Goods Covered by the Investigation
Flat rolled iron or steel products (whether or not containing alloys) that are plated or coated with zinc. These goods are generically called galvanised steel. Galvanised steel of any width is included in this application.
The applicant provided further details as follows:
The goods include the same categories of goods as identified in Trade Measures Report Nos. 190 and 193, however, this application also includes goods that are alloyed (i.e. with minor additions, e.g. boron, chromium, etc.). The goods the subject of this application include all zinc coated product options, including all grades/models of zinc coated steel, all coating mass classes and all surface treatments.
Trade or further generic names often used to describe these goods include:
- 'GALVABOND'' steel
- 'ZINCFORM'' steel
- 'GALVASPAN'' steel
- 'ZINCHITEN'' steel
- 'ZINCANNEAL' steel
- 'ZINCSEAL' steel
- Hot Dip Zinc coated steel
- Hot Dip Zinc/Iron alloy coated steel
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). The common coating masses used for zinc coating are: Z350, Z275, Z200/Z180, Z100, and for zinc/iron alloy coatings ZF100, ZF80 and ZF30 or equivalents based on international standards and naming conventions.
Surface treatments can include but not be limited to: 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).
Excluded from the definition of the goods the subject of this application is painted galvanised steel, pre-painted galvanised steel, electro-galvanised steel, corrugated galvanised steel or aluminium zinc alloy coated or plated steel.
11 July 2014
BlueScope Steel Limited
7210.49.00 statistical codes 55, 56, 57 and 58
7212.30.00 statistical code 61
7225.92.00 statistical code 38; and
7226.99.00 statistical code 71
Investigation period to determine dumping
1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014
Injury examination period
From 1 July 2008
Public Record Documents
The public record EPR 249 includes non-confidential versions of documents such as the application, submissions, questionnaire responses, Commission visit reports and letters.
Initial Submissions Due
20 August 2014
Preliminary Affirmative Determination (PAD) Earliest Date
9 September 2014
Statement of Essential Facts (SEF) No Later Than
16 June 2015
Submissions to SEF Due
20 days after publication of SEF
Final Recommendation to the Parliamentary Secretary, or Termination
31 July 2015
Responses to importer questionnaire
Part A required by 18 July 2014 and Parts B and C by 30 July 2014.
Importer questionnaire (DOCX 94KB)
Importer spreadsheets (XLSX 35KB)
Responses to exporter questionnaire required by 18 August 2014.
Exporter questionnaire (DOCX 178KB)
Exporter spreadsheets (XLSX 45KB)
Contacts for this Investigation
Case manager: Tel +61 38539 2420
Fax: 1300 882 506 or +61 38539 2499 (outside Australia)
GPO Box 1632
Melbourne VIC 3001