INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
26 Mar 2015 Definitive duty
13 Aug 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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Inception date: 13 Aug 2014 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Anti-dumping

On March 18, 2014 the Commissioner of the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission initiated an anti-dumping investigation on imports of deep drawn stainless steel sinks with a single deep drawn bowl having a volume of between 7 and 70 litres (inclusive), or multiple drawn bowls having a combined volume of between 12 and 70 litres (inclusive), with or without integrated drain boards, whether finished or unfinished, regardless of type of finish, gauge, or grade of stainless steel and whether or not including accessories, from China (Anti-dumping Notice No. 2014/20, 18.03.2014).
The products subject to investigation are classified under the following HS code: 7324.1000.
The complaint was lodged on January 31, 2014 by Tasman Sinkware Pty Ltd.
An anti-subsidy investigation was also launched simultaneously (see measure 7997).
On June 20, 2014, the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission extended the time granted to issue the Statement of Essential Facts (Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2014/50).
On August 13, 2014, the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission decided to impose a provisional anti-dumping duty on imports of deep drawn stainless steel sinks from China (Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2014/70). The rate of the duty ranges from 0% to 61.5%, depending on the exporting company. For details about the rate of the duty, see Table 8 'Preliminary provisional measures summary' in the Preliminary Affirmative Determination Report No. 238 (pp. 56-57).
On October 7, 2014, the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission further extended the time granted to issue the Statement of Essential Facts (Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2014/101, 07.10.2014).
On October 24, 2014, the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission decided to modify the rate of the provisional anti-dumping duty imposed on August 13, 2014 (Anti-dumping Notice No. 2014/115, 20.10.2014). The modified rate ranges from 4.9% to 58.8%, depending on the company.
On December 23, 2014, the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission issued the Statement of Essential Facts (SEF Report No. 238, 23.12.2014). It recommended the imposition of a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of the subject goods originating in China.
On the same day, the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission decided to modify for the second time the rate of the provisional anti-dumping duty imposed on August 13, 2014 (Anti-dumping Notice No. 2014/137, 23.12.2014). The modified rate ranges from 15.0% to 58.8%, depending on the company.
On March 26, 2015, the Australian authorities decided to impose a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of the above-mentioned products originating in China (Anti-dumping Notice No. 2015/41, 26.03.2015).
The rate of the duty ranges from 5.0% to 52.6%, depending on the exporting company.
It should be noted that this measure is a combination of an anti-dumping measure and an anti-subsidy measure (see measure 7997), i.e. that the rate of the duty accounts for both the anti-dumping duty and the countervailing duty.

On 23 December 2015, the Commissioner of the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission initiated a review of the anti-dumping measure imposed on imports of certain types of deep drawn stainless steel sinks from China (Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2015/155). It follows the application lodged on 7 December 2015 by Queenswood Kitchen & Bathroom Industrial Co. Ltd., an exporter of the subject good.
On 1 March 2016, the Commissioner of the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission announced the termination of the above review initiated on 23 December 2015 (Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2016/05). It follows the applicant's, Queenswood Kitchen & Bathroom Industrial Co. Ltd., failure to provide information requested by the Commission.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

429 Other fabricated metal products
7324 Sanitary ware and parts thereof, of iron or steel.
732410 Sinks and wash basins, of stainless steel

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