INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
28 Oct 2010 Definitive duty
06 Nov 2009 Preliminary duty

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: 06 Nov 2009 | Removal date: open ended
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Anti-dumping

On June 24, 2009 the Australian authorities initiated an anti-dumping investigation on imports of aluminium extrusions produced via an extrusion process, of alloys having metallic elements, with the finish being as extruded (mill), mechanical, anodized or painted or otherwise coated, whether or not worked, having a wall thickness or diameter greater than 0.5 mm, with a maximum weight per metre of 27 kilograms and a profile or crosssection which fits within a circle having a diameter of 421 mm, from China (Australian Customs Dumping Notice No. 2009/20, 24.06.2009).
The products subject to investigation are classified under the following HS codes: 7604.1000, 7604.2100, 7604.2900, 7608.1000, 7608.2000, 7610.1000 and 7610.9000.
The complaint was lodged on May 11, 2009 by Capral Ltd. on behalf of the Australian industry manufacturing certain aluminium extrusions.
An anti-subsidy investigation was also launched simultaneously (see related intervention).
 
In October 2009, the Autralian Customs and Border Protection Service made a preliminary affirmative determination of dumping (Preliminary Affirmative Determination Report No. 148, October 2009). This report was published on November 3, 2009. This report required the imposition of an ad valorem provisional duty of 16%.
 
On April 14, 2010, the Autralian Customs and Border Protection Service revised the level of securities in respect of interim dumping duty that may become payable that were set in the Preliminary Affirmative Determination Report No. 148 (Australian Customs Dumping Notice No. 2010/13, 14.04.2010).
 
On October 21, 2010, the Australian authorities decided to impose a definitive anti-dumping duty on the products under investigation (Notice of the Attorney-General's Decision, Findings in Relation to a Dumping Investigation - Certain Aluminium Extrusions Exported from China, 21.10.2010).
The rate of this definitive duty ranges from 2.7% to 25.7%, depending on the Chinese exporting company. Notice of the Attorney-General's decision was published in the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette on October 28, 2010.
 
On May 18, 2011, the Attorney-General has accepted recommendations made by the Trade Measures Review Officer and has requested the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service to reinvestigate certain findings relating to Customs and Border Protection's investigation into the alleged dumping and subsidisation of certain aluminium extrusions exported from China as detailed in Trade Measures Report No. 148 (Australian Customs Dumping Notice No. 2011/21, 18.05.2011).
 
On August 15, 2011, the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service completed the reinvestigation into certain findings made in Trade Measures Branch Report No. 148 in respect of aluminium extrusions exported China (International Trade Remedies Report No. 175, 15.08.2011). This report set out the findings affirmed and new findings made by Customs and Border Protection as a result of the reinvestigation. The Attorney-General accepted the findings and recommandations of the Customs and Border Protection Service. Thus, the Attorney-General published on August 27, 2011 a new notice to replace the notice of October 28, 2010. For details on the new combined dumnping and countervailing duty, see Australian Customs Dumping Notice No. 2011/31 dated August 26, 2011.
 
On March 29, 2012, the importing company B&D Aluminum (Aust) Pty Ltd. requested a review of the ongoing anti-dumping measure, review limited to the Chinese exporter Wuxi Xisha Photoelectric Aluminium Products Co., Ltd (Australian Customs Dumping Notice No. 2012/18, 18.05.2012). The review started on May 21, 2012. The review was concluded on November 2, 2012, without any modification (Notice of the Minister for Home Affairs's Decision, Findings in Relation to a Review of Anti-Dumping Measures - Certain Aluminium Extrusions Exported from China, 02.11.2012).
 
On November 9, 2012, the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service started an accelerated review of the current measure to consider the new Chinese exporting company Longkou Conglin Aluminium Co., Ltd. (Australian Customs Dumping Notice No. 2012/57, 26.11.2012). The investigation ended on January 3, 2013 with the publication of the Termination Report No. 194. As the new exporter refused to co-operate, Longkou Conglin Aluminium Co., Ltd. will face the highest duty imposed, i.e. the rate applicable to 'selected noncooperating exporters' (Australian Customs Dumping Notice No. 2013/01, 04.01.2013).
 
On January 18, 2013, the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service started an accelerated review of the current measure to consider the new Chinese exporting company Guangdong Jinxiecheng Al. Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (Australian Customs Dumping Notice No. 2013/16, 08.02.2013). The investigation ended on April 11, 2013 with the publication of the Termination Report No. 205. As the new exporter refused to co-operate, Guangdong Jinxiecheng Al. Manufacturing Co., Ltd. will face the highest duty imposed, i.e. the rate applicable to 'selected noncooperating exporters' (Australian Customs Dumping Notice No. 2013/28, 15.04.2013).
 
On June 13, 2013, the Chinese exporter Guangdong Jinxiecheng Al. Manufacturing Co., Ltd. lodged a request for an accelerated review (Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2013/57, 02.07.2013). The review started on June 13, 2013. The investigation ended on September 23, 2013 with the publication of the Termination Report No. 214. The Minister for Industry has considered Report No. 214 and has accepted the Commission's recommendations (Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2013/74, 18.12.2013). The new duty applicable to Guangdong Jinxiecheng Al. Manufacturing Co., Ltd. is mentioned in the Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2013/74 dated December 18, 2013. The Notice of the Minister for Industry's decision was issued on December 3, 2013 and published in the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette on December 18, 2013.
 
After two Chinese exporters (Kam Kiu and PanAsia) applied to the Federal Court for judicial review of the Attorney's decision published on August 27, 2011 (see Australian Customs Dumping Notice No. 2011/31, 26.08.2011), the Federal Court handed down its decision on September 4, 2013 (Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2013/80, 11.10.2013). For the detail of the new duty that applies to those companies, see Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2013/80 dated October 11, 2013.
 
On November 8, 2013, a review concerning the Chinese exporter Alnan Aluminium Co., Ltd. started after the Australian importer Aluglass Australia Pty Ltd. lodged a request (Australian Customs Dumping Notice No. 2013/87, 12.11.2013).
 
After P&O Aluminium (Sydney) Pty Ltd. lodged an application for an exemption from dumping and countervailing duties of goods classified under HS code 7604.2900, the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission started an exemption inquiry on March 14, 2014.
 
After PanAsia Aluminium (China) Co., Ltd., an exporter of the goods, lodged an application for a review of the anti-dumping and countervailing duties imposed on October 28, 2010, the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission started a review on June 12, 2014 (Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2014/46).
 
On October 9, 2014, the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission extended the time granted to issue the Statement of Essential Facts (Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2014/104).
 
On December 22, 2014, the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission extended again the time granted to issue the Statement of Essential Facts (Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2014/138).
 
On April 24, 2015, the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission initiated a sunset review of the anti-dumping duty imposed on imports certain aluminium extrusions from China (Australian Customs Dumping Notice No. 2015/48). This review follows the application lodged by Capral Limited, representing the Australian industry.
 
On May 27th, 2015, the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission further extended the time granted to issue the Statement of Essential Facts concerning the investigation initiated on June 12th, 2014 (Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2015/54, 27.05.2015).
 
On May 29th, 2015, the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission issued the Statement of Essential Facts concerning the investigation initiated on June 12th, 2014 (SEF Report No. 248, 29.05.2015). For more details, please see the Statement.
 
On August 13th, 2015, the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission initiated a review of the anti-dumping duty imposed on imports certain aluminium extrusions from China as far as the Chinese company Press Metal International Ltd. is concerned (Australian Customs Dumping Notice No. 2015/99). This review follows the application lodged by the company itself.
 
On August 19th, 2015, the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission concluded the review initiatied on June 12th, 2014 (Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2015/96, 19.08.2015). For more details about the rate of the duty (combined anti-dumping and countervailing duty), please see Notice No. 2015/96.
 
On August 12th, 2015, the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission issued the Statement of Essential Facts concerning the sunset review initiated on April 24th, 2015 (SEF Report No. 287, 12.08.2015). It recommended the continuation of an anti-dumping measure.
 
On October 20th, 2015, , the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission issued the notification extending the anti-dumping measure imposed on imports of aluminium extrusions originating in China following the sunset review initiated on April 24th, 2015 (Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2015/125, 20.10.2015). For details about the rate of the duty (combination of anti-dumping and countervailing duties), please see Notice No. 2015/125.
In addition to this anti-dumping measure, the countervailing duty imposed on imports of the same products was also extended (see related intervention).

On 11 November 2017, the Australian authorities amended the antidumping duty on imports of the subject good from China following the conclusion of a review initiated on 23 March 2017. The rate of duty is between 3.6% and 59.1% depending on the company. Guangdong Zhongya Aluminium Company Ltd is exempt from antidumping duties. Notably, the measure imposed on imports of the subject good from China is the combined dumping and countervailing duty. As such, the antidumping and countervailing duties are imposed collectively. The combined duty is between 0.1% and 64.4% depending on the company.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

415 Unfinished products of copper, nickel, aluminium, lead, zinc or tin
7604 Aluminium bars, rods and profiles.
760410 Of aluminium, not alloyed
760421 Hollow profiles
760429 Other
7608 Aluminium tubes and pipes.
760810 Of aluminium, not alloyed
760820 Of aluminium alloys
421 Structural metal products & parts
7610 Aluminium structures (excluding prefabricated buildings of heading 94.06) and parts of structures (for example, bridges and bridgesections, towers, lattice masts, roofs, roofing frameworks, doors and windows and their frames and thresholds for doors, bal
761010 Doors, windows and their frames and thresholds for doors
761090 Other

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