|26 Feb 2015||Initiation|
ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARYNo
On March 27, 2015, the Commissioner of the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission initiated an anti-dumping investigation on imports of hot rolled plate steel from Chinese Taipei and South Korea (Anti-dumping Notice No. 2015/40, 27.03.2015).
The products subject to investigation are classified under the following HS codes: 7208.4000, 7208.5100, 7208.5200 and 7225.4000. The exact definition of the goods is as follows: iron, non-alloy steel, or other alloy steel, of a width greater than 600 millimetres (mm), with a thickness equal to or greater than 4.75mm, not further worked than hot rolled, not in coils, with or without patterns in relief. Some specific goods are excluded from the scope of the investigation (see Anti-dumping Notice No. 2015/40, p. 2).
The complaint was lodged on February 26, 2015 by BlueScope Steel Limited.
On July 10th, 2015, the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission extended the time granted to issue the Statement of Essential Facts until October 12th, 2015 (Anti-dumping Notice No. 2015/86, 10.07.2015).
On October 12th, 2015, the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission issued the Statement of Essential Facts (SEF Report No. 284, 12.10.2015). It recommended the termination the investigation without imposing any anti-dumping measure. Reason for this recommendation is that for four of the companies under investigation the goods exported to Australia were not dumped while for other uncooperative Taiwanese exporters, even if dumping occurred at a margin of 9.1%, the total volume of goods dumped by uncooperative and all other exporters from Chinese Taipei was negligible.
On November 25th, 2015 the Commissioner of the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission issued the notice terminating the anti-dumping investigation on imports of hot rolled plate steel from Chinese Taipei and South Korea without imposing any measure (Anti-dumping Notice No. 2015/135, 10.07.2015).
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