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EPR 249 - Zinc coated (galvanised) steel from India, Vietnam

Goods Covered by the Investigation

Flat rolled iron or steel products (whether or not containing alloys) that are plated or coated with zinc. These goods are generically called galvanised steel. Galvanised steel of any width is included in this application.

The applicant provided further details as follows:

The goods include the same categories of goods as identified in Trade Measures Report Nos. 190 and 193, however, this application also includes goods that are alloyed (i.e. with minor additions, e.g. boron, chromium, etc.). The goods the subject of this application include all zinc coated product options, including all grades/models of zinc coated steel, all coating mass classes and all surface treatments.

Trade or further generic names often used to describe these goods include:

  • 'GALVABOND'' steel
  • 'ZINCFORM'' steel
  • 'GALVASPAN'' steel
  • 'ZINCHITEN'' steel
  • 'ZINCANNEAL' steel
  • 'ZINCSEAL' steel
  • Galv
  • GI
  • Hot Dip Zinc coated steel
  • Hot Dip Zinc/Iron alloy coated steel
  • Galvanneal

The amount of zinc coating on the steel is described as its coating mass and is nominated in grams per meter squared (g/m2) with the prefix being Z (zinc) or ZF (zinc converted to a zinc/iron alloy coating). The common coating masses used for zinc coating are: Z350, Z275, Z200/Z180, Z100, and for zinc/iron alloy coatings ZF100, ZF80 and ZF30 or equivalents based on international standards and naming conventions.

Surface treatments can include but not be limited to: passivated or not passivated (often referred to as chromated or unchromated), oiled or not oiled, skin passed or not skin passed, phosphated or not phosphated (for zinc iron alloy coated steel only).

Excluded from the definition of the goods the subject of this application is painted galvanised steel, pre-painted galvanised steel, electro-galvanised steel, corrugated galvanised steel or aluminium zinc alloy coated or plated steel.

Case information


Case type

Dumping investigation

Initiation date

11 July 2014


BlueScope Steel Limited

Tariff classification

7210.49.00 statistical codes 55, 56, 57 and 58

7212.30.00 statistical code 61

7225.92.00 statistical code 38; and

7226.99.00 statistical code 71

Investigation period to determine dumping

1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014

Injury examination period

From 1 July 2008

Public Record Documents

The public record EPR 249 includes non-confidential versions of documents such as the application, submissions, questionnaire responses, Commission visit reports and letters.

Key Dates




Initial Submissions Due

20 August 2014


Preliminary Affirmative Determination (PAD) Earliest Date

9 September 2014


Statement of Essential Facts (SEF) No Later Than

16 June 2015


Submissions to SEF Due

20 days after publication of SEF


Final Recommendation to the Parliamentary Secretary, or Termination

31 July 2015



Responses to importer questionnaire

Part A required by 18 July 2014 and Parts B and C by 30 July 2014.

Importer questionnaire (DOCX 94KB)

Importer spreadsheets (XLSX 35KB)

Responses to exporter questionnaire required by 18 August 2014.

Exporter questionnaire (DOCX 178KB)

Exporter spreadsheets (XLSX 45KB)

Contacts for this Investigation

Case manager: Tel +61 38539 2420
Fax: 1300 882 506 or +61 38539 2499 (outside Australia)

Mailing address:

The Director
Operations 1
Anti-Dumping Commission
GPO Box 1632
Melbourne VIC 3001

Electronic Public Records

EPR number Document type Title Date
70 Notice - ADN
69 Report
68 Submission
67 Note for File
66 Submission
65 Submission
64 Submission
63 Submission
62 Submission
61 Submission
60 Submission
59 Submission
58 Report
57 Submission
56 Submission
55 Note for File
54 Submission
53 Verification Report
52 Submission
51 Other
50 Other
49 Other
48 Other
47 Verification Report
46 Notice - ADN
45 Letter
44 Submission
43 Notice - ADN
42 Verification Report
41 Note for File
40 Submission
39 Submission
38 Submission
37 Submission
36 Note for File
35 Submission
34 Verification Report
33 Verification Report
32 Verification Report
31 Submission
30 Submission
29 Letter
28 Submission
27 Notice - ADN
26 Letter
25 Submission
24 Note for File
23 Submission
22 Submission
21 Questionnaire
20 Verification Report
19 Questionnaire
18 Submission
17 Questionnaire
16 Questionnaire
15 Questionnaire
14 Questionnaire
13 Questionnaire
12 Questionnaire
11 Questionnaire
10 Questionnaire
9 Submission
8 Note for File
7 Note for File
6 Submission
5 Report
4 Notice - ADN
3 Report
2 Application
1 Application