MINISTRY OF COMMERCE
Subject: Initiation of anti dumping
investigations, concerning import of Newsprint from the
21/ADD/96. Indian Newsprint Manufacturers Association has filed a petition 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 before the Designated Authority (hereinafter referred to as the Authority) alleging dumping of Newsprint and requested for anti dumping investigation and levy of anti-dumping duty.
2) Petitioner: The petition has been filed by Indian
Newsprint Manufacturers Association, D-165, Defence Colony, New Delhi-110024. The Petitioner account for majority production in
3) Products Involved: The product involved in the
present investigation is standard newsprint, other than glazed news- print, originating in
or exported from the
4) Like Article: The petitioner has submitted that the article manufactured by the Domestic Industry is a like article to the product involved.
5) Normal Value: The petitioner has provided
sufficient prima facie evidence to show domestic prices in
6) Export Price: The petitioner has worked out export
price as per statistics complied by DGCI&S,
7) Dumping: There is sufficient prima facie evidence
that Export Price to
8) Injury: The various parameters relating to injury such as quantum of imports in absolute terms, market share, import price from the said countries and various indicators affecting domestic industry such as production, sales selling prices, stocks, profit and loss, collectively and cumulatively, prima facie, indicate that the domestic industry has suffered material injury. The petitioner has claimed that most of its member companies have curtailed production and M/s. NEPA Ltd., and Aurangabad Paper Mills Ltd. have stopped their production.
9) There is prima facie evidence that the imports of the subject goods originating in or exported from the said countries are causing material injury to the domestic industry.
10) Initiation of Anti Dumping Investigation: The Designated Authority, therefore, initiates anti dumping investigation into the existence, degree and effect of alleged dumping of the subject goods originating in or exported from the said Countries.
11) The period of investigation for the purpose of present investigation is April, 1996 to Oct., 1996.
12) Submission of information: The exporters in the
said countries and importers in
13) 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.
14) Time Limit: Any information relating to the present investigation should be sent in writing so us 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.
15) In a 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 Designated 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.
DIPAK CHATTERJEE, Designated Authority