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469 - PVC flat electric cables from China

The goods the subject of the application (the goods) are:

Flat, electric cables, comprising two copper conductor cores and an earth (copper) core with a nominal conductor cross sectional area of between, and including, 2.5 mm2and 3 mm2, insulated and sheathed with polyvinyl chloride (PVC) materials, and suitable for connection to mains electricity power installations at voltages exceeding 80 volts (V) but not exceeding 1,000 V, and complying with Australian/New Zealand Standard (AS/NZS) AS/NZS 5000.2 (the Australian Standard), and whether or not fitted with connectors.

Further information on the goods, including exclusions, is available in CON 469 (linked below).

Case information
Applicant Prysmian Australia Pty Ltd Tariff Classification 8544.49.20 (statistical code 41)
Investigation Period 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2017 Injury Examination Period From 1 January 2014
Contacts for this investigation

Case Manager:

Tel: +61 3 8539 2409
Fax: +61 3 8539 2499


Mailing address: The Director - Investigations 1
Anti-Dumping Commission
GPO Box 2013
Canberra ACT 2601

On 13 February 2020, Justice Kerr of the Federal Court of Australia made orders by consent setting aside the decision of the then Minister for Industry, Science and Technology (the Minister) to make declarations under subsections 269TG(1) and (2) of the Customs Act 1901, in so far as the decision applied in respect of certain polyvinyl chloride flat electrical cables (PVC cables) exported to Australia by Guilin International Wire & Cable Co Ltd (Guilin) from the People’s Republic of China (China). The matter was remitted back to the Minister and is currently under reconsideration.

The orders did not set aside Report 469 of the former Commissioner of the Anti-Dumping Commission so the Commissioner’s role in advising the Minister in relation to this matter has been fulfilled. As a result, the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources (the department) is assisting the Minister reconsider the matter and make a final decision with respect to exports by Guilin.

The department sought submissions from interested parties in late 2020 to inform the Minister’s reconsideration, and intends to seek further submissions ahead of recommending the Minister make a final decision.

If you are an interested party that wishes to make a submission, and have not yet been contacted, please email the department at

Key Dates
Initiation Date 4 June 2018 Initial submissions due 11 July 2018
PAD* earliest date 3 August 2018 If a PAD is not made, a Day 60 Status Report will be published on this day
SEF* no later than 22 February 2019 SEF submissions due 20 days after publication of SEF
Final recommendation due no later than 8 April 2019 Minister's decision expected Within 30 days of receiving the recommendation
*PAD - Preliminary Affirmative Determination*SEF - Statement of Essential Facts



Importer Questionnaire (DOCX 94KB) Questionnaire Spreadsheet (XLSX 37KB)

Questionnaire (DOCX 182KB)

Questionnaire Spreadsheet (XLSX 86KB)

​*Lodgement of exporter questionnaire's are due by 11 July 2018

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

Electronic Public Records

EPR number Document type Title Date
45 Notice - ADN
44 Notice - other
43 Submission
42 Letter
41 Submission
40 Submission
39 Submission
38 Submission
37 Submission
36 Submission
35 Submission
34 Letter
33 Other
32 Notice - ADN
31 Report
30 Notice - ADN
29 Submission
28 Submission
27 Submission
26 Notice - ADN
25 Report
24 Submission
23 Submission
22 Submission
21 Notice - ADN
20 Submission
19 Verification Report
18 Verification Report
17 Notice - ADN
16 Submission
15 Verification Report
14 Verification Report
13 Verification Report
12 Verification Report
11 Notice - ADN
10 Submission
9 Submission
8 Report
7 Submission
6 Questionnaire
5 Questionnaire
4 Submission
3 Notice - ADN
2 Report
1 Application