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EPR 381 - Hollow structural sections from China, Korea, Malaysia, Taiwan

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 Anti-Dumping Measures
Initiation date 31 October 2016
Applicant Croft Steel Traders Pty 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)

7306.61.00 (statistical code 90)*

7306.69.00 (statistical code 10)

7306.50.00 (statistical code 45)*

*These tariff subheadings only apply to: Dalian Steelforce Hi-Tech Co. Ltd. (China); Tianjin Friend Steel Pipe Co. Ltd. (China); Tianjin Ruitong Iron and Steel Co. Ltd. (China); Roswell S A R Limited (China); and Alpine Pipe Manufacturing SDN BHD (Malaysia).

Inquiry period 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016

Public record documents

The public record EPR 381 includes non-confidential versions of documents such as the application, submissions, questionnaire responses, Commission visit reports and letters.

Key dates

Event Date Status
Initial submission date 7 December 2016 Closed
Statement of Essential Facts (SEF) no later than 11 April 2017 Published
Submissions to SEF due 20 days after Closed
Final recommendation to the Parliamentary Secretary no later than 26 May 2017 Made
Parliamentary Secretary's decision expected 30 days after Published

Contact for this investigation

Case manager: +61 3 8539 2443


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