spacer.gifsto247.gifspacer.gif Date of filing of ST-3 returns extended - returns for April to June, 2012 to be filed by 25th November, 2012 only.spacer.gifsto247.gifspacer.gif BREAKING NEWS : Service Tax half yearly ST-3 return to cover period from April, 2012 to June, 2012 only (ST Notification 47/2012)spacer.gifsto247.gifspacer.gif All Service Tax assessees are informed that they will not be able to file ST 3 returns in ACES now and have to wait until the modified version of ST 3 Form which is made available in a few weeks on aces.spacer.gifsto247.gifspacer.gif Penalty: Section 76: No delay in depositing service tax with Revenue: Penalty not imposable.spacer.gifsto247.gifspacer.gif Refund: Export of Services: Terminal Handling Charges also a port service.spacer.gifsto247.gifspacer.gif Penalty: Once the entire demand is set aside by Commissioner (A) and that order is not challenged by the department: Commissioner cannot impose penalty under Section 76 by passing a Review Order: Penalty set aside.spacer.gifsto247.gifspacer.gif Cargo Handling Service: The activity of transportation and stacking within the stockyard premises not covered: Demand set aside.spacer.gifsto247.gifspacer.gif Finance Act, 2012spacer.gifsto247.gifspacer.gifDefinitions introduced in Section 65C, Section 66B (Charge of Service Tax), Section 66C (Determination of Place of Provision of Service), Section 66D (Negative List), Section 66E (Declared Services), Section 66F (Bundled Services), Amendment to Section 67 (omitting of Explanation, Amendment to Section 68 (sharing of taxes between provider and receiver) would operate from 01.07.2012.spacer.gifsto247.gifspacer.gifThe notifications amending Cenvat Credit Rules, Valuation Rules, Service Tax Rules, Works Contract Composition Scheme have not been issued.spacer.gifsto247.gifspacer.gifSection 65, 65A, 66 & 66A would cease to operate from 01.06.2012spacer.gifsto247.gifspacer.gifThe clause (A), (B), (D) & (E) of Section 143 of the Finance Act,2012 will come into force from 01.06.2012 as per Notification No.18/2012 dated 01.06.2012spacer.gifsto247.gifspacer.gifNegative list based service tax will come into force from 1st july 2012spacer.gifsto247.gifspacer.gifFinance Bill, 2012; gets enacted on May 28, 2012 : Finance Act (No 23 of 2012)spacer.gifsto247.gifspacer.gif Aam aadmi becomes khaas aadmi spacer.gifsto247.gifspacer.gifCentral Excise and Service Tax returns combined into a one page form "EST-1"spacer.gifsto247.gifspacer.gifCentral Excise rates increased from 10 % to 12%spacer.gifsto247.gifspacer.gifService Tax Rate to be 12%  spacer.gifsto247.gifspacer.gif Date of filing of ST-3 returns extended - returns for April to June, 2012 to be filed by 25th November, 2012 only.spacer.gifsto247.gifspacer.gif BREAKING NEWS : Service Tax half yearly ST-3 return to cover period from April, 2012 to June, 2012 only (ST Notification 47/2012)spacer.gifsto247.gifspacer.gif All Service Tax assessees are informed that they will not be able to file ST 3 returns in ACES now and have to wait until the modified version of ST 3 Form which is made available in a few weeks on aces.spacer.gifsto247.gifspacer.gif Penalty: Section 76: No delay in depositing service tax with Revenue: Penalty not imposable.spacer.gifsto247.gifspacer.gif Refund: Export of Services: Terminal Handling Charges also a port service.spacer.gifsto247.gifspacer.gif Penalty: Once the entire demand is set aside by Commissioner (A) and that order is not challenged by the department: Commissioner cannot impose penalty under Section 76 by passing a Review Order: Penalty set aside.spacer.gifsto247.gifspacer.gif Cargo Handling Service: The activity of transportation and stacking within the stockyard premises not covered: Demand set aside.spacer.gifsto247.gifspacer.gif Finance Act, 2012spacer.gifsto247.gifspacer.gifDefinitions introduced in Section 65C, Section 66B (Charge of Service Tax), Section 66C (Determination of Place of Provision of Service), Section 66D (Negative List), Section 66E (Declared Services), Section 66F (Bundled Services), Amendment to Section 67 (omitting of Explanation, Amendment to Section 68 (sharing of taxes between provider and receiver) would operate from 01.07.2012.spacer.gifsto247.gifspacer.gifThe notifications amending Cenvat Credit Rules, Valuation Rules, Service Tax Rules, Works Contract Composition Scheme have not been issued.spacer.gifsto247.gifspacer.gifSection 65, 65A, 66 & 66A would cease to operate from 01.06.2012spacer.gifsto247.gifspacer.gifThe clause (A), (B), (D) & (E) of Section 143 of the Finance Act,2012 will come into force from 01.06.2012 as per Notification No.18/2012 dated 01.06.2012spacer.gifsto247.gifspacer.gifNegative list based service tax will come into force from 1st july 2012spacer.gifsto247.gifspacer.gifFinance Bill, 2012; gets enacted on May 28, 2012 : Finance Act (No 23 of 2012)spacer.gifsto247.gifspacer.gif Aam aadmi becomes khaas aadmi spacer.gifsto247.gifspacer.gifCentral Excise and Service Tax returns combined into a one page form "EST-1"spacer.gifsto247.gifspacer.gifCentral Excise rates increased from 10 % to 12%spacer.gifsto247.gifspacer.gifService Tax Rate to be 12%
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Price Undertakings

The Designated Authority may suspend or terminate anti-dumping investigation if the exporter concerned furnishes an undertaking to revise his price to remove the dumping or the injurious effect of dumping as the case may be. No undertaking can however be accepted before preliminary determination is made. No anti-dumping duties are recommended on such exporters from whom price undertaking has been accepted. However, no price undertaking may be accepted in case it is found that acceptance of such undertaking is impracticable or is unacceptable for any reason.

Price increases under such undertakings shall not be higher than necessary to eliminate the margin of dumping. It is desirable that the price increases be less than the margin of dumping if such increases would be adequate to remove the injury to the domestic industry.

Undertakings offered need not be accepted if the authorities consider their acceptance impractical, for example, if the number of actual or potential exporters is too great, or for other reasons, including reasons of general policy. Should the case arise and where practicable, the authorities shall provide to the exporter the reasons which have led them to consider acceptance of an undertaking as inappropriate, and shall, to the extent possible, give the exporter an opportunity to make comments thereon.

If the undertakings are accepted, the investigation of dumping and injury shall nevertheless be completed if the exporter so desires or the authorities so decide. In such a case, if a negative determination of dumping or injury is made, the undertaking shall automatically lapse except in cases where such a determination is due in large part to the existence of a price undertaking. In such cases the authorities may require that an undertaking be maintained for a reasonable period consistent with the provisions of this Agreement. In the event that an affirmative determination of dumping and injury is made, the undertaking shall continue consistent with its terms and the provisions of this Agreement.

Price undertakings may be suggested by the authorities of the importing country, but no exporter shall be forced to enter into such an undertaking. The fact that exporters do not offer such undertakings, or do not accept an invitation to do so, shall in no way prejudice the consideration of the case. However, the authorities are free to determine that a threat of injury is more likely to be realized if the dumped imports continue.

As per Section 9B (c) of the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 the Central Government may not levy any anti-dumping duty under Section 9A upon receipt of satisfactory voluntary undertaking from any exporter to revise its prices or to cease exports to the area in question at dumped price and if the Central Government is satisfied that the injurious effect of dumping is eliminated by such action.

Rule 15 of the Anti Dumping Rules, 1995 which deals with Suspension or termination of investigation on price undertaking empowers the designated authority to suspend or terminate an investigation if the exporter of the article in question, -

(i) furnishes an undertaking in writing to the designated authority to revise the prices so that no exports of the said article are made to India at dumped prices, or

(ii) in the case of imports from specified countries undertake to revise the prices so that injurious effect of dumping is eliminated and the designated authority is satisfied that the injurious effect of the dumping is eliminated.

This rule provides that no undertaking as regards price increase shall be accepted from any exporter unless the designated authority had made preliminary determination of dumping and the injury. The designated authority may, also not accept undertakings offered by any exporter, if it considers that acceptance of such undertaking is impractical or is unacceptable for any other reason.

The designated authority shall intimate the acceptance of an undertaking and suspension or termination of investigation to the Central Government and also issue a public notice in this regard. The public notice shall, contain inter alia, the non-confidential part of the undertaking.

In cases where an undertaking has been accepted by the designated authority the Central Government may not impose anti dumping duty for such period the undertaking acceptable to the designated authority remains valid. Where the designated authority has accepted any undertaking, it may require the exporter from whom such undertaking has been accepted to provide from time to time information relevant to the fulfilment of the undertaking and to permit verification of relevant data.

However, in case of any violation of an undertaking, the designated authority shall, as soon as may be possible, inform the Central Government of the violation of the undertaking and recommend imposition of provisional duty from the date of such violation in accordance with the provisions of these rules. In such cases duties may be levied in accordance with the provisions on goods entered for consumption not more than ninety days before the application of such provisional measures, except that any such retroactive assessment shall not apply to imports entered before the violation of the undertaking.

The designated authority is also empowered to suo moto or on the basis of any request received from exporters or importers of the article in question or any other interested party, review from time to time the need for the continuance of any undertaking given earlier.

             
 
              
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