ANNOUNCEMENT 19 Mar 2018

In March 2018, the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission initiated an antidumping investigation on imports of A4 copy paper from Austria, Finland, the Republic of Korea, Russia and Slovakia. Provisional duties were imposed in May 2018 and amended in November 2018. In March 2019, the investigation was terminated without the imposition of duties on imports from Austria. In April 2019, a definitive duty was imposed.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising
Inception date: 21 May 2018 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Anti-dumping

The antidumping investigation on imports of A4 copy paper from Austria, Finland, the Republic of Korea, Russia and Slovakia was initiated on 19 March 2018. The products subject to investigation are classified under the following HS code subheading: 4802.56.10. The investigation follows the application lodged by Paper Australia Pty Ltd.

On 21 May 2018, the Australian authorities imposed provisional duties on imports of A4 copy paper from Finland, the Republic of Korea, Russia and Slovakia. The rate of duty on imports from Finland is 16.3%. The rate of duty on imports from the Republic of Korea is 7.1%. The rate of duty on imports from Russia is 14.4%. The rate of duty on imports from Solakia is 6.5%. The duty is in force for the duration of the investigation. No provisional duty was imposed on imports from Austria.

On 22 November 2018, the Australian authorities amended the provisional duty imposed on imports of the subject good from Slovakia and the Republic of Korea. The rate of duty on imports from the Republic of Korea is 3.8% or 16.4%  depending on the company. The rate of duty on imports from Slovakia is 5.8% or 14.6% depending on the company. The provisional duty imposed on imports from Russia and Finland remains at the same level. The amended provisional duty will enter into force on 23 November 2018.

On 15 March 2019, the Australian authorities terminated the antidumping investigation on imports of A4 copy paper from Austria without the imposition of definitive duties. The investigation concerning Austria was terminated as the good was exported at a higher price and represented less than 0.1% of the total Australian market during the investigation period.

On 11 April 2019, the Australian authorities imposed a definitive duty on imports of A4 copy paper from Finland, the Republic of Korea, Russia and Slovakia. The rate of duty on imports from Finland is 16.3%. The rate of duty on imports from Russia is 14.4%. The rate of duty on imports from the Republic of Korea is 3.8% or 16.4% depending on the company. The rate of duty on imports from Slovakia is 5.8% or 14.6% depending on the company. The definitive duty is in force for a period of five years. The Anti-dumping notice imposing the definitive duty was issued on 10 April 2019.

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