INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
18 Jul 2018 Renewal
10 Nov 2017 Review
05 Aug 2013 Definitive duty
06 Feb 2013 Preliminary duty
05 Sep 2012 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: 06 Feb 2013 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Anti-dumping

On September 5, 2012, the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service initiated an anti-dumping investigation on imports of zinc coated galvanised steel (flat rolled products of iron and non-alloy steel of a width less than 600mm and equal to or greater than 600mm, plated or coated with zinc) and aluminium zinc coated steel (flat-rolled products of iron and non-alloy steel of a width equal to or greater than 600mm, plated or coated with aluminium-zinc alloys, not painted whether or not including resin coating), from China, Chinese Taipei and South Korea (Australian Customs Dumping Notice No. 2012/40). The products subject to investigation are classified under the following HS codes: 7210.4900 and 7212.3000 for zinc coated galvanised steel and 7210.6100 for aluminium zinc coated steel.
The complaint was lodged on August 3, 2012 by BlueScope Steel Limited.
 
On February 6, 2013, the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service imposed a provisional duty on imports of the above-mentioned goods (Australian Customs Dumping Notice No. 2013/11). For details about the rate of the duty, see the tables of Australian Customs Dumping Notice No. 2013/11.
 
On May 2, 2013, the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service decided to terminate the investigation concerning imports of aluminium zinc coated steel originating in Chinese Taipei (Australian Customs Dumping Notice No. 2013/32).
 
On August 5, 2013, the Australian authorities imposed a definitive duty on imports of the investigated goods (Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2013/66). For details about the rate of the duty, see the tables of Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2013/66.

On 10 November 2017, the Australian authorities initiated a sunset review of the definitive antidumping duty imposed on imports of the subject good from China, Chinese Taipei and the Republic of Korea. This follows the application lodged on 6 October 2017 by BlueScope. On the same day, a sunset review was also initiated on the definitive countervailing duty on imports of the subject good, see related state act.

On 17 July 2018, the Australian authorities extended the definitive antidumping duty on imports of zinc coated galvanised steel from the Republic of Korea, Chinese Taipei and China as well as on imports of aluminium zinc coated steel from China and the Republic of Korea following the conclusion of the sunset review.
The rate of duty on imports of zinc coated galvanised steel from China is in some cases the combined dumping and countervailing duty. The combined dumping and countervailing duty on imports from China is 43.4%. A number of Chinese companies were exempt from countervailing duty. The rate of dumping duty for these companies is between 6.7% and 20.6% or calculated on the basis of the "floor price". The rate of duty on imports of zinc coated galvanised steel from the Republic of Korea is 2.4% or 13.7% depending on the company. The rate of duty on imports of zinc coated galvanised steel from Chinese Taipei is 2.4% and 28.2% depending on the company.
The rate of duty on imports of aluminium zinc coated steel from China is in some cases the combined dumping and countervailing duty. The combined dumping and countervailing duty on imports from China is 53.2%. A number of Chinese companies were exempt from countervailing duty. The rate of dumping duty for these companies is between 9.5% and 31.5%. The duty was not extended on imports of aluminium zinc coated steel from the Republic of Korea and the duty was therefore terminated on 5 August 2018.
The extension of duties enters into force on 18 July 2018 for a period of five years. 

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

412 Products of iron or steel
7210 Flatrolled products of iron or nonalloy steel, of a width of 600 mm or more, clad, plated or coated.
721049 Other
721061 Plated or coated with aluminiumzinc alloys

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