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EPR 185 - Polyvinyl chloride homopolymer resin from Japan, USA

Goods subject to measures

PVC is a white free flowing powder that is used in combination with other chemicals to produce a variety of products. PVC is sold to a range of processors who extrude, inject, mould or blow mould the PVC to make a wide variety of goods. The major end-use of PVC based products is in the building and construction sector (e.g. pipes and fittings, cables, house cladding, gutters, down pipes, flooring and window frames). PVC based products are also used in packaging, upholstery and domestic appliances.

For clarification, the goods subject to the measures do not include PVC compounds, pastes or emulsion grades.

Case information


Case type

Review of measures (normal values and non-injurious free on board prices (NIFOBs))

Initiation date

24 February 2012


Chemiplas Australia Pty Ltd

Tariff classification

3904.10.00 (statistical code 18)

Public record documents

The public record for REP 185 includes non-confidential versions of documents such as the application, submissions, questionnaire responses, ITRB visit reports and letters when available.

Key dates




Initial submissions due

4 April 2012


Statement of essential facts (SEF) no later than

13 August 2012


Submissions to SEF due

3 September 2012


Final recommendation to the Minister no later than

25 September 2012


Minister's decision

19 October 2012


Contacts for this investigation

Case manager: Tel (02) 6245 5434
Fax: (02) 6275 6990

Mailing address:
Director Operations 1
International Trade Remedies Branch
Australian Customs and Border Protection Service
Customs House
5 Constitution Avenue

Electronic Public Records