INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
26 Sep 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: 31 May 2012 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Anti-subsidy

On November 7, 2011, the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service initiated an anti-subsidy investigation on imports of aluminium road wheels for passenger motor vehicles, including wheels used for caravans and trailers, in diameters ranging from 13 inches to 22 inches, from China (Australian Customs Dumping Notice No. 2011/54, 07.11.2011).
The products subject to investigation are classified under the following HS codes: 8708.7091, 8708.7099 and 8716.9000.
An anti-dumping investigation concerning imports of the same goods originating in China was also initiated (see measure 2996).
The complaint was lodged on September 26, 2011 by Arrowcrest Group Pty Ltd.
On February 24, 2012, the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service extended the time granted to issue the Statement of Essential Facts (Australian Customs Dumping Notice No. 2012/06, 24.02.2012).
On April 27, 2012, the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service issued the Statement of Essential Facts (SEF Report No. 181, 27.04.2012).
On May 31, 2012, the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service imposed a provisional countervailing duty on imports of aluminium road wheels originating in China (Australian Customs Dumping Notice No. 2011/21, 31.05.2012). The rate of the duty ranges from 2.01% to 58.78%, depending on the company. No countervailing duty was imposed on goods exported by CITIC Dicastal Wheel Manufacturing Co. Ltd.
On June 8, 2012, the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service terminated the investigation so far as it relates to CITIC Dicastal Wheel Manufacturing Co. Ltd. and Zhejiang Shuguang Industrial Co. Ltd. (also known as PDW) (Australian Customs Dumping Notice No. 2012/28, 08.06.2012).
On July 5, 2012, the Australian authorities imposed a definitive countervailing duty on imports of the investigated goods from China (Australian Customs Dumping Notice No. 2012/33, 05.07.2012). The rate of the duty ranges from 2.8% to 58.8%, depending on the company.
After Arrowcrest Group Pty Ltd. lodged an application on July 5, 2012 for a review of the decision to terminate the investigation so far as it relates to PDW, the Trade Measures Review Officer affirmed this decision and dismissed the applicant on August 30, 2012.
After the Trade Measures Review Officer terminated its review of the decisions taken on July 5, 2012 following several requests, the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service initiated a reinvestigation of certain findings on February 5, 2013 (Australian Customs Dumping Notice No. 2013/14, 05.02.2013).
On May 8, 2013, the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service terminated in reinvestigation (Australian Customs Dumping Notice No. 2013/34, 08.05.2013). The definitive duty imposed on July 5, 2012 is modified only so far as it relates to the Chinese exporting company YHI Manufacturing Co Ltd.
On September 15, 2014, the Commissioner of the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission initiated a review of the anti-dumping measure imposed on imports of aluminium road wheels originating in China (Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2014/86, 15.09.2014). It follows the application lodged by Jiangsu Yaozhong Aluminium Wheels Co., Ltd., an exporter of the goods.
On December 19th, 2014, the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission extended the time granted to issue the Statement of Essential Facts for the review initiated on September 15th, 2014 up to June 30th, 2015 (Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2014/136, 19.12.2014).
On June 23rd, 2015, the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission further extended the time granted to issue the Statement of Essential Facts for the review initiated on September 15th, 2014 up to July 30th, 2015 (Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2015/80, 23.06.2015).
On 22 October 2015, the Australian Commission concluded the review initiated on 15 September 2014 revising the definitive duty imposed. Further details can be found in Notice 2015/113 and Report 263.
On 9 December 2015, the Commissioner of the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission initiated a review of the countervailing measure imposed on imports of aluminium road wheels originating in China (Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2015/145, 09.12.2015). It follows the application lodged on 18 November 2015 by Changzhou Science and Technology Co. Ltd. a new exporter of the goods.
 
On 14 January 2016, the Commissioner of the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission ceased the above review initiated on 9 December 2015. (Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2016/03) It follows the withdrawal submitted on 30 December 2015 by the applicant Changzhou Science and Technology Co. Ltd.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

491 Motor vehicles, trailers & semi-trailers; parts
8708 Parts and accessories of the motor vehicles of headings 87.01 to 87.05.
870870 Road wheels and parts and accessories thereof
492 Motor vehicle bodies; trailers & parts thereof
8716 Trailers and semitrailers; other vehicles, not mechanically propelled; parts thereof.
871690 Parts

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