INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
10 Dec 2014 Definitive duty
20 Nov 2013 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: 20 Nov 2013 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Anti-dumping

On July 29, 2013 the Commissioner of the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission initiated an anti-dumping investigation on imports of power transformers from China, Chinese Taipei, Indonesia, Republic of Korea, Thailand and Viet Nam (Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2013/64). The products subject to investigation are classified under the following HS codes: 8504.2200 and 8504.2300. The products subject to investigation are defined as liquid dielectric power transformers with power ratings of equal to or greater than 10 MVA (mega volt amperes) and a voltage rating of less than 500kV (kilo volts) whether assembled or unassembled, complete or incomplete. The complaint was lodged on July 8, 2013 by Wilson Transformer Company Pty Ltd.
On November 20, 2013, the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission decided to impose a provisional anti-dumping duty on imports of power transformers from China, Chinese Taipei, Indonesia, the Republic of Korea and Viet Nam (Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2013/92). The rate of the duty imposed on imports originating in China ranges from 0% to 35%, depending on the exporting company. The rate of the duty imposed on imports originating in Indonesia is 5.4%. The rate of the duty imposed on imports originating in Republic of Korea is 5.9%, at the exception of the company Hyosung Corporation whose exports are subject to a duty of 5.3%. The rate of the duty imposed on imports originating in Chinese Taipei is 20%, at the exception of the company Fortune Electric Co Ltd. whose exports are subject to a duty of 10%. The rate of the duty imposed on imports originating in Viet Nam is 3.4%. The provisional duty imposed by Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2013/92 entered into force on November 27, 2013. Imports originating from Thailand continue to be under investigation but are not subject to this preliminary affirmative determination.
 
On December 18, 2013, the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission decided to revise the provisional duty imposed on imports originating in China and Republic of Korea (Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2013/106). The modified rate of the duty imposed on imports originating in China now ranges from 0% to 23.1%, depending on the exporting company. The modified rate of the duty imposed on imports originating in Republic of Korea now is 5.3%, at the exception of the company Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. whose exports are not subject to the payment of a duty. This modified duty imposed by Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2013/106 entered into force on December 18, 2013.

On September 18, 2014, the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission issued the Statement of Essential Facts (SEF Report No. 219, 18.09.2014). On December 1, 2014, the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission decided to terminate the investigation so far as it relates to exports from China, Republic of Korea and to exports from Indonesia only as far as the exporting company PT. Unelec Indonesia (UNINDO) is concerned (Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2014/130). With this decision, the provisional anti-dumping duty imposed by Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2013/92 dated 20.11.2013 is revoked for imports from China, the Republic of Korea and Indonesia (as far as the exporting company PT. Unelec Indonesia (UNINDO) is concerned). The anti-dumping investigation on imports originating in Chinese Taipei, Indonesia (except PT. Unelec Indonesia (UNINDO)), Thailand and Vietnam continues.
 
On 10 December 2014, the Australian authorities imposed a definitive anti-dumping duty on above products from Indonesia, Chinese Taipei, Thailand and Viet Nam (Anti-dumping Notice No. 132/2014). The rate of duty on imports from Indonesia is 8.7%. The rate of duty on imports from Chinese Taipei is between 15.2% and 37.2% depending of the company. The rate of duty on imports from Thailand is 3.6% or 39.1% depending of the company. The rate of duty on imports from Viet Nam is 3.8%.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

461 Electric motors, generators & transformers; parts
8504 Electrical transformers, static converters (for example, rectifiers) and inductors.
850422 Having a power handling capacity exceeding 650 kVA but not exceeding 10,000 kVA
850423 Having a power handling capacity exceeding 10,000 kVA

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