Monthly Archives: October 2014

Investigation into Alleged Dumping of Steel Reinforcing Bar

Dear Customers,

We would like to draw your attention to the publication of Anti-Dumping notice 2014/100 being Initiation of an Investigation into Alleged Dumping of Steel Reinforcing Bar Exported from the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, the Kingdom of Thailand and the Republic of
Turkey.

As mentioned in the notice the goods the subject of this application are: “Hot-rolled deformed steel reinforcing bar whether or not in coil form, commonly identified as rebar or debar, in various diameters up to and including 50 millimetres, containing indentations, ribs, grooves or other deformations produced during the rolling process. The goods covered by this application include all steel reinforcing bar meeting the above description of the goods regardless of the particular grade or alloy content or coating. Goods excluded from this application are plain round bar, stainless steel and reinforcing mesh.”

The goods are currently classified to the following tariff subheadings in Schedule 3 to the Customs Tariff Act 1995:
• tariff subheading 7214.20.00 with statistical code 47;
• tariff subheading 7228.30.90 with statistical code 49;
• tariff subheading 7213.10.00 with statistical code 42; and
• tariff subheading 7227.90.90 with statistical code 42.
These goods, if imported from Spain under these tariff subheadings, are subject to a general rate of duty of 5%; and the goods imported from Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Turkey are subject to a “free” rate of duty.

Interested parties, as defined by subsection 269T(1) of the Act, are invited to lodge submissions concerning the publication of the dumping duty notice sought in the application, by no later than the close of business on 26 November 2014, addressed to:
The Director
Operations 3
Anti-Dumping Commission
1010 La Trobe Street
DOCKLANDS VIC 3008

Or by email operations3@adcommission.gov.au or by fax to +61 3 9244 8902.

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Port Botany Closures – 15/10/14

Dear Clients, We wish to advise you on current Port Botany conditions.

The Sydney area was subject to extreme weather conditions overnight with gale force winds and heavy rain.

Terminal operations in Port Botany have been heavily impacted with quayline operations ceasing at 2030 last night and yard and gate operations at 2100. At this point operations have not resumed.

There has been significant damage in the yard with several container stacks blown over and two vessels alongside the terminal have parted their moorings.

We are currently assessing the damage to the terminal. Windy conditions are expected to continue this morning and the harbour authorities are considering ordering the two vessels out to sea until conditions improve.

At this point we terminal operations are due to resume at 1400hrs subject to conditions remaining stable.

Thanks

SILA Customer Service

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DP World: MUA Action in Australian East Coast Terminals

Dear Valued Customer,

Please note DP World has received notification from the Maritime Union of Australia of limited protected industrial action in the Australian east coast terminals in support of their Enterprise Agreement demands. Each port will lose 12 hours due to this action but it will be structured differently in each terminal.

This will affect Sydney on Wednesday October 1st with the following stoppages: 1000 – 1400 1800 – 2200 0200 – 0600 (Thursday)

Melbourne on Thursday October 2nd with the following stoppages: 1230 – 1630 2230 – 0630

Brisbane on Friday October 3rd with the following stoppage: 1100 – 2300

If you have any questions regarding above matter, please do not hesitate to contact our customer service team.

Kind Regards

SILA Customer Service

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