ADC 254

​Dumping investigation ADC 254 - Hollow structural sections exported from Thailand

Goods covered by the investigation

Certain electric resistance welded pipe and tube made of steel, comprising circular and non-circular hollow sections in galvanised and non-galvanised finishes, whether or not including alloys. The goods are normally referred to as either CHS (circular hollow sections) or RHS (rectangular or square hollow sections). The goods are collectively referred to as HSS (hollow structural sections). Finish types for the goods include pre-galvanised, hot-dipped galvanised (HDG), and non-galvanised HSS.

Sizes of the goods are, for circular products, those exceeding 21 mm up to and including 165.1 mm in outside diameter and, for oval, square and rectangular products those with a perimeter up to and including 950.0 mm. CHS with other than plain ends (such as threaded, swaged and houldered) are also included within the goods coverage.

Case information


Case type

Dumping investigation

Initiation date

21 July 2014


Austube Mills Pty Ltd

Tariff classification

7306.30.00 (statistical codes 31, 32, 33, 34,35, 36 and 37)

7306.50.00 (statistical code 45)

7306.61.00 (statistical codes 21, 22, 25 and 90)

7306.69.00 (statistical code 10) in Schedule 3 of the Customs Tariff Act 1995

Investigation period for examination of dumping

1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014

Injury analysis period

From 1 July 2011

Public record documents

The public record EPR 254 includes non-confidential versions of documents such as the application, submissions, questionnaire responses, Commission visit reports and letters.

Key dates




Initial submission date

1 September 2014


Preliminary affirmative determination (PAD) earliest date

19 September 2014


Statement of Essential Facts (SEF) no later than

28 May 2015


Submission to SEF due

20 days after publication of SEF


Final recommendation to the Parliamentary Secretary no late than

13 July 2015


Parliamentary Secretary's decision expected

Within 30 days of receiving the recommendation


Anti-Dumping Notices (ADN)



No. and link

​Findings in Relation to a Dumping Investigation ​20 August 2015 2015/102
​Amendment of Securities 28 May 2015​ 2015/66

​Preliminary Affirmative Determination and Imposition of Securities

​16 March 2015


​Further Extension of Time Granted to Issue the Statement of Essential Facts

​11 March 2015


​Further Extension of Time Granted to Issue the Statement of Essential Facts

​10 February 2015


Initiation of an investigation

21 July 2014


Extension of Time Granted to Issue the Statement of Essential Facts

10 November 2014


Key documents



No. and link

​REP ​20 August 2015 ​REP 254
​SEF ​28 May 2015 SEF 254


16 March 2015

PAD 254

Initiation report

21 July 2014

CON 254


Exporter Questionnaire

Exporter Questionnaire

Current measures (including provisional measures)

Please refer to the Dumping Commodities Register for the relevant commodity on the current measures page.


Contact for this investigation

Case manager: +61 3 8539 2409
Fax: +61 38539 2499 (outside Australia)

Mailing address:

The Director
Operations 4
Anti-Dumping Commission
GPO Box 1632
Melbourne VIC 3001

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