ADC 320

Hollow Structural Sections Exported from India and United Arab Emirates

Goods Covered by the Application

Certain electric resistance welded pipe and tube made of steel, comprising circular and non-circular hollow sections in galvanised and non-galvanised finishes, whether or not including alloys.  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 pre-galvanised, hot-dipped galvanised (HDG), and non-galvanised HSS.

Sizes of the goods are, for circular products, those exceeding 21 mm up to and including 165.1 mm in outside diameter and, for oval, square and rectangular products those with a perimeter up to and including 950.0 mm. CHS with other than plain ends (such as threaded, swaged and shouldered) are also included within the goods coverage.

Goods excluded from this application include:

  • conveyor tube made for high speed idler rolls on conveyor systems, with inner and outer fin protrusions removed by scarfing (not exceeding 0.1mm on outer surface and 0.25mm on inner surface), and out of round standards (i.e. ovality) which do not exceed 0.6mm in order to maintain vibration free rotation and minimum wind noise during operation);
  • precision RHS with a nominal thickness of less than 1.6 mm (i.e. not used in structural applications); and
  • stainless steel CHS and RHS sections.
Case information
Case type
Initiation date
22 December 2015
Austube Mills Pty Ltd (ATM) 
​Tariff classification of the
subject to measures
​7306.30.00 (statistical codes 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36 and 37)
7306.50.00 (statistical code 45)
7306.61.00 (statistical codes 21, 22, 25 and 90)
7306.69.00 (statistical code 10)
7306.90.00 (statistical code 12)
​Inquiry Period ​1 October 2014 to 30 September 2015

Public Record Documents

The public record EPR 320 includes non-confidential versions of the documents such as the application, submissions, questionnaire responses, Commission visit reports and letters.

Key Dates

Initial submissions due
28 January 2016
Preliminary Affirmative Determination (earliest date) 20 February 2016 Made
Statement of Essential Facts due
9 June  2016
Final recommendation to the Parliamentary Secretary no later than
24 July 2016
ADN - Resumption of an Investigation 15 March 2017 Published
Submissions in response to the resumption of the investigation 10 April 2017 Closed
Statement of Essential Facts for Resumed Investigation due 15 August 2017 Published
Submissions to SEF due 4 September 2017
Final Recommendation to the Parliamentary Secretary no later than 29 September 2017
Parliamentary Secretary's decision expected
Within 30 days of receiving the recommendation

Australian Dumping Notices (ADN)

No. and link
​Termination of Investigation ​​14 September 2017 2017/129
Resumption of an Investigation 15 March 2017 2017/25
Termination of Investigation 25 July 2016 2016/71

Extension of time granted to issue the Statement of Essential Facts

8 April 2016 2016/37
Preliminary Affirmative Determination 22 February 2016 2016/18
Initiation of an investigation
22 December 2015

 Key Documents

No. and link
​Termination Report ​14 September 2017 TER 320A​
​Statement of Essential Facts ​15 August 2017 SEF 320A
Termination Report 25 July 2016 TER 320
Statement of Essential Facts 9 June 2016 SEF 320
Consideration Report
22 December 2015

Exporter Questionnaires


Contacts for this investigation

Case Manager: +61 2 6102 9050
Mailing address:
The Director
Operations 4
Anti-Dumping Commission
GPO Box 2013
Canberra ACT 2601
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