INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
26 Jun 2017 Renewal
31 Oct 2016 Review
18 Mar 2016 Definitive duty
11 May 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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Inception date: 18 Mar 2016 | Removal date: open ended
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Anti-circumvention

On May 11th, 2015, the Commissioner of the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission initiated an anti-circumvention investigation on imports of certain electric resistance welded pipe and tube made of alloy steel (comprising circular and non-circular hollow sections in galvanised and non-galvanised finishes), goods also know as hollow structural sections (HSS), from China, Malaysia and South Korea (Anti-dumping Notice No. 2015/58, 11.05.2015).
This investigation follows suspicion that the definitive anti-dumping duty imposed on HSS made from carbon steel originating in China, Malaysia and South Korea as well as the definitive countervailing duty imposed on the same goods originating in China might be circumvented (see related interventions).
The products subject to investigation are classified under the following HS codes: 7306.5000 and 7306.6100.
The complaint was lodged on April 7th, 2015 by Austube Mills Pty Ltd.
On August 24th, 2015, the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission extended the time granted to issue the Statement of Essential Facts (Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2015/104, 24.08.2015).

On 18 March 2016, the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission issued the Final Report (Final report No. 291). It came to the conclusion that the alleged circumvention activity has occurred and thus recommended that imports from China, Malaysia and South Korea to include the products specified. On 18 March 2016, the Australian authorities issued Notice No. 2016/24 implementing this recommendation.
 
On 31 October 2016, the Australian authorities initiated a sunset review of the anti-dumping and countervailing duty imposed on certain hollow structural sections from the subject countries (Notice No 2016/113). This follows the request lodged on 5 October 2016 by Austube Mills Pty Ltd. Since the anti-dumping measure imposed on imports of certain hollow structural sections was extended to imports of slightly modified hollow structural sections, the sunset review and its conclusion will hold for these goods as well.

On 26 June 2017, the Australian authorities extended the countervailing and antidumping duty on imports of the subject good from subject countries following the conclusion of the above sunset review. The extension of duties enters into force after 2 July 2017 for a period of five years.

 

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.
730650 Other, welded, of circular crosssection, of other alloy steel
730661 Of square or rectangular crosssection

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