ANNOUNCEMENT 18 Mar 2014

In March 2014, the government of Australia initiated a new anti-dumping investigation and a definitive duty was imposed in March 2015. In July 2019, a sunset review was initiated. 

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

2

  • 2 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising

SOURCE



Commonwealth of Australia, Anti-Dumping Commission, Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2014/20, 18.03.2014:
http://www.adcommission.gov.au/cases/documents/001-ADN-No201420-Initiationofaninvestigationintoallegeddumpingandsubsidisation.pdf
Commonwealth of Australia, Anti-Dumping Commission, Consideration Report No. 238, Application for a Dumping Duty Notice, Certain deep drawn stainless steel sinks exported from China, 11.03.2014:
http://www.adcommission.gov.au/cases/documents/002-Report-ConsiderationReportNo238.pdf
Commonwealth of Australia, Anti-Dumping Commission, Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2014/50, 20.06.2014:
http://www.adcommission.gov.au/cases/documents/035-ADN-2014-50-ExentiontoSEF_000.pdf
Commonwealth of Australia, Anti-Dumping Commission, Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2014/70, 13.08.2014:
http://www.adcommission.gov.au/cases/documents/040-ADN-238-PreliminaryAffirmativeDterminationandImpositionofsecurities-DeepDrawnSatinlessSt.pdf
Commonwealth of Australia, Anti-Dumping Commission, Preliminary Affirmative Determination Report No. 238, August 2014:
http://www.adcommission.gov.au/cases/documents/041-PADReport-238_000.pdf
Commonwealth of Australia, Anti-Dumping Commission, Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2014/101, 07.10.2014:
http://www.adcommission.gov.au/cases/documents/071-ADN-2014-01-ExtentiontoSEF.pdf
Commonwealth of Australia, Anti-Dumping Commission, Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2014/115, 24.10.2014:
http://www.adcommission.gov.au/notices-reports/acdn/documents/074-ADN-2014-115-amendmentofsecurities.pdf
Commonwealth of Australia, Anti-Dumping Commission, Statement of Essential Facts Report No. 238, 23.12.2014:
http://www.adcommission.gov.au/cases/documents/091-SEF-238Deepdrawnsinks.pdf
Commonwealth of Australia, Anti-Dumping Commission, Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2014/137, 23.12.2014:
http://www.adcommission.gov.au/cases/documents/092-ADN2014-137revisionofsecurities.pdf
Commonwealth of Australia, Anti-Dumping Commission, Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2015/41, 26.03.2015:
http://www.adcommission.gov.au/cases/documents/104-ADN-2015-41.pdf

Commonwealth of Australia, Anti-Dumping Commission, Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2015/155, 23.12.2015: http://www.adcommission.gov.au/cases/EPR%20301%20%20350/EPR%20324/003%20-%20ADN%202015-155.pdf

Commonwealth of Australia, Anti-Dumping Commission, Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2016/05, 01.03.2016: http://www.adcommission.gov.au/cases/EPR%20301%20%20350/EPR%20324/005%20-ADN%202016-05_Termination%20of%20AR%20-%20Queenswood%20%28DDSS%29.pdf


Commonwealth of Australia, Anti-Dumping Commission, Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2015/16, 19.02.2015:
http://www.adcommission.gov.au/cases/documents/100-TerminationADN.pdf
Commonwealth of Australia, Anti-Dumping Commission, Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2019/86, 03.07.2019: https://www.industry.gov.au/sites/default/files/adc/public-record/517-002_-_notice_-_2019-86_initiation_of_continuation_inquiry.pdf

Inception date: 13 Aug 2014 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Anti-dumping

On March 18, 2014 the Commissioner of the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission initiated an anti-dumping investigation on imports of deep drawn stainless steel sinks with a single deep drawn bowl having a volume of between 7 and 70 litres (inclusive), or multiple drawn bowls having a combined volume of between 12 and 70 litres (inclusive), with or without integrated drain boards, whether finished or unfinished, regardless of type of finish, gauge, or grade of stainless steel and whether or not including accessories, from China (Anti-dumping Notice No. 2014/20, 18.03.2014). The products subject to investigation are classified under the following HS code: 7324.1000. The complaint was lodged on January 31, 2014 by Tasman Sinkware Pty Ltd. An anti-subsidy investigation was also launched simultaneously (see related intervention).

On June 20, 2014, the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission extended the time granted to issue the Statement of Essential Facts (Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2014/50).

On August 13, 2014, the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission decided to impose a provisional anti-dumping duty on imports of deep drawn stainless steel sinks from China (Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2014/70). The rate of duty ranges from 0% to 61.5%, depending on the exporting company. For details about the rate of the duty, see Table 8 'Preliminary provisional measures summary' in the Preliminary Affirmative Determination Report No. 238 (pp. 56-57).

On October 24, 2014, the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission decided to modify the rate of the provisional anti-dumping duty imposed on August 13, 2014 (Anti-dumping Notice No. 2014/115, 20.10.2014). The modified rate ranges from 4.9% to 58.8%, depending on the company.

On December 23, 2014, the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission issued the Statement of Essential Facts (SEF Report No. 238, 23.12.2014). It recommended the imposition of a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of the subject goods originating in China. On the same day, the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission decided to modify for the second time the rate of the provisional anti-dumping duty imposed on August 13, 2014 (Anti-dumping Notice No. 2014/137, 23.12.2014). The modified rate ranges from 15.0% to 58.8%, depending on the company.

On March 26, 2015, the Australian authorities decided to impose a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of the above-mentioned products originating in China (Anti-dumping Notice No. 2015/41, 26.03.2015). The rate of duty ranges from 5.0% to 52.6%, depending on the exporting company.
It should be noted that this measure is a combination of an anti-dumping measure and an anti-subsidy measure (see related intervention), i.e. that the rate of the duty accounts for both the anti-dumping duty and the countervailing duty.

On 23 December 2015, the Commissioner of the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission initiated a review of the anti-dumping measure imposed on imports of certain types of deep drawn stainless steel sinks from China (Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2015/155). It follows the application lodged on 7 December 2015 by Queenswood Kitchen & Bathroom Industrial Co. Ltd., an exporter of the subject good.

On 1 March 2016, the Commissioner of the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission announced the termination of the above review initiated on 23 December 2015 (Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2016/05). It follows the applicant's, Queenswood Kitchen & Bathroom Industrial Co. Ltd., failure to provide information requested by the Commission.

On 3 July 2019, the Australian authorities initiated a sunset review of the definitive antidumping duty imposed on imports of deep drawn stainless steel sink from China. This follows the application lodged on 11 June 2019 by Oliveri Solutions Pty Ltd.

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AFFECTED PRODUCTS

 
Inception date: 26 Mar 2015 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Anti-subsidy

On March 18, 2014 the Commissioner of the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission initiated an anti-subsidy investigation on imports of deep drawn stainless steel sinks with a single deep drawn bowl having a volume of between 7 and 70 litres (inclusive), or multiple drawn bowls having a combined volume of between 12 and 70 litres (inclusive), with or without integrated drain boards, whether finished or unfinished, regardless of type of finish, gauge, or grade of stainless steel and whether or not including accessories, from China (Anti-dumping Notice No. 2014/20, 18.03.2014). The products subject to investigation are classified under the following HS code: 7324.1000. The complaint was lodged on January 31, 2014 by Tasman Sinkware Pty Ltd.
An anti-dumping investigation was also launched simultaneously (see related intervention).

On August 13, 2014, the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission issued the Preliminary Affirmative Determination Report concerning the anti-dumping investigation and indicated that at this stage no preliminary affirmative determination was made concerning the anti-subsidy investigation. Then, no provisional countervailing duty was decided.

On December 23, 2014, the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission issued the Statement of Essential Facts (SEF Report No. 238, 23.12.2014). It recommended the imposition of a definitive countervailing duty on imports of the subject goods originating in China, at the exception of the goods exported by Zhongshan Jiabaolu Kitchen & Bathroom Products Co., Ltd. (Jiabaolu) and Primy Corporation Limited (Primy).

On February 19, 2015, the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission decided to terminate the anti-subsidy investigation as far as the exporting companies Zhongshan Jiabaolu Kitchen and Bathroom Products Co., Ltd. (Jiabaolu) and Primy Corporation Limited (Primy) are concerned (Anti-dumping Notice No. 2015/16, 19.02.2015). Reason for this decision is the fact that even if countervailable subsidies have been received in respect of some or all of the goods, this never exceeded a negligible level.

On March 26, 2015, the Australian authorities decided to impose a definitive countervailing duty on imports of the above-mentioned products originating in China (Anti-dumping Notice No. 2015/41, 26.03.2015). The rate of duty ranges from 5.0% to 52.6%, depending on the exporting company.
It should be noted that this measure is a combination of an anti-subsidy measure and an anti-dumping measure (see related intervention), i.e. that the rate of the duty accounts for both the countervailing duty and the anti-dumping duty.

On 3 July 2019, the Australian authorities initiated a sunset review of the definitive countervailing duty imposed on imports of deep drawn stainless steel sink from China. This follows the application lodged on 11 June 2019 by Oliveri Solutions Pty Ltd.