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EPR 445 - Hollow structural sections from Thailand

Goods Covered by the Application

Certain electric resistance welded pipe and tube made of steel, comprising circular and non-circular hollow sections in galvanised and non-galvanised finishes, whether or not including alloys. 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 pre-galvanised, hot-dipped galvanised (HDG), and non-galvanised HSS.Sizes of the goods are, for circular products, those exceeding 21 mm up to and including 165.1 mm in outside diameter and, for oval, square and rectangular products those with a perimeter up to and including 950.0 mm. CHS with other than plain ends (such as threaded, swaged and houldered) are also included within the goods coverage.

The following goods are excluded from the anti-dumping measures:

  • conveyor tube made for high speed idler rolls on conveyor systems, with inner and outer fin protrusions removed by scarfing (not exceeding 0.1mm on outer surface and 0.25mm on inner surface), and out of round standards (i.e. ovality) which do not exceed 0.6mm in order to maintain vibration free rotation and minimum wind noise during operation);
  • precision RHS with a nominal thickness of less than 1.6 mm (i.e. not used in structural applications); and
  • stainless steel CHS and RHS sections.
Case Information  
Case Type Review of Anti-Dumping Measures
Initiation date 19 October 2017
Applicant Pacific Pipe Public Company Limited (Pacific Pipe)
Tariff classification 7306.30.00 (statistical codes 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36 and 37)7306.50.00 (statistical codes 45)7306.61.00 (statistical codes 21, 22, 25 and 90)7306.69.00 (statistical code 10)7306.90.00 (statistical code 12)
Inquiry period 1 October 2016 to 30 September 2017

Public record documents

The public record EPR 445 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 25 November 2017 Open
Statement of Essential Facts (SEF) no later than 12 April 2018 Published
Submissions to SEF due 20 days after Closed
Final recommendation to the Parliamentary Secretary no later than 28 May 2018 Made
Parliamentary Secretary's decision expected 30 days after Published


Exporter Questionnaire (DOCX 181KB)

Exporter Questionnaire Spreadsheet (XLSX 47KB)

Importer Questionnaire (DOCX 122KB)

Importer Questionnaire Spreadsheet  (XLSX 32KB)

Contact for this investigation

Case manager:

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fx +61 3 8539 2499


Mailing address:

The Director

Investigations 4

Anti-Dumping Commission

GPO Box 2013

Canberra ACT 2600

Electronic Public Records

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