|31 Jan 2014||Initiation|
ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARYNo
On March 18, 2014 the Commissioner of the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission initiated an anti-subsidy 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-dumping investigation was also launched simultaneously (see measure 6330).
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 issued the Preliminary Affirmative Determination Report concerning the anti-dumping investigation and indicated that at this stage no preliminary affirmative determination was made concerning the anti-subsidy investigation. Then, no provisional countervailing duty was decided.
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 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 countervailing duty on imports of the subject goods originating in China, at the exception of the goods exported by Zhongshan Jiabaolu Kitchen & Bathroom Products Co., Ltd. (Jiabaolu) and Primy Corporation Limited (Primy).
On February 19, 2015, the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission decided to terminate the anti-subsidy investigation as far as the exporting companies Zhongshan Jiabaolu Kitchen and Bathroom Products Co., Ltd. (Jiabaolu) and Primy Corporation Limited (Primy) are concerned (Anti-dumping Notice No. 2015/16, 19.02.2015). Reason for this decision is the fact that even if countervailable subsidies have been received in respect of some or all of the goods, this never exceeded a negligible level.
On March 26, 2015, the Australian authorities decided to impose a definitive countervailing 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-subsidy measure and an anti-dumping measure (see measure 6330), i.e. that the rate of the duty accounts for both the countervailing duty and the anti-dumping duty.
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