INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
29 Sep 2016 Preliminary duty
12 Apr 2016 Initiation

IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 29 Sep 2016 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Anti-dumping

On 12 April 2016, the Commissioner of the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission initiated an antidumping investigation on imports of A4 copy paper exported from Brazil, China, Indonesia and Thailand (Anti-dumping Notice No. 2016/33, 12.04.2016). The product subject to investigation is classified under the following HS code subheading: 4802.56.10. The complaint was lodged on 24 February 2016 by Paper Australia Pty Ltd.
An anti-subsidy investigation was also initiated (see measure 11776)

On 29 September 2016, the Commissioner of the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission imposed provisional anti-dumping duties on imports of A4 copy paper from China and Thailand (Anti-dumping Notice No. 2016/100). The rate of the duty imposed on imports from China is between 4% and 17.8% depending on the company. The rate of the duty imposed on imports from Thailand is between 18.4% and 23.1% depending on the company. The measure is calculated on the basis of an ad valorem duty method. There is no duty applied on imports from Indonesia and Brazil.
 
On 7 November 2016, the Commissioner of the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission imposed provisional anti-dumping duties on imports of A4 copy paper from Indonesia and Brazil. The rate of duty on imports from Brazil is 2.9% or 31.9% depending on the company. The rate of duty on imports from Indonesia is between 4.4% and 86.6% depending on the company. Additionally, the Commissioner of the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission amended the provisional anti-dumping duties on imports of A4 copy paper from China and Thailand. The rate of the duty imposed on imports from China is 34.4% or 40% depending on the company. The rate of the duty imposed on imports from Thailand is between 13.4% and 23.7% depending on the company. The duties imposed on imports from Indonesia, China and Thailand are calculated on the basis of a combination duty method, whilst the measure imposed on imports from Brazil is calculated on the basis of an ad valorem duty method.

On 19 April 2017, the Australian authorities imposed a definitive duty on imports of the subject good from Brazil, China, Indonesia and Thailand. The rate of duty on imports from Brazil is 2.9%. The rate of duty on imports from China is 3.1% or 34.4% depending on the company. The rate of duty on imports from Indonesia is between 12.6% and 45.1% depending on the company. The rate of duty on imports from Thailand is between 13.4% and 23.2%.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

321 Pulp, paper & paperboard
4802 Uncoated paper and paperboard, of a kind used for writing, printing or other graphic purposes, and non perforated punch cards and punch tape paper, in rolls or rectangular (including square) sheets, of any size, other than paper of heading 48.01 or 48.03
480256 Weighing 40 g/m² or more but not more than 150 g/m², in sheets with one side not exceeding 435 mm and the other side not exceeding 297 mm in the unfolded state

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