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EPR 267 - Hollow structural sections 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

30 September 2014


Tianjin Youfa Steel Pipe Group Co., Ltd

Tariff classification

7306.30.00 (statistical codes 31, 32, 33, 34,35, 36 and 37)

7306.61.00 (statistical codes 21, 22 and 25)

7306.69.00 (statistical code 10)

Review period

1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014

Public record documents

The public record EPR 267 includes non-confidential versions of documents such as the application, submissions, questionnaire responses, Commission visit reports and letters.

Key dates




Initial submission date

10 November 2014


Statement of Essential Facts (SEF) no later than

03 May 2015


Final recommendation to the Parliamentary Secretary no later than

17 June 2015


Parliamentary Secretary's decision expected

30 days after


Current Measures (including provisional measures)

Please refer to the Dumping Commodities Register for the relevant commodity on the current measures page.

Contact for this Investigation

Case manager: +61 2 6229 1191

Fax: 1300 882 506 or +61 2 6275 6888 (outside Australia)


Mailing address:

The Director

Operations 2

Anti-Dumping Commission

1010 La Trobe Street

Melbourne VIC 3008

Electronic Public Records