ADC 319

Dumping Investigation ADC 319 - Chrome bars exported from Italy and Romania

Goods Covered by the Investigation

Chromium plated circular solid steel bars (chrome bars) that have all of the following characteristics:

• circular cross section;
• made from alloy or non-alloy steel bar;
• chrome plating of any thickness;
• lengths not greater than 8m; and
• diameters in the range from 18mm to 170mm.

The applicant provided further details as follows:

Minimal prior or subsequent processing such as cutting, drilling or painting does not exclude chrome bars in the dimensions described above from coverage of the application.

Without limiting the generality of the above description, the goods include:

  • [chrome bars manufactured using] steel bars that are quenched and tempered, otherwise heat treated or induction hardened;
  • chrome bars manufactured using the following grades of steel bars (and any equivalent or materially similar international grades SAE/AISI 1045 and SAE/AISI 4140.

Goods excluded from the description are:

  • chromium plated steel bars with oval or flattened circle cross sections; and
  • hollow or tubular chrome plated bars. 
Case information
Case type
Dumping Investigation
Initiation date
10 November 2015
Milltech Pty Ltd
Tariff classification
7215.90.00 (statistical code 55)
7215.50.90 (statistical code 54)
7228.30.10 (statistical code 70)
7228.60.10 (statistical code 72)
7228.60.90 (statistical code 55)
Investigation period for dumping and countervailing
1 October 2014 to 30 September 2015
Injury examination period
from 1 July 2011

Public record documents

The public record EPR 319 includes non-confidential versions of documents such as the application, submissions, questionnaire responses, Commission visit reports and letters.

Key dates

Initial Submissions Due
20 December 2015
Preliminary Affirmative Determination (PAD) Earliest Date
9 January 2016
Made on 24 March 2016
Statement of Essential Facts (SEF)
8 May 2016
Submissions to SEF due
20 days after publication of SEF
Final recommendation to the Parliamentary Secretary no later than
 8 August 2016
Parliamentary Secretary's decision expected
Within 30 days of receiving the recommendation

Anti-Dumping Notices (ADNs)

No. and link
Initiation of an Investigation
10 November 2015
​Extension of time to publish the Statement of Essential Facts ​26 February 2016 2016/20
​Clarification of tariff classifications ​3 March 2016 2016/22
​Preliminary Affirmative Determination ​24 March 2016 2016/28
Extension of time granted to issue Final Report 22 June 2016​ 2016/64​
​Part termination of investigation 3 August 2016​​ 2016/69​
​Findings in Relation to Dumping Investigation ​7 September 2016 2016/79

Key documents

No. and link
​FinalReport ​7 September 2016 REP 319
​Termination Report 3 August 2016​​ TER 319
​Statement of Essential Facts ​9 May 2016 SEF 319
​Preliminary Affirmative Determination ​24 March 2016 PAD 319
​Status Report ​11 January 2016 REP 319
Consideration report
10 November 2015

Contacts for this Investigation

Case Manager +61 3 85392464
Fax +61 3 8539 2499

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