ANNOUNCEMENT 03 Sep 2014

In September 2014, the government of Australia initiated a new anti-dumping investigation.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising

SOURCE



Commonwealth of Australia, Anti-Dumping Commission, Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2014/118, 06.11.2014:
http://www.adcommission.gov.au/cases/documents/004_ADN2014-118-Initiationofinvestigation-CertainPVCflatelectriccables.pdf
Commonwealth of Australia, Anti-Dumping Commission, Consideration Report No. 271, 30.10.2014:
http://www.adcommission.gov.au/cases/documents/003_ConsiderationReport-CON271-CertainPVCFlatElectricCables.pdf
Commonwealth of Australia, Anti-Dumping Commission, Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2015/09, 19.01.2015:
http://www.adcommission.gov.au/cases/documents/009-ADN2015-09-PAD.pdf
Commonwealth of Australia, Anti-Dumping Commission, Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2015/24, 24.02.2015:
http://www.adcommission.gov.au/cases/documents/017-ADN2015-24-ExtensionoftimetoCompleteSEF.pdf
Commonwealth of Australia, Anti-Dumping Commission, Statement of Essential Facts No. 271, 25.05.2015:
http://www.adcommission.gov.au/cases/Documents/EPR%20271/024_SEF%20271%20-%20PVC%20Flat%20Electric%20Cables.pdf
Commonwealth of Australia, Anti-Dumping Commission, Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2015/85, 09.07.2015:
http://www.adcommission.gov.au/cases/EPR%20251%20%20300/EPR%20271/033-ADN%202014-85-Termination%20of%20Investigation-PVC%20Cables.pdf
Commonwealth of Australia, Anti-Dumping Commission, Termination Report No. 271, 08.07.2015:
http://www.adcommission.gov.au/cases/EPR%20251%20%20300/EPR%20271/034-Termination%20Report-TER%20271-PVC%20Flat%20Electric%20Cables.pdf


Inception date: 19 Jan 2015 | Removal date: 20 Jun 2015
Still in force

Anti-dumping

On November 6, 2014 the Commissioner of the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission initiated an anti-dumping investigation on imports offlat electric cables, comprising two copper conductor cores and an 'earth' (copper) core (with a nominal conductor cross sectional area of between 2.5 mm2 included and 3 mm2 included), insulated and sheathed with polyvinyl chloride (PVC) materials, and suitable for connection to mains electricity power installations at voltages exceeding 80 V but not exceeding 1000 V, from China (Anti-dumping Notice No. 2014/118, 06.11.2014).
The products subject to investigation are classified under the following HS code: 8544.4920. They are commonly referred to as 'building wire', because of its use by the building and construction industry in domestic, commercial and industrial mains power supply low-voltage wiring installations.
The complaint was lodged on September 3, 2014 by Olex Australia Pty Ltd.
 
On January 19, 2015, the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission decided to impose a provisional anti-dumping duty on imports of the subject goods originating in China (Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2015/09, 19.01.2015). The rate of the duty ranges from 6.4% to 10.3%, depending on the exporting company. The Chinese company Dongguan Minxing Cables Co., Ltd. is exempted from this duty due to a negligible dumping margin.
 
On February 24, 2015, the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission extended the time granted to issue the Statement of Essential Facts (Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2015/24, 24.02.2015).
 
On May 25th, 2015, the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission issued the Statement of Essential Facts (SEF Report No. 271, 25.05.2015). It recommended to terminate the investigation.
 
On July 9th, 2015, the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission terminated the investigation without imposing any definitive anti-dumping measure (Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2015/85, 09.07.2015). Reason for this decision is that, depending on which Chinese company is concerned, there was either no dumping, or de minimis dumping, or negligible effect on the Australian domestic industry.

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