Certain Hollow Structural Sections exported from the People's Republic of China, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Taiwan, and the Kingdom of Thailand

Alpine Pipe Manufacturing SDN BHD, Australian Steel Association Inc, Dalian Steelforce Hi-Tech Co Ltd, Orrcon Operations Ltd, Qingdao Xiangxing Steel Pipe Co Ltd, Palmer Steel Trading (Aust) Pty Ltd and Stemcor Australia Pty Ltd have applied to Trade Measures Review Officer (TMRO) requesting a review of the decisions made by the Minister for Home Affairs on 12 June 2012 to publish a dumping duty notice and a countervailing duty notice for certain hollow structural sections exported to Australia from People's Republic of China, the Republic of Korea and Malaysia (Report 177 refers). The review by the TMRO, under section 269ZZK  of the Customs Act 1901, involves a decision to either recommend that the Minister affirm the reviewable decision or recommend that the Minister direct the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (CEO) to re-investigate certain findings that formed the basis of the reviewable decision, based on the information that was before the CEO when the Minister made the reviewable decision. 

Extension of Time

The Minister for Home Affairs has approved an extension of time of approximately 5 weeks for the TMRO to make a decision on the applications for review of the Minister’s decisions to publish a dumping duty notice and a countervailing duty notice in respect of Hollow Structural Sections exported to Australia from China, Korea, Malaysia and Taiwan, under s 269ZZK(3)(b) of the Customs Act 1901 (Cth). I am now required to make a decision in this matter by 14 December 2012.

Summary of Finding

The decision has been made to direct the CEO of the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service to reinvestigate some of the findings made in REP171; being those findings identified in the TMRO's report at paragraphs 15 and 17. Notice of this decision was published in the Australian on 18 January 2013.

Public Notice - 18 January 2013

The Australian Notice

Public Notice - 12 September 2012

Applications to TMRO

Alpine Pipe Manufacturing SDN BHD application

Alpine Pipe Manufacturing SDN BHD submission

Australian Steel Association Inc. application

Australian Steel Association Inc. submission

Dalian Steelforce Hi-Tec Co., Ltd. application

Dalian Steelforce Hi-Tec Co., Ltd. submission

Orrcon Operations Pty Ltd application

Orrcon Operations Pty Ltd submission

Palmer Steel Trading (Aust) Pty Ltd application and submission

Qingdao Xiangxing Steel Pipe Co. Ltd. application

Qingdao Xiangxing Steel Pipe Co. Ltd. submission

Stemcor Australia Pty Ltd application

Stemcor Australia Pty Ltd submission

Submissions to TMRO

OneSteel Australian Tube Mills Pty Ltd submission

Dalian Steelforce Hi-tech Co Ltd submission

Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China submission

TMRO Report

TMRO Report - 14 December 2012