The goods the subject of the original notice 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.
The alleged circumvention goods
The goods the subject of the application are wire rope consisting of nine strands (the circumvention goods).
BBRG claims that subsequent to the measures being imposed, South African exporter Scaw South Africa (Proprietary) Limited (Scaw SA) has begun to promote and export nine-strand wire rope. As the original dumping duty notice applies only to wire rope consisting of up to eight strands, the circumvention goods are not covered by the original dumping duty notice. Additionally, BBRG claims that the circumvention goods exported from South Africa to Australia are being employed in the same use and manner as that pertaining to wire rope consisting of six to eight strands.
Further information on whether goods are included or excluded can be found in the initiation ADN 2018/105 (linked below).
Bekaert Wire Ropes Pty Ltd
|Tariff Classification||7312.10.00 (statistical code 91, 92)|
|Investigation Period||From 1 January 2016||Injury Examination Period|| |
|Contacts for this investigation|
Tel: (03) 8539 2511
Fax: +61 3 8539 2499
|Mailing address:||The Director - Investigations 2|
GPO Box 2013
Canberra ACT 2601
|Initiation Date||6 July 2018||Initial submissions due||12 August 2018|
|SEF* no later than||11 February 2019||SEF submissions due||20 days after publication of SEF|
|Final recommendation due no later than||21 June 2019||Minister's decision expected||Within 30 days of receiving the recommendation|
|*SEF - Statement of Essential Facts|
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