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EPR 274 - Zinc coated (galvanised) steel from China

Goods covered by the application

The goods subject to anti-dumping measures, in the form of a dumping duty notice and a countervailing duty notice are galvanised steel (“the goods”).

The applicant provided further details as follows:

“flat rolled products of iron and non-alloy steel of a width less than 600mm and, equal to or greater than 600mm, plated or coated with zinc”

Galvanised steel of any width is included.

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). Common coating masses used for zinc coating are: Z350, Z275, Z200, Z100, and for zinc/iron alloy coating are: ZF100, ZF80 and ZF30 or equivalents based on international standards and naming conventions.

The application stated that trade and other names often used to describe galvanised steel 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; and
  • Galvannea

Product Treatment

The galvanised steel application covers galvanised steel whether or not including any (combination of) surface treatment, for instance; whether 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).

The goods are currently classified to the tariff subheadings 7210.49.00 (statistical codes 55/56/57/58) and 7212.30.00 (statistical code 61) of Schedule 3 to the Customs Tariff Act 1995. These goods are duty free (based on DCS country rate).

The goods subject to the measures do not include painted galvanised steel, pre-painted galvanised steel, electro-galvanised plate steel and corrugated galvanised steel.

Case information


Case type

Accelerated review

Lodgement date

13 October 2014


Jiangyin Zongcheng Steel Co., Ltd

Tariff classification

7210.49.00 statistical codes 55, 56, 57 and 58

7212.30.00 statistical code 61

Public record documents

The public record EPR 274 includes non-confidential versions of documents such as the application, submissions, questionnaire responses, Commission visit reports and letters.

Key dates




Initial submission due

12 December 2014


Final recommendation to the Parliamentary Secretary no later than

21 January 2015


Parliamentary Secretary's decision expected

30 days after


Exporter Questionnaires

Exporter Questionnaire (PDF 965KB)

Contacts for this Investigation

Case manager: +61 3 9244 8060
Fax: 1300 882 506 or +61 3 9244 8902 (outside Australia)

Mailing address:

The Director
Operations 1
Anti-Dumping Commission
1010 La Trobe Street
Melbourne VIC 3008

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