ADC 285 - Review

Hollow Structural Sections Exported from China

Goods Covered by the Investigation

Certain electric resistance welded pipe and tube made of carbon steel, comprising circular and non-circular hollow sections in galvanised and non-galvanised finishes. 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 inline galvanised (ILG), pre-galvanised, hot-dipped galvanised (HDG) and non-galvanised HSS.

Sizes of the goods are, for circular products, those exceeding 21mm up to and including 165.1mm in outside diameter and, for oval, square and rectangular products those with a perimeter up to and including 1277.3mm. Categories of HSS excluded from the goods are conveyor tube; precision RHS with a nominal thickness of less than 1.6mm and air heater tubes to Australian Standard (AS) 2556. 

​Case Information
​Case Type ​Review of measures
​Initiation date ​09 April 2015
​Applicant ​Steelforce Australia Pty Ltd and Steelforce Trading Pty Ltd
​Tariff classification ​7306.30.00 (statistical codes 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36 and 37)
7306.61.00 (statistical codes 21, 22, 25)
7306.69.00 (statistical code 10)
​Review period ​1 January 2014 to 31 December 2014

Public record documents

The public record EPR 285 includes non-confidential versions of documents such as the application, submissions, questionnaire responses, Commission visit reports and letters.

Key dates

​Event ​Date ​Status
​Initial submission date ​19 May 2015 ​Open
​Statement of Essential Facts (SEF) no later than ​28 July 2015 ​Published
​Submissions to SEF due ​17 August 2015 ​Closed
​Final recommendation to the Parliamentary Secretary no later than 13 February 2016
Parliamentary Secretary's decision expected​ ​28 days following appeal                   Published

Anti-Dumping Notices (ADN)

​Subject ​Date ​No. and link
​Findings of a review of measures ​13 July 2017 2018/85
​Extension of time granted to issue Final Report ​5 December 2016 2016/128​
Notice of extension of time to make a declaration
under subsection 269ZDB(1A)
​29 March 2016 2016/29
​Extension of time granted to issue Final Report ​18 January 2016 2016/06
​Extension of time granted to issue Final Report ​11 December 2015 ​2015/144
​Extension of time granted to issue Final Report ​30 October 2015 2015/127
​Extension of time granted to issue Final Report ​11 September 2015 2015/114
​Initiation of Review of Measures ​09 April 2015 2015/45

Key documents

​Type ​Date ​No. and link
​Final Report ​13 July 2017 REP 285A
​Statement of Essential Facts ​28 July 2015 SEF 285
​Consideration Report ​09 April 2015 CON 285

Contact for this investigation

Case manager: +61 3 8539 2430

Mailing address:
The Director
Operations 2
Anti-Dumping Commission
GPO Box 2013
Canberra ACT 2601
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