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Cases Investigated in 1998 Back to Top

SI. No. Commodity / Tariff Item Date of Initiation / Date of Gazette Publication Date of Final Findings / Date of Gazette Publication Recommendation by the Director General Remarks (Notification issued by the Ministry of Finance)
1 Styrene Butadiene Rubber
4002.19
19.01.98 / 21.01.98 26.02.98   The investigations were suspended on 26.02.98 and terminated on 1.05.98 consequent to initiation of anti-dumping investigations by the Ministry of Commerce vide their F. No. 30.01.97 ADD dated 7.04.1998
2 Acetylene Black
2803.00
27.01.98 / 4.02.98 16.06.98 / 3.07.98 First year @
Rs. 12950/- MT

Second year @
Rs. 8830/- MT

Vide Notfn. No.** 102/98-Custom dated 10.12.98 (354/67/98 TRU) Safeguard Duty @ 18% subject to a maximum of Rs. 12950/- PMT when imported up to and inclusive of 9th day of Dec.,1999 and @ 5% subject to a maximum of Rs. 8830/- PMT when imported from 10th Dec., 1999 to 9th Dec., 2000 (both days inclusive) was imposed.

3 Carbon Black
2803.00
5.02.98 / 6.02.98 1.07.98 / 15.07.98 First year @
16% advalorem on CIF

Second year @
5% advalorem on CIF
Vide Notfn. No. 73/98-Custom dated 9.10.98 (354/68/98 TRU) Safeguard Duty @ 10% Adv. was imposed. The notfn. was valid up to and inclusive of 28th Feb., 1999.
4 Propylene Glycol
2905.32
26.02.98 / 3.03.98 11.09.98 / 25.09.98 For a period of 18 months as under:

First 12 months @
22%

Next 6 months @
11%
Vide Notfn. No. ** 109/98-Custom dated 24.12.98 (354/107/98 TRU) Safeguard Duty @ 16% when imported up to and inclusive of 23rd day of Dec., 1999 and @ 11% when imported from 24th Dec. 1999 to 23rd June, 2000 (both days inclusive) was imposed.
5 Flexible Slabstock Polyol
3907.20
26.02.98 / 3.03.98 17.09.98 / 12.10.98 For a period of 18 months as under:

First 12 months @
20%

Next 6 months @
5%
Vide Notfn. No. ** 108/98-Custom dated 24.12.98 (354/150/98 TRU) Safeguard Duty @ 20% when imported up to and inclusive of 23rd day of Dec., 1999 and @ 5% when imported from 24th Dec., 1999 to 23rd June, 2000 (both days inclusive) was imposed.
6 Hard Board (High Density Fibre Board)
4411.11 and 4411.19
24.04.98 / 24.04.98 12.11.98 / 7.12.98 No recommendation to increase the existing level of protection was made.  

Note: ** Amended by Notification No. 77/99 dated 25.06.1999 and 98/99 dated 23.07.1999 (354/67/98)

 

Cases Investigated in 1999 Back to Top

SI. No. Commodity / Tariff Item Date of Initiation / Date of Gazette Publication Date of Final Findings / Date of Gazette Publication Recommendation by the Director General Remarks (Notification issued by the Ministry of Finance)
1 Phenol
2907.11
2.02.99 / 8.02.99 12.05.99 / 11.06.99 First year @
22%

Second year @
15%
22% when imported up to and inclusive of 29th Feb 2000:15% when imported from 1st March 2000 to 29th June 2001 (both days inclusive) Notfn. No. 82/99 -Custom dated 30.06.99 as amended by Notfn. No. 98/99 dated 23.07.99
2 Acetone
2914.11
16.06.99 / 19.06.99 7.10.99 / 4.11.99 First Year @
28%

Second Year @
21%

First 6 months of 3rd Year @
9%

Notfn. No. 7/2000-Custom dated 27.01.2000

  1. 28% advalorem or Rs. 3000/PMT whichever is lower for the period

  2. 21% advalorem or Rs. 2250/PMT whichever is lower for the period

  3. 9% advalorem or Rs. 965/PMT whichever is lower for the period 27.01.2002 to 26.07.2002
3 White / Yellow Phosphorus
2804.70
15.09.99 / 15.09.99 17.01.2000 / 16.02.2000 No recommendation to increase the existing level of protection was made.  

Cases Investigated in 2000 Back to Top

SI. No. Commodity / Tariff Item Date of Initiation / Date of Gazette Publication Date of Final Findings / Date of Gazette Publication Recommendation by the Director General Remarks (Notification issued by the Ministry of Finance)
1 Gamma Ferric Oxide / Magnetic Iron Oxide
2821.10
6.07.2000 / 11.07.2000 7.11.2000 / 20.12.2000 First year @
23%

Second year @
20%

First 6 months of Third year @
15%

Notfn. No. 6/2001-Custom dated 24.01.2001 imposing Safeguard Duty @

  1. 23% adv. up to 23.01.2002

  2. 20% from 24.01.2002 to 23.01.2003

  3. 15% w.e.f. 24.01.2003 to 23.07.2003
2 Methylene Chloride
2903.12
17.07.2000 15.12.2000 / 13.02.2001 Safeguard Duty @
11% in addition to existing level of protection for one year

Ministry of Finance not in favour of imposition of Safeguard Duty.

Cases Investigated in 2001 Back to Top

SI. No. Commodity / Tariff Item Date of Initiation / Date of Gazette Publication Date of Final Findings / Date of Gazette Publication Recommendation by the Director General Remarks (Notification issued by the Ministry of Finance)
1 Phenol (Review)
2907.11
1.01.2001 16.05.2001 / 20.06.2001 12% and 9% during the First Year and Second Year of extended period and a quantity of 12000 MT & 12500 MT (excluding the quantity of Phenol imported for use in export production) respectively to be exempted from levy of Safeguard Duty.

Notfn. No. 73/2001-Custom dated 28.06.2001 imposing Safegaurd Duty @

  1. 10% Advalorem from 30.06.2001 to 29.06.2002 (both days inclusive)


  2. 7% Advalorem from 30.06.2002 to 29.06.2003 (both days inclusive)
2 Acetone (Review) Developing Countries
2914.11
21.11.2001 4.02.2002 / 8.02.2002 Imports of Acetone into India from South Africa and Singapore be subjected to levy of Safeguard Duty.

Notfn. No. 39/2002-Custom dated 12.04.2002

Cases Investigated in 2002 Back to Top

SI. No. Commodity / Tariff Item Date of Initiation / Date of Gazette Publication Date of Final Findings / Date of Gazette Publication Recommendation by the Director General Remarks (Notification issued by the Ministry of Finance)
1 Epichlorohydrin
2910.30
14.03.2002 25.06.2002 / 5.07.2002 First Year @
22%

Second Year @
15%

Third Year @
9% in addition to existing level of protection
Notfn. No. 117/2002-Custom dated 30.10.2002 imposing Safeguard Duty @ 12% from 30.10.2002 to 29.03.2003.
2 Vegetable Oils (Edible Grade)
Chapter 15
27.05.2002 / 13.06.2002 23.01.2003 / 21.02.2003 No recommendations to increase the existing level of protection was made.

 

3 Industrial Sewing Machine Needles
8452.30
13.08.2002 / 29.08.2002 9.04.2003 / 30.04.2003 Specific Safeguard duty @
Rs. 1.50 per needle for a period of three years
Ministry of Finance not in favour of imposition of specific Safeguard Duty.

Cases Investigated in 2003 Back to Top

SI. No. Commodity / Tariff Item Date of Initiation / Date of Gazette Publication Date of Final Findings / Date of Gazette Publication Recommendation by the Director General Remarks (Notification issued by the Ministry of Finance)
1 Bisphenol A
29072300
6.03.2003 / 10.03.2003 27.10.2003 / 17.11.2003 First Year @
15%

Second Year @
10%
Ministry of Finance not in favour of imposition of Safeguard Duty.

Cases Investigated in 2004 Back to Top

SI. No. Commodity / Tariff Item Date of Initiation / Date of Gazette Publication Date of Final Findings / Date of Gazette Publication Recommendation by the Director General Remarks (Notification issued by the Ministry of Finance)
1 Starch, Modified Starch & Sago
1108, 3505 & 1903
7.07.2004 / 9.07.2004 16.02.2005 / 17.03.2005 First Year @
33%

Second Year @
23%

Third Year @
13%

Notn. No. 40/2005-Custom dated 2.05.2005 imposing Safeguard Duty @

  1. 33% Advalorem from 2.05.2005 to 1.05.2006 (both days inclusive)


  2. 23% Advalorem from 2.05.2006 to 1.05.2007 (both days inclusive)

  3. 13% Advalorem from 2.05.2007 to 1.05.2008 (both days inclusive)

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Cases Investigated in 2008 Back to Top

SI. No. Commodity / Tariff Item Date of Initiation / Date of Gazette Publication Date of Final Findings / Date of Gazette Publication Recommendation by the Director General Remarks (Notification issued by the Ministry of Finance)
1. Phthalic Anhydride/291735 28.11.08/
28.11.08
28.05.09/
28.05.09
SG Duty For a period of three years as under : First Year@25%
Second year @20%
Third Year @15%

Vide Notification No. 75/2009-Custom dated 30.06.09, Safeguard Duty @ 25% adv. from 29.01.09 to 30.06.09 and @15% adv. from 1.7.09 to 31.12.09

2. Linear Alkyl Benzene 38170011 19.12.08/
19.12.08
18.11.09/
18.11.09
No SG duty recommended  

Cases Investigated in 2009Back to Top

SI. No. Commodity / Tariff Item Date of Initiation / Date of Gazette Publication Date of Final Findings / Date of Gazette Publication Recommendation by the Director General Remarks (Notification issued by the Ministry of Finance)
1. Oxo Alcohol
2905
16.01.09/
16.01.09

27.05.09/
27.05.09
SG Duty for a period of three years as under : @ 10% adv. for 1st Year
@7.5% adv. for II yr
@5% adv. for III yr

Rejected by Board on Safeguards

2. Soda Ash
286320
16.01.09/
16.01.09

6.10.09/
6.10.09

20% for one year from date of imposition of provisional SG Duty Vide Notification No. 122/09 – Customs dated 5.11.09
Safeguard Duty @20% for one year from date of provisional SG Duty i.e. upto 19.04.10
3. Dimethoate Technical
38089123
21.01.09/
21.01.09
14.05.09/
14.05.09
SG Duty for a period of three years as under : 28%-Ist Yr
23%-II nd Yr
18%-III rd Yr
Vide Notification No. 87/09-Customs dtd. 27.08.09
20% adv. 23.3.09 to 22.3.10 and 15% adv. 23.3.10 to 22.3.11
4. Aluminium Flat Rolled Products and Foil 7606 & 7607 27.01.09/
27.01.09
29.05.09/
29.05.09
SG Duty for a period of four years as under :
Aluminium FRP (excluding certain items)
14%-Ist Yr
12%-II Yr
10%-III Yr
8%-IV Yr
Aluminium Foil (excluding certain items)
30%-Ist Yr
25%-IInd Yr
20%-IIIrd Yr
15%-IV Yr
Vide Notification No. 71/09-Custom dtd. 19.06.09 Safeguard Duty on
Al. FRP @ 14% Adv. (excluding certain items) from 23.3.09 to 22.3.2010 &@12% adv. From 23.3.10 to 22.3.11. On Aluminium Foil (excluding certain items) Safeguard Duty @ 30% adv. from 23.3.09 to 22.3.2010
and @25% adv. from 23.3.10 to 22.3.11
5. Nylon Tyre Cord Fabric
5902.10
6.2.09/
6.2.09
6.4.09 Investigation terminated on withdrawal of application  
6. Front Axle Beam, Steering Knuckles and Crankshaft
7326 & 8423
2.04.09/
2.04.09
23.09.09/
23.09.09
No SG Duty recommended  
7. Acrylic Fiber
5501,5503 & 5506
9.04.09/
9.04.09
30.09.09 Investigation terminated on withdrawl of application  
8. Hot Rolled Steel products/7208 9.4.09/
9.4.09
8.12.09
8.12.09
No SG Duty recommended  
9. Coated Paper and Paper Board/4810 20.04.09/
20.04.09
13.11.09/
13.11.09
No SG Duty recommended  
10. Uncoated paper and copy paper/4802 20.04.09/
20.04.09
6.11.09/
6.11.09
No SG Duty recommended  
11. Particle Board/ 4410 22.04.09/
22.04.09
24.11.09/
24.11.09
No SG Duty recommended  
12. Passenger Car Tyre
4011.10
18.05.09/
18.05.09
30.04.09/
30.04.09
Investigation terminated on withdrawal of application  
13. Unwrought Aluminium
7601 & 7602
22.05.09/
22.05.09
11.11.09/ Investigation terminated on withdrawl of application.  

Cases Investigated in 2010   Back to Top

SI. No. Commodity / Tariff Item Date of Initiation / Date of Gazette Publication Date of Final Findings / Date of Gazette Publication Recommendation by the Director General Remarks (Notification issued by the Ministry of Finance)
1. Soda ASH
(Review Procedings)
2836.20
19.02.2010
13.04.2010

SG Duty For a period of two years 1) 20.04.2010 To 19.04.2011 @ 16%
2) 20.04.2011 To 19.04.2012 @ 14%

Vide Notification No. 72/2010-Cus dated 28.06.10, Safeguard Duty @ 16% adv. from 20.04.2010 To 19.04.2011

2. Caustic Soda
2815.12
20.09.2009
09.04.2010

SG Duty For a period from 04.12.2009 To 03.03.2010 @ 15%
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