ANNOUNCEMENT 01 Jul 2015

In July 2015, the government of Australia initiated a new anti-dumping investigation and in April 2016 a definitive duty was imposed.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising

SOURCE



Commonwealth of Australia, Anti-Dumping Commission, Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2015/82, 01.07.2015:
http://www.adcommission.gov.au/cases/EPR%20251%20%20300/EPR%20300/002-ADN-2015-82-Initiation-Case%20300.pdf
Commonwealth of Australia, Anti-Dumping Commission, Consideration Report No. 300, 23.06.2015:
http://www.adcommission.gov.au/cases/EPR%20251%20%20300/EPR%20300/003-Consideration%20Report-Case%20300.pdf
Commonwealth of Australia, Anti-Dumping Commission, Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2015/123, 15.10.2015:
http://www.adcommission.gov.au/cases/EPR%20251%20%20300/EPR%20300/024%20-%20ADN%202015-123%20-%20Extension%20of%20time%20granted%20for%20SEF.pdf

Commonwealth of Australia, Anti-Dumping Commission, Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2015/151 of 21.12.2015: http://www.adcommission.gov.au/cases/EPR%20251%20%20300/EPR%20300/037%20-%20ADN%202015-151%20PAD.pdf

Commonwealth of Australia, Anti-Dumping Commission, Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2016/10 of 08.02.2016: http://www.adcommission.gov.au/cases/EPR%20251%20%20300/EPR%20300/049%20-%20SEF%20300%20ADN%20and%20Public%20Notice.pdf

Commonwealth of Australia, Anti-Dumping Commission, Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2016/39 of 13.04.2016: http://www.adcommission.gov.au/cases/EPR%20251%20%20300/EPR%20300/064%20-%202016-39%20Public%20Notice%20-%20Section%20TG%281%29%20-%20SIGNED.pdf

Commonwealth of Australia, Anti-Dumping Commission, Final Report, Report No. 300, 13.04.2016: http://www.adcommission.gov.au/cases/EPR%20251%20%20300/EPR%20300/063%20-%20REP%20300.pdf


Commonwealth of Australia, Anti-Dumping Commission, Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2018/185, 20.12.2018: https://www.adcommission.gov.au/cases/EPR%20451%20%20550/EPR%20467/467-009%20-%20Notice%20-%20ADN%202018-185%20Findings%20of%20a%20Review.pdf

Inception date: 21 Dec 2015 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Anti-dumping

On July 1st, 2015, the Commissioner of the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission initiated an anti-dumping investigation on imports of hot-rolled deformed steel reinforcing bar, whether or not in coil form, commonly identified as rebar or debar, in various diameters up to and including 50 mm, containing indentations, ribs, grooves or other deformations produced during the rolling process, from China (Anti-dumping Notice No. 2015/82, 01.07.2015).
The products subject to investigation are classified under the following HS codes: 7214.2000, 7228.3090, 7213.1000, 7227.9090 and 7227.9010.
The complaint was lodged on May 14th, 2015 by. OneSteel Manufacturing Pty Ltd.
An anti-subsidy investigation was initiated on 23 December 2015 and will base its conclusions on above standing investigation. See related measure.

On October 15th, 2015, the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission extended the time granted to issue the Statement of Essential Facts up to February 6th, 2016 (Anti-Dumping Notice No. 2015/123, 15.10.2015).

On 21 December 2015, Australian Anti-Dumping Commission imposed provisional anti-dumping duties on imports of certain hot-rolled deformed steel reinforcing bars from China. The products subject to duty are classified under HS codes: 7214.20.00, 7228.30.90, 7213.10.00, 7227.90.90, 7227.90.10, 7228.30.10 and 7228.60.10 (Anti-dumping Notice No. 2015/151). The rate of duty is 5.8%, 12.9%, 13.8% or 24% depending on the exporting company.
On 8 February 2016, the Commissioner of the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission revised the provisional anti-dumping duty. The duty is increased, decreased or remains the same depending on the company in question. The rate of duty is revised to 5.8%, 9.3%, 11.3%, 13.5% or 17.8%, depending on the company.
 
On 13 April 2016, the Australian authorities imposed a definitive duty on above products from China. The rate of duty is fixed and ranges between 11.7% to 30% depending on the exporting company. An additional duty is also applied, as stated by Anti-Dumping Commission Report No. 300: "if the actual export price of the shipment is lower than the ascertained export price". In such a case an additional duty will be applicable to the given exporter: "i.e. the difference between the ascertained export price and the actual export price".

On 20 December 2018, the Australian authorities amended the definitive duty imposed on imports of the subject good from China following a review. The rate of duty is between 3.6% and 22.7%. Additionally, the Australian authorities noted the: "The actual duty liability may be higher than the effective rate of duty due to a number
of factors."

AFFECTED SECTORS