ADC 401

Dumping Investigation ADC 401 - Wire Ropes exported from South Africa.

Goods Covered by the Investigation

The goods the subject of this application are stranded wire rope, alloy or non-alloy steel, whether or not coated or impregnated, having both of the following:

  • Not greater than 8 strands;
  • Diameter not less than 58mm and not greater than 200mm,

with or without attachments.

Further information regarding the goods is outlined below:

(i) Stranded steel wire rope is rope and strand made of high carbon wire (whether or not containing alloys);

(ii) The strand or rope can also be sheathed or impregnated and sheathed respectively in plastic or composites;

(iii) The wires can be layered-up in various configurations in order to give the strand or rope the desired physical properties;

(iv) Variances can include:

  • strand diameter;
  • number of wires;
  • wire finish (e.g. typically black but may be galvanised);
  • wire tensile grade;
  • type of lubricant;
  • strand or rope length; and
  • whether or not an attachment is included (but not limited to ferrules and/or beckets).

(v) Cores may be made of:

  • natural or synthetic fibre; or
  • Independent Wire Rope Cores (“IWRC”), which may or may not be sheathed or impregnated in plastic.

Typical uses include applications such as dragline hoist, drag and dump ropes, and shovel hoist, crowd and retract ropes. 

Goods excluded from this application are:

  • stranded wire rope that is stainless steel as defined under Note (e) “Stainless steel” to the Tariff;
  • stranded wire rope with more than 8 strands, regardless of diameter; and
  • stranded wire rope less than 58mm or greater than 200mm in diameter, regardless of the number of strands.
Case information
Case type
Dumping Investigation
Initiation date
26 April 2017
Bekaert Wire Ropes Pty Ltd
Tariff Classification
7312.10.00 (statistical code 91/92)
Investigation Period to Determine Dumping
1 January 2016 to 31 December 2016
Injury Examination Period
From 1 January 2013

Public Record Documents

The public record EPR 401 includes non-confidential versions of documents such as the application, submissions, questionnaire responses, Commission visit reports and letters.

Key Dates

Initial submissions due
2 June 2017
Preliminary Affirmative determination (PAD) earliest date
25 June 2017
Statement of Essential Facts (SEF) no later than
14 August 2017
Submissions to SEF due
20 days after publication of SEF
Final recommendation to the Parliamentary Secretary no later than
27 November 2017
Parliamentary Secretary's decision expected
Within 30 days of receiving the recommendation

Anti-Dumping Notices (ADNs)

No. and link
​Findings in relation to a dumping investigation / TG Notices ​18 December 2017 2017/172
​Extension of time to issue Final Report ​18 September 2017 2017/131
Preliminary Affirmative Determination - PAD 401 16 August 2017 2017/116
Initiation of Investigation
26 April 2017

Key Documents

No. and link
​Final Report ​18 December 2017

REP 401

REP 401 attachment

Preliminary Affirmative Determination 16 August 2017 PAD 401
Statement of Essential Facts 14 August 2017 SEF 401
Day 60 Status Report 26 June 2017 D60REP 401
Consideration Report
26 April 2017


Case Manager: Tel (03) 8539 2409
Fax: +61 3 8539 2499
Mailing address:
The Director
Operations 3
Anti-Dumping Commission
GPO Box 2013
Canberra ACT 2601
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