ITR185

​Review of measures ITR 185 - Polyvinyl chloride homopolymer resin exported from Japan and the USA

Goods subject to measures

PVC is a white free flowing powder that is used in combination with other chemicals to produce a variety of products. PVC is sold to a range of processors who extrude, inject, mould or blow mould the PVC to make a wide variety of goods. The major end-use of PVC based products is in the building and construction sector (e.g. pipes and fittings, cables, house cladding, gutters, down pipes, flooring and window frames). PVC based products are also used in packaging, upholstery and domestic appliances.

For clarification, the goods subject to the measures do not include PVC compounds, pastes or emulsion grades.

Case information

Case type

Review of measures (normal values and non-injurious free on board prices (NIFOBs))

Initiation date

24 February 2012

Applicant

Chemiplas Australia Pty Ltd

Tariff classification

3904.10.00 (statistical code 18)

Public record documents

The public record for REP 185 includes non-confidential versions of documents such as the application, submissions, questionnaire responses, ITRB visit reports and letters when available.

Key dates

Event

Date

Status

Initial submissions due

4 April 2012

Closed

Statement of essential facts (SEF) no later than

13 August 2012

Published

Submissions to SEF due

3 September 2012

Closed

Final recommendation to the Minister no later than

25 September 2012

Minister's decision

19 October 2012

Published

Australian Customs Dumping Notices (ACDN)

Subject

Date

No. and link

Initiation of review

24 February 2012

2012/08

Extension of time to issue SEF

6 June 2012

2012/23

Final Report

19 October 2012

2012/51

Key documents

Type

Date

No. and link

Initiation report

24 February 2012

CON 185

SEF report

13 August 2012

SEF 185

Final report

19 October 2012

REP 185

Since 1991, exports from 27 countries have been the subject of anti-dumping investigations on PVC. Measures were imposed on 13 countries. Currently, anti-dumping measures apply to exports from Japan and the USA.

Previous reports on this commodity

Type

Date

Exporting countries

No. and link

Initial investigation

December 1991

USA

ADA Report No. 52

Initial investigation

September 1992

Japan

ADA Report No. 82

Review of measures

September 1993

USA

ACS Finding 93/4

Review of measures

May 1994

Japan and USA

ACS Finding 94/01

Review of measures

January 1996

Japan

ACS Report 96/01

Continuation inquiry

November 1996

USA

ADA Report No.160

Continuation inquiry

August 1997

Japan

ADA Report No. 176

Review of measures

June 2000

Japan and USA

ITR REP 15

Continuation inquiry

July 2002

Japan

ITR REP 57

Review of measures

September 2005

Japan and USA

ITR REP 100

Continuation inquiry

July 2007

Japan

IRT REP 123

Continuation inquiry

January 2012

USA

ITR REP 174

Contacts for this investigation

Case manager: Tel (02) 6245 5434
Fax: (02) 6275 6990
Email: tmops1@customs.gov.au

Mailing address:
Director Operations 1
International Trade Remedies Branch
Australian Customs and Border Protection Service
Customs House
5 Constitution Avenue
CANBERRA ACT 2601

 
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