ANNOUNCEMENT 19 Dec 2016
In December 2016, the New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) initiated an anti-subsidy investigation on imports of galvanised steel coil from China. In July 2017, the investigation was terminated without the imposition of duties.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
Government of New Zealand, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, Initiation Report: Application for Countervailing Duties Galvanised Steel Coil from China, December 2016: http://www.mbie.govt.nz/info-services/business/trade-tariffs/trade-remedies/dumping-of-imported-goods/investigations-into-goods-dumping-or-subsidisation/pdf-document-library/initiation-report.pdf
Government of New Zealand, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, Explanatory note: http://www.mbie.govt.nz/info-services/business/trade-tariffs/trade-remedies/dumping-of-imported-goods/investigations-into-goods-dumping-or-subsidisation/pdf-document-library/explanatory-note.pdf
WTO, Committee on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures - Semi-annual report under article 25.11 of the Agreement - New Zealand, 30 August 2017, Document G/SCM/N/321/NZL: https://docs.wto.org/dol2fe/Pages/FE_Search/FE_S_S009-DP.aspx?language=E&CatalogueIdList=238516,238488,238418,238423,238422,238424,238412,238329,238233,238210&CurrentCatalogueIdIndex=3&FullTextHash=&HasEnglishRecord=True&HasFrenchRecord=False&HasSpanishRecord=False
The anti-subsidy investigation was initiated on 19 December 2016. The products subject to investigation are classified under the following HS code subheading: 7210.49.31. This investigation follows the application lodged on 26 September 2016 by New Zealand Steel (NZ) Limited.
On 10 May 2017, the New Zeland authorities concluded the preliminary determination of the anti-subsidy investigation on imports of galvanised steel coil from China and decided to continue the investigation without the imposition of provisional duties.
On 5 July 2017, the New Zealand authorities terminated the above investigation without the imposition of duties.