Australia issues preliminary affirmative decision on certain ex-China hollow sections

Monday, 11 June 2012 15:20:11 (GMT+3)   -  
SteelOrbis News

The Australian Customs and Border Protection Service has announced that it has found sufficient grounds for the publication of a countervailing duty notice for certain hollow structural sections from China, while terminating the countervailing duty investigation for the Chinese exporters Qingdao Xiangxing Steel Pipe Co., Ltd (Qingdao) and Huludao City Steel Pipe Industrial Co., Ltd (Huludao) due to lack of countervailing subsidies or negligible countervailable subsidization margin below two percent.

The Customs and Border Protection Service will continue the investigation regarding the alleged subsidization of the goods from China by exporters other than Qingdao and Huludao and the investigation regarding the alleged dumping of goods from China, South Korea, Malaysia and Taiwan. The antidumping and countervailing duty investigations started in September 2011 upon the request of Australia-based hollow structural sections producer OneSteel Australian Tube Mills Pty Ltd.

The goods in question are certain electric resistance welded pipe and tube made of carbon steel, comprising circular and non-circular hollow sections in galvanized and non-galvanized finishes. The goods are classified under item numbers 73063000, 73066100 and 73066900.

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