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EPR 401 - Wire ropes from South Africa

Goods Covered by the Investigation

The goods the subject of this application are stranded wire rope, alloy or non-alloy steel, whether or not coated or impregnated, having both of the following:

  • Not greater than 8 strands;
  • Diameter not less than 58mm and not greater than 200mm,

with or without attachments.

Further information regarding the goods is outlined below:

(i)Stranded steel wire rope is rope and strand made of high carbon wire (whether or not containing alloys);

(ii)The strand or rope can also be sheathed or impregnated and sheathed respectively in plastic or composites;

(iii)The wires can be layered-up in various configurations in order to give the strand or rope the desired physical properties;

(iv)Variances can include:

  • strand diameter;
  • number of wires;
  • wire finish (e.g. typically black but may be galvanised);
  • wire tensile grade;
  • type of lubricant;
  • strand or rope length; and
  • whether or not an attachment is included (but not limited to ferrules and/or beckets).

(v)Cores may be made of:

  • natural or synthetic fibre; or
  • Independent Wire Rope Cores ('IWRC'), which may or may not be sheathed or impregnated in plastic.

Typical uses include applications such as dragline hoist, drag and dump ropes, and shovel hoist, crowd and retract ropes.

Goods excluded from this application are:

  • stranded wire rope that is stainless steel as defined under Note (e) 'Stainless steel' to the Tariff;
  • stranded wire rope with more than 8 strands, regardless of diameter; and
  • stranded wire rope less than 58mm or greater than 200mm in diameter, regardless of the number of strands.
Case information  
Case type Dumping Investigation
Initiation date 26 April 2017
Applicant Bekaert Wire Ropes Pty Ltd
Tariff Classification 7312.10.00 (statistical code 91/92)
Investigation Period to Determine Dumping 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2016
Injury Examination Period From 1 January 2013

Public Record Documents

The public record EPR 401 includes non-confidential versions of documents such as the application, submissions, questionnaire responses, Commission visit reports and letters.

Key Dates

Event Date Status
Initial submissions due 2 June 2017 Closed
Preliminary Affirmative determination (PAD) earliest date 25 June 2017 Made
Statement of Essential Facts (SEF) no later than 14 August 2017 Published
Submissions to SEF due 20 days after publication of SEF Closed
Final recommendation to the Parliamentary Secretary no later than 27 November 2017 Made
Parliamentary Secretary's decision expected Within 30 days of receiving the recommendation Published


Exporter Questionnaire (DOCX 177KB)

Exporter - Questionnaire Spreadsheets (XLSX 43KB)

Importer Questionnaire (DOCX 110KB)

Importer Questionnaire Spreadsheets (XLSX 24KB)

Contacts for this Investigation

Case Manager: Tel (03) 8539 2409
Fax: +61 3 8539 2499

Mailing address:The Director
Operations 3
Anti-Dumping Commission
GPO Box 2013

Canberra ACT 2601

Electronic Public Records

EPR number Document type Title Date
26 Report
25 Notice - ADN
24 Report
23 Submission
22 Notice - ADN
21 Submission
20 Submission
19 Submission
18 Submission
17 Letter
16 Letter
15 Verification Report
14 Verification Report
13 Notice - ADN
12 Report
11 Submission
10 Submission
9 Submission
8 Verification Report
7 Submission
6 Report
5 Questionnaire
4 Submission
3 Notice - ADN
2 Report
1 Application