ITR 177

​Dumping and countervailing investigation ITR 177 - Hollow structural sections exported from China, Korea, Malaysia, Taiwan and Thailand

Goods covered by the application

Certain electric resistance welded pipe and tube made of carbon steel, comprising circular and non-circular hollow sections in galvanised and non-galvanised finishes. 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 inline galvanised (ILG), pre-galvanised, hot-dipped galvanised (HDG) and non-galvanised HSS.

Sizes of the goods are, for circular products, those exceeding 21mm up to and including 165.1mm in outside diameter and, for oval, square and rectangular products those with a perimeter up to and including 1277.3mm. Categories of HSS excluded from the goods are conveyor tube; precision RHS with a nominal thickness of less than 1.6mm and air heater tubes to Australian Standard (AS) 2556.

Case information

Case type

Dumping and countervailing investigation

Initiation date

19 September 2011

Applicant

OneSteel Australian Tube Mills Pty Ltd

Tariff classification

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

7306.61.00 (statistical codes 21, 22 and 23)

7306.69.00 (statistical codes 26, 27 and 28 - Up to 31 December 2011, Statistical code 10 from 1 January 2012)

Investigation period for dumping and subsidisation

1 July 2010 to 30 June 2011

Injury examination period

From 1 July 2007

Public record documents

The public record for ITR 177 includes non-confidential versions of documents such as the application, submissions, questionnaire responses, ITRB visit reports and letters.

Key dates

Event

Date

Status

Initial submissions due

31 October 2011

Closed

Preliminary affirmative determination (PAD) earliest date

18 November 2011

Published

Statement of essential facts (SEF) no later than

23 April 2012

Published

Submissions to SEF due

13 May 2012

Published

Final recommendation to the Minister no later than

7 June 2012

Minister's decision

3 July 2012

Published

TMRO report to Minister by

14 December 2012

Published

Minister required to make a decision by

13 January 2013

Minister has directed the CEO to reinvestigate certain findings

Australian Customs Dumping Notices (ACDN)

Subject

Date

No. and link

Initiation of an investigation

19 September 2011

2011/43

Preliminary affirmative determination

23 December 2011

2011/62

Extension of time to issue the SEF

23 December 2011

2011/64

Imposition of securities

10 January 2012

2012/01

Termination of part of an investigation

6 June 2012

2012/25

Termination of part of an investigation

6 June 2012

2012/26

Preliminary Affirmative Determination

6 June 2012

2012/27

Dumping and subsidisation investigation finding

3 July 2012

2012/31

Key documents

Type

Date

No. and link

Initiation report

15 September 2011

CON 177

Preliminary affirmative determination

December 2011

PAD 177

SEF report

23 April 2012

SEF 177

Preliminary affirmative determination

6 June 2012

PAD 177A

Termination of part of the investigation

6 June 2012

TER 177

Final Report

7 June 2012

REP 177

TMRO review of TER 177

31 August 2012

TMRO report TER 177

TMRO review of REP 177

14 December 2012

TMRO report REP 177

Previous reports on this commodity

The reports below include galvanised steel pipe, which is a subset of hollow structural sections.

Type

Outcome

Date

Exporting countries

No. and link

Investigation

Measures applied

Thailand

REP 11

Investigation

No measures applied

Korea

REP 80

Continuation

Continued

Thailand

REP 84

Investigation

No measures applied

China, Korea, Malaysia and Thailand

REP 93

Investigation

Measures - China only

China, Korea, Malaysia, Taiwan and Thailand

REP 116

Investigation

No measures applied

China and Malaysia

REP 144A

Continuation

Not continued

Thailand

REP 147

Contacts for this investigation

Case manager: Tel (02) 6275 6173
Fax: (02) 6275 6990
Email: tmops3@customs.gov.au

Mailing address:
Director Operations 3
International Trade Remedies Branch
Australian Customs and Border Protection Service
Customs House
5 Constitution Avenue
CANBERRA ACT 2601

 
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