INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
08 Dec 2008 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: 28 Aug 2009 | Removal date: 27 May 2014
Still in force

Anti-dumping

On August 28, 2009, the New Zealand Ministry of Economic Development decided, after having conducted a sunset review, to continue the anti-dumping duty on imports ofreinforcing steel bar and coil, with a diameter equal to or greater than 5mm and less than or equal to 40mm, from Thailand.
The products subject to the duty are classified under the following HS codes: 7213.1090, 7213.9190, 7213.9990, 7214.2090, 7214.9990, 7227.9000, 7228.3000, 7228.5000 and 7228.6000.
This duty follows a sunset review requested on December 8, 2008 by Pacific Steel (a division of Fletcher Steel Ltd). A review was then initiated by the New Zealand Ministry of Economic Development on March 2, 2009.
 
The original anti-dumping duty entered into force on March 4, 2004 and was scheduled to expire on March 5, 2009.
 
A reassessment of the amount of the anti-dumping duty was initiated on August 28, 2009 (on the day the sunset review was completed). On November 17, 2009, the New Zealand Minister of Commerce reassessed the rate of the anti-dumping duty imposed on imports of reinforcing steel bar and coil from Thailand. This reassessed duty entered into force on November 18, 2009. The amount of the duty is defined by the New Zealand Customs Instructions 'Reinforcing Steel Bar and Coil from Thailand' E/009/CS001/006 dated November 2009.
 
On May 19, 2014, with the Dumping and Countervailing Duties Amendment Act 2014, the New Zealand authorities decided to temporarily suspend the anti-dumping duties that are imposed onresidential building material for a period of three years, starting on June 1, 2014 (until May 31, 2017). During this period, no new anti-dumping duty may be imposed on any residential building material and the following existing anti-dumping duties are suspended: standard plasterboard from Thailand, reinforcing steel bar and coil from Thailand, wire nails from the People's Republic of China.
Hence, the above-mentioned duty imposed on August 28, 2009 is suspended.
 
On November 6, 2014, the New Zealand authorities decided to initiate a sunset review of the anti-dumping measure imposed on imports of reinforcing steel bar and coil originating in Thailand. This follows a request lodged on September 18, 2014 by Pacific Steel (NZ) Ltd.
Should the review find that the duty should remain in place, it will continue to be suspended until May 31, 2017. If the review finds that the continuation of the duty is not justified, the suspension of the duty does not prevent the Minister from terminating the duty with immediate effect.

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

412 Products of iron or steel
7213 Bars and rods, hotrolled, in irregularly wound coils, of iron or nonalloy steel.
721391 Of circular crosssection measuring less than 14 mm in diameter
7214 Other bars and rods of iron or nonalloy steel, not further worked than forged, hotrolled, hotdrawn or hotextruded, but including those twisted after rolling.
721499 Other
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.
722830 Other bars and rods, not further worked than hotrolled, hotdrawn or extruded
722850 Other bars and rods, not further worked than coldformed or cold finished

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