INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
01 Apr 2010 Initiation

IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
← back to the state act
Inception date: 02 Nov 2010 | Removal date: 31 Jan 2015
Still in force

Anti-dumping

On April 28, 2010, the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service initiated a sunset review of the anti-dumping duty imposed on imports of sodium hydrogen carbonate (also referred to as sodium bicarbonate or baking soda) from China (Australian Customs Dumping Notice No. 2010/15).
The product subject to investigation is classified under the following HS code: 2836.3000.
The application for a review was lodged on April 1, 2010 by Penrice Soda Products Pty Ltd., the sole Australian producer of the subject good.
 
On May 10, 2010, the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service also initiated a review of the amount of this anti-dumping duty imposed on imports of sodium hydrogen carbonate from China (Australian Customs Dumping Notice No. 2010/16).
The application for a review was lodged on April 20, 2010 by Penrice Soda Products Pty Ltd., the sole Australian producer of the subject good.
 
On August 18, 2010, the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service issued the Statement of Essential Facts concerning the continuation of the anti-dumping measure (SEF Report No. 160). It recommended the continuation of the existing anti-dumping measure.
 
On August 23, 2010, the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service issued the Statement of Essential Facts concerning the review of the amount of the duty (SEF Report No. 161). It recommended that the measures be varied.
 
On October 5, 2010, the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service issued the Report to the Minister concerning the continuation of the anti-dumping measure (Report to the Minister No. 160). It recommended that the Minister takes steps to secure the continuation of the anti-dumping measure on sodium hydrogen carbonate exported from China.
 
On October 15, 2010, the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service issued the Report to the Minister concerning the review of the amount of the duty (Report to the Minister No. 161).
 
On October 21, 2010, the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service announced that the Minister for Home Affairs decided to follow its recommendation concerning the continuation of the anti-dumping measure. Hence he decided upon the continuation of the anti-dumping duty imposed on imports of sodium hydrogen carbonate originating in China (Australian Customs Dumping Notice No. 2010/39). This measure enters into force on November 2, 2010.
 
On November 12, 2010, the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service announced that the Minister for Home Affairs decided to follow its recommendation concerning the revision of the amount of the duty (Australian Customs Dumping Notice No. 2010/42). The revised measure entered into force on November 12, 2010. To preserve confidentiality, details about the new amout were not published.
 
The original anti-dumping duty on imports of sodium hydrogen carbonate from China was imposed on November 2, 2005 (Australian Customs Dumping Notice No. 2005/39).
 
On July 22, 2014, the Commissioner of the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission initiated a revocation review of the the anti-dumping measure imposed on imports of sodium hydrogen carbonate originating in China (Anti-dumping Notice No. 2014/58, 22.07.2014). It follows the application lodged by Orica Australia Pty Ltd. The applicant alleged that the sole Australian manufacturer of sodium bicarbonate, Penrice Soda Products Pty Ltd., has ceased manufacturing sodium bicarbonate.
 
On November 9, 2014, the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission issued the Statement of Essential Facts (SEF Report No. 256, 09.11.2014). It recommended that the current anti-dumping measure be revoked.
 
On February 9, 2015, the Australian authorities announced the revocation of the anti-dumping measure imposed on imports of sodium hydrogen carbonate originating in China (Anti-dumping Notice No. 2015/14, 09.02.2015). Duties paid by Chinese exporters after July 22, 2014, i.e. after the initiation of the revocation review, might be refunded.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

MAP
TABLE
EXPORT

AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

342 Basic inorganic chemicals n.e.c.
2836 Carbonates; peroxocarbonates (percarbonates); commercial ammonium carbonate containing ammonium carbamate.
283630 Sodium hydrogencarbonate (sodium bicarbonate)

Please report this page in case you detect an inaccuracy in its content.