ANNOUNCEMENT 12 Apr 2016

In April 2016, the government of Australia initiated an antidumping and anti-subsidy investigation. In April 2017, definitive duties were imposed. The investigation was terminated concerning Indonesia without the imposition of duties.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

2

  • 2 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising

SOURCE

Anti-dumping measure


Commonwealth of Australia, Anti-Dumping Commission, Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2016/33, 12.04.2016: http://www.adcommission.gov.au/cases/EPR%20301%20%20350/EPR%20341/004%20-%20ADN%202016-33.pdf

Commonwealth of Australia, Anti-Dumping Commission, Consideration Report No. 341, 29.03.2016: http://www.adcommission.gov.au/cases/EPR%20301%20%20350/EPR%20341/003%20-%20Consideration%20Report_FINAL.pdf

Commonwealth of Australia, Anti-Dumping Commission, Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2016/100, 29 September 2016: http://www.adcommission.gov.au/cases/EPR%20301%20%20350/EPR%20341/084%20-%20Report%20-%20PAD%20341.pdf

Commonwealth of Australia, Anti-Dumping Commission, Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2016/120, 04.11.2016: http://www.adcommission.gov.au/cases/EPR%20301%20%20350/EPR%20341/121%20-%20ADN%20-%202016-120%20Second%20PAD.pdf


Commonwealth of Australia, Anti-Dumping Commission, Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2017/39, 19.04.2017: http://www.adcommission.gov.au/cases/EPR%20301%20%20350/EPR%20341/223%20-%20Notice%20-%20ADN%202017-39%20-%20Findings%20in%20Relation%20to%20a%20Dumping%20Investigation.pdf

Anti-subsidy measure


Commonwealth of Australia, Anti-Dumping Commission, Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2016/33, 12.04.2016: http://www.adcommission.gov.au/cases/EPR%20301%20%20350/EPR%20341/004%20-%20ADN%202016-33.pdf

Commonwealth of Australia, Anti-Dumping Commission, Consideration Report No. 341, 29.03.2016: http://www.adcommission.gov.au/cases/EPR%20301%20%20350/EPR%20341/003%20-%20Consideration%20Report_FINAL.pdf

Commonwealth of Australia, Anti-Dumping Commission, Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2016/132, 19.12.2016: http://www.adcommission.gov.au/cases/EPR%20301%20%20350/EPR%20341/141%20-%20ADN%202016-132%20and%20PAD%20341B.pdf

Commonwealth of Australia, Anti-Dumping Commission, Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2017/34, 17.03.2017: http://www.adcommission.gov.au/cases/EPR%20301%20%20350/EPR%20341/218%20-%20Notice%20-%20ADN%202017-34%20Part%20Termination.pdf


Commonwealth of Australia, Anti-Dumping Commission, Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2017/40, 19.04.2017: http://www.adcommission.gov.au/cases/EPR%20301%20%20350/EPR%20341/224%20-%20Notice%20-%20ADN%202017-40%20-%20Findings%20in%20Relation%20to%20a%20Subsidy%20Investigation.pdf

Inception date: 29 Sep 2016 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Anti-dumping

On 12 April 2016, the Commissioner of the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission initiated an antidumping investigation on imports of A4 copy paper exported from Brazil, China, Indonesia and Thailand (Anti-dumping Notice No. 2016/33, 12.04.2016). The product subject to investigation is classified under the following HS code subheading: 4802.56.10. The complaint was lodged on 24 February 2016 by Paper Australia Pty Ltd.
An anti-subsidy investigation was also initiated (see measure 11776)

On 29 September 2016, the Commissioner of the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission imposed provisional anti-dumping duties on imports of A4 copy paper from China and Thailand (Anti-dumping Notice No. 2016/100). The rate of the duty imposed on imports from China is between 4% and 17.8% depending on the company. The rate of the duty imposed on imports from Thailand is between 18.4% and 23.1% depending on the company. The measure is calculated on the basis of an ad valorem duty method. There is no duty applied on imports from Indonesia and Brazil.
 
On 7 November 2016, the Commissioner of the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission imposed provisional anti-dumping duties on imports of A4 copy paper from Indonesia and Brazil. The rate of duty on imports from Brazil is 2.9% or 31.9% depending on the company. The rate of duty on imports from Indonesia is between 4.4% and 86.6% depending on the company. Additionally, the Commissioner of the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission amended the provisional anti-dumping duties on imports of A4 copy paper from China and Thailand. The rate of the duty imposed on imports from China is 34.4% or 40% depending on the company. The rate of the duty imposed on imports from Thailand is between 13.4% and 23.7% depending on the company. The duties imposed on imports from Indonesia, China and Thailand are calculated on the basis of a combination duty method, whilst the measure imposed on imports from Brazil is calculated on the basis of an ad valorem duty method.

On 19 April 2017, the Australian authorities imposed a definitive duty on imports of the subject good from Brazil, China, Indonesia and Thailand. The rate of duty on imports from Brazil is 2.9%. The rate of duty on imports from China is 3.1% or 34.4% depending on the company. The rate of duty on imports from Indonesia is between 12.6% and 45.1% depending on the company. The rate of duty on imports from Thailand is between 13.4% and 23.2%.

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AFFECTED PRODUCTS

 
Inception date: 20 Dec 2016 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Anti-subsidy

On 12 April 2016, the Commissioner of the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission initiated an anti-subsidy investigation on imports of A4 copy paper exported from China and Indonesia (Anti-dumping Notice No. 2016/33, 12.04.2016). The product subject to investigation is classified under the following HS code subheading: 4802.56.10. The complaint was lodged on 24 February 2016 by Paper Australia Pty Ltd. An anti-dumping investigation was also initiated (see related intervention)

On 20 December 2016, the Commissioner of the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission imposed a provisional countervailing duty on imports of the subject good from China. The rate of duty is 2.2% or 8% depending on the company. This is with the exception of UPM (China) Co., Ltd, which exports are exempt from provisional countervailing duties. There is no duty imposed on imports from Indonesia.
 
On 17 March 2017, the Commissioner of the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission terminated the above investigation on imports of the subject good from Indonesia without the imposition of definitive duties. The investigation concerning a number of individual companies were also terminated without the imposition of duties.

On 19 April 2017, the Australian authorities imposed a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of the subject good from China. The rate of duty is 7%.