INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
20 Nov 2014 Definitive duty
14 Mar 2014 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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Anti-dumping

On October 24, 2013 the Commissioner of the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission initiated an anti-dumping investigation on imports of certain types of hot rolled structural steel sections, whether or not containing alloys, from Japan, South Korea, Chinese Taipei and Thailand (Anti-dumping Notice No. 2013/75, 24.10.2013).
The products subject to investigation are classified under the following HS codes: 7216.3100, 7216.3200, 7216.3300, 7216.4000, 7216.5000 and 7228.7000.
The complaint was lodged on August 26, 2013 by. OneSteel Manufacturing Pty Ltd.
On February 10, 2014, the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission extended the time granted to issue the Statement of Essential Facts (Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2014/10).
On March 14, 2014, the Australian authorities decided to impose a provisional anti-dumping duty on the products under investigation (Anti-dumping Notice No. 2014/17, 14.03.2014). The rate of the duty ranges from 2.20% to 5.30% for South Korean exporters, depending on the company; from 0.70% to 5.20% for Taiwanese exporters, depending on the company; from 14.20% to 23.70% for Thai exporters, depending on the company; from 5.80% to 11.70% for Japanese exporters, depending on the company.
On May 12, 2014, the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission further extended the time granted to issue the Statement of Essential Facts (Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2014/40).
On July 17, 2014, the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission issued the Statement of Essential Facts (SEF Report No. 223). It decided to modify the provisional duty imposed on imports of hot rolled structural steel sections from Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand (Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2014/57). The modified rate of the provisional duty imposed on imports originating in Japan is 12.23%, at the exception of the company JFE Bars and Shapes whose exports are subject to a duty of 12.15%. The modified rate of the provisional duty imposed on imports originating in South Korea is 3.24%, at the exception of the company Hyundai Steel Company whose exports are subject to a duty of 2.52%. The modified rate of the provisional duty imposed on imports originating in Chinese Taipei is 7.89%, at the exception of the companies Tung Ho Steel Enterprise Corporation and TS Steel Co Ltd whose exports are subject to a duty of 2.20% and 4.68% respectively. Moreover, exports of the Taiwanese company Feng Hsin Iron and Steel Co Ltd. are not subject to the payment of a duty. The modified rate of the provisional duty imposed on imports originating in Thailand is 21.04%, at the exception of the company Siam Yamato Steel Co Ltd. whose exports are subject to a duty of 19.80%.
On October 10, 2014, the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission extended the time granted to issue the Final Report (Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2014/98).
On October 31, 2014, the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission decided to terminate the investigation so far as it relates to exports from Chinese Taipei by the following company: Feng Hsin Iron and Steel Co Ltd. (Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2014/121). The anti-dumping investigation on imports originating in Chinese Taipei (except Feng Hsin Iron and Steel Co Ltd.), Japan, South Korea and Thailand continues.
On November 20, 2014, the Australian authorities imposed a definitive duty on imports of the investigated goods (Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2014/127). The rate of the duty imposed on imports originating in Japan is 12.23%, at the exception of the company JFE Bars and Shapes Corporation whose exports are subject to a duty of 12.15%. The rate of the duty imposed on imports originating in South Korea is 3.24%, at the exception of the company Hyundai Steel Company whose exports are subject to a duty of 2.52%. The rate of the duty imposed on imports originating in Chinese Taipei is 7.89%, at the exception of the companies Tung Ho Steel Enterprise Corporation and TS Steel Co Ltd. whose exports are subject to a duty of 2.20% and 4.68% respectively. The rate of the duty imposed on imports originating in Thailand is 19.48%, at the exception of the company Siam Yamato Steel Co Ltd. whose exports are subject to a duty of 18.28%.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

412 Products of iron or steel
7216 Angles, shapes and sections of iron or nonalloy steel.
721640 L or T sections, not further worked than hotrolled, hotdrawn or extruded, of a height of 80 mm or more
7228 Other bars and rods of other alloy steel; angles, shapes and sections, of other alloy steel; hollow drill bars and rods, of alloy or nonalloy steel.
722870 Angles, shapes and sections

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