INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
03 Jul 2019 Review
26 Mar 2015 Definitive duty
18 Mar 2014 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: 26 Mar 2015 | Removal date: open ended

Anti-subsidy

On March 18, 2014 the Commissioner of the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission initiated an anti-subsidy investigation on imports of deep drawn stainless steel sinks with a single deep drawn bowl having a volume of between 7 and 70 litres (inclusive), or multiple drawn bowls having a combined volume of between 12 and 70 litres (inclusive), with or without integrated drain boards, whether finished or unfinished, regardless of type of finish, gauge, or grade of stainless steel and whether or not including accessories, from China (Anti-dumping Notice No. 2014/20, 18.03.2014). The products subject to investigation are classified under the following HS code: 7324.1000. The complaint was lodged on January 31, 2014 by Tasman Sinkware Pty Ltd.
An anti-dumping investigation was also launched simultaneously (see related intervention).

On August 13, 2014, the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission issued the Preliminary Affirmative Determination Report concerning the anti-dumping investigation and indicated that at this stage no preliminary affirmative determination was made concerning the anti-subsidy investigation. Then, no provisional countervailing duty was decided.

On December 23, 2014, the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission issued the Statement of Essential Facts (SEF Report No. 238, 23.12.2014). It recommended the imposition of a definitive countervailing duty on imports of the subject goods originating in China, at the exception of the goods exported by Zhongshan Jiabaolu Kitchen & Bathroom Products Co., Ltd. (Jiabaolu) and Primy Corporation Limited (Primy).

On February 19, 2015, the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission decided to terminate the anti-subsidy investigation as far as the exporting companies Zhongshan Jiabaolu Kitchen and Bathroom Products Co., Ltd. (Jiabaolu) and Primy Corporation Limited (Primy) are concerned (Anti-dumping Notice No. 2015/16, 19.02.2015). Reason for this decision is the fact that even if countervailable subsidies have been received in respect of some or all of the goods, this never exceeded a negligible level.

On March 26, 2015, the Australian authorities decided to impose a definitive countervailing duty on imports of the above-mentioned products originating in China (Anti-dumping Notice No. 2015/41, 26.03.2015). The rate of duty ranges from 5.0% to 52.6%, depending on the exporting company.
It should be noted that this measure is a combination of an anti-subsidy measure and an anti-dumping measure (see related intervention), i.e. that the rate of the duty accounts for both the countervailing duty and the anti-dumping duty.

On 3 July 2019, the Australian authorities initiated a sunset review of the definitive countervailing duty imposed on imports of deep drawn stainless steel sink from China. This follows the application lodged on 11 June 2019 by Oliveri Solutions Pty Ltd.

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

429 Other fabricated metal products
7324 Sanitary ware and parts thereof, of iron or steel.
732410 Sinks and wash basins, of stainless steel

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