Australia has initiated dumping and countervailable subsidy (CVD) investigation on galvalume exports from China, Taiwan, Vietnam and Korea. The Australian government’s Anti-Dumping Commission initiated the probe following a complaint filed by BlueScope Steel, the domestic manufacturer of aluminium zinc coated steel.
Bluescope alleged that exports from China, Taiwan, Vietnam and Korea are under priced and manufacturers here received countervailable subsidies which caused material damage to the Australian domestic industry through price suppression and reduction of probability.
Two separate investigations have been initiated:
1) Sheet of a width ≥600 mm from China and Vietnam, generally classified under Australian Custom code; 7212.50.00.66 and 7226.99.00.71
2) Sheet of a width ≤600 mm from Korea, Taiwan and Vietnam, generally classified under Australian Custom code; 7210.61.00.60, 7210.61.0061, 7210.61.00.62 and 7225.99.00.39.
The investigation covers flat-rolled iron and steel products (with or without alloys) that are plated or coated with aluminium-zinc alloys. Trade names for such products include zincalume, galvalume, aluzinc and galfan.
The investigation period for the allegations is April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020.