ANNOUNCEMENT 15 Nov 2010
In November 2010, the government of New Zealand initiated a new anti-dumping investigation. A definitive duty was imposed in June 2011. The duty was temporarily suspended in 2014 and permanently terminated in June 2016.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
New Zealand Ministry of Economic Development, Wire Nails from the People's Republic of China, Non-Confidential Initiation Report, November 2010:
New Zealand Gazette, Issue No. 154, 18.11.2010, Initiation of Dumping Investigation: Wire Nails From the People's Republic of China, p. 3835:
New Zealand Ministry of Economic Development, Wire Nails from China, Non-Confidential Final Report, June 2011:
New Zealand Gazette, Issue No. 81, 09.06.2011, Final Determination of Dumping Investigation: Wire Nails From the People's Republic of China, p. 1905:
Initiation of a Limited Review Relating to Wire Nails from China, 04.04.2012:
New Zealand Ministry of Economic Development, Wire Nails from the People's Republic of China, Limited Review Final Report, June 2012:
New Zealand Gazette, Issue No. 73, 28.06.2012, Partial Termination of Anti-dumping Duty: Wire Nails From the People's Republic of China, p. 2067:
New Zealand Customs Instructions, Wire Nails from China, Instruction E/009/CS020/001, June 2012:
Dumping and Countervailing Duties Amendment Act 2014, Date of assent: 19.05.2014:
World Trade Organization, Committee on Anti-Dumping Practices - Semi-annual report under article 16.4 of the Agreement - New Zealand, 29.08.2016 (Document G/ADP/N/286/NZL): https://docs.wto.org/dol2fe/Pages/FE_Search/FE_S_S009-DP.aspx?language=E&CatalogueIdList=230821,226921,134024,130991,130735,126282,126281,125197,122385,119362&CurrentCatalogueIdIndex=0&FullTextHash=
On November 15, 2010, the New Zealand authorities initiated an anti-dumping investigation on imports of wire nails of iron or steel, bright (plain) and galvanised (coated), from China.
The products subject to investigation are classified under the following HS code: 7317.0009.
The complaint was lodged on October 7, 2010 by Wireplus Limited.
On June 2, 2011, the New Zealand authorities issued their final report and found that imports of wire nails from China are being dumped and cause material injury to the domestic industry. Therefore a definitive anti-dumping duty was imposed starting from June 3, 2011. The amount of the duty is defined by the New Zealand Customs Instructions 'Wire Nails from China' E/009/CS015/001 dated August 2011. The rate of the duty ranges from 5% to 110%, depending on the company. Moreover, the following companies are not subject to the payment of a duty: Tianjin Baisheng Metal Products Co. Ltd, Tianjin Tianli Huafeng Metal Production Co. Ltd, Shanghai Puying Architecture Hardware Co Ltd.
On April 4, 2012, the New Zealand authorities initiated a limited review of the anti-dumping measure decided on June 2, 2011. It follows an application lodged on November 15, 2011 to determine whether specialised nails for fixing plasterboard should be exempted from the duty.
In June 2012, the New Zealand authorities terminated the review and decided to exclude the following specialised nails from the scope of the anti-dumping measure decided on June 2, 2011: hammer drive anchors, nail-in plugs, drive pins, GIB braceline nails. This modification has been taken into account by the New Zealand Customs Instructions 'Wire Nails from China' E/009/CS020/001 dated June 2012.
On 19 May 2014, with the Dumping and Countervailing Duties Amendment Act 2014, the New Zealand authorities decided to temporarily suspend the anti-dumping duties that are imposed on residential building material for a period of three years, starting on June 1, 2014 (until May 31, 2017). During this period, no new anti-dumping duty may be imposed on any residential building material and the following existing anti-dumping duties are suspended: standard plasterboard from Thailand, reinforcing steel bar and coil from Thailand, wire nails from the People's Republic of China. The measure imposed on June 2, 2011 is thus suspended from 1 June 2014 for a period of three years.
On 2 June 2016, the New Zealand authorities terminated the measure imposed on the subject good from China. The measure is terminated as it automatically expired.