INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
17 Jul 2018 Renewal
10 Nov 2017 Review
18 Mar 2016 Definitive duty
05 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 5th, 2015, the Commissioner of the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission initiated an anti-circumvention investigation on imports of flat-rolled products of iron and non-alloy steel (of a width less than 600mm and equal to or greater than 600mm), plated or coated with zinc, from Chinese Taipei and the Republic of Korea (Anti-dumping Notice No. 2015/55, 05.05.2015).
This investigation follows suspicion that the definitive anti-dumping duty imposed on imports of flat-rolled iron or steel products (containing alloys), of a width less than 600mm and equal to or greater than 600mm, plated or coated with zinc, from Chinese Taipei and South Korea might be circumvented (see related intervention).
The products subject to investigation are classified under the following HS codes: 7225.9200 and 7226.9900. The complaint was lodged on April 1st, 2015 by BlueScope Steel Limited.

On 18 March 2016, the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission issued the Final Report. It came to the conclusion that the alleged circumvention activity has occurred and thus recommended that imports from Chinese Taipei and South Korea to include the slightly modified products specified. On 18 March 2016, the Australian authorities issued Notice No. 2016/23 implementing this recommendation.

On 10 November 2017, the Australian authorities initiated a sunset review of the definitive antidumping duty imposed on imports of the subject good from China, Chinese Taipei and the Republic of Korea, see related intervention. This follows the application lodged on 6 October 2017 by BlueScope. Since the antidumping measure imposed on imports of zinc coated galvanised steel from the Republic of Korea and Chinese Taipei was extended to imports of slightly modified zinc coated galvanised steel from Republic of Korea and Chinese Taipei, the sunset review and its conclusion will hold for these goods as well.

On 17 July 2018, the Australian authorities extended the 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 18 July 2018 for a period of five years.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

412 Products of iron or steel
7225 Flatrolled products of other alloy steel, of a width of 600 mm or more.
722592 Otherwise plated or coated with zinc

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