The Australian Ministry for Industry, Science, and Technology has decided to continue anti-dumping (AD) measures on imports of steel reinforcing bars (rebar), with a diameter up to and including 50mm originating from China from April 13, 2021, the Australian Anti-Dumping Commission informed in a notification.
The decision came after recommendations, reasons, and review by the commission for the first anti-dumping (AD) sunset review investigation.
The anti-dumping duty imposition is based on the combination of fixed and variable duty methods, with a dumping margin of 19pc on all Chinese exporters.
The products involved in the investigation fall under tariff codes 7213.10.00.42, 7214.20.00.47, 7126.96.36.199, 7227.90.90.01, 7227.90.90.02, 7227.90.90.04, 7188.8.131.52, 7184.108.40.206, and 7220.127.116.11.
Plain round bars, stainless steel, and reinforcing mesh are excluded from the anti-dumping duty.
The investigation was initiated on July 10, 2020, based on an application by InfraBuild (Newcastle) Pty Ltd. The investigation period for the anti-dumping measure is from July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2020.