ADC 316


Dumping Investigation ADC 316 - Grinding Balls from China

Goods Covered by the Investigation

Ferrous grinding balls, whether or not containing alloys, cast or forged, with diameters in the range 22mm to 170mm (inclusive).

The applicant provided further details as follows:

The goods covered by this application include all ferrous grinding balls, typically used for the comminution of metalliferous ores, meeting the above description of the goods regardless of the particular grade or alloy content.

Goods excluded from this application include stainless steel balls, precision balls that have been machined and/or polished, and ball bearings.

Case information
Case type
Dumping and Subsidisation Investigation
Initiation date
17 November 2015
Commonwealth Steel Company Pty Ltd and Donhad Pty Ltd
Tariff Classification
7325.91.00 (statistical code 26)
7326.11.00 (statistical code 29)
7326.90.90 (statistical code 59)
Investigation Period to Determine Dumping
1 October 2014 to 30 September 2015
Injury Examination Period
From 1 July 2011

Public Record Documents

The public record EPR 316 includes non-confidential versions of documents such as the application, submissions, questionnaire responses, Commission visit reports and letters.

Key Dates

Initial submissions due
29 December 2015
Preliminary Affirmative determination (PAD) earliest date
18 January   2016
Made on 21 April 2016
Statement of Essential Facts (SEF) no later than
21 April 2016
Submissions to SEF due
20 days after publication of SEF
Final recommendation to the Parliamentary Secretary no later than
6 June 2016
Parliamentary Secretary's decision expected
Within 30 days of receiving the recommendation

Anti-Dumping Notices (ADNs)

No. and link
​Findings in relation to a Subsidisation Investigation ​9 September 2016 ​2016/91
​Findings in relation to a Dumping Investigation ​9 September 2016/90
​Longer period for the decision of the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science ​8 August 2016 Notice
​Longer period for the decision of the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science ​27 June 2016 2016/66
​Termination of part of a Countervailing Investigation ​6 June 2016 2016/58
​Addition of Tariff Classification ​6 May 2016 2016/50
​Preliminary Affirmative Determination ​21 April 2016 2016/45
​Extension to SEF ​7 March 2016 2016/25
Initiation of Investigation
17 November 2015

Key Documents

No. and link
​Final Report ​9 September 2016 ​REP 316
​Termination of Part of an Investigation ​6 June 2016 TER 316
Statement of Essential Facts ​21 April 2016 ​SEF 316
​Day 60 Status Report ​18 January 2016 STATUS REP 316
Consideration Report
17 November 2015

Contacts for this Investigation

Case manager: Tel (03) 8539 2437
Fax: +61 3 8539 2499
Mailing address:
The Director
Operations 3
Anti-Dumping Commission
GPO Box 1632
Melbourne VIC 3001
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