ADC 355

Dumping and Subsidisation Investigation - steel shelving units from China

Goods covered by the investigation

Unassembled steel framed shelving or workbench units with 2,3,4,5 or 6 shelves; the frame of which is either partially or totally:

  • coated with paint or powder coated;
  • galvanised; or
  • made from colour bonded steel.

Typically, the shelves of the units are made of medium density fibreboard (MDF), particle board, melamine or steel, however other materials may be used.

Usually, the units are pre-packed for sale in a kit form, containing all or the majority of the components required to assemble the finished unit.

The applicant provided further details as follows. Goods excluded from the application are:

  • wall mounted bracket and strip shelving;
  • plastic shelving;
  • predominantly melamine and timber shelving units used for home furnishing;
  • industrial shelving;
  • slotted angle shelving;
  • shelving units with wire shelves; and
  • custom-made shelving units (designed and made specifically for a specified project application).
Case information
Case type
Dumping and Subsidisation Investigation
Initiation date
4 July 2016
Summit Select Pty Ltd
Tariff Classification
9403.10.00 (statistical code 40)
9403.20.00 (statistical code 19)
Investigation Period to Determine Dumping
1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016
Injury Examination Period
From 1 April 2011

Public Record Documents

The public record EPR 355 includes non-confidential versions of documents such as the application, submissions, questionnaire responses, Commission visit reports and letters.

Key Dates

Initial submissions due
10 August 2016
Preliminary Affirmative determination (PAD) earliest date
2 September 2016
Day 60 Status Report published 
Statement of Essential Facts (SEF) no later than
9 January 2017
Submissions to SEF due
20 days after publication of SEF
Final recommendation to the Parliamentary Secretary no later than
23 February 2017
Parliamentary Secretary's decision expected
Within 30 days of receiving the recommendation

Anti-Dumping Notices (ADNs)

No. and link
​Termination of Investigation 23 February 2017​ 2017/19
​Extension of time granted to publish the Statement of Essential Facts ​21 October 2016 2016/112
Initiation of Investigation
4 July 2016

Key Documents

No. and link
​Termination Report 23 Febraury 2017​​ TER 355​
​Statement of Essential Facts ​10 January 2017 SEF 355
​Day 60 Status Report 2 September 2016​ REP 355​
Consideration Report
4 July 2016

Case manager: Tel (03) 8539 2464
Fax: +61 3 8539 2499
Mailing address:
The Director
Operations 4
Anti-Dumping Commission
GPO Box 1632
Melbourne VIC 3001
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