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: 14 Apr 2010 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Anti-subsidy

On June 24, 2009 the Australian authorities initiated an anti-subsidy investigation on imports of aluminium extrusions produced via an extrusion process, of alloys having metallic elements, with the finish being as extruded (mill), mechanical, anodized or painted or otherwise coated, whether or not worked, having a wall thickness or diameter greater than 0.5 mm, with a maximum weight per metre of 27 kilograms and a profile or crosssection which fits within a circle having a diameter of 421 mm, from China (Australian Customs Dumping Notice No. 2009/20, 24.06.2009).
The products subject to investigation are classified under the following HS codes: 7604.1000, 7604.2100, 7604.2900, 7608.1000, 7608.2000, 7610.1000 and 7610.9000.
The complaint was lodged on May 11, 2009 by Capral Ltd. on behalf of the Australian industry manufacturing certain aluminium extrusions.
An anti-dumping investigation was also launched simultaneously (see related intervention).

In October 2009, the Autralian Customs and Border Protection Service made a preliminary affirmative determination of dumping (Preliminary Affirmative Determination Report No. 148, October 2009). This report was published on November 3, 2009. However, this report did not require the imposition of a provisional CVD at that stage.

On April 14, 2010, the Autralian Customs and Border Protection Service revised their decision taken in the Preliminary Affirmative Determination Report No. 148 and decided to require and take securities in respect of interim countervailing duty that may become payable (Australian Customs Dumping Notice No. 2010/13, 14.04.2010).

On October 21, 2010, the Australian authorities decided to impose a definitive countervailing duty on the products under investigation (Notice of the Attorney-General's Decision, Findings in Relation to a Subsidisation Investigation - Certain Aluminium Extrusions Exported from China, 21.10.2010).
The rate of this definitive CVD ranges from 3.8% to 18.4%, depending on the Chinese exporting company. Notice of the Attorney-General's decision was published in the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette on October 28, 2010.

On May 18, 2011, the Attorney-General has accepted recommendations made by the Trade Measures Review Officer and has requested the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service to reinvestigate certain findings relating to Customs and Border Protection's investigation into the alleged dumping and subsidisation of certain aluminium extrusions exported from China as detailed in Trade Measures Report No. 148 (Australian Customs Dumping Notice No. 2011/21, 18.05.2011).

On August 15, 2011, the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service completed the reinvestigation into certain findings made in Trade Measures Branch Report No. 148 in respect of aluminium extrusions exported China (International Trade Remedies Report No. 175, 15.08.2011). This report set out the findings affirmed and new findings made by Customs and Border Protection as a result of the reinvestigation. The Attorney-General accepted the findings and recommandations of the Customs and Border Protection Service. Thus, the Attorney-General published on August 27, 2011 a new notice to replace the notice of October 28, 2010. For details on the new combined dumnping and countervailing duty, see Australian Customs Dumping Notice No. 2011/31 dated August 26, 2011.

On November 9, 2012, the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service started an accelerated review of the current measure to consider the new Chinese exporting company Longkou Conglin Aluminium Co., Ltd. (Australian Customs Dumping Notice No. 2012/57, 26.11.2012). The investigation ended on January 3, 2013 with the publication of the Termination Report No. 194. As the new exporter refused to co-operate, Longkou Conglin Aluminium Co., Ltd. will face the highest duty imposed, i.e. the rate applicable to 'selected noncooperating exporters' (Australian Customs Dumping Notice No. 2013/01, 04.01.2013).

On January 18, 2013, the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service started an accelerated review of the current measure to consider the new Chinese exporting company Guangdong Jinxiecheng Al. Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (Australian Customs Dumping Notice No. 2013/16, 08.02.2013). The investigation ended on April 11, 2013 with the publication of the Termination Report No. 205. As the new exporter refused to co-operate, Guangdong Jinxiecheng Al. Manufacturing Co., Ltd. will face the highest duty imposed, i.e. the rate applicable to 'selected noncooperating exporters' (Australian Customs Dumping Notice No. 2013/28, 15.04.2013).

After P&O Aluminium (Sydney) Pty Ltd. lodged an application for an exemption from interim dumping and countervailing duties of goods classified under HS code 7604.2900, the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission started an exemption inquiry on March 14, 2014.

After PanAsia Aluminium (China) Co., Ltd., an exporter of the goods, lodged an application for a review of the anti-dumping and countervailing duties imposed on October 28, 2010, the Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission started a review on June 12, 2014 (Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2014/46).

On October 9, 2014, the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission extended the time granted to issue the Statement of Essential Facts (Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2014/104).

On December 22, 2014, the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission extended again the time granted to issue the Statement of Essential Facts (Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2014/138).

On April 24, 2015, the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission initiated a sunset review of the countervailing duty imposed on imports certain aluminium extrusions from China (Australian Customs Dumping Notice No. 2015/48). This review follows the application lodged by Capral Limited, representing the Australian industry.

On May 27th, 2015, the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission further extended the time granted to issue the Statement of Essential Facts concerning the investigation initiated on June 12th, 2014 (Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2015/54, 27.05.2015).

On May 29th, 2015, the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission issued the Statement of Essential Facts concerning the investigation initiated on June 12th, 2014 (SEF Report No. 248, 29.05.2015). For more details, please see the Statement.

On August 13th, 2015, the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission initiated a review of the anti-dumping duty imposed on imports certain aluminium extrusions from China as far as the Chinese company Press Metal International Ltd. is concerned (Australian Customs Dumping Notice No. 2015/99). This review follows the application lodged by the company itself.

On August 19th, 2015, the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission concluded the review initiatied on June 12th, 2014 (Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2015/96, 19.08.2015). For more details about the rate of the duty (combined countervailing and anti-dumping duty), please see Notice No. 2015/96.

On August 12th, 2015, the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission issued the Statement of Essential Facts concerning the sunset review initiated on April 24th, 2015 (SEF Report No. 287, 12.08.2015). It recommended the continuation of a countervailing measure.

On October 20th, 2015, , the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission issued the notification extending the countervailing measure imposed on imports of aluminium extrusions originating in China following the sunset review initiated on April 24th, 2015 (Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2015/125, 20.10.2015). For details about the rate of the duty (combination of countervailing and anti-dumping duties), please see Notice No. 2015/125.
In addition to this countervailing measure, the anti-dumping duty imposed on imports of the same products was also extended (see related intervention).

On 11 November 2017, the Australian authorities amended the countervailing duty on imports of the subject good from China following the conclusion of a review initiated on 23 March 2017. The rate of duty is between 0.1% and 8.1% depending on the company. Foshan Shunde Beijiao Jiawei Aluminium Factory and Guangdong Jinxiecheng Al Manufacturing Co Ltd are exempt from countervailing duties. 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 is between 0.1% and 64.4% depending on the company.

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

415 Unfinished products of copper, nickel, aluminium, lead, zinc or tin
7604 Aluminium bars, rods and profiles.
760410 Of aluminium, not alloyed
760421 Hollow profiles
760429 Other
7608 Aluminium tubes and pipes.
760810 Of aluminium, not alloyed
760820 Of aluminium alloys
421 Structural metal products & parts
7610 Aluminium structures (excluding prefabricated buildings of heading 94.06) and parts of structures (for example, bridges and bridgesections, towers, lattice masts, roofs, roofing frameworks, doors and windows and their frames and thresholds for doors, bal
761010 Doors, windows and their frames and thresholds for doors
761090 Other

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