INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
26 Jun 2017 Renewal
31 Oct 2016 Review
03 Jul 2012 Definitive duty
23 Dec 2011 Preliminary duty
19 Sep 2011 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: 10 Jan 2012 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Anti-dumping

On September 19, 2011, the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service initiated an anti-dumping investigation on imports of certain electric resistance welded pipes and tubes made of carbon steel, comprising circular and non-circular hollow sections in galvanised and non-galvanised finishes (those goods are collectively referred to as HS: hollow structural sections), from China, Chinese Taipei, Malaysia, the Republic of Korea and Thailand (Australian Customs Dumping Notice No. 2011/43, 19.09.2011). Sizes of the goods are, for circular products, those exceeding 21mm up to and including 165.1 mm in outside diameter and, for oval, square and rectangular products those with a perimeter up to and including 1277.3 mm.
The products subject to investigation are classified under the following HS codes: 7306.3000, 7306.6100 and 7306.6900.
An anti-subsidy investigation concerning imports of the same goods originating in China was also initiated (see related interventions).
The complaint was lodged on August 12, 2011 by OneSteel Australian Tube Mills Pty Ltd.

On December 23, 2011, the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service imposed a provisional duty on imports of the above-mentioned goods originating in China, Chinese Taipei, Malaysia and the Republic of Korea (Australian Customs Dumping Notice No. 2011/62, 23.12.2011, and Australian Customs Dumping Notice No. 2012/01, 10.01.2012).
The rate of the duty imposed on imports originating in China ranges from 0% to 10.5%, depending on the company. The rate of the duty imposed on imports originating in Chinese Taipei is 15.7%. The rate of the duty imposed on imports originating in Malaysia is 15.0%. The rate of the duty imposed on imports originating in the Republic of Korea is 11.5%. No provisional duty was imposed on imports originating in Thailand.
This provisional duty entered into force on January 10, 2012.

On April 23, 2012, the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service issued the Statement of Essential Facts (SEF Report No. 177, 23.04.2012).

On June 6, 2012, the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service terminated the investigation concerning goods originating in Thailand (Australian Customs Dumping Notice No. 2012/25, 06.06.2012).

On July 3, 2012, the Australian authorities imposed a definitive duty on imports of the investigated goods from China, Chinese Taipei, Malaysia and the Republic of Korea (Australian Customs Dumping Notice No. 2012/31, 03.07.2012).
The rate of the duty imposed on imports originating in China ranges from 10.1% to 57.1%, depending on the company. The rate of the duty imposed on imports originating in Chinese Taipei is 5.3%, at the exception of the companies Ta Fong Steel Co., Ltd. and Shin Yang Steel Co., Ltd. whose exports are subject to a duty of 2.4% and 2.8% respectively. The rate of the duty imposed on imports originating in Malaysia is 20.0%, at the exception of the company Alpine Pipe Manufacturing SDN BHD whose exports are subject to a duty of 3.0%. The rate of the duty imposed on imports originating in the Republic of Korea is 8.9%, at the exception of the company Kukje Steel Co., Ltd. whose exports are subject to a duty of 3.2%.

On 31 October 2016, the Australian authorities initiated a sunset review of the above anti-dumping duty imposed on the subject good from China, Chinese Taipei, Malaysia and the Republic of Korea. This follows the application lodged on 5 October 2016 by Austube Mills Pty Ltd.

On 26 June 2017, the Australian authorities extended the antidumping duty on imports of the subject good from China, Chinese Taipei, Malaysia and the Republic of Korea following the conclusion of the above sunset review. The rate of the duty imposed on imports from China is 17.8% and 100%% depending on the company. 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 imposed on imports from China is between 12% and 143.7% depending on the company. The rate of the duty imposed on imports from Malaysia is 53.1%. The rate of the duty imposed on imports from Chinese Taipei is 6.3% or 23.9% depending on the company. The rate of duty on imports from the Republic of Korea and a number of companies from Chinese Taipei is calculated on the basis of the "floor price". As such, no fixed duty is imposed. The extension of duties enters into force after 2 July 2017 for a period of five years.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

412 Products of iron or steel
7306 Other tubes, pipes and hollow profiles (for example, open seam or welded, riveted or similarly closed), of iron or steel.
730630 Other, welded, of circular crosssection, of iron or nonalloy steel
730661 Of square or rectangular crosssection

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