Industry.

 

 

 

RECOMMENDATIONS

 

Ø The  Authority  notes  that  the  investigation   was  initiated  and  notified  to all  interested parties and adequate  opportunity  was given to the domestic  industry, exporters,  importers and other interested  parties to provide  information  on the aspects of dumping,  injury and the causal link.

 

Ø Having  concluded   that there  is positive  evidence  on the aspect  of dumping,  injury and causal  link  and  likelihood   of dumping  and  injury  if the existing  ADD  are allowed  to cease,  the Authority  is of the view that continuation  of duty is required  on the import of the PUC from  the subject  country.

 

 

Ø Under   the   circumstances,     the   Designated    Authority    considers    it   appropriate    to recommend       continuation   of  definitive   anti-dumping   duty,  as  modified,   for   further period of 5 years from the date of its imposition,  on all imports of the subject goods from the subject  country  as per column  7 in the duty table below:

 

SN

Tariff Heading*

Description of goods

Country of origin

Country of export

Producer

Duty amount

Currency

Unit

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

1

28092010

Phosphoric Acid of

Korea RP

Any

Any

137

USD

MT

 

 

all grades and all concentrations (excluding Agriculture/ Fertilizer Grade)

 

Country including Korea RP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

28092010

Phosphoric Acid of

Any

Korea

Any

137

USD

MT

 

 

all grades and al l concentrations

Country other than

RP

 

 

 

 

 

 

(excluding

Korea RP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Agriculture/Fertilizer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grade)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Further,  the landed value of imports for the purpose of this Notification shall be the assessable value as determined by the Customs under the Customs Act, 1962 (52 of 1962) and includes all duties of customs except duties under sections 3, 8B, 9 and 9A of the Customs Tariff Act, 1975, as amended from time to time. An appeal against the order of the Central Government arising out of these findings shall lie before the Customs, Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal in accordance with the with the relevant provisions of the Act.

 

Members may take note  of the  same and do the needful accordingly.   You may also refer to the said DGTR final finding Notification using below link:


http://www.dgtr.gov.in/sites/default/files/Final%20findings%20SSR%20Phosphoric%20Acid%20English.pdf


Feedbacks, if any, may be sent to us on email id's: ed@chemexcil.gov.in,  deepak.gupta@chemexcil.gov.in,  adreach@chemexcil.gov.in  & info@chemexcil.gov.in  for records/ examination.

 

Thanking you.

 

Yours faithfully

 

S G Bharadi

Executive Director

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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