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G/ADP/N/1/IND/2/Suppl.3
G/SCM/N/1/IND/2/Suppl.3

21 August 2001

 

(01-4072)

 

 

Committee on Anti-Dumping Practices

Committee on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures

Original: English

 

 

 

NOTIFICATION OF LAWS AND REGULATIONS

UNDER ARTICLES 18.5 AND 32.6 OF THE AGREEMENTS

 

INDIA

 

Supplement

 

 

The following communication, dated 17 August 2001, has been received from the Permanent Mission of India.

 

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1. Please refer to India's letter number GEN/PMI/WTO/204/32/99 dated 12 August 1999 forwarding therewith a copy of the Customs Notification No. 44/99-CUS (NT) dated 15 July 1999, issued by the Department of Revenue, amending the aforementioned Rules, for being brought to the notice of Members.

 

2. I now forward herewith a copy of the Customs Notification No. 28/2001-NT-Customs dated 31 May 2001, issued by the Department of Revenue, further amending the aforementioned Rules.

 

3. It is requested that this Notification under Article 18.5 of the Agreement on Implementation of Article VI of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1994 may please be brought to the notice of the Members.

 

 


TO BE PUBLISHED IN PART I, SECTION 3, SUB-SECTION (I) OF THE GAZETTE OF INDIA EXTRAORDINARY, DATED 15 JULY 1999

 

10 Jyastha, 1923 (SAKA)

 

Government of India

Ministry of Finance

Department of Revenue

 

New Delhi, 31 May 2001

10 Jyaistha, 1923 (SAKA)

 

NOTIFICATION

No. 28/2001-NT-Customs

 

GSR 405 (E) In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (6) of Section 9A and sub-section (2) of Section 9B of the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 (51 of 1975), the Central Government hereby makes the following rules to further amend the Customs Tariff (Identification, Assessment and Collection of Anti-Dumping Duty on Dumped Articles and for Determination of Injury) Rules, 1995, namely:

 

1. (i) These rules may be called the Customs Tariff (Identification, Assessment and Collection of Anti-Dumping Duty on Dumped Articles and for Determination of Injury) Amendment Rules, 2001.

 

(ii) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

 

2. In Annexure I to the Customs Tariff (Identification, Assessment and Collection of Anti-Dumping Duty on Dumped Articles and for Determination of Injury) Rules, 1995, -

 

(i) in paragraph 7, after the words "designated authority in a reasonable manner", the following shall be inserted, namely:-

 

"keeping in view the level of development of the country concerned and the product in question";

 

(ii) after paragraph 7, the following paragraph shall be inserted, namely:-

 

"3. The term "non-market economy country" subject to the Note to this paragraph means every country listed in that note and includes any country which the designated authority determines and which does not operate on market principles of cost or pricing structures, so that sales of merchandise in such country do not reflect the fair value of the merchandise. While making such determination, the designated authority should consider as to whether,-

 

(i) the decisions of concerned firms in such country regarding prices, costs and inputs, including raw materials, cost of technology and labour, output, sales and investment, are made in response to market signals reflecting supply and demand and without significant State interference in this regard, and whether costs of major inputs substantially reflect market values.

 

(ii) the production costs and financial situation of such firms are subject to significant distortions carried over from the former non-market economy system, in particular in relation to depreciation of assets, other write-offs, barter trade and payment via compensation of debts;

 

(iii) such firms are subject to bankruptcy and property laws which guarantee legal certainty and stability for the operation of the firms, and

 

(iv) the exchange rate conversions are carried out at the market rate:

 

Provided that in view of the changing economic conditions in Russia and in the People's Republic of China, where it is shown on the basis of sufficient evidence in writing on the factors specified in this paragraph that market conditions prevail for one or more such firms are subject to anti-dumping investigations, the designated authority may apply the principles set out in paragraphs 1 to 6 instead of the principles set out in this paragraph.

 

Note: For the purposes of this paragraph, the list of non-market economy countries is Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, People's Republic of China, Georgia, Kazakstan, North Korea, Kyrghyzstan, Moldova, Mongolia, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Vietnam. Any country among them seeking to establish that it is a market economy country as per criteria enunciated in this paragraph, may provide all necessary information which shall be taken due account by the designated authority."

 

(Rajendra Singh)

Under-Secretary to the Government of India

F. No. 525/2/94-CUS (TU) Pt.

 

Note: The principal rules were published in the Gazette of India Extraordinary vide G.S.R.1(E), dated 1.1.95 and was last amended vide G.S.R.521(E), dated 15.7.99.

 

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