INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
26 Feb 2015 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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Anti-dumping

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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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

412 Products of iron or steel
7208 Flatrolled products of iron or nonalloy steel, of a width of 600 mm or more, hotrolled, not clad, plated or coated.
720840 Not in coils, not further worked than hotrolled, with patterns in relief
720851 Of a thickness exceeding 10 mm
720852 Of a thickness of 4.75 mm or more but not exceeding 10 mm
7225 Flatrolled products of other alloy steel, of a width of 600 mm or more.
722540 Other, not further worked than hotrolled, not in coils

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