MoF has imposed Anti-Dumping Duty (ADD) on Aluminium foil

Sep 17, 2021 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

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Finance & Taxation Compliance

The Ministry of Finance (MoF) on August 26, 2021 has issued a notification to impose Anti-Dumping Duty on the certain items along with “Aluminium foil” falling under the First Schedule to the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 origin from China PR, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia, after coming to the conclusion that:

• The product under consideration has been exported at a price below normal value, thus resulting in dumping;

• The domestic industry has suffered material injury;

• There is causal link between dumping of product under consideration and injury to the domestic industry.

The types of Aluminium Foil which are excluded are as followed:

• Aluminium foil of thickness ranging from 5.5 micron to 80 micron originating in China. 

• Alu Alu Laminate- Alu Alu Laminate of 40 - 50 mic in AA8079 & AA8021, is a multi- layered opaque laminate where Aluminium foil and is backed with plastic film on both side with adhesives; for use in packing capsules/tablets. 

• Ultra-Light Gauge Converted- Ultra Light Gauge Converted is an Aluminium foil having thickness of 5.5 6 mic to 7 mic which and is backed with kraft paper & scrim, or glass cloth, whether plain or printed for use in insulation, spices packing, thermal fluid lines covering and tea bags application. 

• Aluminium Foil Composite- Aluminium foil laminated with or backed with Kraft paper and glass scrim or glass cloth with or without poly ethylene, whether printed or not printed. Aluminium foil laminated with or backed with Kraft paper however is within the scope of the product under consideration and proposed measures. 

• Aluminium foil for capacitors width below 500 mm- Aluminium foil for capacitors is an Aluminium foil of 5 micron gauge with width below 500 mm 99.35% purity, for use in electrical equipment such as radios, televisions, telephones, computers, microwave ovens, electrical welders, magnetos, electronic testing equipment, copy machines, air conditioners, automobiles, fluorescent lights, mercury vapour street lamps, power transmission equipment, electric motors, control units, and similar articles. 

• Etched or formed Aluminium Foils- Etched or formed Aluminium Foils is Aluminium Foil meant to be used in the manufacture of Electrolytic Capacitor. 

• Aluminium composite panel- Aluminium composite panel is a non-aluminium core (often PE) bonded between two thin layers of aluminium, for use in facade cladding and signage. 

• Clad with compatible non clad Aluminium Foil- Clad with compatible non clad Aluminium Foil is a corrosion-resistant Aluminium sheet formed from Aluminium surface layers metallurgically bonded to high-strength Aluminium alloy core material for use in engine cooling and air conditioner systems in automotive industry; such as radiator, condenser, evaporator, intercooler, oil cooler and heater. 

• Aluminium Foil for beer bottle- Aluminium Foil of 10.5 micron with rough surface and perforated whether printed or not; to be used in beer bottle. 

• Aluminium- Manganese- Silicon based and/ or clad Aluminium- Manganese- Silicon based alloys, whether clad or unclad- with post brazing yield strength greater than 35 MPA, falling under tariff heading 7607 for use in heat exchangers including radiators, charge air coolers, condensers, oil coolers, heater cores, evaporators, heat ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems and parts thereof. 

• Aluminium Foil Adhesive Tapes - Adhesive tape is Aluminium foil (< 80 mic) single side or both sides coated with adhesive for use as tape. 

• Colour coated aluminium foil - aluminium foil with either PE(polyester) coating of PVDF(flourine Carbon), coating falling under CTH 7607. 

It has now been decided to impose the anti-dumping duty on imports of the subject goods, originating in, or exported from the subject countries and imported into India, in order to remove injury to the domestic industry.

The anti-dumping duty imposed under this notification shall be levied for a period of five years (unless revoked, superseded or amended earlier) from the date of publication of this notification in the Official Gazette and shall be payable in Indian currency.

[Notification No. 51/2021-Customs (ADD)]



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