MINISTRY OF COMMERCE
Initiation of anti-dumping investigation concerning imports of Acrylonitrile
Butadiene Rubber originating from
No. 9/1/95-ADD- M/s. Gujarat Apar Polymers Limited has filed a petition before me for imposition of anti-dumping duty on imports of Acrylonitrile Butadiene Rubber originating from Germany and the Republic of Korea in accordance with Customs Tariff Act and Custom Tariff (Identification, Assessment and Collection of Anti Dumping Duty of Dumped Articles and for Determination of Injury) Rules, 1995
2. Domestic Industry:
The petition has
been filed by M/s. Gujarat Apar Polymers Limited, Maker
Chambers III, 1st Floor,
3. Product Involved:
Acrylonitrile Butadiene Rubber (ALSO KNOWN AS Nitrile Rubber or NBR) is a synthetic rubber, mainly used in manufacturing various rubber articles, mainly such as Oil Seals, Hoses, Automotive products, Gaskets, Rice Dehusking Rolls. Printer fabrics, Oil field products, etc. NBR is classified under Customs Heading 4002.59 of Schedule-I of Indian Trade Classification (Based on Harmonised Commodity description and Coding System).
The petitioner has alleged, based on a letter from M/s. Bayer AG, Germany that the domestic price of NBR in Germany is US$ 2248 per MT. It has expressed its inability to furnish domestic price of NBR in the Republic of Korea, or its highest export price to third country, pleading non availability of the information, It has however, requested t consider Normal Value on the basis of estimated cost of production of NBR in the Republic of Korea, based on international prices of major raw materials Acrylonitrile and Butadiene. The same comes to US$ 1979.
Petitioner has submitted transaction was information about imports of NBR in India and has alleged that weighted average CIF export price of NBR to India comes to US$ 1133 per MT in 1994-95 (October 1994 March 1995). In case of Germany and US$ 1201 per MT during the same period in case of Republic of Korea. The petitioner has claimed some adjustments in the CIF export prices, such as expenditure incurred on Ocean Freight, Insurance, Special Packing for exports, being incurred exclusively on exports for working out Export Price and Normal Value on the same level of trade, and worked out ex-works Export Price of US$ 814 per MT in case of Germany and US$ 882 per MT in case of Republic of Korea.
has alleged that since NBR is being exported from
The petitioner has alleged that export of NBR from
The various economic indicators relating to domestic industry such as production, capacity utilisation, sales unit sales realisation, profit/loss, stock, etc. collectively, prima facie indicate that the domestic industry has suffered material injury.
6. There is a
prima facie evidence that imports if NBR originating from
7. Initiation of Anti Dumping Investigation:
I, therefore, under Rule 5 of the Rules supra initiate investigation to determine
the existence, degree and effect of any alleged dumping of NBR originating from
8. Time Limit:
Address for making submission- The exporters in the Peoples Republic of
Designated Authority And Additional Secretary
Ministry of Commerce
Room No. 134-A,
New Delhi-110 011
Other interested parties are advised to make their submissions relevant to the investigation in writing within the time limit at the above address.
And Addl. Secy.