Ministry of Commerce & Industry
Department of Commerce
Directorate General of Anti-Dumping & Allied Duties
New-Delhi, the 17th July, 2002.
Subject: Initiation of anti-dumping investigations concerning import of Mulberry Raw Silk (not thrown) originating in or exported from China PR.
14/28/2002-DGAD - The Central Silk Board, Bangalore has filed a petition on behalf of all cottage/filature/multiend silk reelers and sericulture farmers through their associations before the Designated Authority (hereinafter referred to as the Authority) in accordance with the Customs Tariff (Amendment) Act, 1995 and Customs Tariff (Identification, Assessment and Collection of Anti-Dumping Duty on Dumped Articles and for Determination of Injury) Rules, 1995 alleging dumping of Mulberry Raw Silk (not thrown) originating in or exported from China PR and has requested for initiation of anti-dumping investigations and levy of anti-dumping duties.
Mulberry Raw Silk (not thrown) is classified under Customs sub-heading no. 50.02 of Chapter 50 of the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 and ITC (HS) Code 50020001. The classification is however indicative only and in no way binding on the scope of the present investigations.
5. Dumping and Dumping Margin:
Normal Value: The petitioners have claimed normal value in China on the basis of the price of Mulberry Raw Silk (not thrown) as per the information contained in the International Silk Association (ISA) News letter in China PR.
Export price: The petitioners have claimed export price based on the data published by DGCI&S and on the basis of prices offered by Chinese suppliers for the subject goods to importers in India. Considering the normal value and export price the dumping margin is significantly higher than the de-minimis limit.
There is sufficient evidence that the normal value of the product under consideration in China PR is significantly higher than the price at which it has been exported to India, indicating, prima facie, that the subject goods are being dumped by the exporters from China PR.
6. Injury and Causal Link: The various economic indicators relating to domestic industry such as production, sales, profit/loss etc. collectively and cumulatively, indicates that the domestic industry has suffered injury. There is sufficient prima facie evidence that the imports of the product under consideration have caused material injury to the domestic industry.
7. Initiation of Anti-Dumping Investigation: In view of the foregoing paragraph, the Designated Authority initiates anti-dumping investigations to determine the existence, degree and effect of alleged dumping of the subject goods originating in or exported from the subject country.
8. Period of Investigation: The period of investigation for the purpose of the present investigations is 1st April, 2001 to 31st March 2002 (12 months).
9. Submission of Information: The exporters in the subject country and the importers in India known to be concerned are being addressed separately to submit relevant information in the form and manner prescribed and to make their views known to the Designated Authority, Ministry of Commerce, Directorate General of Anti- Dumping, Udyog Bhavan, New-Delhi 110011. Any other interested party may also make its submissions relevant to the investigation in the prescribed form and manner within the time limit set out below.
10. Time Limit: Any information relating to the present investigations should be sent in writing so as to reach the Authority at the address mentioned above not later than forty days from the date of publication of this notification. The known exporters and importers, who are being addressed separately, are, however, required to submit the information within forty days from the date of letter addressed to them separately. It may kindly be noted that no requests whatsoever shall be entertained for extension of the above-stated time limit for submission of the required information.
13. In case where an interested party refuses access to, or otherwise does not provide necessary information within a reasonable period, or significantly impedes the investigation, the Authority may record its findings on the basis of the facts available to it and make such recommendations to the Central Government as deemed fit.