ITR 187

​Investigation ITR 187 - Polyvinyl chloride homopolymer resin exported from Korea

Goods covered by the application

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

Dumping investigation

Initiation date

23 April 2012

Applicant

Australian Vinyls Corporation Pty Ltd

Tariff classification

3904.10.00 (statistical code 18)

Investigation period for dumping

1 January 2011 to 31 December 2011

Injury examination period

From 1 January 2009

Public record documents

The public record for REP 187 includes non-confidential versions of documents such as the application, submissions, questionnaire responses, ITRB visit reports and letters.

Key dates

Event

Date

No. and link

Initial submissions due

4 June 2012

Closed

Preliminary affirmative determination (PAD) earliest date

22 June 2012

28 June 2012

Statement of essential facts (SEF) no later than

13 August 2012

Published

Submissions to SEF due

3 September 2012

Closed

Final recommendation to Minister no later than

25 September 2012

 

Minister's decision

19 October 2012

Published

Application to TMRO for review of Minister's decision no later than

19 November 2012

Closed

TMRO review of the Minister's decision

22 January 2013

Published

Australian Customs Dumping Notices (ACDN)

Subject

Date

No. and link

Initiation of an investigation

19 April 2012

2012/14

PAD and imposition of securities

28 June 2012

2012/32

Revision to level of securities

24 August 2012

2012/41

Final Report

19 October 2012

2012/50

Key documents

Type

Date

No. and link

Consideration report

19 April 2012

CON 187

PAD report

28 June 2012

PAD 187

SEF report

13 August 2012

SEF 187

Final report

19 October 2012

REP 187

Decision of the TMRO

22 January 2013

TMRO report REP 187

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.

Anti-dumping measures applied to exports from Korea from 2000 to 2010.

Previous reports on this commodity

Type

Date

Exporting countries

No. and link

Initial investigation

March 1992

 

ADA Report No.62

Initial investigation

July 1994

 

ADA Report No.131

Initial investigation

November 1996

 

ADA Report No.158

Initial investigation

October 1999

 

ITRB REP 10

Continuation inquiry

March 2005

 

ITRB REP 91

Review of measures

September 2005

 

IRTB REP 100

Continuation inquiry

February 2010

 

ITRB REP 151

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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