ANNOUNCEMENT 05 Sep 2012

In September 2012, the government of Australia initiated a new anti-dumping investigation. In February 2013, a provisional duty was imposed and a definitive duty was then imposed in August 2013. In November 2017, a sunset review was initiated and the definitive duty was extended in July 2018.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

3

  • 3 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising

SOURCE

Commonwealth of Australia, Australian Customs and Border Protection Service, Australian Customs Dumping Notice No. 2012/40, 05.09.2012:
http://www.adcommission.gov.au/cases/documents/ACDN2012-40.pdf
Commonwealth of Australia, Australian Customs and Border Protection Service, Australian Customs Dumping Notice No. 2013/11, 06.02.2013:
http://www.adcommission.gov.au/cases/documents/069-ACDN201311-PADandImpositionofdumpingduties.pdf
Commonwealth of Australia, Australian Customs and Border Protection Service, Australian Customs Dumping Notice No. 2013/32, 02.05.2013:
http://www.adcommission.gov.au/cases/documents/137-ACDN201332-Terminationofinvestigation.pdf
Commonwealth of Australia, Anti-Dumping Commission, Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2013/66, 05.08.2013:
http://www.adcommission.gov.au/cases/documents/143-ADN-2013-66-Findingsinrelationtodumpingandsubsidisationinvestigations.pdf
Commonwealth of Australia, Anti-Dumping Commission, Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2015/69, 01.06.2015:
http://www.adcommission.gov.au/cases/Documents/EPR%20298/004-Notice%20-%20ADN%202015-69%20-%20ADN%20-%20Initiation%20of%20an%20anti-circ%20inquiry.pdf
Commonwealth of Australia, Anti-Dumping Commission, Consideration Report No. 298, 21.05.2015:
http://www.adcommission.gov.au/cases/Documents/EPR%20298/003-CON%20Report%20%20298.pdf
Commonwealth of Australia, Anti-Dumping Commission, Final Report No. 290, 298, 18.03.2016: http://www.adcommission.gov.au/cases/EPR%20251%20%20300/EPR%20290/040%20-%20Final%20Report%20-%20REP%20290%20and%20298.pdf
Commonwealth of Australia, Anti-Dumping Commission, Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2016/23, 18 March 2016: http://www.adcommission.gov.au/cases/EPR%20251%20%20300/EPR%20290/041-%20ADN%202016-23%20Public%20Notice%20Galvanised%20Steel.pdf
Commonwealth of Australia, Anti-Dumping Commission, Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2015/55, 05.05.2015:
http://www.adcommission.gov.au/cases/Documents/EPR%20290/004%20ADN%202015-55%20-%20Initiation%20of%20Anti-Circumvention%20Inquiry.pdf
Commonwealth of Australia, Anti-Dumping Commission, Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2015/23, 18.03.2016: http://www.adcommission.gov.au/cases/EPR%20251%20%20300/EPR%20290/041-%20ADN%202016-23%20Public%20Notice%20Galvanised%20Steel.pdf
Commonwealth of Australia, Australian Customs and Border Protection Service, Australian Customs Dumping Notice No. 2017/158, 10.11.2017: https://www.adcommission.gov.au/cases/EPR%20351%20%20450/EPR%20450/002%20-%20Notice-Report%20-%20ADN%202017-158%20-%20Intiation%20of%20a%20Continuation%20Inquiry%20-%20CON%20450.pdf
Commonwealth of Australia, Australian Customs and Border Protection Service, Australian Customs Dumping Notice No. 2017/159, 10.11.2017: https://www.adcommission.gov.au/cases/EPR%20351%20%20450/EPR%20449/002%20-%20Notice-Report%20-%20ADN%202017-159%20-%20Initiation%20of%20a%20Continuation%20Inquiry%20-%20CON%20449.pdf
Commonwealth of Australia, Australian Customs and Border Protection Service, Dumping Commodity Register, Aluminium Zinc Coated Steel, Exported from the People’s Republic of China: https://www.adcommission.gov.au/measures/Measures%20-%20Website/Aluminium%20Zinc%20Coated%20Steel/DCR%20-%20Aluminium%20Zinc%20Coated%20Steel.pdf
Commonwealth of Australia, Australian Customs and Border Protection Service, Dumping Commodity Register, Zinc Coated (Galvanised) Steel, Exported from People’s Republic of China, the Republic of Korea, Taiwan, Republic of India, Malaysia and Socialist Republic of Vietnam: https://www.adcommission.gov.au/measures/Measures%20-%20Website/Zinc%20coated%20(galvanised)%20steel/DCR%20-%20zinc%20coated%20(galvanised)%20steel.pdf

Inception date: 06 Feb 2013 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Anti-dumping

On September 5, 2012, the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service initiated an anti-dumping investigation on imports of zinc coated galvanised steel (flat rolled products of iron and non-alloy steel of a width less than 600mm and equal to or greater than 600mm, plated or coated with zinc) and aluminium zinc coated steel (flat-rolled products of iron and non-alloy steel of a width equal to or greater than 600mm, plated or coated with aluminium-zinc alloys, not painted whether or not including resin coating), from China, Chinese Taipei and South Korea (Australian Customs Dumping Notice No. 2012/40). The products subject to investigation are classified under the following HS codes: 7210.4900 and 7212.3000 for zinc coated galvanised steel and 7210.6100 for aluminium zinc coated steel.
The complaint was lodged on August 3, 2012 by BlueScope Steel Limited.
 
On February 6, 2013, the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service imposed a provisional duty on imports of the above-mentioned goods (Australian Customs Dumping Notice No. 2013/11). For details about the rate of the duty, see the tables of Australian Customs Dumping Notice No. 2013/11.
 
On May 2, 2013, the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service decided to terminate the investigation concerning imports of aluminium zinc coated steel originating in Chinese Taipei (Australian Customs Dumping Notice No. 2013/32).
 
On August 5, 2013, the Australian authorities imposed a definitive duty on imports of the investigated goods (Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2013/66). For details about the rate of the duty, see the tables of Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2013/66.

On 10 November 2017, the Australian authorities initiated a sunset review of the definitive antidumping duty imposed on imports of the subject good from China, Chinese Taipei and the Republic of Korea. This follows the application lodged on 6 October 2017 by BlueScope. On the same day, a sunset review was also initiated on the definitive countervailing duty on imports of the subject good, see related state act.

On 17 July 2018, the Australian authorities extended the definitive antidumping duty on imports of zinc coated galvanised steel from the Republic of Korea, Chinese Taipei and China as well as on imports of aluminium zinc coated steel from China and the Republic of Korea following the conclusion of the sunset review.
The rate of duty on imports of zinc coated galvanised steel from China is in some cases the combined dumping and countervailing duty. The combined dumping and countervailing duty on imports from China is 43.4%. A number of Chinese companies were exempt from countervailing duty. The rate of dumping duty for these companies is between 6.7% and 20.6% or calculated on the basis of the "floor price". The rate of duty on imports of zinc coated galvanised steel from the Republic of Korea is 2.4% or 13.7% depending on the company. The rate of duty on imports of zinc coated galvanised steel from Chinese Taipei is 2.4% and 28.2% depending on the company.
The rate of duty on imports of aluminium zinc coated steel from China is in some cases the combined dumping and countervailing duty. The combined dumping and countervailing duty on imports from China is 53.2%. A number of Chinese companies were exempt from countervailing duty. The rate of dumping duty for these companies is between 9.5% and 31.5%. The duty was not extended on imports of aluminium zinc coated steel from the Republic of Korea and the duty was therefore terminated on 5 August 2018.
The extension of duties enters into force on 18 July 2018 for a period of five years. 

AFFECTED SECTORS

 

AFFECTED PRODUCTS

 
Inception date: 18 Mar 2016 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Anti-circumvention

On June 1st, 2015, the Commissioner of the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission initiated an anti-circumvention investigation on imports of flat-rolled products of iron and non-alloy steel (of a width less than 600mm and equal to or greater than 600mm), plated or coated with zinc, from China.
This investigation follows suspicion that the definitive anti-dumping duty (see related intervention) as well as the definitive countervailing duty (see related state act) imposed on imports of flat-rolled iron or steel products (whether or not containing alloys),of a width less than 600mm and equal to or greater than 600mm, plated or coated with zinc, from China might be circumvented.
The products subject to investigation are classified under the following HS codes: 7225.9200 and 7226.9900.
The complaint was lodged on May 7th, 2015 by BlueScope Steel Limited.

On 18 March 2016, the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission issued the Final Report (Final Report No. 290, 298). It came to the conclusion that the alleged circumvention activity has occurred and thus recommended that imports from China to include the slightly modified products specified. On 18 March 2016, the Australian authorities issued Notice No. 2016/23 implementing this recommendation.

On 10 November 2017, the Australian authorities initiated a sunset review of the definitive antidumping duty imposed on imports of the subject good from China, Chinese Taipei and the Republic of Korea, see related intervention. This follows the application lodged on 6 October 2017 by BlueScope. Since the antidumping measure imposed on imports of zinc coated galvanised steel from China was extended to imports of slightly modified zinc coated galvanised steel from China, the sunset review and its conclusion will hold for these goods as well.

On 17 July 2018, the Australian authorities extended the 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 18 July 2018 for a period of five years.

Inception date: 18 Mar 2016 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Anti-circumvention

On May 5th, 2015, the Commissioner of the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission initiated an anti-circumvention investigation on imports of flat-rolled products of iron and non-alloy steel (of a width less than 600mm and equal to or greater than 600mm), plated or coated with zinc, from Chinese Taipei and the Republic of Korea (Anti-dumping Notice No. 2015/55, 05.05.2015).
This investigation follows suspicion that the definitive anti-dumping duty imposed on imports of flat-rolled iron or steel products (containing alloys), of a width less than 600mm and equal to or greater than 600mm, plated or coated with zinc, from Chinese Taipei and South Korea might be circumvented (see related intervention).
The products subject to investigation are classified under the following HS codes: 7225.9200 and 7226.9900. The complaint was lodged on April 1st, 2015 by BlueScope Steel Limited.

On 18 March 2016, the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission issued the Final Report. It came to the conclusion that the alleged circumvention activity has occurred and thus recommended that imports from Chinese Taipei and South Korea to include the slightly modified products specified. On 18 March 2016, the Australian authorities issued Notice No. 2016/23 implementing this recommendation.

On 10 November 2017, the Australian authorities initiated a sunset review of the definitive antidumping duty imposed on imports of the subject good from China, Chinese Taipei and the Republic of Korea, see related intervention. This follows the application lodged on 6 October 2017 by BlueScope. Since the antidumping measure imposed on imports of zinc coated galvanised steel from the Republic of Korea and Chinese Taipei was extended to imports of slightly modified zinc coated galvanised steel from Republic of Korea and Chinese Taipei, the sunset review and its conclusion will hold for these goods as well.

On 17 July 2018, the Australian authorities extended the 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 18 July 2018 for a period of five years.