INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
26 Jun 2017 Renewal
16 Oct 2016 Review
03 Jul 2012 Definitive duty
06 Jun 2012 Preliminary duty
19 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: 06 Jun 2012 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Anti-subsidy

On September 19, 2011, the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service initiated an anti-subsidy investigation on imports of certain electric resistance welded pipes and tubes made of carbon steel, comprising circular and non-circular hollow sections in galvanised and non-galvanised finishes (those goods are collectively referred to as HS: hollow structural sections), from China (Australian Customs Dumping Notice No. 2011/43, 19.09.2011). Sizes of the goods are, for circular products, those exceeding 21mm up to and including 165.1 mm in outside diameter and, for oval, square and rectangular products those with a perimeter up to and including 1277.3 mm.

The products subject to investigation are classified under the following HS codes: 7306.3000, 7306.6100 and 7306.6900.
An anti-dumping investigation concerning imports of the same goods originating in China, Chinese Taipei, Malaysia, South Korea and Thailand were also initiated (see related interventions).
The complaint was lodged on August 12, 2011 by OneSteel Australian Tube Mills Pty Ltd.

On June 6, 2012, the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service imposed a provisional countervailing duty on imports of the above-mentioned goods originating in China (Australian Customs Dumping Notice No. 2012/27, 06.06.2012). The rate of the duty ranges from 2.2% to 54.8%, depending on the company. No duty was imposed on the companies for which the investigation was terminated.

On July 3, 2012, the Australian authorities imposed a definitive countervailing duty on imports of the investigated goods from China (Australian Customs Dumping Notice No. 2012/31, 03.07.2012). The rate of the duty ranges from 2.2% to 54.8%, depending on the company. No duty was imposed on the companies for which the investigation was terminated.

On 31 October 2016, the Australian authorities initiated a sunset review of the above countervailing duty imposed on the subject good from China. This follows the application lodged on 5 October 2016 by Austube Mills Pty Ltd.
 
On 26 June 2017, the Australian authorities extended the countervailing duty on imports of the subject good from China following the conclusion of the above sunset review. The rate of the duty is is 12% or 55.8% depending on the company. Notably, the measure imposed on imports of the subject good from China is the combined dumping and countervailing duty. As such, the antidumping and countervailing duties are imposed collectively. The combined duty imposed on imports from China is between 12% and 143.7% depending on the company. The extension of duties enters into force after 2 July 2017 for a period of five years.
 
On 6 June 2018, the Australian authorities amended the definitive duty imposed in June 2017 following the conclusion of a review (Notice No. 2018/74). The rate of the duty imposed on imports from China is between 1.3% and 46.7% depending on the company. Notably, the measure imposed on imports of the subject good from China is the combined dumping and countervailing duty. As such, the antidumping and countervailing duties are imposed collectively. The combined duty imposed on imports from China is between 11.5% and 124% depending on the company. The amended duty is imposed from 7 June 2018.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

412 Products of iron or steel
7306 Other tubes, pipes and hollow profiles (for example, open seam or welded, riveted or similarly closed), of iron or steel.
730630 Other, welded, of circular crosssection, of iron or nonalloy steel
730661 Of square or rectangular crosssection

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