ANNOUNCEMENT 12 Aug 2011

In August 2011, the government of Australia initiated a new anti-dumping investigation. In 2012 a definitive antidumping and countervailing duty was imposed. The duty was extended in June 2017.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

3

  • 3 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising

SOURCE

Antidumping measure:
Commonwealth of Australia, Australian Customs and Border Protection Service, Australian Customs Dumping Notice No. 2011/43, 19.09.2011:
http://www.adcommission.gov.au/cases/documents/2011-43110907ACDN-Initiation-HSS.pdf
Commonwealth of Australia, Australian Customs and Border Protection Service, Consideration Report No. 177, 15.09.2011:
http://www.adcommission.gov.au/cases/documents/MicrosoftWord-110915Considerationreport-HSS-Final.pdf

Commonwealth of Australia, Australian Customs and Border Protection Service, Australian Customs Dumping Notice No. 2011/62, 23.12.2011:
http://www.adcommission.gov.au/cases/documents/ACDN-PAD-HSS-Amended.pdf

Commonwealth of Australia, Australian Customs and Border Protection Service, Preliminary Affirmative Determination Report No. 177, December 2011:
http://www.adcommission.gov.au/cases/documents/HSSPAD-FINAL-PUBLIC.pdf

Commonwealth of Australia, Australian Customs and Border Protection Service, Australian Customs Dumping Notice No. 2012/01, 10.01.2012:
http://www.adcommission.gov.au/cases/documents/120110ACDN-Securities-FINAL.pdf

Commonwealth of Australia, Australian Customs and Border Protection Service, Statement of Essential Facts Report No. 177, 23.04.2012:
http://www.adcommission.gov.au/cases/documents/120423_HSS_SEF_177_FINAL.pdf

Commonwealth of Australia, Australian Customs and Border Protection Service, Australian Customs Dumping Notice No. 2012/25, 06.06.2012:
http://www.adcommission.gov.au/cases/documents/2012-25TerminationACDN-Thailand.pdf

Commonwealth of Australia, Australian Customs and Border Protection Service, Termination Report No. 177, 06.06.2012:
http://www.adcommission.gov.au/cases/documents/TerminationReport177.pdf

Commonwealth of Australia, Australian Customs and Border Protection Service, Australian Customs Dumping Notice No. 2012/31, 03.07.2012:
http://www.adcommission.gov.au/cases/documents/120607ACDN-HSS-FinalMeasures.pdf

Commonwealth of Australia, Australian Customs and Border Protection Service, Termination Report No. 177, 07.06.2012:
http://www.adcommission.gov.au/cases/EPR%20193%20%20250/410-Report%20no%20177.pdf

Commonwealth of Australia, Australian Customs and Border Protection Service, Australian Customs Dumping Notice No. 2016/113, 31.10.2016: http://www.adcommission.gov.au/cases/EPR%20351%20%20450/EPR%20379/001%20-%20ADN%202016-113%20HSS%20Continuation.pdf
Commonwealth of Australia, Australian Customs and Border Protection Service, Australian Customs Dumping Notice No. 2017/71, 26.06.2017: http://www.adcommission.gov.au/cases/EPR%20351%20%20450/EPR%20379/071%20-%20Notice%20-%20ADN%202017-70%20-%20Findings%20of%20the%20inquiry%20regarding%20the%20continuation%20of%20anti-dumping%20measures.pdf
Commonwealth of Australia, Anti-Dumping Commission, Notice No. 2018/74, 06.06.2018: https://www.adcommission.gov.au/cases/EPR%20351%20%20450/EPR%20419/057%20-%20Notice%20-%20ADN%202018-74%20Findings%20in%20relation%20to%20a%20review%20of%20measures.pdf

Commonwealth of Australia, Anti-Dumping Commission, Dumping Commodity Register, Hollow Structural Sections Exported from the People’s Republic of China, The Republic of Korea, Malaysia and Taiwan: https://www.adcommission.gov.au/measures/Measures%20-%20Website/Hollow%20Structural%20Sections/DCR%20-%20Hollow%20Structural%20Sections%20CN,%20KR,%20TW,%20MY.pdf

Anti-subsidy measure:
Commonwealth of Australia, Australian Customs and Border Protection Service, Australian Customs Dumping Notice No. 2011/43, 19.09.2011:
http://www.adcommission.gov.au/cases/documents/2011-43110907ACDN-Initiation-HSS.pdf

Commonwealth of Australia, Australian Customs and Border Protection Service, Termination Report No. 177, 06.06.2012:
http://www.adcommission.gov.au/cases/documents/TerminationReport177.pdf

Commonwealth of Australia, Australian Customs and Border Protection Service, Australian Customs Dumping Notice No. 2012/27, 06.06.2012:
http://www.adcommission.gov.au/cases/documents/2012-27ACDN-Countervailing-PAD.pdf

Commonwealth of Australia, Australian Customs and Border Protection Service, Preliminary Affirmative Determination Report No. 177A, 06.06.2012:
http://www.adcommission.gov.au/cases/documents/PADreport177A-Final.pdf

Commonwealth of Australia, Australian Customs and Border Protection Service, Australian Customs Dumping Notice No. 2012/31, 03.07.2012:
http://www.adcommission.gov.au/cases/documents/120607ACDN-HSS-FinalMeasures.pdf

Commonwealth of Australia, Australian Customs and Border Protection Service, Termination Report No. 177, 07.06.2012:
http://www.adcommission.gov.au/cases/documents/REP177-CERTAINHSSEXPORTEDFROMTHEPEOPLESREPUBLICOFCHINAETAL..pdf

Commonwealth of Australia, Australian Customs and Border Protection Service, Australian Customs Dumping Notice No. 2016/113, 31.10.2016: http://www.adcommission.gov.au/cases/EPR%20351%20%20450/EPR%20379/001%20-%20ADN%202016-113%20HSS%20Continuation.pdf


Commonwealth of Australia, Australian Customs and Border Protection Service, Australian Customs Dumping Notice No. 2017/71, 26.06.2017: http://www.adcommission.gov.au/cases/EPR%20351%20%20450/EPR%20379/071%20-%20Notice%20-%20ADN%202017-70%20-%20Findings%20of%20the%20inquiry%20regarding%20the%20continuation%20of%20anti-dumping%20measures.pdf

Commonwealth of Australia, Anti-Dumping Commission, Notice No. 2018/74, 06.06.2018
: https://www.adcommission.gov.au/cases/EPR%20351%20%20450/EPR%20419/057%20-%20Notice%20-%20ADN%202018-74%20Findings%20in%20relation%20to%20a%20review%20of%20measures.pdf

Commonwealth of Australia, Anti-Dumping Commission, Dumping Commodity Register, Hollow Structural Sections Exported from the People’s Republic of China, The Republic of Korea, Malaysia and Taiwan: https://www.adcommission.gov.au/measures/Measures%20-%20Website/Hollow%20Structural%20Sections/DCR%20-%20Hollow%20Structural%20Sections%20CN,%20KR,%20TW,%20MY.pdf

Anti-circumvention measure:
Commonwealth of Australia, Anti-Dumping Commission, Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2015/58, 11.05.2015:
http://www.adcommission.gov.au/cases/Documents/EPR%20291/004%20-%20ADN%202015-58%20-%20Initiation%20of%20anti-circumvention%20inquiry.pdf
Commonwealth of Australia, Anti-Dumping Commission, Consideration Report No. 291, 27.04.2015:
http://www.adcommission.gov.au/cases/Documents/EPR%20291/003%20-%20Consideration%20Report%20No%20291.pdf
Commonwealth of Australia, Anti-Dumping Commission, Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2015/104, 24.08.2015:
http://www.adcommission.gov.au/cases/EPR%20251%20%20300/EPR%20291/015%20-ADN%202015-104%20Extension%20of%20time%20to%20publish%20SEF.pdf

Commonwealth of Australia, Anti-Dumping Commission, Final Report No. 291: http://www.adcommission.gov.au/cases/EPR%20251%20%20300/EPR%20291/037-%20Final%20Report.pdf

Commonwealth of Australia, Anti-Dumping Commission, Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2016/24, 18.03.2016: http://www.adcommission.gov.au/cases/EPR%20251%20%20300/EPR%20291/038-%20ADN%202016-24%20public%20Record%201.pdf

Commonwealth of Australia, Australian Customs and Border Protection Service, Australian Customs Dumping Notice No. 2016/113, 31.10.2016: http://www.adcommission.gov.au/cases/EPR%20351%20%20450/EPR%20379/001%20-%20ADN%202016-113%20HSS%20Continuation.pdf

Commonwealth of Australia, Australian Customs and Border Protection Service, Australian Customs Dumping Notice No. 2016/113, 31.10.2016: http://www.adcommission.gov.au/cases/EPR%20351%20%20450/EPR%20379/001%20-%20ADN%202016-113%20HSS%20Continuation.pdf

Inception date: 10 Jan 2012 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Anti-dumping

On September 19, 2011, the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service initiated an anti-dumping investigation on imports of certain electric resistance welded pipes and tubes made of carbon steel, comprising circular and non-circular hollow sections in galvanised and non-galvanised finishes (those goods are collectively referred to as HS: hollow structural sections), from China, Chinese Taipei, Malaysia, the Republic of Korea and Thailand (Australian Customs Dumping Notice No. 2011/43, 19.09.2011). Sizes of the goods are, for circular products, those exceeding 21mm up to and including 165.1 mm in outside diameter and, for oval, square and rectangular products those with a perimeter up to and including 1277.3 mm.
The products subject to investigation are classified under the following HS codes: 7306.3000, 7306.6100 and 7306.6900.
An anti-subsidy investigation concerning imports of the same goods originating in China was also initiated (see related interventions).
The complaint was lodged on August 12, 2011 by OneSteel Australian Tube Mills Pty Ltd.

On December 23, 2011, the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service imposed a provisional duty on imports of the above-mentioned goods originating in China, Chinese Taipei, Malaysia and the Republic of Korea (Australian Customs Dumping Notice No. 2011/62, 23.12.2011, and Australian Customs Dumping Notice No. 2012/01, 10.01.2012).
The rate of the duty imposed on imports originating in China ranges from 0% to 10.5%, depending on the company. The rate of the duty imposed on imports originating in Chinese Taipei is 15.7%. The rate of the duty imposed on imports originating in Malaysia is 15.0%. The rate of the duty imposed on imports originating in the Republic of Korea is 11.5%. No provisional duty was imposed on imports originating in Thailand.
This provisional duty entered into force on January 10, 2012.

On April 23, 2012, the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service issued the Statement of Essential Facts (SEF Report No. 177, 23.04.2012).

On June 6, 2012, the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service terminated the investigation concerning goods originating in Thailand (Australian Customs Dumping Notice No. 2012/25, 06.06.2012).

On July 3, 2012, the Australian authorities imposed a definitive duty on imports of the investigated goods from China, Chinese Taipei, Malaysia and the Republic of Korea (Australian Customs Dumping Notice No. 2012/31, 03.07.2012).
The rate of the duty imposed on imports originating in China ranges from 10.1% to 57.1%, depending on the company. The rate of the duty imposed on imports originating in Chinese Taipei is 5.3%, at the exception of the companies Ta Fong Steel Co., Ltd. and Shin Yang Steel Co., Ltd. whose exports are subject to a duty of 2.4% and 2.8% respectively. The rate of the duty imposed on imports originating in Malaysia is 20.0%, at the exception of the company Alpine Pipe Manufacturing SDN BHD whose exports are subject to a duty of 3.0%. The rate of the duty imposed on imports originating in the Republic of Korea is 8.9%, at the exception of the company Kukje Steel Co., Ltd. whose exports are subject to a duty of 3.2%.

On 31 October 2016, the Australian authorities initiated a sunset review of the above anti-dumping duty imposed on the subject good from China, Chinese Taipei, Malaysia and the Republic of Korea. This follows the application lodged on 5 October 2016 by Austube Mills Pty Ltd.

On 26 June 2017, the Australian authorities extended the antidumping duty on imports of the subject good from China, Chinese Taipei, Malaysia and the Republic of Korea following the conclusion of the above sunset review. The rate of the duty imposed on imports from China is 17.8% and 100% depending on the company. Notably, the measure imposed on imports of the subject good from China is the combined dumping and countervailing duty. As such, the antidumping and countervailing duties are imposed collectively. The combined duty imposed on imports from China is between 12% and 143.7% depending on the company. The rate of the duty imposed on imports from Malaysia is 53.1%. The rate of the duty imposed on imports from Chinese Taipei is 6.3% or 23.9% depending on the company. The rate of duty on imports from the Republic of Korea and a number of companies from Chinese Taipei is calculated on the basis of the "floor price". As such, no fixed duty is imposed. The extension of duties enters into force after 2 July 2017 for a period of five years.

On 6 June 2018, the Australian authorities amended the definitive duty imposed in June 2017 following the conclusion of a review (Notice No. 2018/74). The rate of the duty imposed on imports from China is between 11% and 77.3% depending on the company. Notably, the measure imposed on imports of the subject good from China is the combined dumping and countervailing duty when applicable. Countervailing duties are, however, not imposed on all Chinese companies. Nevertheless, when applicable, the antidumping and countervailing duties are imposed collectively. The combined duty imposed on imports from China is between 11.5% and 124% depending on the company. The rate of the duty imposed on imports from Malaysia is 53.1%. The rate of the duty imposed on imports from Chinese Taipei is 8.5% and 42.6% depending on the company. The rate of duty on imports from the Republic of Korea and a number of companies from Chinese Taipei is calculated on the basis of the "floor price". As such, no fixed duty is imposed. The amended duty is imposed from 7 June 2018.

AFFECTED SECTORS

 

AFFECTED PRODUCTS

 
Inception date: 06 Jun 2012 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Anti-subsidy

On September 19, 2011, the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service initiated an anti-subsidy investigation on imports of certain electric resistance welded pipes and tubes made of carbon steel, comprising circular and non-circular hollow sections in galvanised and non-galvanised finishes (those goods are collectively referred to as HS: hollow structural sections), from China (Australian Customs Dumping Notice No. 2011/43, 19.09.2011). Sizes of the goods are, for circular products, those exceeding 21mm up to and including 165.1 mm in outside diameter and, for oval, square and rectangular products those with a perimeter up to and including 1277.3 mm.

The products subject to investigation are classified under the following HS codes: 7306.3000, 7306.6100 and 7306.6900.
An anti-dumping investigation concerning imports of the same goods originating in China, Chinese Taipei, Malaysia, South Korea and Thailand were also initiated (see related interventions).
The complaint was lodged on August 12, 2011 by OneSteel Australian Tube Mills Pty Ltd.

On June 6, 2012, the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service imposed a provisional countervailing duty on imports of the above-mentioned goods originating in China (Australian Customs Dumping Notice No. 2012/27, 06.06.2012). The rate of the duty ranges from 2.2% to 54.8%, depending on the company. No duty was imposed on the companies for which the investigation was terminated.

On July 3, 2012, the Australian authorities imposed a definitive countervailing duty on imports of the investigated goods from China (Australian Customs Dumping Notice No. 2012/31, 03.07.2012). The rate of the duty ranges from 2.2% to 54.8%, depending on the company. No duty was imposed on the companies for which the investigation was terminated.

On 31 October 2016, the Australian authorities initiated a sunset review of the above countervailing duty imposed on the subject good from China. This follows the application lodged on 5 October 2016 by Austube Mills Pty Ltd.
 
On 26 June 2017, the Australian authorities extended the countervailing duty on imports of the subject good from China following the conclusion of the above sunset review. The rate of the duty is is 12% or 55.8% depending on the company. Notably, the measure imposed on imports of the subject good from China is the combined dumping and countervailing duty. As such, the antidumping and countervailing duties are imposed collectively. The combined duty imposed on imports from China is between 12% and 143.7% depending on the company. The extension of duties enters into force after 2 July 2017 for a period of five years.
 
On 6 June 2018, the Australian authorities amended the definitive duty imposed in June 2017 following the conclusion of a review (Notice No. 2018/74). The rate of the duty imposed on imports from China is between 1.3% and 46.7% depending on the company. Notably, the measure imposed on imports of the subject good from China is the combined dumping and countervailing duty. As such, the antidumping and countervailing duties are imposed collectively. The combined duty imposed on imports from China is between 11.5% and 124% depending on the company. The amended duty is imposed from 7 June 2018.
Inception date: 18 Mar 2016 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Anti-circumvention

On May 11th, 2015, the Commissioner of the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission initiated an anti-circumvention investigation on imports of certain electric resistance welded pipe and tube made of alloy steel (comprising circular and non-circular hollow sections in galvanised and non-galvanised finishes), goods also know as hollow structural sections (HSS), from China, Malaysia and South Korea (Anti-dumping Notice No. 2015/58, 11.05.2015).
This investigation follows suspicion that the definitive anti-dumping duty imposed on HSS made from carbon steel originating in China, Malaysia and South Korea as well as the definitive countervailing duty imposed on the same goods originating in China might be circumvented (see related interventions).
The products subject to investigation are classified under the following HS codes: 7306.5000 and 7306.6100.
The complaint was lodged on April 7th, 2015 by Austube Mills Pty Ltd.
On August 24th, 2015, the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission extended the time granted to issue the Statement of Essential Facts (Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2015/104, 24.08.2015).

On 18 March 2016, the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission issued the Final Report (Final report No. 291). It came to the conclusion that the alleged circumvention activity has occurred and thus recommended that imports from China, Malaysia and South Korea to include the products specified. On 18 March 2016, the Australian authorities issued Notice No. 2016/24 implementing this recommendation.
 
On 31 October 2016, the Australian authorities initiated a sunset review of the anti-dumping and countervailing duty imposed on certain hollow structural sections from the subject countries (Notice No 2016/113). This follows the request lodged on 5 October 2016 by Austube Mills Pty Ltd. Since the anti-dumping measure imposed on imports of certain hollow structural sections was extended to imports of slightly modified hollow structural sections, the sunset review and its conclusion will hold for these goods as well.

On 26 June 2017, the Australian authorities extended the countervailing and antidumping duty on imports of the subject good from subject countries following the conclusion of the above sunset review. The extension of duties enters into force after 2 July 2017 for a period of five years.