INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
18 Oct 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: 05 Aug 2013 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Anti-subsidy

On November 26, 2012, the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service initiated an anti-subsidy 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 (Australian Customs Dumping Notice No. 2012/56).
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 October 18, 2012 by BlueScope Steel Limited.

On December 21, 2012, the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service published a notice to clarify which goods are subject to investigation (Australian Customs Dumping Notice No. 2012/62).

On March 14, 2013, the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service extended the time granted to issue the Statement of Essential Facts (Australian Customs Dumping Notice No. 2013/22).

On May 15, 2013, the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service issued the Statement of Essential Facts (SEF Report No. 193). Even if the existence of subsidisation and the damage to the domestic industry have been materialised, no provisional duty was imposed (Australian Customs Dumping Notice No. 2013/37).

On June 17, 2013, the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service decided to terminate the investigation concerning zinc coated galvanised steel exported by the companies Angang Steel Company Limited (ANSTEEL) and ANSC TKS Galvanising Co., Ltd. (TAGAL) as well as concerning aluminium zinc coated exported by the company Angang Steel Company Limited (ANSTEEL) (Australian Customs Dumping Notice No. 2013/50).
On July 15, 2013, BlueScope Steel Limited lodged a request for a review of this termination decision.

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 September 11, 2013, the Australian Anti-Dumping Review Panel decided to revoke the decision taken on June 17, 2013 to termination the investigation so far as it relates to the exporter ANSTELL. The decision to terminate the investigation so far as it relates to the exporter TAGAL is affirmed.
Following this decision of the Anti-Dumping Review Panel, the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission resumed on October 4, 2013 the investigation on imports of zinc coated galvanised steel and aluminium zinc coated steel from China as far as they are produced by Angang Steel Company Limited (ANSTEEL).

On December 10, 2013, the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission extended the time granted to issue the Statement of Essential Facts (Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2013/104).

After an application for review made by the Government of China, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Industry decided on February 20, 2014 to modify the measure imposed on August 5, 2013 (Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2014/12). For details about the rate of the duty, see the tables of Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2014/12.

On October 7, 2014, the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission issued the Statement of Essential Facts of the re-investigation concerning ANSTEEL opened on October 4, 2013 (SEF Report No. 193A). It came to the conclusion that even if ANSTEEL received countervailable subsidies, those subsidies never exceeded a negligible level. Hence, according to the Commission the investigation is to be terminated without imposing any duty.

On June 1st, 2015, the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission issued the notice terminating officially the resumed investigation concerning exports by ANSTEEL without imposing any duty (Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2015/70).

On May 21st, 2015, the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission decided to initiate an exemption inquiry concerning imports of unchromated aluminium zinc coated steel and aluminium zinc coated steel (width of 1,200 mm and thickness of 1.6 mm) from China (Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2015/64, 21.05.2015).
The goods subject to inquiry are classified under the following HS code: 7210.6100.
It follows the applications lodged by Ace Gutters Coil Coaters Pty Ltd. and Kasia Nominees Pty Ltd., domestic companies that argued that the subject goods are no longer produced domestically.

On November 25th, 2015, the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission concluded the exemption inquiry initiated on May 21st, 2015 and decided upon the exemption from the countervailing measure for the imported goods for which like or directly competitive goods are not offered for sale in Australia (Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2015/138, 25.11.2015). The goods exempt are aluminium zinc coated steel with a specific width and thickness classified under tariff subheading 7210.61.00.
On 6 January 2016, the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission concluded the exemption inquiry initiated on 21 May 2015 and decided not to exempt unchromated aluminium zinc coated steel orientating in China from the countervailing measure (Notice No. 2015/149). This conclusion is specified under the conditions stipulated in the aforementioned initiation inquiry.

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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