ANNOUNCEMENT 15 Aug 2017

In August 2017, the New Zealand authorities initiated an anti-subsidy investigation on imports of reinforcing steel bar and coil from China. The investigation was terminated without the imposition of duties in March 2018.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 0 harmful
  • 1 neutral
  • 0 liberalising

SOURCE

Government of New Zealand, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, Initiation Report: Non-confidential Initiation Report: Application for Countervailing Duties Reinforcing Steel Bar and Coil from China, August 2017: 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/subsidy-initiation-report.pdf
Government of New Zealand, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, Current Investigations: http://www.mbie.govt.nz/info-services/business/trade-tariffs/trade-remedies/dumping-of-imported-goods/investigations-into-goods-dumping-or-subsidisation/current-investigations
WTO, Committee on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures - Semi-annual report under article 25.11 of the Agreement - New Zealand, Document No. G/SCM/N/328/NZL, 9 April 2018: https://docs.wto.org/dol2fe/Pages/FE_Search/FE_S_S009-DP.aspx?language=E&CatalogueIdList=244370,244357,244330,244340,244183,244139,244062,244070,244026,244088&CurrentCatalogueIdIndex=1&FullTextHash=&HasEnglishRecord=True&HasFrenchRecord=True&HasSpanishRecord=True
WTO, Committee on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures - Semi-annual report under article 25.11 of the Agreement - New Zealand, Document No. G/SCM/N/334/NZL, issued on 13 September 2018: https://docs.wto.org/dol2fe/Pages/FE_Search/FE_S_S009-DP.aspx?language=E&CatalogueIdList=248188,248185,248186,248148,248098,248027,248046,248002,248008,247928&CurrentCatalogueIdIndex=5&FullTextHash=&HasEnglishRecord=True&HasFrenchRecord=False&HasSpanishRecord=False

Inception date: No inception date

Anti-subsidy

The anti-subsidy investigation was initiated on 15 August 2017. The products subject to investigation are classified under the following HS code subheading: 7213.10.90, 7214.99.90, 7213.91.90, 7213.99.90, 7227.90.00, 7214.20.90, 7228.30.00, 7228.50.00 and 7228.60.00. This investigation follows the application lodged on 10 March 2017 by Pacific Steel.

On 6 December 2017, the New Zealand authorities concluded the preliminary investigation and decided to continue the investigation without the imposition of provisional duties.

On 3 March 2018, the New Zealand authorities terminated the anti-subsidy investigation on imports of reinforcing steel bar and coil from China without the imposition of definitive duties. 

AFFECTED SECTORS