Australia initiates exemption inquiry into duties on hollow sections

Australia has initiated an exemption inquiry into anti-dumping duties currently applied to certain hollow structural sections (HSS) imports from China, South Korea, Malaysia and Taiwan.

Paragraph entered by Atlantic migration, in order for SteelFirst articles to display correctly on Metal Bulletin.

The inquiry follows an application by Hi-Vis Signs & Safety, an importer of the goods.

After making inquiries of the Australian industry producing HSS and other interested parties, the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission will recommend to the parliamentary secretary of Australia’s Ministry of Industry & Science whether the specified goods should be exempted from the anti-dumping measures, the commission said on Wednesday July 22.

Anti-dumping measures, in the form of a dumping duty notice and a countervailing duty notice, were initially imposed on HSS by public notice on July 3, 2012.

All exporters from China, South Korea, Malaysia and Taiwan are subject to anti-dumping measures, it said.

The exemption goods are classified under tariff subheading 7306.30.00 (statistical code 32) of Schedule 3 to the Australian Customs Tariff Act 1995.

For these goods, the general rate of duty is currently 5% for goods imported from South Korea and Taiwan and 4% for imports from China and Malaysia.

Interested parties are invited to lodge written submissions concerning this inquiry to the commission by August 12.

What to read next
Any bolstering effect on US ferrous scrap exports from the up-month in February’s domestic trade will be tempered in the immediate aftermath of two earthquakes in Turkey — the country’s largest importing region — on Monday, February 6
Steel trading and production have come to a halt in the eastern Turkish region of Iskenderun following a devastating earthquake that hit the region on Monday February 6 and put mills in the area under force majeure, sources told Fastmarkets on Tuesday
A 120-day closure of four Illinois dams scheduled for 2023 will disrupt barge shipments and have potentially both negative and positive impacts on scrap and finished steel products from Canada to Texas
Market participants are cautiously optimistic about a rebound in iron ore concentrate premiums, with steelmakers around the world set to ramp-up production in line with an anticipated increase in demand for steel products, Fastmarkets understands
General Motors (GM) is investing $650 million to develop the Thacker Pass mine in Nevada, the largest known source of lithium in the US and the third largest in the world
We use cookies to provide a personalized site experience.
By continuing to use & browse the site you agree to our Privacy Policy.