INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
03 May 2011 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: 22 Jan 2012 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Anti-dumping

On May 23, 2011, the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service initiated a sunset review of the anti-dumping duty imposed on imports polyvinyl chloride homopolymer resin from the United States of America (Australian Customs Dumping Notice No. 2011/20).
The products subject to investigation are classified under the following HS code: 3904.1000.
The application for a review was lodged on May 3, 2011 by Australian Vinyls Corporation, the sole domestic producer of the good subject to the duty.
On September 12, 2011, the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service issued the Statement of Essential Facts (SEF Report No. 174).
In October 2011, the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service issued the Report to the Minister (Report to the Minister No. 174). It recommended that the Minister takes steps to secure the continuation of the anti-dumping measure applying to PVC exported from the United States of America.
On November 11, 2011, 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 PVC originating in the United States of America (Australian Customs Dumping Notice No. 2011/55). This measure enters into force on January 22, 2012.
The original anti-dumping duty on imports of polyvinyl chloride homopolymer resin from the United States of America was imposed on January 23, 1992 and then extended several times.
 
On February 24, 2012, the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service initiated a review of the calculation of the duty imposed on imports of polyvinyl chloride homopolymer resin from Japan as well as from the United States of America (Australian Customs Dumping Notice No. 2012/08). The application for this review was lodged on February 2, 2012 by Chemiplas Australia Pty Ltd., an importer of PVC.
On June 6, 2012, the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service extended the time granted to issue the Statement of Essential Facts concerning the review of the calculation of the duty imposed on imports from Japan and the United States of America (Australian Customs Dumping Notice No. 2012/23).
On August 13, 2012, the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service issued the Statement of Essential Facts (SEF Report No. 185).
On September 25, 2012, 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. 185). It recommended to the Minister that normal values and NIFOBs be re-ascertained for all exporters of PVC exported from Japan and the United States of America.
On October 19, 2012, the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission announced that the Minister for Home Affairs decided to follow its recommendations concerning the review of the amount of the duty (Australian Customs Dumping Notice No. 2012/51). To preserve confidentiality, details of the revised variable factors are not published. Those modifications entered into force on October 19, 2012.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

347 Plastics in primary forms
3904 Polymers of vinyl chloride or of other halogenated olefins, in primary forms.
390410 Poly(vinyl chloride), not mixed with any other substances

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